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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL  
911 PM CDT WED APR 17 2019  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEYS FOR APRIL 13-14 2019 TORNADO EVENT
 
   
UPDATED
 
FOR ADJUSTMENTS TO BULL MOUNTAIN CREEK, GALLION,  
GLENCOE, AND PHENIX CITY TORNADOES.  
   
OVERVIEW
 
 
A VERY POTENT STORM SYSTEM MOVED OUT OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS STATES  
AND INTO THE CENTRAL GULF COAST REGION SATURDAY AND INTO SUNDAY  
MORNING. THIS SYSTEM PRODUCED WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER FROM TEXAS  
TO ALABAMA, INCLUDING TORNADOES. A LINE OF SEVERE STORMS MOVED INTO  
WEST ALABAMA SHORTLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT AND PROGRESSED  
EASTWARD ACROSS ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA. THE LINE OF STORMS PRODUCED  
POCKETS OF DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS, LOCALIZED FLOODING, AND  
SEVERAL TORNADOES. THE SEVERE STORMS MOVED OUT OF EAST ALABAMA BY  
10 AM CDT SUNDAY.  
   
TORNADO #1 BULL MOUNTAIN CREEK TORNADO (MARION COUNTY)
 
 
RATING: EF1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.21 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 440 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 04/13/2019  
START TIME: 11:56 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 2 SSW SHOTTSVILLE / MARION COUNTY / AL  
START LAT/LON: 34.2415 / -88.1425  
 
END DATE: 04/13/2019  
END TIME: 11:59 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 1 WSW SHOTTSVILLE / MARION COUNTY / AL  
END LAT/LON: 34.2589 / -88.1392  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: TBD  
   
TORNADO #2 GALLION TORNADO (HALE COUNTY)
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 8.72 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 220 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 04/14/2019  
START TIME: 01:27 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 1 NE GALLION / HALE COUNTY / AL  
START LAT/LON: 32.5051 / -87.7038  
 
END DATE: 04/14/2019  
END TIME: 01:35 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 2 E CEDARVILLE / HALE COUNTY / AL  
END LAT/LON: 32.6147 / -87.6365  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF EZ STREET JUST SOUTH  
OF U.S. HIGHWAY 80 AND MOVED NORTHEAST WHERE HIGH WINDS KNOCKED OVER  
A TRAILER AT MOUNT OLIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH. THE TORNADO  
CONTINUED NORTHEAST ACROSS GALLION ROAD WHERE IT CAUSED TIMBER  
DAMAGE AND RIPPED MOST OF THE METAL ROOFING AND SIDES OFF OF A LARGE  
METAL SHED. TIMBER DAMAGE CONTINUED AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST, IMPACTING  
PORTIONS OF DAVIS AND HALL ROADS. A HOME JUST WEST OF HALL ROAD  
SUFFERED MINOR DAMAGE TO SHINGLES AND OVERHANGS WHILE A HOME ON THE  
NORTH END OF HALL ROAD WAS IMPACTED BY A FALLING TREE THAT RESULTED  
IN ROOF DAMAGE ON NEARLY A QUARTER OF THE EAST SIDE OF THE HOME. A  
LARGE SHED BETWEEN HALL ROAD AND HIGHWAY 69 LOST NEARLY ALL OF ITS  
METAL ROOF. NORTH OF THE DAMAGED SHED, A HOME SUFFERED MINOR SIDING  
DAMAGE. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED MORE NORTH OF EAST, CAUSING TIMBER  
DAMAGE AS IT CROSSED HIGHWAY 69 AND DESTROYING A SHED ALONG WITH  
DAMAGING ANOTHER LARGER SHED. NOTABLE TIMBER DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED  
NORTH AND NORTHEAST OF THIS POINT AS THE TORNADO MOVED EAST OF  
HIGHWAY 69 INTO UNINHABITED AND INACCESSIBLE AREAS. TORNADO DAMAGE  
WAS EVIDENT FROM PRAIRIE OAKS RANCH LOCATED ON PECAN ROAD. THE  
TORNADO CAUSED DAMAGE TO SEVERAL TREES ON THE PROPERTY AND SOME  
FENCING ALONG CAT BOTTOM ROAD. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST ACROSS  
OPEN FIELDS WITH TIMBER DAMAGE ALONG A TREE LINE FOUND ALONG COUNTY  
ROAD 10. THE TORNADO TRACKED NORTHEAST ACROSS COUNTY ROAD 9 WHERE IT  
RIPPED SOME METAL TIN OFF OF A BARN AND CAUSED ADDITIONAL TREE  
DAMAGE. THE TORNADO MOVED ACROSS OPEN FIELDS UNTIL IT IMPACTED  
PORTIONS OF A TREE LINE ALONG A FARM ROAD JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY 9.  
ADDITIONAL TIMBER DAMAGE WAS FOUND FURTHER NORTH ALONG COUNTY ROAD 9  
AS THE TORNADO TURNED MORE NORTHEAST. THE TORNADO CAUSED SPORADIC  
TREE DAMAGE BEFORE LIFTING JUST SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD 16.  
   
