Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Lightning
State ALABAMA
County/Area MORGAN
WFO HUN
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-05-01 12:45:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0NNE FALKVILLE
Begin Lat/Lon 34.37/-86.9
End Date 2009-05-01 12:45:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/1
Property Damage 25.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A mesoscale convective system (MCS) produced a large complex of showers and strong to severe thunderstorms during the afternoon hours. Large hail, damaging wind gusts, and flooding from heavy rainfall occurred with this system. Also, lightning sparked a fire on the roof of an attic at a church in Falkville.
Event Narrative Lightning sparked a fire in the roof and attic of First Faith Church in Falkville. The fire caused damage to the roof and bell tower. Smoke and water damage was reported inside the building as a result. Volunteer firefighters responded to the blaze around 8 am. One of the responding firefighters suffered an ankle injury after falling from a ladder while working the blaze. Based on the response time and radar data, an estimated time of occurrence is reported here.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 46.50K 0.00K
FALKVILLE MORGAN CO. AL 05/01/2009 12:45 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
GREEN HILL LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/01/2009 14:59 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
GREEN HILL LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/01/2009 14:59 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREEN HILL LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/01/2009 14:59 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROGERSVILLE LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/01/2009 15:00 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
WHITEHEAD LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/01/2009 15:53 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUNTSVILLE PARK MADISON CO. AL 05/01/2009 16:25 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WOODVILLE JACKSON CO. AL 05/01/2009 16:25 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COTTONVILLE MARSHALL CO. AL 05/01/2009 16:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
MADISON MADISON CO. AL 05/01/2009 17:00 CST-6 Lightning 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
HENRYVILLE MARSHALL CO. AL 05/01/2009 17:04 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RUTH MARSHALL CO. AL 05/01/2009 17:20 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
DECATUR MORGAN CO. AL 05/01/2009 18:20 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRINITY MORGAN CO. AL 05/01/2009 18:49 CST-6 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TRINITY MORGAN CO. AL 05/01/2009 18:53 CST-6 Hail 0.88 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WATERLOO LAUDERDALE CO. AL 05/01/2009 19:31 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORGAN CITY MORGAN CO. AL 05/01/2009 19:58 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
FLINT CITY MORGAN CO. AL 05/01/2009 20:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION HILL LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/01/2009 20:00 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DECATUR MORGAN CO. AL 05/01/2009 20:30 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FALKVILLE MORGAN CO. AL 05/01/2009 20:35 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORGAN (ZONE) MORGAN (ZONE) AL 05/01/2009 20:40 CST-6 Strong Wind 43 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
DANVILLE MORGAN CO. AL 05/01/2009 20:43 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTHEAST SMITH LAWRENCE CO. AL 05/01/2009 20:50 CST-6 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CENTER DALE MORGAN CO. AL 05/01/2009 20:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
FAIRVIEW CULLMAN CO. AL 05/01/2009 20:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
WHEELER LAKE NORTH LIMESTONE CO. AL 05/01/2009 22:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 46.50K 0.00K