NWS says storm brought EF-1 tornado to east AL

NWS says storm brought EF-1 tornado to east AL

CHAMBERS COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - Surveyors from the National Weather Service estimate that the storms that traveled through east Alabama Wednesday produced a tornado.

One tornado, that traveled from Lee County into Chambers County was given an EF-1 rating following damage documented by NWS surveyors. The estimated peak winds of the storm were 90 miles per hour as the storm traveled 3.2 miles from Camp Hill, AL to Waverly, AL. The tornado was only on the ground for 5 minutes.

It was the second tornado in Alabama Wednesday during the second round of severe weather in as many days.

On Tuesday, Winson, DeKalb, and Jackson counties in Alabama were hit hard. Three people were killed in the storms in Rosalie, AL.

Governor Robert Bentley traveled to those areas Thursday to survey the damage.

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