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The chance of earthquake damage in Petrey is about the same as Alabama average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Petrey 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, #646

Petrey, 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

Petrey, 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, #495

Petrey, AL
193.32
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 2,069 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Petrey, 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:115Hail:562Heat:66Heavy Snow:8
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:16
Thunderstorm Winds:1,112Tropical Storm:5Wildfire:1Winter Storm:11Winter Weather:11
Other:73 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Petrey, AL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 76 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Petrey, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.01973-11-20231°43'N / 86°16'W0025K0Crenshaw
10.41958-02-06231°43'N / 86°07'W31°50'N / 85°59'W11.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Pike
10.41965-09-29231°42'N / 86°13'W0225K0Crenshaw
10.61974-01-20231°43'N / 86°07'W0025K0Pike
13.41972-07-03231°48'N / 85°59'W0.30 Mile200 Yards00250K0Pike
13.81962-01-05231°45'N / 86°00'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
15.01974-12-19331°56'N / 85°58'W0.50 Mile100 Yards013K0Pike
15.51969-04-18431°56'N / 86°27'W32°13'N / 86°00'W32.80 Miles500 Yards00250K0Crenshaw
17.41961-04-27231°40'N / 86°00'W0225K0Pike
17.81986-11-26231°46'N / 85°58'W31°49'N / 85°51'W8.00 Miles150 Yards01250K0Pike
18.11964-04-28232°03'N / 86°29'W31°59'N / 86°24'W6.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lowndes
18.82007-03-01232°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.
19.61969-05-18231°33'N / 86°14'W31°35'N / 86°08'W6.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Crenshaw
20.01969-04-18431°50'N / 86°38'W31°56'N / 86°27'W12.80 Miles500 Yards211250K0Butler
23.31974-12-19331°43'N / 85°53'W31°50'N / 85°45'W11.30 Miles300 Yards00250K0Pike
24.51971-03-03331°43'N / 85°49'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
24.91957-06-28231°46'N / 86°43'W31°51'N / 86°32'W12.30 Miles133 Yards00250K0Butler
25.11979-11-25231°59'N / 86°35'W32°10'N / 86°30'W13.50 Miles50 Yards01225K0Lowndes
25.21956-05-03331°36'N / 86°33'W31°37'N / 86°30'W3.80 Miles83 Yards0225K0Covington
25.21979-11-25231°52'N / 86°40'W31°59'N / 86°35'W9.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Butler
27.11963-04-29232°11'N / 86°31'W32°12'N / 86°21'W9.80 Miles400 Yards00250K0Lowndes
27.51971-03-02331°41'N / 85°58'W31°44'N / 85°34'W23.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
28.82006-11-15231°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.
29.31956-12-23232°08'N / 86°25'W32°25'N / 86°01'W30.50 Miles100 Yards010K0Montgomery
29.31994-03-09231°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.
29.41957-06-28232°09'N / 86°35'W32°15'N / 86°24'W12.80 Miles117 Yards0025K0Lowndes
29.51969-04-18432°13'N / 86°00'W32°13'N / 85°53'W6.80 Miles500 Yards03250K0Bullock
30.01971-09-17331°25'N / 86°10'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Coffee
30.81984-03-05231°33'N / 85°49'W0.90 Mile50 Yards04250K0Coffee
31.01973-04-18231°25'N / 86°04'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0142.5M0Coffee
32.61966-11-10232°18'N / 86°30'W32°16'N / 86°21'W9.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lowndes
32.91986-11-25331°33'N / 85°46'W31°38'N / 85°42'W8.00 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Dale
33.01976-03-31231°23'N / 86°23'W31°24'N / 86°20'W3.80 Miles40 Yards00250K0Covington
33.02006-11-15231°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.
