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The chance of earthquake damage in Fort Davis is about the same as Alabama average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Fort Davis 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, #614

Fort Davis, 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

Fort Davis, 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, #573

Fort Davis, AL
178.69
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 2,370 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Fort Davis, AL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:47Dense Fog:0Drought:39
Dust Storm:0Flood:141Hail:690Heat:66Heavy Snow:8
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:17
Thunderstorm Winds:1,225Tropical Storm:5Wildfire:1Winter Storm:11Winter Weather:11
Other:106 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Fort Davis, AL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Fort Davis, AL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 72 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Fort Davis, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.71975-01-10232°18'N / 85°41'W1.00 Mile100 Yards09250K0Macon
12.21969-04-18432°13'N / 86°00'W32°13'N / 85°53'W6.80 Miles500 Yards03250K0Bullock
16.31984-05-03232°26'N / 85°37'W32°26'N / 85°34'W3.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Macon
20.01981-04-01332°15'N / 85°24'W32°15'N / 85°23'W22325.0M0Russell
22.01956-12-23232°25'N / 86°01'W32°36'N / 85°49'W17.30 Miles100 Yards000K0Elmore
23.61996-03-06232°20'N / 86°08'W32°23'N / 86°05'W4.00 Miles200 Yards2171.5M0Montgomery
 Brief Description: The fourth in a series of four tornadoes across southern and eastern Montgomery cut a swath of destruction about 4 miles in length in an area just outside the city limits of Montgomery. The tornado began in an open field just south of a small housing development called Ranchette Estates. The tornado travelled on a path toward the northeast moving across the Country Estates Mobile Home Park where two men were killed and a number of others were injured. The tornado continued toward the northeast damaging the Georgia Washington Junior High School. It ended shortly after damaging a number of houses in the Bridlebrook Farms sub-division. About 40 homes were damaged in the Bridlebrook Farms area while nearly all of the mobile homes in Country Estates were damaged or destroyed. Total path length was about 4 miles with a path width of 200 yards. This tornado actually represents the fifth damaging event that occurred in Montgomery County between 5:12 am and about 5:30 am. M25MH, M30MH
24.61974-12-19331°56'N / 85°58'W0.50 Mile100 Yards013K0Pike
25.81957-06-28231°48'N / 85°40'W31°58'N / 85°28'W16.50 Miles100 Yards0125K0Barbour
26.32006-11-15232°19'N / 86°14'W32°24'N / 86°05'W7.00 Miles250 Yards06500K0KMontgomery
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Montgomery tornado touched down approximately 1.4 miles southwest of the Shakespeare Festival, and tracked northeastward across the Woodmere and Beauvoir Lakes Subdivisions. The tornado then crossed Interstate 85 at Bell Road and continued northeastward to the Atlanta Highway, just west of Taylor Road. Numerous trees were snapped off or downed along the path with minor roof damage to numerous homes. Near the Atlanta Highway, the tornado crossed the A.U.M. ball field complex and struck the Montgomery Postal Processing and Distribution Center and Post Office. The main doors of the post office were blown in and portions of the roof were lifted off to the north. Numerous trees were snapped off at ground level on the south and west sides of the building. A tractor trailer was completely turned around and moved 30 yards and flipped over. Other postal vehicles and cars in the parking lot were moved or received significant damage. Just to the north, the tornado produced major damage to the Fun Zone Skating Rink. This was a large metal building structure which was nearly totally destroyed. Several vehicles were tossed around and significantly damaged or crushed by debris from the building. As the tornado crossed the Atlanta Highway, several metal power poles were either significantly bent or downed. At the Saddleback Ridge Apartment Complex, at least two apartment buildings lost their roofs and portions of the second floor. The tornado continued another 2.25 miles northeastward, ending in a field just south of Wares Ferry Road. Six people suffered minor injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong storm system brought severe weather and heavy rainfall to much of Central Alabama.
28.41956-12-23232°08'N / 86°25'W32°25'N / 86°01'W30.50 Miles100 Yards010K0Montgomery
29.02006-11-15231°48'N / 85°39'W31°50'N / 85°38'W3.00 Miles650 Yards005K0KBarbour
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Hamilton Crossroads tornado crossed from Pike into Barbour County, and traveled another 3 miles before lifting. Damage in the Barbour County portion was relatively minor, and consisted of mainly downed trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong storm system brought severe weather and heavy rainfall to much of Central Alabama.
