The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-2 tornado touched down in Pickens County and an EF-1 tornado touched down in Fayette County on Tuesday night.
The Fayette County tornado had estimated top wind speeds of 90 mph, was 500 yards wide and continued for 6.1 miles.
It began at 5:36 p.m. one mile northwest of Ashcroft Corner and continued until 5:45 p.m. when it ended about three miles southeast of Belk, according to the NWS.
“The tornado touched down along Ashcroft Corner cutoff and tracked northeast almost paralleling AL Hwy 159 between County Roads 1 and 2. It then continued northeast along Owens Rd. before lifting along County Road 4," the NWS stated.
“The damage consisted mainly of snapped and uprooted trees. The only structural damage found along the path was minor shingle and porch damage to one residence at the intersection of AL Hwy 159 and Summers Drive,” the NWS report states.
1236PM: Survey team has confirmed a low-end EF-1 tornado in SW Fayette Co near Ashcraft Corner/Belk. More info coming soon. #alwx