Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tornadoes Confirmed: Hale (EF0) & Perry Co. (EF1), AL

Tornado touches down in Hale County; no injuries

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
145 PM CDT MON APR 20 2009

...TORNADO DAMAGE FOUND IN HALE AND PERRY COUNTIES...

...WHITSITT TORNADO...

EVENT DATE: SUNDAY 19 APRIL 2009
EVENT TYPE: EF-0 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 60-70 MPH
EVENT START LOCATION: 32.6261N/87.5949W
EVENT END LOCATION: 33.6486N/87.5401W
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 3.55 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 25 YARDS

DAMAGE WAS PRIMARILY TO SOFTWOOD TREES. BETWEEN 40 AND 50 SNAPPED.
AN OUTBUILDING AND A BARN ALSO SUSTAINED DAMAGE.

...BIG PRAIRIE CREEK TORNADO...

EVENT DATE: SUNDAY 19 APRIL 2009
EVENT TYPE: EF-1 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 90 MPH
EVENT START LOCATION: 32.6442N/87.4923W
EVENT END LOCATION: 32.6492N/87.4278W
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 3.77 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 50 YARDS

DAMAGE WAS PRIMARILY TO SOFTWOOD TREES. BETWEEN 50 AND 100 AND
UPROOTED. ONE HOME SUSTAINED SHINGLE DAMAGE.

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