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April 6, 2005 Pickens County Tornado

National Weather Service Meteorologists surveyed the damage in Aliceville and damage was caused by a tornado. The tornado was rated an F0 on the Fujita Scale with localized winds of up to 73 miles an hour.

The tornado touched down near the Aliceville Manor nursing home at approximately 551 pm CDT. The weak tornado tracked northeast generally parallel to 17th street NW. At least 9 homes suffered mainly minor roof damge, although one house had major rood damage. A few porches were completely torn off homes and the debris was tossed up to one half of a mile away. Several outbuildings were damaged and many lawn or outdoor items were overturned. The tornado crossed SR 14 where a few large trees were snapped off or uprooted at the Aliceville Country Club. Several additional trees and power lines were blown down along the relatively short path. The tornado lifted at the end of Country Club Lane at the Aliceville Country Club at approximately 553 pm CDT.

The tornado path was 1/4 miles long and 50 yards wide at its widest point. No injuries were reported. A severe thundertorm warning was in effect from 524 pm CDT until 630 pm CDT. A tornado watch was in effect from 520 pm CDT until 1 am CDT.


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