Etowah County Tornado Survey Results
The NWS has also released the survey results for the tornado that impacted Rainbow City and Southside in Etowah County. Surveyors say the tornado was an EF-2 with winds at around 120 mph. The tornado initially touched down just northeast of Ashville along Hwy 411 in Saint Clair County, then traveled East/Northeast increasing in intensity as it approached the Coosa River.
The storm crossed Neely Henry Lake then intensified even more as it crossed Hwy 77 and moved into Calhoun County before weakening and lifting in the Ohatchee Area. Overall, the tornado path covers almost 16 miles and was nearly a mile wide at one point.