TORNADO #3 HAGLER-COALING ROAD TORNADO (TUSCALOOSA COUNTY)
 
 
RATING: EF1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 105 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.51 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 475 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 04/14/2019  
START TIME: 02:20 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 2 NE LOW GAP / TUSCALOOSA COUNTY / AL  
START LAT/LON: 33.0055 / -87.3586  
 
END DATE: 04/14/2019  
END TIME: 02:25 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 1 N HAGLER / TUSCALOOSA COUNTY / AL  
END LAT/LON: 33.0529 / -87.337  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
ALTHOUGH IT IS UNCERTAIN AS TO THE EXACT LOCATION OF INITIAL  
TOUCHDOWN DUE TO INACCESSIBLE LAND, A TDS DETECTED BY THE KBMX WSR-  
88D INDICATES THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST NORTH OF THE BIBB-  
TUSCALOOSA COUNTY LINE. THE FIRST DAMAGE FROM THE TORNADO WAS FOUND  
WEST OF U.S. HIGHWAY 82 NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION WITH HAGLER-  
COALING ROAD, WHERE A FEW WEAKENED LARGE TREES WERE SNAPPED. SEVERAL  
TREES FELL INTO THE HIGHWAY BUT WERE REMOVED BEFORE THE SURVEY. AS  
THE TORNADO CROSSED U.S. HIGHWAY 82, IT INTENSIFIED RAPIDLY, MOWING  
DOWN SCORES OF HARDWOOD TREES, REMOVING THE ROOF OFF A SMALL BARN,  
AND PEELING ALL THE SHINGLES OFF OF A HOME. A COW WAS KILLED BY ONE  
OF THE FALLING TREES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD  
OVER A HILL AND THEN DOWN ONTO HAGLER-COALING ROAD. THE TREE DAMAGE  
WAS NOT AS CONCENTRATED, BUT SEVERAL LARGE HARDWOODS WERE SNAPPED OR  
UPROOTED, AND A HOME SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE. THE TORNADO LIFTED  
SOMEWHERE NORTH OF HAGLER-COALING ROAD BUT SOUTH OF WIRE ROAD OVER  
INACCESSIBLE LAND.  
   
