A preliminary storm survey assessment by the National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado touched down in rural DeKalb County on Saturday.
The EF1-rated twister brought winds of around 105 mph.
Meteorologists at the Huntsville, Alabama office said numerous trees were snapped along DeKalb County Road 610 and Route 85, about four miles west of Valley Head. The tornado downed about 40 trees. The tornado’s path length was about 2.5 miles and measured 50 yards in width.
Additional storm damage was found near Highway 11, south of Hammondville. There were no injuries. The storm then tracked into the southern portion of Walker and Dade County, Georgia.
According to NWS records, the last significant tornado on record in DeKalb County was an EF-1 tornado in April 2003 in the same area as Saturday’s twister.