NWS confirms 2 tornadoes in Chilton, Coosa counties

NWS confirms 2 tornadoes in Chilton, Coosa counties
A photo of a mobile home on County Road 55 near the Chilton/Coosa County line. A tree fell through the trailer Thursday night with a woman still inside. She was taking shelter in the bathtub and has minor injuries. (Source: Chilton County Sheriff John Shearon)

CHILTON COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - The National Weather Service in Birmingham confirmed two tornadoes for Chilton and Coosa counties spawned by Thursday evening’s storms.

The first was a EF-1 tornado, which touched down in Chilton County with winds topping 85 mph. It stayed on the ground for nearly 11 miles, tracking thorough AL 145 north of Clanton before moving northeast over Lay Dam into neighboring Coosa County.

Chilton County 911 said on Twitter that law enforcement officials confirmed at least one building was damaged and trees were down on County Road 55.

The Chilton County Emergency Management Agency is also asking residents to avoid the CR 55 area, as first responders are out accessing damage and clearing roads.

The second tornado was deemed an EF-0 twister with winds topping 65 mph as it moved through Mill Creek in Coosa County. It stayed on the ground for a little less than a mile.

No fatalities were reported.

Teams are continuing to access damage in Chilton and Coosa counties, as well as damage in Elmore County.

Elmore County EMA Director Keith Barnett said there is damage in multiple areas, including Holtville, Slapout, Lake Jordan, Titus and Bike.

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