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Foley, AL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Foley is about the same as Alabama average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Foley is 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, #676

Foley, 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

Foley, 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, #463

Foley, AL
200.29
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 1,832 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Foley, AL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:1Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:263Hail:413Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:2
Thunderstorm Winds:877Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:274 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Foley, AL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 52 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Foley, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.62001-10-13330°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.
5.71967-12-10230°18'N / 87°46'W30°20'N / 87°32'W14.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Baldwin
5.71962-03-31230°18'N / 87°42'W30°22'N / 87°31'W11.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Baldwin
5.71967-10-30230°15'N / 87°39'W30°24'N / 87°47'W13.10 Miles33 Yards0125K0Baldwin
6.22004-11-27230°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.
10.61964-12-24230°30'N / 87°48'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0325K0Baldwin
10.92001-10-13230°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.
14.31971-09-16230°32'N / 87°51'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00250K0Baldwin
15.31972-11-13230°37'N / 87°42'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Baldwin
19.01970-06-02230°36'N / 87°53'W0025K0Baldwin
20.01963-07-24230°25'N / 87°20'W00250K0Escambia
21.01959-05-19230°24'N / 87°19'W1.50 Miles33 Yards040K0Escambia
24.11967-10-30330°26'N / 87°16'W044250K0Escambia
25.61950-04-18230°42'N / 87°55'W2.00 Miles150 Yards003K0Baldwin
25.91955-04-10230°30'N / 87°15'W0025K0Escambia
26.01956-05-05330°26'N / 87°14'W1.00 Mile50 Yards01250K0Escambia
26.11967-10-30230°20'N / 88°06'W003K0Mobile
26.71960-05-07230°30'N / 88°06'W0.20 Mile100 Yards00250K0Mobile
26.71989-07-02230°30'N / 88°06'W1.00 Mile73 Yards00250K0Mobile
27.51971-05-12230°28'N / 87°18'W30°30'N / 87°08'W10.20 Miles200 Yards0025K0Escambia
28.41980-05-19230°36'N / 88°05'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Mobile
29.31960-11-28230°37'N / 87°18'W30°39'N / 87°13'W5.60 Miles50 Yards003K0Escambia
29.51982-04-25330°15'N / 88°08'W1.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Mobile
29.71964-04-27230°43'N / 87°20'W000K0Escambia
30.11971-02-07330°21'N / 87°10'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01122.5M0Escambia
32.71973-12-26230°32'N / 88°13'W30°33'N / 88°10'W3.80 Miles50 Yards0125K0Mobile
32.91975-02-16230°52'N / 87°46'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Baldwin
33.91953-03-18230°42'N / 88°07'W0.10 Mile10 Yards023K0Mobile
33.91996-11-30230°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.
34.31980-04-13230°53'N / 87°47'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Baldwin
34.31981-02-10230°53'N / 87°47'W1.50 Miles150 Yards0622.5M0Baldwin
34.42000-11-06230°30'N / 88°14'W30°30'N / 88°14'W1.50 Miles300 Yards02100K0Mobile
 Brief Description: A thunderstorm produced an F2 tornado that first touched down near the intersection of Highway 188 and Four Mile Road. A house suffered roof damage and a couple of barns were damaged. Trees were also blown down. The tornado moved northeast and trees were blown down along County Road 15. The tornado then touched down in a Mobile Home Park. One of the homes was completely destroyed with the occupants riding out the storm huddled together inside a bathtub. The two sisters were thrown out of the home as the tornado blew it from its foundation and turned it over several times. They were found in the woods behind their home with only minor injuries. Some of the other homes in the neighborhood suffered damage with skirting and parts of roofs torn off. The tornado continued northeast and did some minor damage near Howerin Road and near the intersection of Two Mile and Beverly Roads. The tornado then lifted back into the cloud.
35.81968-12-01230°21'N / 87°15'W30°41'N / 86°55'W30.40 Miles17 Yards0025K0Escambia
36.31960-05-07230°30'N / 88°16'W0.10 Mile100 Yards0025K0Mobile
36.51968-11-03330°54'N / 87°59'W30°53'N / 87°47'W11.90 Miles400 Yards04250K0Baldwin
37.41977-06-16230°49'N / 88°04'W003K0Mobile
37.41997-11-21330°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.
37.61968-11-03330°53'N / 87°47'W31°00'N / 87°37'W12.80 Miles400 Yards00250K0Baldwin
37.71968-11-03330°46'N / 88°07'W30°54'N / 87°59'W12.20 Miles400 Yards014250K0Mobile
38.01950-04-18330°40'N / 88°12'W30°51'N / 88°06'W14.00 Miles100 Yards01525K0Mobile
39.51972-03-02230°40'N / 87°05'W2.00 Miles500 Yards0025K0Santa Rosa
40.51962-03-31330°37'N / 87°06'W30°40'N / 87°00'W6.90 Miles440 Yards171002.5M0Santa Rosa
41.21983-12-13230°38'N / 87°02'W1.50 Miles300 Yards00250K0Santa Rosa
41.21973-05-26230°36'N / 87°18'W30°44'N / 86°48'W31.10 Miles20 Yards0025K0Escambia
42.51962-07-04230°37'N / 87°03'W30°39'N / 86°58'W5.60 Miles27 Yards0025K0Santa Rosa
43.21972-01-12230°42'N / 87°02'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0125K0Escambia
43.61966-11-10231°00'N / 87°48'W31°03'N / 87°41'W7.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Baldwin
44.21972-06-08231°01'N / 87°29'W0.10 Mile30 Yards0025K0Escambia
44.71972-03-02231°00'N / 87°29'W31°02'N / 87°25'W4.70 Miles33 Yards003K0Escambia
48.01977-05-02230°28'N / 88°30'W30°31'N / 88°26'W5.20 Miles440 Yards0025K0Jackson
48.71969-12-21230°24'N / 86°51'W003K0Santa Rosa
49.61968-11-03331°00'N / 87°37'W31°07'N / 87°04'W33.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Escambia


* 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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