Thursday, May 07, 2009

Walker Co Tornado Rated EF1 By NWS Birmingham

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
1231 PM CDT THU MAY 7 2009

...CORDOVA TORNADO (WALKER COUNTY)...

EVENT DATE: WEDNESDAY 06 MAY 2009
TYPE: EF-1 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): AROUND 90 MPH
INJURIES/FATALITIES: NONE
EVENT START LOCATION & TIME: 33.7581/-87.1903
EVENT END LOCATION & TIME: 33.7615/-87.1728
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 1.03 MILES
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 300 YARDS
START TIME: 1020 AM CDT
END TIME: 1022 AM CDT
WATCHES: TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 930 AM
UNTIL 600 PM

A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE WEST SIDE OF CORDOVA ALONG SOUTH
STREET. THE TORNADO TRACKED NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH THE CITY OF
CORDOVA. THE TORNADO LIFTED SHORTLY AFTER IT CROSSED NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF DISNEY STREET AND MASS AVENUE...NEAR CANE CREEK.
NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED OFF OR WERE UPROOTED ALONG THE PATH. AT
LEAST 15 HOMES WERE DAMAGED BY THE FALLEN TREES. ONE OF THE TREES
FELL ON A TRAIN AND DAMAGED SOME OF THE CARS BUT THE TRAIN DID NOT
DERAIL.

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