TORNADO #4 HIGHWAY 219 TORNADO (PERRY COUNTY)
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 6.67 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 400 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 04/14/2019  
START TIME: 03:21 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 3 ENE SPROTT / PERRY COUNTY / AL  
START LAT/LON: 32.6895 / -87.1621  
 
END DATE: 04/17/2019  
END TIME: 03:31 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 3 SW OAKMULGEE / PERRY COUNTY / AL  
END LAT/LON: 32.7674 / -87.0975  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTHWEST OF IVEYS CHAPEL CHURCH ROAD  
WHERE A FEW TREES WERE SNAPPED. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST ACROSS  
INACCESSIBLE TERRAIN UNTIL IT CROSSED NEAR MOUNT PILGRIM CHURCH ROAD  
WHERE IT UPROOTED SOME TREES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST WHERE  
IT NEARED COUNTY ROAD 219 AND REMOVED A SMALL PORTION OF A FARM SHED  
AND DAMAGED PART OF THE REMAINING WALL. THE TORNADO CONTINUED ACROSS  
AGRICULTURAL FIELDS THEN CAUSED TIMBER DAMAGE AS IT NEARED AREAS OF  
TREES. THE TORNADO CAUSED DAMAGE TO HOMES JUST SOUTH OF MELTON LANE  
OFF OF HIGHWAY 219. THE TORNADO RIPPED NEARLY HALF OF THE ROOF OFF  
OF A HOME AND DAMAGED SIDING AND ALLOWING SOME WATER DAMAGE TO  
OCCUR. ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF THE HOME STRONG WINDS PULLED OUT TWO  
OF THE THREE SUPPORT COLUMNS FOR THE CARPORT AND THAT RESULTED IN  
THE ROOF PARTIALLY COLLAPSING. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTH ALONG HIGHWAY  
219 WHERE IT CONTINUED TO CAUSE NOTABLE TIMBER DAMAGE. THE TORNADO  
THEN MOVED NORTHEAST WHERE IT CROSSED PORTIONS OF COUNTY HIGHWAY  
183, WHERE TIMBER DAMAGE OCCURRED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST  
CAUSING TIMBER DAMAGE ACROSS BARNETTE ROAD. IT DISSIPATED SHORTLY  
AFTER CROSSING BARNETTE ROAD.  
   
TORNADO #5 HIGHLAND LAKES TORNADO (SHELBY COUNTY)
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 6.48 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 600 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 04/14/2019  
START TIME: 04:05 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 1 SE OAK MOUNTAIN LAKE / SHELBY COUNTY / AL  
START LAT/LON: 33.3539 / -86.6857  
 
END DATE: 04/14/2019  
END TIME: 04:14 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 1 W SHOAL CREEK GOLF CLUB / SHELBY COUNTY/AL  
END LAT/LON: 33.4332 / -86.6294  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
THE TORNADO DEVELOPED JUST NORTHEAST OF COUNTY ROAD 11 NEAR COUNTY  
ROAD 36. THIS AREA WAS INACCESSIBLE, AND THE TORNADO START POINT WAS  
BASED UPON NEXRAD DUAL POL TORNADO DEBRIS SIGNATURE OFF THE KBMX  
RADAR. THE TORNADO NAVIGATED ROUGH TERRAIN ACROSS IVY BRANCH AND  
INTO THE NORTHWEST PORTION OF A SUBDIVISION ALONG REACH CREST ROAD  
AND REACH CREST DRIVE WHERE THIN TREE TRUNKS WERE SNAPPED AND OTHER  
TREES WERE UPROOTED. ONE TREE WAS UPROOTED AND FELL ONTO A SPORTS  
UTILITY VEHICLE, DAMAGING THE REAR DOOR AND KNOCKING OUT THE WINDOW.  
A NEARBY RESIDENCE SUFFERED NOTABLE ROOF DAMAGE RESULTING IN THREE  
HOLES THAT PENETRATED THE CEILING SHEET ROCK AND PERMITTING WATER  
DAMAGE TO PORTIONS OF THE SECOND LEVEL.  
 
THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST WHERE LIMITED UPLIFT TO A ROOF  
OCCURRED AND A WIND TURBINE VENTILATOR WAS TORN OFF THE ROOF AND  
FOUND OVER 20 FEET AWAY FROM THE HOME. ACROSS THE STREET ALONG A  
NARROW DRAINAGE BASIN, THE FUNNELING OF INFLOW WINDS LIKELY CAUSED  
WIND SPEED ACCELERATION THAT KNOCKED OVER A HEAVY METAL OUTDOOR  
GRILL, TORE A FEW DOWNSPOUTS FROM THEIR WALL ANCHORING, AND DOWNED  
SOME FENCING BY SNAPPING THE SUPPORT POSTS AND BLOWING THE WOOD AT  
LEAST 10 FEET. FURTHER NORTHEAST A SMALL PORTION OF A COVERED DRIVE  
SUFFERED SOME UPLIFT OF SHEATHING AT NORTH SHELBY BAPTIST CHURCH  
WHERE A FEW TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED NEAR THE ENTRANCE OF  
BELCHER DRIVE. TO THE EAST OF U.S. HIGHWAY 280, MULTIPLE TREES WERE  
SNAPPED OR UPROOTED ALONG A PORTION OF OLD HIGHWAY 280 ROAD NEAR  
SALSER LANE. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTH-NORTHEAST OF THIS POINT THROUGH  
UNINHABITED AND INACCESSIBLE AREAS AND THEN REACHED THE HIGHLAND  
LAKES SUBDIVISION WHERE IT CROSSED HIGHLAND LAKES DRIVE AND AFFECTED  
AREAS ALONG SOUTHLEDGE ROAD. THE MAJORITY OF DAMAGE HERE WAS DUE TO  
SNAPPED OR UPROOTED TREES THOUGH SOME MINOR ROOF DAMAGE WAS NOTED TO  
A HOME ALONG SOUTHLEDGE ROAD. FURTHER NORTHEAST ALONG SOUTHLEDGE  
ROAD NEAR LEDGE CIRCLE, A HOME LOST SOME SHINGLES AND A PORTION OF A  
BACKYARD FENCE WAS DOWNED DUE TO THE WINDS.  
 
THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND AFFECTED SOME AREAS ALONG  
HIGHLAND LAKES TRAIL ALONG WITH SOME LOCATIONS ALONG SPRINGHILL  
LANE, SPRINGHILL COURT, MOUNTAIN TRACE, AND WATERSEDGE CIRCLE.  
NEARLY ALL OF THE DAMAGE IN THIS AREA WAS TO TREES EITHER SNAPPING  
OR BECOMING UPROOTED. ONE HOME DID LOSE A WINDOW LIKELY DUE TO A  
FALLING TREE. FURTHER NORTHEAST THE TORNADO PRODUCED TREE DAMAGE ON  
PORTIONS OF KNOLLWOOD DRIVE, WATERMILL CIRCLE, HIGHLAND LAKES TRAIL,  
SANDHURST CIRCLE, GROVE PARK PARKWAY, AND GROVE PARK CIRCLE. ALONG  
GROVE PARK PARKWAY THERE WAS SOME ROOF DAMAGE TO A HOME ALONG WITH  
MINOR DAMAGE TO TWO SIGNS AND ONE STREET LIGHT ALONG THE ROADWAY.  
THE TORNADO DAMAGE WAS CONFINED TO TREES AS IT CONTINUED  
NORTHEASTWARD AFFECTING PORTIONS OF MILNERS LANE, CRESCENT CIRCLE,  
MILNERS WAY, MILNER ROAD WEST, MILNER WAY, HUGH DANIEL DRIVE, AND  
GREYSTONE COVE DRIVE. THE TORNADO GRADUALLY WEAKENED IN THIS AREA AND  
DISSIPATED SHORTLY BEFORE REACHING LAKE HARDWOOD DRIVE.  
   
