National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Hamburg (Perry County) EF-2 Tornado
April 15, 2011

Estimated Maximum Wind:
115 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.8 miles
Maximum Path Width:
500 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
1.8 NW Vilula  32.5666/-87.2943  625 pm
Approximate End Point/Time:
2 NNW Vilula  32.5761/-87.2863  627 pm

National Weather Service meteorologists surveyed the damage just north of Hamburg via helicopter. It has been determined that the damage was consistent with a tornado. Winds were estimated at 115 mph and this tornado was witnessed by several people and storm spotters. The tornado touched down about 2.7 miles north of Hamburg just west of County Road 45. There was some damage to the roof of a barn and several dozen hardwood and softwood trees were uprooted and snapped. The tornado crossed County Road 45 where a significant number of hardwood trees were also uprooted and snapped. The tornado lifted about 0.5 miles west of County Road 45. The tornado damage path was 0.8 miles long and was 500 yards wide at its widest point.

A Tornado Warning was in effect from 611 pm until 715 pm.