Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sunday storms broke state tornado record

by Birmingham News staff

The 13 tornadoes that hit Alabama in the first 17 days of this month set a new record.
A tornado database maintained by the National Weather Service dates back to 1819, although there is a gap between 1819 and 1860.
According to a report released by the National Weather Service, the six tornadoes struck Autauga, Chilton, Dallas, Pike, Elmore, Russell, Lowndes, and Barbour counties. The EF-2 tornado that hit near Collirene in Lowndes County injured 10 people and destroyed three buildings.

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