Power lines down at the intersection of Whitesburg Dr. and Lilly Flag Rd. (RECORD PHOTO/ALDO AMATO)
Power lines down at the intersection of Whitesburg Drive and Lilly Flagg Rd. (RECORD PHOTO/ALDO AMATO)

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NWS confirms south Huntsville tornados

Published 5:35pm Friday, April 12, 2013

By Aldo Amato

Staff Reporter

HUNTSVILLE — The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes caused damage to the southern part of Madison County on April 11.

According to a report on April 12, an EF-1 tornado touched down west of Memorial Parkway in the 9000 block of Craigmont Drive around 4:30 p.m. The tornado continued across the Parkway snapping trees and utility poles taking down a number of them on Whitesburg Drive.

The tornado left destruction in residential areas as it continued across south Huntsville. Snapped trees and roof damage were among the most reported the report said. A large tree fell on top of a house on Valley View Dr. and caused major damage. No injuries were reported, the report said. The tornado’s winds peaked at 90 mph and  finally lifted near Haven St.

An additional tornado briefly touched down near Doug Hill Rd. with 105 mph winds, the report said. The EF-1 tornado was spawned from the same circulation as the one near Whitesburg Drive and Lilly Flagg Rd. It caused minor damage and lifted above Raintree Rd.

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