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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF3
-- Length 21.25 Miles
-- Width 1320 Yards
County/Area DEKALB
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2010-04-24 21:35:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2WSW RODGERS
Begin Lat/Lon 34.3181/-86.1085
End Date 2010-04-24 22:10:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1SSE HENAGAR
End Lat/Lon 34.4558/-85.7752
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 10/0
Property Damage 3.00M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Four damaging tornadoes tore tracks through north central and northeast Alabama during the evening and overnight hours of the 24th. These tornadoes were part of a larger regional tornado outbreak across the lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys. The tornadoes were associated with three separate long track supercell thunderstorms that thrived upon a very unstable and high shear environment. One of the longer track tornadoes tore through several successive communities with up to EF-3 strength in Marshall and DeKalb Counties, including the towns of Albertville, Geraldine and Pine Ridge, lifting just before reaching Fort Payne. A tornado from the same storm then touched down again in the Mentone area before crossing the Georgia state line. Another supercell produced yet another tornado southwest of Collinsville, tracking just a few miles south of the earlier damaging tornado. This tornado reached EF-4 strength when it completely leveled the McNutt United Methodist Church on County Road 55. Fortunately, no fatalities occurred with these particular tornadoes, but damages were severe.
In Marshall County, total costs from the tornado had exceeded $14 million, which included 1032 homes experiencing at least some damage, and 93 homes destroyed. In DeKalb County, damage losses were still being tallied. Debris removal costs alone have exceeded $3 million.
Event Narrative A long track EF-3 tornado crossed into DeKalb County about 6.5 miles west-southwest of Geraldine, about one mile north of Highway 75. The tornado continued into the town of Geraldine, snapping or uprooting numerous large trees which also led to some structural damage to residences. This was also noted along County Roads 227 and 52, just southeast of State Highway 75.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 50 21.500M 0.00K
MIDWAY CULLMAN CO. AL 04/24/2010 17:57 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NIXON CHAPEL MARSHALL CO. AL 04/24/2010 21:05 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 35 14.000M 0.00K
RODGERS DEKALB CO. AL 04/24/2010 21:35 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 10 3.000M 0.00K
BANKHEAD DEKALB CO. AL 04/24/2010 22:25 CST-6 Tornado EF3 0 0 1.500M 0.00K
RODENTOWN DEKALB CO. AL 04/24/2010 23:01 CST-6 Tornado EF4 0 5 3.000M 0.00K
Totals: 0 50 21.500M 0.00K