TORNADO #6 COUNTY ROAD 16 TORNADO (SHELBY COUNTY)
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.97 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 125 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 04/14/2019  
START TIME: 04:14 AM CDT  
CDT START LOCATION: 2 WNW CALERA / SHELBY COUNTY / AL  
START LAT/LON: 33.1109 / -86.7851  
 
END DATE: 04/14/2019  
END TIME: 04:20 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 2 SSE SHELBY COUNTY AIRPORT / SHELBY  
COUNTY / AL  
END LAT/LON: 33.1527 / -86.7748  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
THE TORNADO FORMED NEAR SALTER LAKE JUST EAST OF A QUARRY WEST OF  
CALERA AND MOVED NORTHEAST, CAUSING MINOR TIMBER DAMAGE ACROSS  
SHELBY COUNTY ROAD 16 THAT BLOCKED THE ROADWAY. THE TORNADO  
CONTINUED TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST THROUGH INACCESSIBLE FORESTED AREAS  
AND CROSSED THE NORTHERN EXTENT OF THE QUARRY WHERE NO DAMAGE WAS  
REPORTED BY PERSONNEL. THE TORNADO MOVED NEARLY DUE NORTH AND CAUSED  
SOME MINOR TIMBER DAMAGE AS IT CROSSED SHELBY COUNTY ROAD 22 AND  
UPROOTED TREES AS IT MOVED ACROSS SHARPSBURG CIRCLE. A NEARBY HOME  
HAD A PORTION OF ITS WOODEN FENCE SUPPORTS BROKEN DUE TO THE WINDS.  
BEHIND A HOUSE THREE TREES WERE UPROOTED.  
THE HOME WAS UNDERGOING A ROOF REPLACEMENT. NO DAMAGE TO THE HOME  
WAS FOUND OTHER THAN THE WINDS LOFTING PLYWOOD, SHINGLES AND  
TOOLS USED FOR THE WORK. SOME OF THE PLYWOOD AND SHINGLES WERE  
FOUND A FEW HUNDRED YARDS NORTH IN THE ADJACENT NEIGHBORHOOD. A  
FEW TREES WERE UPROOTED AT THE EASTERN END OF IVANHOE LANE.  
FURTHER TO THE NORTH, THE TORNADO CROSSED ROSSBURG DRIVE AND  
ROSSBURG PLACE. HERE IT CAUSED SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE TO ONE  
HOME, BROKE APART PORTIONS OF FIVE FENCES, DEPOSITED PLYWOOD AND  
SOME ROOFING MATERIAL ON THE ROOF AN OTHER HOMES, UPROOTED A FEW  
TREES AND TORE A SMALL PORTION OF ROOF OFF OF AN UPSTAIRS ROOM.  
THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED NORTHWARD, BETWEEN LITTLE JOHN CIRCLE  
AND NOTTINGHAM DRIVE, WHERE IT DISSIPATED.  
   
TORNADO #7 GLENCOE TORNADO (ETOWAH COUNTY)
 
 
RATING: EF1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.76 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 95 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 04/14/2019  
START TIME: 06:25 AM CDT  
CDT START LOCATION: 1 NNE GLENCOE / ETOWAH COUNTY / AL  
START LAT/LON: 33.9768 / -85.9276  
 
END DATE: 04/14/2019  
END TIME: 06:30 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 1.5 NNE HOKES BLUFF / ETOWAH COUNTY / AL  
END LAT/LON: 34.0087 / -85.8753  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
NWS METEOROLOGISTS SURVEYED DAMAGE THAT STRETCHED FROM GLENCOE TO  
HOKES BLUFF IN ETOWAH COUNTY AND DETERMINED THAT IT WAS CONSISTENT  
WITH A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO BEGAN NEAR TAYLOR ROAD WHERE A LARGE  
TREE WAS UPROOTED AND LIGHT TRIM DAMAGE WAS DONE TO A HOUSE. DAMAGE  
INTENSITY RAPIDLY INCREASED AS THE TORNADO CROSSED RABBITTOWN ROAD.  
ONE RESIDENCE HAD SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE DONE TO ITS ROOF AND AN  
EXTERIOR WALL, ALONG WITH BROKEN WINDOWS. A CAR WAS ALSO PICKED  
UP/SHIFTED. A SECOND RESIDENCE, WHICH APPEARED TO HAVE VERY  
LITTLE/NO ANCHORING, WAS GREATLY SHIFTED FROM ITS FOUNDATION WITH  
HEAVY ROOF DAMAGE AND BROKEN WINDOWS. ACROSS THE STREET, A THIRD  
RESIDENCE HAD SIGNIFICANT ROOF AND WALL DAMAGE, ALONG WITH BROKEN  
WINDOWS. THE PATTERN OF FALLEN TREES IN THIS VICINITY INDICATED A  
CYCLONIC WIND PATTERN, HELPING TO CONFIRM TORNADIC WINDS DESPITE THE  
STORM'S PRESENTATION ON RADAR.  
 
THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEASTWARD, KNOCKING DOWN ADDITIONAL TREES  
AS IT NEARED AND CROSSED HIGHWAY 278. SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS WERE  
DESTROYED AND TOSSED DOWNWIND AT A RESIDENCE LOCATED ALONG TIDMORE  
BEND ROAD. THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED THE COOSA RIVER AND CAUSED LIGHT  
ROOF DAMAGE TO A DOCK AS WELL AS KNOCKED DOWN SOME TREES BEFORE  
DISSIPATING JUST BEFORE ALFORD BEND ROAD.  
   
TORNADO #8 PIKE COUNTY ROAD 2243 TORNADO (PIKE COUNTY)
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.00 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 04/14/2019  
START TIME: 06:50 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 3 W HENDERSON / PIKE COUNTY / AL  
START LAT/LON: 31.6594 / -86.1261  
 
END DATE: 04/14/2019  
END TIME: 06:52 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 3 WNW HENDERSON / PIKE COUNTY / AL  
END LAT/LON: 31.6735 / -86.1222  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
THE TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN NORTH OF COUNTY ROAD 6, SEVERAL  
MILES SOUTH OF GOSHEN. IT THEN MOVED NORTH-NORTHEAST MAINLY OVER  
RURAL FARMLANDS AND OPEN FIELDS. DUE TO THE LACK OF ROAD ACCESS, THE  
PATH WIDTH AND LENGTH WERE ESTIMATED PENDING ANY FURTHER DATA. WIND  
SPEEDS WERE BASED ON TREES UPROOTED WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 2243. THE  
SURVEY WAS PROMPTED BY A DISTINCT TDS FROM THE FORT RUCKER WSR-88D.  
   
TORNADO #9 CRENSHAW-PIKE TORNADO (PIKE COUNTY)
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.09 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 04/14/2019  
START TIME: 06:57 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 1 W GOSHEN / PIKE COUNTY / AL  
START LAT/LON: 31.7186 / -86.1473  
 
END DATE: 04/14/2019  
END TIME: 06:59 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: GOSHEN / PIKE COUNTY / AL  
END LAT/LON: 31.7216 / -86.1290  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
THE TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF JONES BRIDGE ROAD IN  
CRENSHAW COUNTY WHERE SEVERAL TREES WERE OBSERVED TO BE UPROOTED.  
THE TORNADO THEN MOVED NORTHEAST WHERE FARM BUILDINGS SUSTAINED  
MAJOR ROOF DAMAGE, AND TIN FROM THE ROOF WAS CARRIED SOME DISTANCE  
NORTHEASTWARD. ALONG NORTH GOSHEN ROAD, SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED  
AND LARGE BRANCHES WERE SNAPPED. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED IN A MORE  
EASTWARD DIRECTION CROSSING INTO PIKE COUNTY AND LIFTED WEST OF THE  
TOWN OF GOSHEN, WHERE SEVERAL TREES AND A GAS STATION AWNING WERE  
DAMAGED.  
   
