Damage Survey Reports now available for Tornadoes in Alabama
On Thursday morning (March 25), National Weather Service declared a rare tornado emergency predicting long track tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds in Alabama. Later in the day, a massive storm system produced multiple severe thunderstorms. The tornadoes moved across Alabama and into Georgia.
Significant damage to property was reported along the paths of the most intense tornadoes, and at least 5 people were killed. There were power-outages in two states.
The image above shows the long track tornado from Hale to Shelby Counties which was the most dangerous tornado of the entire event that lasted for 98 minutes.
Assessing the impact
EigenPrism users can access the following quick links to immediately overlay the event footprints on their exposure:
- EF3 Hale-Shelby Long Track Tornado damage footprint on 2021-03-25
- EF3 Ohatchee-Wellington Tornado damage footprint on 2021-03-25
- EF3 Elliotts Creek Tornado damage footprint on 2021-03-25.
- 24-Hr Hail Swath– ending 2021-03-26
The 24-hr hail swath provides maximum expected size of hail over the past 24 hours. This footprint can be used to provide an early estimate of where hail damage can be expected but does not provide the actual hail footprint.
The tornado damage survey shows the damage footprint based on polygon data from the NWS damage survey.
EigenAlerts provide automated notifications via email and text message with key metrics to estimate impact:
- Customized and mobile enabled
- Updated as forecasts and advisories change
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