Four Injured In Wetumpka, AL Tornado

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20 Jan 2019 6:50 PM
A tornado caused four injuries and major damage to downtown Wetumpka, Alabama on Friday afternoon. Wetumpka is a small town that sits just north of Montgomery. https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1086732980481998848 The tornado struck around 4:30 pm where the first report of an injury came out. Extensive damaged was reported on the west side of the city where the First Baptist Church and First Presbyterian Church were totally destroyed. https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1086745673091842048 According to WeatherNation's Field Meteorologist Brett Adair who was on the scene moments after the twister struck, emergency crews were going door to door conducting search and rescue operations. There were a total report of four injuries. Fortunately, no fatalities were reported. The National Weather Service in Birmingham, AL sent two crews to conduct storm surveys Saturday morning. The results indicated the Wetumpka tornado was a strong EF-2 tornado with winds around 130 mph. It remained on the ground for nearly 18 miles. Below is reaction from a witness moments after the tornado struck. https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1086773815491710976 Several tornadoes struck southeast Alabama on Friday afternoon. A tornado watch was in effect for much of the afternoon and a tornado warning was issued for Wetumpka at the time of the storm. https://twitter.com/NWSBirmingham/status/1087020535350026240 For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Nick Merianos
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