Skip to comments.Tornado Strikes Enterprise/Ft. Rucker, AL
Posted on 03/01/2007 11:54:59 AM PST by Strategerist
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL 229 PM EST THU MAR 1 2007
129 PM CST THU MAR 1 2007
...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 200 PM CST FOR DALE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...
AT 125 PM CST...REPORTS OF A TORNADO NORTHEAST OF ENTERPRISE CONTINUE TO BE RECEIVED. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR BOWDEN TERRACE...OR ABOUT NEAR FORT RUCKER...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.
THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... OZARK...BLACKWELL FIELD AIRPORT...EWELL AND MARLEY HILL BY 135 PM CST... MABSON...BEAMON...BROWNS CROSSROADS AND DILL BY 140 PM CST... ASBURY AND SKIPPERVILLE BY 145 PM CST...
THIS STORMS IS STILL CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE HAIL TO GOLFBALL SIZE OR LARGER.
A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM CST THURSDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHEAST ALABAMA AND SOUTHWESTERN FLORIDA AND SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA.
One of the scariest storms I've ever seen on Radar. Storm Prediction Center issued a special mesoscale discussion for this individual storm.
Anyone watching the news channels (heard CNN had someone at Ft. Rucker doing a non-weather story) please chime in.
8-mile wide long damage path, dozens of homes heavily damaged. High school heavily damaged(where students are trapped).
Have seen multiple reports on other boards that TWC is reporting that a High School was completely destroyed and there are students trapped inside.
Lived in Enterprise for 11 years. Hope it's not too bad. Worst tornado I saw there was just after New Years in the early 70's. It was on Fort Rucker.
"High school heavily damaged(where students are trapped)."
Your post sent shivers down my spine! PRAYERS UP!
Seems like there's a lot of empty space on Fort Rucker, I'm not sure of the exact path it followed through the base.
I grew up in Elba, also in Coffee County.
Really bad news. Prayers for these folks.
God help them...
MSNBC is getting a report that the HS in Enterprise has been destroyed. No commo into the area per the Ozark Mayor..
Apparently it missed the populated part of the base.
However, if there's still a tornado it's hitting Abbeville right now.
The report mentions Bowden Terrace on Fort Rucker we lived very close to there when we lived in post housing.
A good friend of mine retired out of Fort Rucker and move to Elba that was many years ago though, in the mid 70's.
Our house was hit in Montgomery several years ago. It was a scary experience waking up to "hitting the deck". Yet, we were blessed that day and months to come!
I graduated high school there in 1978.
AT 200 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR AND STORMSPOTTERS WERE TRACKING A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR ABBEVILLE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.
Doesn't look like any larger towns in its path for a while, but a lot of little ones. About to cross over some type of lake.
Don't know anything about layout of Enterprise, but local here in Bham just talked to someone from Ent Sherrif dept says hit main street area, courthouse area, several subdivisions hit. Hospital and High School too.
Walter George Lake
Right now, we have Tornadic activity heading toward Aliceville in about 9 minutes from now..
omg that's terrible. In my county in Tn...school was let out early because of the coming storms...
Do a search on WDJR radio in Enterprise. They have a live stream.
Most schools in the Southeast were let out early...hopefully that paid off where the school was hit by the tornado. There are injuries to students at the school.
Confirmed fatality in Wilcox County, AL
Wonder why they didn't close the school early like most of them did up here in Bham. People have left work early too. You just don't mix a High Risk Threat, March, and Alabama together without keeping a keen eye open.
Miller's Ferry area?
Live stream just said Wilcox Co...
Here in Bham school systems let out around noon too. Bad storms, but everybody is prepared for a day like this. Hey, even my son in Tuscaloosa has gone to a friend's brick house instead of his rickety old apartment building. I am praying we don't have any more strong tornados like in Enterprise. Hope you don't either.
Tornado warning for Eufaula and east of Troy now and Barbour county. Power out over most of Enterprise.
Try this also http://www.alaweb.com/wkmx.asx.
Sorry, try this http://www.wkmx.com/article.asp?id=59583.
Blocking off roads to Enterprise HS.
Don Teague, NBC News Dallas, is on with the MSNBC host talking about the damage that can be expected at Fort Rucker. He said he lived in Enterprise when he trained as an Army Pilot. One of the good guys.
We owned a house on the east side of Enterprise for about 10 years while I was in and out of Fort Rucker.
Fox, Sheppy, confirming the HS was hit. Students are trapped. Roof collapsed.
So there could be more damage than we know yet.
Well, the NWS radar at Ft. Rucker is still operating so that wasn't hit.
I hate these kinds of reports. And I hate tornadoes...
I can't help it. :)
I left there the last time in late 69. About four years ago, when my son was in jump school at Benning, we took a day trip to Rucker. Even went out to Shell AHP, where I had worked between tours in Vietnam. Talk about memories.
Rucker could be a mess.
I don't know why they didn't let out early in Enterprise. Maybe the storms came early there. Isn't this letting out early kind of new in the last few years. It is a good idea. I am so upset for those kids and parents. Now there is a warning for Tuscaloosa so I'm going to be worring until the tornado passes.
I live in Dothan, just talked to a friend in Enterprise, tornado hit one block from her. She reports lots of damage to high school and downtown area. Towers down, no power, reporting injuries. We are being told the worst is yet to come, more storms coming from the west.
I saw the damage from the F5 in 1998. Those images never leave you. I think they haven't left alot of people.
I have the Enterprise live stream on now.