Two tornadoes confirmed in southeast Alabama from Saturday’s severe storms

Published 6:21 am Monday, April 26, 2021

The National Weather Service confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Alabama Saturday as severe storms moved across the state.

The report issued by the Tallahassee, Florida, office of the National Weather Service reports that one EF-1 tornado touched down In Henry County and one EF-0 tornado touched down in Huston County, both in Southeast Alabama.

Two people were injured from the Henry County twister.

Below are the statistics for each tornado:

Henry County: 

EF-1 tornado with top winds of 95 mph.

Touched down at 7:50 a.m. Saturday near Henry County Road 120and was on the ground for just more than 4 miles and had a path width of 150 yards.

Two people were injured when the tornado flipped a mobile home. The tornado also caused extensive tree damage as well as damage to roofs and an outbuilding.

Houston County: 

EF-0 with top winds of 80 mph.

Touched down at 7:51 a.m. Saturday just west of Houston County Road 75 and was on the ground for less than half a mile and was 100 yards wide at its peak.

The tornado caused roof damage on two houses and tree damage in the area.