UPDATE: Montgomery County Storm Now Rated as EF-2 Tornado


EF-2 tornado hit the Flatwood community of north Montgomery County in the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 30, 2022 – Photo from the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham

The National Weather Service says new information shows the storm that hit northern Montgomery County overnight was an EF-2 tornado.

Previously, survey crews had said it was an EF-1.

Crews say that after studying significant tree damage in and around the Flatwood community and seeing high-tension power lines that were downed, the tornado has been upgraded to an EF-2 with winds estimated at 115MPH.

The Flatwood community is where two people were killed when a large tree fell onto their home.

The storm hit around 3AM before moving east into Elmore County where it downed trees and power lines south of Wetumpka in the Jasmine Hill Road and Redland Road areas.

A tornado warning was in effect when the storm moved through.

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