30.41954-12-05232°27'N / 85°17'W0025K0Russell
30.61969-04-18431°56'N / 86°27'W32°13'N / 86°00'W32.80 Miles500 Yards00250K0Crenshaw
31.61961-02-24232°14'N / 85°24'W32°23'N / 85°00'W25.60 Miles33 Yards0425K0Russell
31.81974-12-19331°43'N / 85°53'W31°50'N / 85°45'W11.30 Miles300 Yards00250K0Pike
31.91986-11-26231°46'N / 85°58'W31°49'N / 85°51'W8.00 Miles150 Yards01250K0Pike
32.11980-05-20231°44'N / 85°35'W31°52'N / 85°28'W11.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Barbour
32.91976-03-12332°37'N / 86°04'W32°39'N / 86°00'W4.90 Miles400 Yards0152.5M0Elmore
33.11979-11-25332°23'N / 86°15'W32°30'N / 86°14'W8.30 Miles150 Yards0202.5M0Montgomery
33.11972-07-03231°48'N / 85°59'W0.30 Mile200 Yards00250K0Pike
33.81986-11-25331°38'N / 85°42'W31°53'N / 85°27'W22.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Barbour
34.01953-04-18332°36'N / 85°35'W32°30'N / 85°00'W34.70 Miles33 Yards61952.5M0Lee
34.51979-11-25332°30'N / 86°14'W32°31'N / 86°13'W1.90 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Elmore
34.71996-03-18332°39'N / 86°01'W32°44'N / 85°55'W10.00 Miles440 Yards00700K50KElmore
 Brief Description: A tornado began on the northeast side of Eclectic and extended for 10 miles in Elmore County crossing the Elmore-Tallapoosa county line just east of Highway 63. The tornado continued for another 14 miles in Tallapoosa County crossing Lake Martin and ending on the north side of Jacksons Gap not far from where a tornado had occurred earlier in the evening. This was classified as an F3 tornado with a total damage path of 24 miles with a width of a quarter of a mile at the widest. Numerous buildings of all types were damaged along the track. Some of the most intense damage occurred as the tornado emerged from crossing Lake Martin in the Peckerwood area just southwest of Jacksons Gap. Numerous permanent homes and mobile homes were seriously damaged or destroyed.
35.51964-12-26232°27'N / 85°11'W0025K0Russell
35.61980-04-13232°36'N / 85°27'W32°41'N / 85°17'W11.30 Miles440 Yards0132.5M0Lee
35.71979-11-25232°43'N / 85°55'W32°44'N / 85°54'W1.90 Miles60 Yards00250K0Elmore
35.71954-12-05231°56'N / 85°23'W31°56'N / 85°05'W17.50 Miles100 Yards033K0Barbour
35.71971-03-03331°43'N / 85°49'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
36.02006-11-15231°37'N / 85°49'W31°48'N / 85°40'W15.00 Miles650 Yards00500K0KPike
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado, which is believed to have initially touched down just across the Coffee County line near the Roeton community, entered Pike County about 1.5 miles southwest of Hamilton Crossroads. The tornado track crossed US Highway 231, State Highway 10, and State Highway 130 before crossing the Pea River into western Barbour County. Numerous trees were blown down or snapped off along the path. Numerous structures suffered significant damage, including a water tower that completely collapsed, a fire department building, and several homes. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong storm system brought severe weather and heavy rainfall to much of Central Alabama.
36.01971-03-02331°41'N / 85°58'W31°44'N / 85°34'W23.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
36.41958-02-06231°43'N / 86°07'W31°50'N / 85°59'W11.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Pike
36.61962-01-05231°45'N / 86°00'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
37.81972-01-10232°44'N / 85°35'W32°47'N / 85°33'W4.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Chambers
38.02008-02-17232°05'N / 85°09'W32°08'N / 85°03'W8.00 Miles1000 Yards04120K0KRussell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near the intersection of US Highway 431 and CR-51 in the southern portion of the county. It then tracked northeastward to the Chattahoochee River near the Cottonton community, before crossing the river into Georgia. The most significant damage was located near CR-12. At least two mobile homes were destroyed and two frame houses received significant damage. Numerous trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the path. At least one vehicle was flipped over. Four injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A broken squall line, sparked by an advancing cold front and strong upper level storm, caused severe thunderstorms and tornadoes across Central Alabama.
38.61972-01-13331°43'N / 85°22'W31°50'N / 85°20'W8.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Barbour
38.81975-01-10232°36'N / 85°14'W002.5M0Lee
39.21975-01-10232°18'N / 86°24'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Montgomery
39.31984-05-03332°26'N / 86°22'W32°27'N / 86°21'W1.00 Mile800 Yards002.5M0Elmore
39.71984-05-03332°22'N / 86°24'W32°26'N / 86°22'W6.00 Miles800 Yards5372.5M0Montgomery
40.01963-04-30232°27'N / 85°12'W32°27'N / 85°00'W11.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Russell
40.51966-11-10232°18'N / 86°30'W32°16'N / 86°21'W9.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lowndes
40.72009-02-28232°35'N / 85°15'W32°36'N / 85°07'W8.00 Miles500 Yards031.1M0KLee
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down southwest of the community of Salem. It then moved just north of due east, crossing US-280 and several smaller county roads, before lifting at CR-379. Winds estimated at 125-130 mph destroyed 6 mobile homes and 4 site built homes, badly damaged 8 homes, and caused minor damage to 9 others. Two area businesses were destroyed, one other received minor damage, and one school building was damaged. Hundreds of trees were snapped off and uprooted, and one 18-wheeler was overturned. There were three minor injuries reported, only one that required hospitalization. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A slow moving cold front brought an extended period of severe weather and heavy rain, that lasted about 24 hours. The storms produced damaging winds, large hail, flooding rains, and at least 4 tornadoes.
