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The chance of earthquake damage in Flomaton is about the same as Alabama average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Flomaton is much lower than Alabama average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #592

Flomaton, AL
0.01
Alabama
0.08
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Flomaton, AL
0.0000
Alabama
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #572

Flomaton, AL
178.84
Alabama
255.80
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 2,076 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Flomaton, AL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:1Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:267Hail:476Heat:1Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:3
Thunderstorm Winds:1,040Tropical Storm:4Wildfire:5Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:279 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Flomaton, AL.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Flomaton, AL.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Flomaton, AL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 68 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Flomaton, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.91968-11-03331°00'N / 87°37'W31°07'N / 87°04'W33.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Escambia
11.51972-03-02231°00'N / 87°29'W31°02'N / 87°25'W4.70 Miles33 Yards003K0Escambia
12.31972-12-15231°02'N / 87°03'W1.00 Mile50 Yards033K0Escambia
13.51972-06-08231°01'N / 87°29'W0.10 Mile30 Yards0025K0Escambia
14.11961-12-10331°07'N / 87°03'W0.20 Mile33 Yards01250K0Escambia
18.71974-11-05231°13'N / 87°28'W003K0Escambia
21.01984-10-15231°18'N / 87°14'W31°20'N / 87°11'W3.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Conecuh
21.11964-04-27230°43'N / 87°20'W000K0Escambia
25.01971-12-20331°18'N / 87°31'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01250K0Monroe
25.41972-01-12230°42'N / 87°02'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0125K0Escambia
26.11972-03-02230°40'N / 87°05'W2.00 Miles500 Yards0025K0Santa Rosa
26.31960-11-28230°37'N / 87°18'W30°39'N / 87°13'W5.60 Miles50 Yards003K0Escambia
26.71985-09-23231°18'N / 87°06'W31°25'N / 87°00'W7.00 Miles100 Yards04250K0Conecuh
26.81968-11-03330°53'N / 87°47'W31°00'N / 87°37'W12.80 Miles400 Yards00250K0Baldwin
27.01973-05-26230°36'N / 87°18'W30°44'N / 86°48'W31.10 Miles20 Yards0025K0Escambia
28.51962-03-31330°37'N / 87°06'W30°40'N / 87°00'W6.90 Miles440 Yards171002.5M0Santa Rosa
28.71966-11-10231°00'N / 87°48'W31°03'N / 87°41'W7.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Baldwin
29.51983-12-13230°38'N / 87°02'W1.50 Miles300 Yards00250K0Santa Rosa
30.11967-12-02231°26'N / 87°24'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00250K0Monroe
30.21962-07-04230°37'N / 87°03'W30°39'N / 86°58'W5.60 Miles27 Yards0025K0Santa Rosa
31.22008-02-17231°06'N / 86°48'W31°11'N / 86°42'W9.00 Miles500 Yards00700K0KEscambia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong EF-2 tornado first touched down over a heavily forested area about 5 miles southwest of Dixie and then moved northeast across the forest crossing highway 29 just to the west of Dixie. The tornado then continued northeast across heavily forested areas moving into western Covington county 3.1 miles northeast of Dixie. Significant tree damage occurred along the track of the tornado with structural damage confined to the populated area of Dixie. Three homes were destroyed in Dixie and two large towers were damaged. Two occupants of one of the homes that was destroyed in Dixie got into an interior bathroom on the lowest floor of the two story house and covered themselves with cushions. The tornado tore off the top story of the home and damaged the lower floor but the two residents were unharmed. Some century old headstones were blown over in a cemetery just north of Dixie. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The long lived supercell that moved through northwest Florida, passed into Alabama producing a tornado along with hail and wind damage.
