Mar 032012

~ The best raw video I found. It shows the huge size…

Limestone county tornado. Our Location was Old Rail Road Bed road just south of Nick Davis. I was facing west towards the Limestone correctional Facility when the the F-4 Tornado came through. At the end of the movie i ran into the center room of our house until the tornado passed. We were very lucky. This tornado was heading in our direction But it had changed its path.

When Limestone was hit April 27, 2012…

April 27, 2011 Limestone County, Alabama Tornado:

This video was taken at the corner of Cambridge Lane and Hwy 72 about 1 mile west of Mooresville Road in Limestone county, AL. The video was shot looking south as it came out of the Tanner area. The tornado was a EF-5 with estimated peak wind of 210 mph.


County Commission offices in Limestone and Madison County have proclaimed a local state of emergency because of the extensive damage caused by tornadoes Friday.

In Limestone County, 15 homes have been destroyed. So far, 50 homes have sustained major damage and 50 homes have sustained minor damage.

Most of the damage in Athens was in the Lindsay Lane and East Strain Road area.

In Madison County, 25 homes were destroyed. 50 homes sustained major damage.

Citizens should stay out of those damaged areas on Yarbrough Road from Wall Triana to old Railroad Bed Road and on Burwell from Jeff to Yarbrough, according to District 4 Commissioner Dale Strong.

Four Madison County schools received minor damage with no injuries to students or faculty. Those schools all in northern Madison County are Sparkman High, Meridianville Middle, Lyn Fanning Elementary and Buckhorn High School.

Limestone and Madison County Sheriff’s Departments are asking people to stay out of storm damaged areas. Anyone who isn’t a homeowner or emergency responder caught in these areas will be ticketed. Anyone caught looting will be charged with theft and prosecuted to the highest degree.

Five people were injured in Madison County. Three were transported to Huntsville Hospital, one to Madison Hospital and one to Crestwood.

Madison County has opened a shelter at good Shepherd United Methodist Church on Old Railroad Bed Road.


Limestone Coverage

Video taken on 4/27/11 from the front entrance of Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest, AL. Video went dark but audio remains…

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Alabama – Madison County Commissioner Dale Strong said Limestone Correctional Facility on Nick Davis Road took a “direct hit” from the storm. He said there are injuries and more than 1,000 feet of fence down around the prison.

A correctional officer told a Times reporter that fences are down both inside and outside the facility, but that all prisoners are secure. Alabama State Troopers as well as other law enforcement personnel are at the prison to help correctional officers, if necessary.

Limestone Correctional Facility takes “direct hit”

Meridianville, AL. tornado:

Tornado Damage near Meridianville Middle School

NOTE: TWC JUST said the tornado in Limestone was an EF2, may be upgraded

— featured image: Cane-Break Subdivision Limestone County


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