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Tornado Strikes Enterprise/Ft. Rucker, AL
National Weather Service ^ | March 1 2007

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.


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KEYWORDS: alabama; tornado
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Can't find anything tangible on the web - I'm at work, can't watch TV, seeing multiple reports on bulletin boards from people watching TV that a very large tornado was seen in Enterprise, that a school was hit, etc but can't confirm them.

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.

1 posted on 03/01/2007 11:55:01 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

8-mile wide long damage path, dozens of homes heavily damaged. High school heavily damaged(where students are trapped).


2 posted on 03/01/2007 11:56:23 AM PST by janetjanet998
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To: Strategerist

Have seen multiple reports on other boards that TWC is reporting that a High School was completely destroyed and there are students trapped inside.


3 posted on 03/01/2007 11:56:41 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

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.


4 posted on 03/01/2007 11:57:16 AM PST by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: janetjanet998

"High school heavily damaged(where students are trapped)."

Your post sent shivers down my spine! PRAYERS UP!


5 posted on 03/01/2007 11:58:17 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (As for me, I will remain neutral...for the time being.)
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To: ladtx

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.


6 posted on 03/01/2007 11:58:58 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

I grew up in Elba, also in Coffee County.


7 posted on 03/01/2007 11:59:58 AM PST by Crawdad (I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no class.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Really bad news. Prayers for these folks.


8 posted on 03/01/2007 12:04:11 PM PST by dc-zoo
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To: Strategerist

God help them...


9 posted on 03/01/2007 12:06:30 PM PST by dandelion
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To: Strategerist; ladtx

MSNBC is getting a report that the HS in Enterprise has been destroyed. No commo into the area per the Ozark Mayor..


10 posted on 03/01/2007 12:08:06 PM PST by leadpenny
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To: ladtx

Apparently it missed the populated part of the base.

However, if there's still a tornado it's hitting Abbeville right now.


11 posted on 03/01/2007 12:08:16 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

The report mentions Bowden Terrace on Fort Rucker we lived very close to there when we lived in post housing.


12 posted on 03/01/2007 12:09:13 PM PST by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Crawdad

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.


13 posted on 03/01/2007 12:10:45 PM PST by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Strategerist
FNC: "Shemp" just said that not one but five tornado's have hit the area.
14 posted on 03/01/2007 12:10:49 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (As for me, I will remain neutral...for the time being.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Prayers? Absolutely!
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!


15 posted on 03/01/2007 12:11:25 PM PST by Inclines to the Right
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To: Strategerist
LIVE RADAR PIC:

16 posted on 03/01/2007 12:12:32 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: ladtx

I graduated high school there in 1978.


17 posted on 03/01/2007 12:16:03 PM PST by Crawdad (I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no class.)
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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.


18 posted on 03/01/2007 12:16:38 PM PST by halo66
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To: halo66

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.


19 posted on 03/01/2007 12:18:53 PM PST by Strategerist
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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.


20 posted on 03/01/2007 12:20:08 PM PST by kcat
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To: Strategerist

Walter George Lake


21 posted on 03/01/2007 12:22:02 PM PST by halo66
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To: Strategerist
Watches and warnings are incredible for Force 3 to 5 Tornadoes today..

Right now, we have Tornadic activity heading toward Aliceville in about 9 minutes from now..

sw

22 posted on 03/01/2007 12:26:09 PM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife) (Duncan Hunter 08 "Will you join us"?)
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To: Strategerist

http://kamala.cod.edu/svr/

More Warnings


23 posted on 03/01/2007 12:26:16 PM PST by Orlando
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To: janetjanet998

omg that's terrible. In my county in Tn...school was let out early because of the coming storms...


24 posted on 03/01/2007 12:27:16 PM PST by meanie monster (I am not a racist,,I hate everyone equally)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

"Shemp"

lol


25 posted on 03/01/2007 12:28:36 PM PST by meanie monster (I am not a racist,,I hate everyone equally)
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To: All

Do a search on WDJR radio in Enterprise. They have a live stream.