33.11975-01-10232°18'N / 86°24'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Montgomery
33.51957-06-28231°31'N / 86°40'W31°35'N / 86°38'W5.20 Miles200 Yards00250K0Butler
33.71986-11-25331°23'N / 85°56'W31°33'N / 85°46'W14.00 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Coffee
35.01996-03-18232°09'N / 86°45'W32°17'N / 86°29'W16.00 Miles100 Yards02100K25KLowndes
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado began about 1.5 miles south of Gordonville in central Lowndes County at 7:12 pm and noved northeasterly taking it south and east of Moses and just north of Hayneville. The tornado crossed County Road 21 5 to 6 miles north-northeast Hayneville. The tornado crossed the Lowndes-Montgomery county line just south of U. S. 80 around 7:39 pm and dissipated about three miles into Montgomery County around 7:43 pm. Two people were injured when a couple of mobile homes were destroyed on Highway 21 north of Hayneville.
35.12006-11-15232°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.
35.51996-03-06232°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
36.01983-05-16331°23'N / 85°56'W1.50 Miles150 Yards01250K0Coffee
36.01979-07-11231°24'N / 86°37'W31°29'N / 86°33'W7.10 Miles100 Yards040K0Covington
37.41957-06-28231°48'N / 85°40'W31°58'N / 85°28'W16.50 Miles100 Yards0125K0Barbour
37.41986-11-25331°38'N / 85°42'W31°53'N / 85°27'W22.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Barbour
37.71983-12-28231°17'N / 86°38'W31°29'N / 86°26'W15.00 Miles80 Yards01250K0Covington
37.91957-06-28231°27'N / 86°42'W31°31'N / 86°40'W5.20 Miles200 Yards02250K0Covington
38.01964-12-24231°48'N / 86°53'W31°50'N / 86°49'W4.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Butler
38.92006-11-15231°12'N / 86°22'W31°23'N / 86°13'W16.00 Miles300 Yards001.0M0KCovington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down near Hillcrest Ponds around the junction of county roads 34 and 45, then moved northeast, before lifting back into the clouds near county road 70 just west of Friendship. Considerable damage occurred along the path of the tornado. The first residence hit had two large grain silos torn from their foundations. One was thrown roughly 15 yards, the other about 150 yards across the road and into a nearby pasture. Another home sustained considerable damage when an outbuilding was lifted by the tornado and thrown into the home. Several other homes along the path of the tornado suffered roof damage. The most significant and widespread damage along the path of the tornado occurred near Opine, where up to six commercial poultry farm buildings were destroyed or heavily damaged. Approximately 130,000 chickens were killed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Strong southerly winds developed ahead of a cold front and caused low level shear to increase across the area. This low level shear aided in the development of several tornadoes across the area.
39.41984-05-03332°22'N / 86°24'W32°26'N / 86°22'W6.00 Miles800 Yards5372.5M0Montgomery
39.91957-06-28231°24'N / 86°54'W31°38'N / 86°37'W23.20 Miles440 Yards00250K0Conecuh
40.01980-05-20231°44'N / 85°35'W31°52'N / 85°28'W11.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Barbour
40.11959-03-21231°20'N / 85°52'W31°22'N / 85°51'W2.70 Miles150 Yards0025K0Coffee
40.21956-12-23231°25'N / 87°21'W32°08'N / 86°25'W73.90 Miles100 Yards000K0Monroe
40.61957-06-28231°26'N / 86°42'W31°27'N / 86°42'W1.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Conecuh
40.82008-02-17232°10'N / 86°49'W32°16'N / 86°41'W11.00 Miles225 Yards010215K0KLowndes
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down in the Collirene Community, about 14 miles west of Hayneville. It then tracked northeastward, and ended just north of US Highway 80, several miles west of Lowndesboro. At least 11 structures, most of them mobile homes, were damaged with three of these being completely destroyed. Hundreds of trees were either snapped or were uprooted along the damage path. The most extensive damage occurred in and near the Collirene Community. Ten injuries were attributed to this tornado. 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.
40.91979-11-25332°23'N / 86°15'W32°30'N / 86°14'W8.30 Miles150 Yards0202.5M0Montgomery
41.81984-05-03332°26'N / 86°22'W32°27'N / 86°21'W1.00 Mile800 Yards002.5M0Elmore
41.81973-12-29331°19'N / 85°54'W31°20'N / 85°48'W5.90 Miles67 Yards0112.5M0Coffee
41.81962-01-05231°18'N / 86°30'W003K0Covington
42.42008-02-17332°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.
