HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Forecasters say two small tornadoes caused the damage that left parts of two north Alabama counties littered with storm debris on New Year’s Day.
An assessment from the National Weather Service office in Huntsville says an EF-0 twister with maximum winds of 85 mph touched down near Hazel Green on Saturday evening. It damaged several businesses, peeled the roof off mobile homes, and splintered trees in Madison County.
A second tornado with maximum winds of 80 mph started in Limestone County and ended near Triana in Madison County, damaging dozens of homes and uprooting trees.
No serious injuries were reported from either tornado.