26 posted on 03/01/2007 12:29:24 PM PST by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: meanie monster

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.


27 posted on 03/01/2007 12:30:19 PM PST by halo66
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To: meanie monster
We are going to see a line of unbelievable damage before this day is over...This is what happened here in Arkansas last Saturday.

sw

28 posted on 03/01/2007 12:30:22 PM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife) (Duncan Hunter 08 "Will you join us"?)
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To: Orlando

Helpful tool(Radar),etc...

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?product=N0R&rid=eox&loop=yes


29 posted on 03/01/2007 12:31:35 PM PST by Orlando
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To: spectre

Confirmed fatality in Wilcox County, AL


30 posted on 03/01/2007 12:31:41 PM PST by halo66
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To: kcat

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.


31 posted on 03/01/2007 12:32:12 PM PST by del4hope (What about all the heat coming from CPUs while the world surfs the net (invented by youknowwho)?)
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To: halo66

Miller's Ferry area?


32 posted on 03/01/2007 12:32:39 PM PST by del4hope (What about all the heat coming from CPUs while the world surfs the net (invented by youknowwho)?)
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To: del4hope

Live stream just said Wilcox Co...


33 posted on 03/01/2007 12:33:23 PM PST by halo66
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To: meanie monster

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.


34 posted on 03/01/2007 12:34:13 PM PST by kcat
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To: del4hope

Tornado warning for Eufaula and east of Troy now and Barbour county. Power out over most of Enterprise.


35 posted on 03/01/2007 12:34:23 PM PST by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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Try this also http://www.alaweb.com/wkmx.asx.


36 posted on 03/01/2007 12:34:31 PM PST by Crawdad (I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no class.)
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To: Crawdad

Sorry, try this http://www.wkmx.com/article.asp?id=59583.


37 posted on 03/01/2007 12:36:22 PM PST by Crawdad (I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no class.)
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Blocking off roads to Enterprise HS.


38 posted on 03/01/2007 12:36:25 PM PST by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: ladtx

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.


39 posted on 03/01/2007 12:36:47 PM PST by leadpenny
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We owned a house on the east side of Enterprise for about 10 years while I was in and out of Fort Rucker.


40 posted on 03/01/2007 12:38:27 PM PST by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: ladtx

Fox, Sheppy, confirming the HS was hit. Students are trapped. Roof collapsed.


41 posted on 03/01/2007 12:39:06 PM PST by Jrabbit ('scuse me??)
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To: halo66
The problem getting video or pictures from these areas is the CELL towers are usually taken down.

So there could be more damage than we know yet.

sw

42 posted on 03/01/2007 12:39:28 PM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife) (Duncan Hunter 08 "Will you join us"?)
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To: Jrabbit

OMG...praying


43 posted on 03/01/2007 12:40:13 PM PST by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: leadpenny

Well, the NWS radar at Ft. Rucker is still operating so that wasn't hit.


44 posted on 03/01/2007 12:40:46 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: mystery-ak

I hate these kinds of reports. And I hate tornadoes...


45 posted on 03/01/2007 12:41:39 PM PST by Jrabbit ('scuse me??)
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To: meanie monster

I can't help it. :)


46 posted on 03/01/2007 12:42:00 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (As for me, I will remain neutral...for the time being.)
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To: ladtx

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.


47 posted on 03/01/2007 12:42:22 PM PST by leadpenny
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To: del4hope

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.


48 posted on 03/01/2007 12:43:40 PM PST by kcat
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To: Strategerist

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.


49 posted on 03/01/2007 12:43:43 PM PST by Sammie42
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To: kcat

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.


50 posted on 03/01/2007 12:43:53 PM PST by del4hope (What about all the heat coming from CPUs while the world surfs the net (invented by youknowwho)?)
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