Survey of Jacksonville Tornado Continues

Thursday, March 22, 2018


Weather service officials say that the survey of the Jacksonville tornado is not complete, but the information they have so far shows that the twister first touched down just west of Highway 431 north of Wellington. The tornado moved along an eastward path and eventually destroyed the sanctuary of West Point Baptist Church on Highway 204.  


Next, it moved  into the area around Jacksonville State University where it gained strength into an EF-3 storm with winds at 140 mph. The tornado then crossed Choccolocco Mountain into the Nances Creek community. 


The storm track appears to cross Cleburne County near Fruithurst and Muscadine before moving across the state line into Georgia. In all, the weather service survey team says the path of destruction for this tornado covers just more than 34 miles before crossing into Georgia.


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