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NWS: EF-1 tornado hit Demopolis, leaving 1 dead, 1 injured

Published: Feb. 6, 2020 at 7:23 PM CST
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MARENGO COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - The National Weather Service says one person is dead and another is injured after an EF-1 tornado hit south of Demopolis in west Alabama Thursday morning. Wind speeds reached between 105 to 110 miles per hour. The path length of the tornado was 1.29 miles and the width was 400 yards.

According to NWS, two manufactured mobile homes were destroyed in the area of County Road 54 and U.S. Highway 43, which is south of Demopolis. All that was left were piles of debris and the concrete blocks and pipes that reveal where the homes once sat.

A neighbor who was not injured in the storm told WSFA 12 News she was awoken by the sound of the approaching storm and went to a window in time to see her child’s swingset get blown away. The woman said her family called 911 afterward to report the nearby damage."

We have reached out to the Marengo County EMA for more detailed information about the storms.

Severe weather also caused damage in other counties. In Autauga County, photos showed a mobile home with part of its roof torn off on Highway 31 near Marbury. No injuries were reported.

In Elmore County, the county EMA reported 23 trees fell during the storm in the Titus area, with a few falling on homes. A car ran into a fallen tree, but there have been no reports of injuries.

In Dale County, photos show a tree fell on a car, crushing it.

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