41.01963-04-29232°11'N / 86°31'W32°12'N / 86°21'W9.80 Miles400 Yards00250K0Lowndes
41.71954-12-05332°41'N / 85°25'W32°40'N / 85°05'W19.40 Miles100 Yards04250K0Lee
41.91961-04-27231°40'N / 86°00'W0225K0Pike
41.91974-01-20231°43'N / 86°07'W0025K0Pike
42.11954-03-13332°20'N / 85°02'W32°21'N / 85°01'W1.90 Miles880 Yards0025K0Russell
42.21991-03-29232°28'N / 85°04'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0162.5M0Russell
42.92007-03-01232°01'N / 86°27'W32°04'N / 86°25'W3.00 Miles400 Yards0450K0KLowndes
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: What would eventually become a large tornado first touched down in far southeastern Lowndes County, along US Highway 31 in the Sandy Ridge Community. The tornado tracked northeastward, roughly parallel to US 31, before moving into extreme southwestern Montgomery County. During its short path in Lowndes County, the tornado damaged several structures and downed numerous trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system brought an outbreak of tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail to Central Alabama.
43.11964-10-04231°48'N / 85°12'W023K0Barbour
43.22008-02-17332°24'N / 86°28'W32°28'N / 86°24'W6.00 Miles440 Yards05010.0M0KAutauga
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near the waste water treatment facility south southwest of the city of Prattville. It then tracked northeastward and crossed US Highway 82, US Highway 31, and Cobbs Ford Road. The southern and eastern parts of Prattville sustained significant damage. The highest winds likely occurred along Cobbs Ford Road/East Main Street near McQueen Smith Road and in the Silver Hills Subdivision. An estimated 200 residential homes and 40 businesses were damaged or destroyed. Hundreds of trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the path. In addition, 50 injuries were reported, but there were no fatalities. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A broken squall line, sparked by an advancing cold front and strong upper level storm, caused severe thunderstorms and tornadoes across Central Alabama.
43.31977-03-29232°37'N / 86°21'W32°42'N / 86°12'W10.50 Miles33 Yards02250K0Elmore
43.61994-03-09231°36'N / 85°50'W31°36'N / 85°46'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00500K50KCoffee
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down about two miles east of Frisco in the New Hope Community causing extensive damage. Five homes and two mobile homes were damaged; one chicken house was destroyed and five others were damaged. Two houses had the roofs blown completely off.
43.71984-05-03232°31'N / 85°04'W0.40 Mile100 Yards01250K0Lee
43.91964-04-28232°03'N / 86°29'W31°59'N / 86°24'W6.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lowndes
44.01986-11-25331°33'N / 85°46'W31°38'N / 85°42'W8.00 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Dale
44.31957-06-28232°09'N / 86°35'W32°15'N / 86°24'W12.80 Miles117 Yards0025K0Lowndes
44.51972-01-13331°36'N / 85°24'W31°43'N / 85°22'W8.40 Miles200 Yards02250K0Henry
44.81961-03-31332°26'N / 85°02'W32°27'N / 84°59'W3.00 Miles167 Yards0725K0Russell
45.11978-05-01232°28'N / 85°03'W32°29'N / 84°59'W4.30 Miles150 Yards04250K0Russell
45.22009-04-19232°27'N / 85°01'W32°28'N / 85°00'W1.00 Mile250 Yards00500K0KRussell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near the intersection of 22nd Avenue and 17th Street in Phenix City. It then traveled northeast through the south end of Phenix City, and crossed the Chattahoochee River and moved into Muscogee County Georgia. Five businesses sustained major damage, and seven homes received varying degrees of roof damage. At least 100 and as many as 200 trees were snapped or uprooted. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system and associated cold front brought numerous thunderstorms to central Alabama. Many of the storms produced large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes.
45.21954-03-13332°21'N / 85°01'W32°22'N / 84°56'W5.10 Miles600 Yards22025.0M0Chattahoochee
46.21954-12-05231°56'N / 85°05'W31°58'N / 84°57'W8.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Quitman
46.21965-09-29231°42'N / 86°13'W0225K0Crenshaw
46.51979-11-25232°44'N / 85°54'W33°04'N / 85°44'W25.00 Miles60 Yards02250K0Tallapoosa
47.21984-03-05231°33'N / 85°49'W0.90 Mile50 Yards04250K0Coffee
47.21973-11-20231°43'N / 86°16'W0025K0Crenshaw
48.11977-03-29232°35'N / 86°31'W32°37'N / 86°21'W10.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Autauga
48.41979-11-25231°59'N / 86°35'W32°10'N / 86°30'W13.50 Miles50 Yards01225K0Lowndes
48.51961-03-31332°27'N / 84°59'W32°31'N / 84°56'W5.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Muscogee
48.71953-04-18332°30'N / 85°00'W32°29'N / 84°55'W5.10 Miles400 Yards230025.0M0Muscogee


* 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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