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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
802 PM CDT SUN JUN 20 2021

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/19/2021 EAST BREWTON ALABAMA TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE PRODUCED A SIGNIFICANT TORNADO IN
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, AL, GREATLY IMPACTING THE EAST BREWTON AREA AND POINTS
NORTHWARD INTO CONECUH COUNTY, AL. THE FOLLOWING IS THE FINDINGS FROM
THE NWS STORM SURVEY TEAM FOR THIS TORNADO. ADDITIONAL SURVEYS WILL BE
CONDUCTED FOR OTHER POSSIBLE TORNADOES IN THE COMING DAYS. 

.EAST BREWTON TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    127 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  22.07 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   650 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               20

START DATE:             JUN 19, 2021 
START TIME:             7:31 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         2 MILES SW OF EAST BREWTON, AL
START LAT/LON:          31.0589/-87.0649

END DATE:               JUN 19, 2021
END TIME:               7:56 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           5 MILES NW OF CASTLEBERRY, AL
END LAT/LON:            31.3761/-87.0452

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN ON JAY ROAD JUST 
WEST OF HIGHWAY 41 IN RIVERVIEW. THE TORNADO INTENSIFIED AND
WIDENED AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST INTO EAST BREWTON, CROSSING OVER
HIGHWAY 41. DURING THIS TIME, THE TORNADO PRODUCED EF-1 INTENSITY
DAMAGE TO NUMEROUS TREES, HOMES, BUSINESSES IN THE AREA. SOME OF THE MOST 
SEVERE DAMAGE WAS LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF FORREST AVENUE
AND ANDREW JACKSON STREET WHERE SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES WERE COMPLETELY
DESTROYED. THIS WAS RATED AS EF-2 INTENSITY DAMAGE. THERE WAS 
ALSO SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE TO THE AUDITORIUM AT W S NEAL HIGH 
SCHOOL. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND MOVED ACROSS SHOFFNER
STREET. PRIMARILY EF-1 INTENSITY DAMAGE TO TREES AND HOMES WAS
NOTED HERE, BUT A SWATH OF EF-2 INTENSITY TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED
IN A VALLEY JUST NORTH OF BALLARD STREET. MAJOR TREE DAMAGE
CONTINUED NORTH ACROSS COOK ROAD. ADDITIONAL MAJOR STRUCTURAL
DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED ALONG RIDDLE ROAD NEAR HORSESHOE ROAD. 
A SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED WITH THE FRAME
TOSSED OVER A 100 YARDS AWAY. THE OWNER WAS EJECTED FROM THE 
BUILDING AND FOUND NEAR THE FRAME AND SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURIES.
A HOME ON THE NORTH SIDE OF RIDDLE ROAD HAD ITS ENTIRE ROOF
TORN OFF. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTH, CROSSING KIRKLAND ROAD
AND HIGHWAY 31. MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS IN THE EF-1 RANGE AND
MOST NOTABLY TO TREES. 

THE TORNADO CROSSED INTO CONECUH COUNTY AND PRODUCED EF-1 DAMAGE 
ON THE WEST SIDE OF CASTLEBERRY, IMPACTING AREAS OF BRAGGERT ROAD,
KENNEDY STREET, AND DURHAM MCLENDON ROAD. THE TORNADO BEGAN TO 
WEAKEN AS IT MOVED NORTH OF WEST CLEVELAND AVENUE BUT STILL 
PRODUCED SPOTTY EF-0 TO EF-1 DAMAGE ALL THE WAY NORTH TO 
INTERSTATE 65 WHERE SOME TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED JUST NORTH OF THE 
REST AREA. THIS IS NEAR WHERE THE TORNADO IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE 
LIFTED. THE SURVEY TEAM FOUND NO DAMAGE CROSSING HIGHWAY 84 
FURTHER TO THE NORTH.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED UP TO 20 TOTAL INJURIES, MOSTLY MINOR.
HOWEVER, THERE WERE 2 SERIOUS INJURIES. SPECIAL THANKS TO ESCAMBIA COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE PROVIDING DAMAGE AND INJURY
INFORMATION FOR THIS SURVEY.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA. 

$$

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