Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Strong Wind
Magnitude 35 kts.
County/Area COLBERT
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-05-11 14:56:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2008-05-12 00:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 25.00K
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative A tight pressure gradient behind a strong, departing cold front caused winds to increase to around 20 mph with gusts between 35 and 40 mph across northern Alabama. These strong winds caused a large tree limb to fall on a truck killing one person and injuring another in Colbert county.
Event Narrative Strong gradient winds caused a large tree limb to fall 70 feet onto a truck carrying two people (including the driver) and traveling along 6th Street in Tuscumbia on May 11th at 10 am. Tragically, Daryl Sizemore was killed and his brother were injured when this occured.

Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death (Direct) 34 Male Vehicle/Towed Trailer


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 1 25.00K 0.00K
COLBERT (ZONE) COLBERT (ZONE) AL 05/11/2008 14:56 CST-6 Strong Wind 35 kts. MG 1 1 25.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 1 25.00K 0.00K