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NWS Birmingham: 2 tornadoes touched down in Jefferson County Monday night

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The NWS in Birmingham said an EF-2 tornado struck the town of Graysville in Jefferson County Monday night, April 28, 2014. (abc3340.com) The NWS in Birmingham said an EF-2 tornado struck the town of Graysville in Jefferson County Monday night, April 28, 2014. (abc3340.com)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The National Weather Service in Birmingham released its preliminary survey of Monday night's storm and tornado damage, saying it believes an EF-2 tornado struck Graysville and an EF-1 hit Kimberly.

[Click here to see a slideshow of the tornado damage in Graysville and Kimberly.]

According to the report, the NWS said two tornadoes touched down in Jefferson County, the first of which coming in Kimberly, where it's believed an EF-1 tornado with estimated peak wind speeds of 100 mph tore through the town for over three miles. The Graysville twister, which was said to be 1,500-yards wide, reportedly had peak wind speeds of 115 mph and stayed on the ground for over five miles.

The smaller tornado, according to the NWS, touched down near Interstate 65, approximately a half-mile south of Sardis Road, before moving northeast towards Kimberly, where the Church of God was destroyed and several structures were damaged.

[Click here for a full storm report from the Alabama EMA.]

In Graysville, the larger tornado reportedly touched down near Oak Leaf Circle then intensified as it traveled northeast before hitting near Cruce Road, where four mobile homes sustained major damage, one of which was completely totaled after rolling multiple times. The tornado continued to move in the same direction, uprooting hundreds of trees and damaging two brick homes near Adamsville Parkway. Before lifting from the ground along Brookside Cardiff Road near McCay Rd., the twister damaged another mobile home.

Incredibly, no one was injured in either tornadic event.

Tornado profiles:

Location:  Graysville, Jefferson County
Rating:  EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:  115 mph
Path Length:  5.45 miles
Path Width:  1,500 yards
Fatalities:  0
Injuries:  0
Click here to see aerial video of the damage.

Location:  Kimberly, Jefferson County
Rating:  EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:  100 mph
Path Length:  3.3 miles
Path Width:  800 yards
Fatalities:  0
Injuries:  0
Click here to see aerial video of the damage.



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