Updated: NWS confirms EF-1 tornado hit outside of Brantley
Published 12:05 pm Thursday, March 18, 2021
Updated: The National Weather Service in Mobile has confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down near Brantley. The tornado was 150 yards wide and traveled 4.5 miles. EF-1 tornadoes have wind speeds of up to 86 to 110 mph
Trees broken in half and a garage completely demolished on Nelvin Wallace Road in Brantley.
Across the field onto Carter Road, a portable building was destroyed, six pecan trees uprooted, a truck was damaged and another portable building was damaged.
Debris is spread throughout the yards and homeowners have pieces to pickup over the coming weeks.
“It appears to be a tornado out on Glenwood Road that touched down and then lifted back up,” Elliott Jones, EMA director, said.
A tornado warning was issued for Brantley, Luverne, and Glenwood early Thursday morning. A possible debris field was evident on the radar which lead to the warning.
Jones is still inspecting areas within the county looking for possible tornadic or straight line wind damage.
The majority of the damage seems to be in this one location. The county was spared for the most part of damage.