NWS: Surveys shows six tornadoes in north Ala
Birmingham, AL – - Forecasters say there were six
different tornado tracks through north Alabama with winds up to 150
mph over the weekend.
Gov. Bob Riley toured the damage in the Albertville area on
Monday. He said it appeared the tornado cut a path a half-mile to a
mile wide from Albertville to Geraldine.
He says the damage is being assessed to request federal
assistance and no determination has been made about reopening
An assessment by the National Weather Service showed that an
EF-3 twister that hurt more than 30 people in Marshall and DeKalb
counties Saturday night had peak winds of 140 mph. It was on the
ground for about 18.5 miles and was three-quarters of a mile wide
at its largest.