Weather service confirms weak tornado in Alabaster


A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has confirmed that a weak tornado touched down in Alabaster last week.

The tornado had a ranking of EF0, which is the weakest on the Enhanced Fujita scale, and brought winds around 75 mph.

Damage was reported after the tornado touched down briefly near the intersection of Kent Dairy Road and Shelby County road 17, just north of Maylene. The tornado traveled a path of nearly four miles, ending on the east side of Interstate 65 near exit 238.

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