UPDATE: Two Tornadoes Touched Down in Sunday’s Storms


The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down in Butler County, and another in Conecuh County, during the line of storms that passed through the state on Sunday.


The tornado hit around Interstate 65 and County Road 29 at 4:47 p.m. The National Weather Service says an EF-0 tornado first touched down on the west side of I-65 at the Owassa exit and crossed the interstate. The only damage noted in the area was to some fencing on the west side of I-65. However, surveillance video from a nearby gas station showed a very narrow funnel in contact with the ground that moved across the interstate before briefly lifting. The tornado touched down again on Wilcox Road, producing minor tree damage and damaging a tin roof on a nearby structure. It is possible the tornado produced sporadic minor damage between the interstate and this final point.


The tornado hit about one mile southeast of McKenzie at around 5:20 p.m. An EF-0 tornado touched down at Hayes Road and Armstrong Road (County Road 36), producing sporadic tree damage. A shed at a residence was destroyed. The tornado continued on its intermittent track, producing additional damage on Garden Road (County Road 35). Damage was confined to some tree damage with a downed power line. A mobile home suffered very minor damage. The tornado appears to have lifted just east of Garden Road, but areas to the east were not accessible.


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