The Site where Hurst Towing in Fultondale once stood. Source: Justin Hindman

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has rated the Fultondale, AL tornado as an EF-3 with max peak winds of 150 MPH and a Max Width of 30 Yards. The tornado injured 30+ and caused 1 fatality. The survey is still preliminary, but a change in Rating is not anticipated according to NWS Officials.

Fultondale Tornado Information. Source: NWS Birmingham

Among the buildings damaged, was the Hampton Inn at Fultondale

Hampton Inn @ Fultondale. Source: NWS Birmingham

Our partners at Cullman County Weather Team provided us with this radar image snapshot taken around the time of the Tornado. The yellow boxed section is the tornado it self, while the blue boxed section is the debris being picked up by radar.