TORNADO #10 TROY TORNADO (PIKE COUNTY)
 
 
RATING: EF1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.81 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 300 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 04/14/2019  
START TIME: 07:10 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 2 WSW TROY / PIKE COUNTY / AL  
START LAT/LON: 31.7949 / -85.9947  
 
END DATE: 04/14/2019  
END TIME: 07:16 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 1 NE TROY / PIKE COUNTY / AL  
END LAT/LON: 31.8176 / -85.9566  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN A MOBILE HOME COMMUNITY ALONG HUNTERS  
MOUNTAIN PARKWAY, WHERE SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES SUSTAINED MAJOR DAMAGE.  
AROUND ONE DOZEN MOBILE HOMES WERE MOVED OFF THEIR FOUNDATIONS,  
WHILE SEVERAL WERE OBSERVED TO HAVE ROLLED MULTIPLE TIMES. SEVERAL  
OF THESE HOMES WERE OCCUPIED, BUT ONLY MINOR INJURIES WERE TREATED  
ON SCENE. TWO CARS WERE ALSO ROLLED IN THE AREA OF GREATEST DAMAGE.  
THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST CROSSING HIGHWAY 231, WHERE POWER POLES  
WERE SNAPPED AND SEVERAL BUSINESSES SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE. IT THEN  
MOVED JUST WEST OF DOWNTOWN TROY, WHERE TREES WERE UPROOTED AND  
LARGE BRANCHES WERE BROKEN. THE TORNADO CROSSED HIGHWAY 29 WHERE  
ADDITIONAL BUSINESSES SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE, INCLUDING AN AWNING  
AND SEVERAL ROOFS. SEVERAL HOMES NORTH OF DOWNTOWN SUSTAINED MINOR  
ROOF DAMAGE ALONG WITH NEARBY UPROOTED TREES. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED  
NORTHEAST AND LIFTED NEAR GIBBS STREET, JUST SOUTHWEST OF TROY  
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  
   
TORNADO #11 PHENIX CITY TORNADO (RUSSELL COUNTY)
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 85 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.57 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES:0  
 
START DATE: 04/14/2019  
START TIME: 9:16 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 14 PARKER ROAD / PHENIX CITY / AL  
START LAT/LON: 32.43199 / -84.97136  
 
END DATE: 04/14/2019  
END TIME: 9:16 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER / PHENIX CITY / AL  
END LAT/LON: 32.44013 / -84.96965  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
THE TORNADO BEGAN AT THE PHENIX CITY WATER TREATMENT FACILITY WHERE  
SEVERAL UPROOTED AND SNAPPED TREES WERE OBSERVED ALONG WITH  
SUBSTANTIAL ROOF DAMAGE TO THE FACILITY HEADQUARTERS. IT THEN MOVED  
NORTH-NORTHEAST ALONG STATE DOCKS ROAD BEFORE MOVING ACROSS THE  
CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER. THE TORNADO CONTINUED INTO GEORGIA BETWEEN  
ROTARY PARK AND 22ND AVENUE SNAPPING A FEW TREE LIMBS BETWEEN  
VICTORY DRIVE AND BLANCHARD BLVD. IT TRAVELED DUE NORTH, DAMAGING A  
METAL ROOF/AWNING AND KNOCKING OUT SEVERAL GAS PUMPS AT A GAS  
STATION OFF MARTIN LUTHER LING JR. BLVD. IN THE AVONDALE COMMUNITY.  
METAL PANELS WERE PULLED OFF OF A ONE-STORY METAL WAREHOUSE OFF  
CUSSETA ROAD, JUST SOUTH OF THE GAS STATION. A LARGE TREE WAS  
UPROOTED AND IT KNOCKED DOWN POWERLINES ALONG 17TH STREET, JUST WEST  
OF WILDWOOD AND WERACOBA PARKS. THIS TORNADO LIFTED JUST BEYOND THIS  
LOCATION.  
 
EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE  
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:  
 
EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH  
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH  
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH  
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH  
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH  
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH  
 
NOTE:  
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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