National Weather Service confirms Friday tornado

Published 11:27 am Monday, March 5, 2012

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage across Lowndes County following Friday night’s storms and found tornado damage consistent with an EF1 with estimated winds of 110 mph.

The tornado touched down in mainly hunting and forested lands just north of the Braggs community where numerous soft and hardwood trees were snapped or uprooted.

The tornado then traveled northeast, crossing Blue Hill Road, where one residence sustained minor roof damage, along with additional trees being either snapped or uprooted.

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Further northeast, the tornado crossed State Highway 21 in the Beechwood community, where the path width reached its maximum point.

Multiple trees were uprooted and snapped along with power lines blown down.

One large barn was also completely destroyed.

The tornado continued northeast just south of Hayneville, crossing County Roads 33 and 97, where additional trees were damaged along with one single family residence that sustained minor roof damage.

The tornado began to weaken as it crossed Mimms Road and lifted near the intersection of County Road 26 and County Road 37, but not before causing additional tree damage and one manufactured home that had been rolled on its side while remaining intact.

For more information about tornadoes across the state of Alabama, click here.