Officials assessing damage from tornado touchdown in Alabama
Published 6:48 am Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Weather officials say they’re still assessing the effects of a tornado that touched down in Alabama over the weekend.
The National Weather Service said Monday that a storm survey team had found preliminary evidence of a tornado that touched down Sunday night in southern Jefferson County near Bessemer.
The damage assessment has been completed from last night’s brief tornado near Bessemer. Details can be found in our Public Information Statement (linked below).
This is the 100th documented tornado in Jefferson County since 1950. #ALwx
— NWS Birmingham (@NWSBirmingham) December 14, 2020
Surveyors said they estimated the storm had top winds of 75 mph.
According to the National Weather Service, some trees were uprooted or snapped, and the storm also caused some structural damage to homes and vehicles.
Officials said the tornado was the 100th to be documented in Jefferson County since 1950.