42.62007-03-01431°16'N / 85°55'W31°22'N / 85°46'W10.00 Miles500 Yards950250.0M0KCoffee
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down just southwest of the Enterprise Municipal Airport. It caused minor damage to some houses. Four chicken houses were destroyed. The tornado then traveled northeast and quickly intensified as it moved into the Enterprise city limits. It severely damaged the high school just north of the downtown. Eight students were killed as walls collapsed on them while they took shelter in the interior hallways. Fifty more were injured. The football stadium was destroyed. Many vehicles surrounding the schools were overturned or tossed about. Several state roads were impassible due to debris and fallen utility poles and lines. The ninth fatality occurred where an elderly woman was standing behind a living room window of her home as the glass shattered. A nearby elementary school was heavily damaged with no deaths or injuries reported there. Damage near the high school and in northeast Enterprise reached low end EF-4. Damage assessments indicated 239 homes destroyed, 374 homes with major damage, 529 homes with minor damage, and 251 homes affected. Coffee County was declared a federal disaster area, with preliminary FEMA individual assistance figures totalling over $1 million. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed ahead of a warm front over the Florida Panhandle and moved northeast across southeast Alabama and into extreme southwest Georgia during the afternoon hours of March 1. The strongest tornado, classified an EF-4, killed nine and injured 50 in Enterprise, Alabama.
42.61972-01-13231°20'N / 85°48'W31°23'N / 85°44'W5.20 Miles100 Yards488250K0Dale
42.71973-12-30331°27'N / 85°39'W1.50 Miles120 Yards0143K0Dale
43.11954-04-16231°19'N / 85°49'W31°20'N / 85°48'W1.30 Miles100 Yards000K0Coffee
43.31996-03-18232°24'N / 86°51'W32°18'N / 86°27'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0000Montgomery
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado began about 1.5 miles south of Gordonville in central Lowndes County at 7:12 pm and noved northeasterly taking it south and east of Moses and just north of Hayneville. The tornado crossed County Road 21 5 to 6 miles north-northeast Hayneville. The tornado crossed the Lowndes-Montgomery county line just south of U. S. 80 around 7:39 pm and dissipated about three miles into Montgomery County around 7:43 pm. Two people were injured when a couple of mobile homes were destroyed on Highway 21 north of Hayneville.
43.31984-03-05231°21'N / 85°44'W31°27'N / 85°39'W8.00 Miles50 Yards01425.0M0Dale
43.31955-10-16231°19'N / 85°50'W31°19'N / 85°48'W1.90 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Coffee
43.41972-01-13231°19'N / 85°48'W31°20'N / 85°48'W1.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Coffee
43.51975-01-10232°18'N / 85°41'W1.00 Mile100 Yards09250K0Macon
44.01954-04-16231°20'N / 85°48'W31°27'N / 85°34'W16.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Dale
44.61973-12-29331°20'N / 85°48'W31°20'N / 85°42'W5.70 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Dale
45.01955-10-16231°19'N / 85°48'W31°25'N / 85°35'W14.50 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Dale
45.41979-11-25332°30'N / 86°14'W32°31'N / 86°13'W1.90 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Elmore
46.22004-11-24232°23'N / 86°40'W32°28'N / 86°33'W9.70 Miles500 Yards01900K0Autauga
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 2.5 miles to the southwest of Autaugaville. The tornado then moved northeastward across Clark's Landing, where it destroyed several mobile homes, travel campers, and boats. After crossing Swift Creek, the tornado crumpled 2 high-voltage power line towers before moving across the Forester Community, where it partially damaged or completely destroyed several structures. Shortly after crossing CR 14, the tornado dissipated. Numerous structures and homes were destroyed along the path of the tornado. One woman sustained minor head injuries as she rode out the tornado in her car. The tornado damage path was 9.7 miles long and was 500 yards wide at its widest point. Begin: 32 23.62/86 40.37 End: 32 27.67/86 31.67
48.41956-12-23232°25'N / 86°01'W32°36'N / 85°49'W17.30 Miles100 Yards000K0Elmore
49.91972-01-13331°36'N / 85°24'W31°43'N / 85°22'W8.40 Miles200 Yards02250K0Henry


* 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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