31.91975-02-16230°52'N / 87°46'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Baldwin
32.01957-06-28231°25'N / 87°24'W31°32'N / 87°15'W12.10 Miles100 Yards04250K0Monroe
32.51980-04-13230°53'N / 87°47'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Baldwin
32.51981-02-10230°53'N / 87°47'W1.50 Miles150 Yards0622.5M0Baldwin
35.51955-04-10230°30'N / 87°15'W0025K0Escambia
35.61957-06-28231°25'N / 87°03'W31°29'N / 86°49'W14.50 Miles133 Yards0025K0Conecuh
35.91968-12-01230°21'N / 87°15'W30°41'N / 86°55'W30.40 Miles17 Yards0025K0Escambia
36.81971-05-12230°28'N / 87°18'W30°30'N / 87°08'W10.20 Miles200 Yards0025K0Escambia
36.81958-03-06230°42'N / 86°45'W30°48'N / 86°41'W8.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Okaloosa
38.11972-11-13230°37'N / 87°42'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Baldwin
38.11978-04-18331°32'N / 87°27'W31°35'N / 87°17'W10.50 Miles220 Yards0302.5M0Monroe
38.11968-11-03330°54'N / 87°59'W30°53'N / 87°47'W11.90 Miles400 Yards04250K0Baldwin
39.41985-09-23231°25'N / 87°00'W31°40'N / 87°00'W15.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Conecuh
40.21967-10-30330°26'N / 87°16'W044250K0Escambia
40.21956-05-05330°26'N / 87°14'W1.00 Mile50 Yards01250K0Escambia
40.81972-10-27230°50'N / 86°36'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0025K0Okaloosa
41.21996-11-30230°26'N / 87°06'W30°26'N / 87°06'W0.40 Mile90 Yards0775K0Santa Rosa
 Brief Description: A waterspout moved out of Blackwater Bay and lifted back into the cloud as it moved north northeast across State Highway 87. The storm damaged some trees just before crossing County Road 184. Here a weak F2 tornado dropped down and totally destroyed a mobile home and damaged a house next to it. The person that was injured in this trailer was hospitalized for several days. The tornado continued on the ground and destroyed another trailer home on South Trace Road. Six people were injured in this mobile home, one was hospitalized. The tornado then lifted back into the cloud near Permenter Road. As the storm that spawned the tornado moved north northeast, other structures suffered some wind damage for another mile. Of the six mobile homes damaged, three were unsalvageable, two suffered major damage and one suffered minor damage. Of the six houses damaged, four suffered major damage and two suffered minor damage.
41.61963-07-24230°25'N / 87°20'W00250K0Escambia
41.61960-03-29231°36'N / 87°18'W31°38'N / 87°13'W5.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Monroe
41.61973-05-26230°44'N / 86°48'W30°50'N / 86°25'W23.80 Miles10 Yards1425K0Okaloosa
42.12001-10-13230°33'N / 87°43'W30°33'N / 87°43'W0.70 Mile200 Yards00200K0Baldwin
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down southeast of Robertsdale. The tornado first touched down just south of County Road 83 and Hubard road intersection where it tracked north and damaged seventeen manufactured homes and completely destroyed three others. Several large Pecan trees were also blown down. No injuries were reported.
42.51962-01-05230°46'N / 86°36'W2.50 Miles100 Yards1302.5M0Okaloosa
42.51962-01-05230°46'N / 86°36'W2.50 Miles100 Yards000K0Okaloosa
42.51956-07-08231°37'N / 87°54'W31°26'N / 87°25'W31.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Clarke
42.61959-05-19230°24'N / 87°19'W1.50 Miles33 Yards040K0Escambia
43.01995-10-04230°45'N / 86°36'W1.80 Miles170 Yards13300K0Okaloosa
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Interstate 10 east of Crestview. The tornado then moved northwest across Okaloosa Lane and then across U.S. Highway 90 before dissipating near Highway 85. The tornado destroyed two homes and a church and severely damaged the late Bob Sikes Homestead and the Crestview High School's gymnasium. The two homes that were destroyed were along Okaloosa Lane. One home was on blocks on a concrete foundation, the home was completely destroyed and an elderly female who lived there was killed. The other home had the roof taken off and most of the insides of the home were destroyed. Three people were injured in this home and were saved when the wind blew them to the floor. The tornado was on the ground for almost two miles. F76PH
43.21971-04-23431°30'N / 87°18'W31°46'N / 87°00'W25.40 Miles300 Yards0025K0Monroe
43.41996-03-18231°32'N / 87°27'W31°44'N / 87°19'W11.00 Miles200 Yards05150K0Monroe
 Brief Description: THE SAME STORM SYSTEM THAT DROPPED A COUPLE OF TORNADOES IN CLARKE COUNTY MOVED INTO MONROE COUNTY AND DROPPED A TORNADO FOUR MILES EAST OF CLAIBORNE LAKE, JUST WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 17. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST AND MOVED THROUGH FRANKLIN ALONG STATE HWY 41. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED BACK INTO THE CLOUD JUST WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 56, SIX MILES SOUTH OF VREDENBURGH. THE TORNADO SKIPPED ALONG THE GROUND FOR ABOUT ELEVEN MILES. THREE MOBILE HOMES AND A HOUSE WERE DESTROYED NEAR FRANKLIN. FIVE PEOPLE WERE INJURED, BUT NONE SERIOUSLY. TREES AND POWER LINES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG THE TRACK OF THE TORNADO. SHEDS AND BARNS ALONG THE TRACK OF THE TORNADO ALSO SUFFERED DAMAGE. TREES FALLING ON HOMES ALSO CAUSED SOME STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. OTHER HOMES HAD ROOF DAMAGE WHEN SHINGLES WERE BLOWN OFF.
