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NWS: EF-2 tornado confirmed in Pickens Co., EF-1 in Fayette

Tornado in Pickens County on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Source: WBRC video Tornado in Pickens County on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Source: WBRC video
Tornado forming southwest of Aliceville in Pickens County. Source: Jill Gilardi/WBRC Tornado forming southwest of Aliceville in Pickens County. Source: Jill Gilardi/WBRC
Storm damage in Fayette County. Source: Fred Hunter/WBRC Storm damage in Fayette County. Source: Fred Hunter/WBRC
Storm damage in Fayette County. Source: Fred Hunter/WBRC Storm damage in Fayette County. Source: Fred Hunter/WBRC
Storm damage in Fayette County. Source: Fred Hunter/WBRC Storm damage in Fayette County. Source: Fred Hunter/WBRC
PICKENS COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

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. 

[SLIDESHOW: Damage from Feb. 2 tornado, severe weather]

The Pickens County tornado destroyed 13 homes (ten were mobile homes) in the McMullen community along MLK Road and damaged three mobile homes, according to the NWS.

An EF-2 is capable of producing winds up to 135 mph.

The NWS survey team is still working on their report on the EF-2 tornado in Pickens County. 

The NWS said they are not aware of any serious injuries or fatalities from any of the tornadoes, only minor injuries. 

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