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EF5 TORNADO HACKLEBURG, ALABAMA ON APRIL 27TH, 2011
The Hackleburg tornado began at 3:05 pm. As it approached the town from the southwest, the storm strengthened to an EF4 rating on the Enhanced Fujita scale, which rates the wind speed and intensity of a tornado. Continuing on its path to Hackleburg, the storm escalated to an EF5, with winds up to 210 mph. The tornado ended at approximately 3:28 p.m. — about 23 minutes after it began.
Tornado's Damage to the Economy
Tornado’s actual cost: $1,290,000,000
Cost adjusted to 2019 dollars: $1,475,032,590
After the extreme weather event, 100 injuries and 18 deaths were reported. The tornado caused devastating damage to Hackleburg, destroying subdivisions, businesses and schools. Weather service meteorologists and storm damage experts determined that the Hackleburg tornado was an EF5, due to factors such as the storm lifting vehicles in the air by 150 to 200 yards and completely leveling a brick home, with debris from the home later found 40 yards from its foundation.