National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce


NE Kemper/Sumter, AL/Pickens, AL Counties Tornado


Event Summary

This tornado touched down just NE of Scooba on Binnsville Rd. Several trees were uprooted and snapped along with a shed damaged. The damaged increased in the area where Binnsville Rd turns east. A well built house had a portion of the roof torn off and the large shed was destroyed. Further northeast, along Sunflower Rd several mobile homes were damaged on the edge of the path with mainly the roofs removed. One mobile home was completely destroyed as everything but the frame was thrown into the woods. Here, a much more intense core of the tornado was observed and the tree damage was high end, EF-2 damage occurred at this location. From that point to the AL state line, EF-2 type tree and power line damage occurred, especially along Thorton Rd. The tornado damaged some buildings at a catfish farm and torn down power lines and more trees along Jones Rd.


The tornado then continued into Alabama.


Estimated Maximum Wind:
2 injuries
Damage Path Length:
23.7 miles
Maximum Path Width:
1/2 mile
Approximate Start Point/Time:

1.9 NE Scooba

Approximate End Point/Time:

5 SSE Aliceville 4:15pm