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Sandy Creek EF-1 Tornado (Barbour Co)
  April 5, 2017

 
 

Event Summary

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed damage in southeastern Barbour County and determined that the damage was consistent with a tornado. An EF-1 tornado touched down in southern Barbour County around 10:49am on April 5, 2017. The tornado then moved into northern Henry County before crossing back into Barbour County over the Walter F. George Reservoir. NWS TAE surveyed damage in Barbour County and found several trees snapped along Sandy Creek Drive and White Oak Drive in the White Oak Community.

 

 
EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
100-105 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
1.2 miles
Maximum Path Width:
440 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
31.7595/-85.1753
at 10:49 am CDT
Approximate End Point/Time:
31.7743/-85.1336
at 10:55 am CDT

 

 

 


Reflectivity (left) and Velocity (right) as the tornado crossed the state line.
Images are from KEVX at 10:51 am CDT.

 


Tree on mobile home

Tree damage