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Alabama Tornado Database


1989 Summary
 

 

1989 Tornado Occurrences (23)
Tornado # of Year Year Month Day Time (CST) County Damage Scale Path Length (Miles) Maximum Path Width (Yards) Fatalities Injuries Location
23 1989 11 15 1755 Jackson F1 1.0 20 0 0

Stevenson
Several mobile homes and a few vehicles were destroyed. Large steel utility towers were twisted and a school roof was damaged.

Start: 34.8700/-85.8500
End: 34.8700/-85.8500

22 1989 11 15 1643 Randolph F0 0.3 20 0 0

2 E Roanoke
Several mobile homes were damaged.

Start: 33.1500/-85.3200
End: 33.1500/-85.3200

21 1989 11 15 1630 Madison

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F4 18.5 880 21 463

Huntsville
Massive destruction in the city of Huntsville with many people injured or killed.

Start: 34.6500/-86.6500
End: 34.7800/-86.3700

20 1989 11 15 1420 Clay F1 0.5 20 0 3

Mellow Valley Community
One home was destroyed. Three persons in this house were critically injured.

Start: 33.1800/-85.7500
End: 33.1800/-85.7500

19 1989 11 8 0950 Houston F0 0.3 10 0 0

Dothan
One home had its awning blown off and part of a church was damaged. Trees were uprooted.

Start: 31.2300/-85.3700
End: 31.2300/-85.3700

18 1989 11 8 0450 Houston F1 1.0 40 0 0

Dothan
2 homes were destroyed and 50 car windows were blown out. 2 businesses received major damage and one had moderate damage. One office complex sustained major damage. Hundreds of trees were blown down.

Start: 31.2300/-85.3700
End: 31.2300/-85.3700

17 1989 11 7 0100 Baldwin F0 0.3 10 0 0

20 SE Bay Minette
One barn was damaged, trees were uprooted, and the roof was blown off a trailer.

Start: 30.6500/-87.5200
End: 30.6500/-87.5200

16 1989 10 1 0635 Houston F1 5.0 43 0 0

2 NE Cottonwood
Numerous trees were uprooted. 4 automobiles were destroyed. 2 barns were demolished and 2 homes received minor damage.

Start: 31.0700/-85.2700
End: 31.1300/-85.2000

15 1989 10 1 0530 Geneva F1 3.0 33 0 0

3 SSE Fadette
One home was destroyed and 3 sustained minor damage. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down.

Start: 31.0000/-85.5200
End: 31.0200/-85.4800

14 1989 7 16 1645 Pike F1 1.0 50 0 0

Brundidge
Pike County Elementary received roof damage.

Start: 31.7200/-85.8200
End: 31.7200/-85.8200

13 1989 7 2 1123 Mobile F2 1.0 73 0 0

Belle Fontaine
Trees were leveled and a few homes were damaged.

Start: 30.5000/-88.1000
End: 30.5000/-88.1000

12 1989 6 8 1859 Mobile F0 0.3 10 0 0

Dauphin Island
A waterspout moved onshore on the eastern end of the island. Trees and power lines were blown down.

Start: 30.2500/-88.1300
End: 30.2500/-88.1300

11 1989 6 8 0855 Baldwin F0 0.3 10 0 0

3 NW Lillian
8 homes and 2 barns were damaged.

Start: 30.4200/-87.4800
End: 30.4200/-87.4800

10 1989 6 8 0851 Baldwin F1 2.0 20 0 10

Alabama Point-Orange Beach
One home was totally destroyed and 5 sustained major damage. 17 homes received minor damage. One mobile home was destroyed and one mobile home was damaged.

Start: 30.2800/-87.5700
End: 30.2800/-87.5700

9 1989 5 19 1340 Baldwin F0 0.3 20 0 0

Weeks Bay
Little or no damage as a waterspout came ashore.

Start: 30.4000/-87.8200
End: 30.4000/-87.8200

8 1989 4 4 2029 Mobile F0 0.3 23 0 0

Mobile
Trees and power lines were blown down. Several businesses received moderate damage.

Start: 30.7000/-88.0800
End: 30.7000/-88.0800

7 1989 3 5 1940 Chambers-Randolph

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F2
(F2)
15.5
(45.5)
167
(167)
0
(1)
0
(6)

7 W Lafayette-White Plains
14 buildings were damaged, and 3 or 4 barns were destroyed.

Start: 32.9000/-85.5200
End: 33.1700/-85.2300

6 1989 3 5 1930 Pike F1 5.0 200 0 0

5 S Brundidge
A manufacturing company and four other buildings were destroyed. Three tractor-trailers were overturned. One mobile home was damaged.

Start: 31.6300/-85.8200
End: 31.6500/-85.7500

5 1989 3 5 1735 Talladega F2 20.0 100 0 2

Childersburg-Talladega
21 mobile homes were destroyed. Two houses were destroyed, and 77 houses were damaged. Several businesses, a car dealership, and a hospital received major damage.

Start: 33.2700/-86.3700
End: 33.4300/-86.1000

4 1989 3 5 1300 Jefferson F0 0.3 20 0 0

Mount Olive
A small tornado touched down near Interstate 65 and destroyed one business.

Start: 33.6800/-86.8700
End: 33.6800/-86.8700

3 1989 2 20 2300 Winston F2 5.0 200 0 0

1 N Haleyville
One church, one mobile home, and five houses were damaged.

Start: 34.2500/-87.6000
End: 34.3000/-87.5300

2 1989 2 20 2200 Marion F2 10.0 440 0 0

8 S Hamilton
Several roofs were damaged, and numerous buildings were destroyed at the intersection of U.S. Highway 278 and State Road 253.

Start: 34.0300/-87.9800
End: 34.1300/-87.8200

1 1989 2 20 2130 Lamar F2 9.0 440 0 0

3 N Sulligent
4 homes and 6 mobile homes received extensive damage. A grocery store was demolished. 36 homes were partly damaged. An area of timber was destroyed.

Start: 33.9500/-88.1300
End: 34.0500/-88.0500