43.91971-05-08230°45'N / 86°35'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Okaloosa
44.11957-06-28231°26'N / 86°42'W31°27'N / 86°42'W1.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Conecuh
44.81950-04-18230°42'N / 87°55'W2.00 Miles150 Yards003K0Baldwin
45.22004-11-27230°29'N / 87°42'W30°29'N / 87°42'W4.50 Miles300 Yards04400K0Baldwin
 Brief Description: An F2 touched down just west of Summerdale along County Road 32. The tornado then tracked east northeast and moved through downtown Summerdale. The tornado continued moving east and went back into the clouds east of Summerdale. Most of the damage from the tornado occurred in downtown Summerdale. Bleachers from a new ball field were found about a quarter mile away next to a house. A school bus was pushed sideways 15 to 20 feet by the winds. Five homes were destroyed with 35 to 40 homes suffering damage. Four minor injuries were reported. People heard the warning and took cover before the tornado hit. This same area was hit hard by Hurricane Ivan in September.
45.41957-06-28231°24'N / 86°54'W31°38'N / 86°37'W23.20 Miles440 Yards00250K0Conecuh
45.81960-06-15231°37'N / 87°35'W000K0Clarke
46.21971-02-07330°21'N / 87°10'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01122.5M0Escambia
46.81957-06-28231°27'N / 86°42'W31°31'N / 86°40'W5.20 Miles200 Yards02250K0Covington
46.91970-06-02230°36'N / 87°53'W0025K0Baldwin
48.01964-12-24230°30'N / 87°48'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0325K0Baldwin
48.41971-09-16230°32'N / 87°51'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00250K0Baldwin
48.52001-10-13330°25'N / 87°41'W30°25'N / 87°41'W1.00 Mile440 Yards00250K0Baldwin
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado initially touched down just south of the Grove Home Park on County Road 16. The tornado then tracked north just east of County Road 65 to County Road 12, just southwest of Foley. The tornado blew down numerous trees, destroyed a manufactured home and damaged several others in the Grove Home Park. The tornado destroyed two large cement block buildings and damaged another three near County Road 12. A large panel truck filled with heavy tools was picked up and carried about 60 feet, and several other cars were thrown 15 to 25 feet. No injuries were reported.
48.71968-11-03330°46'N / 88°07'W30°54'N / 87°59'W12.20 Miles400 Yards014250K0Mobile
48.81969-12-21230°24'N / 86°51'W003K0Santa Rosa
48.81962-01-05231°18'N / 86°30'W003K0Covington
49.51979-07-11231°24'N / 86°37'W31°29'N / 86°33'W7.10 Miles100 Yards040K0Covington
49.71983-12-28231°17'N / 86°38'W31°29'N / 86°26'W15.00 Miles80 Yards01250K0Covington
49.91977-06-16230°49'N / 88°04'W003K0Mobile
49.91997-11-21330°49'N / 88°04'W30°49'N / 88°04'W1.00 Mile300 Yards002.0M0Mobile
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado touched down just east of I-65 in Saraland near Shelton Beach Estates. The tornado skipped east northeast along the ground before lifting back into the cloud near U S Highway 43. Three homes were almost completely gone, three more suffered major damage and about sixty homes in the middle-class neighbourhood suffered some damage. Most of the damage was consistent with an F1 or F2 tornado. No one was injured. Several people knew they were under a tornado warning and were able to take cover before the storm struck. Most of the residents said they did not hear the familiar "Freight Train Sound" before the tornado struck.


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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