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The chance of earthquake damage in Saint Elmo is about the same as Alabama average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Saint Elmo 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, #645

Saint Elmo, 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

Saint Elmo, 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, #545

Saint Elmo, AL
183.40
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 1,655 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Saint Elmo, 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:232Hail:451Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:757Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:213 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Saint Elmo, AL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Saint Elmo, AL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 57 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Saint Elmo, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.91960-05-07230°30'N / 88°16'W0.10 Mile100 Yards0025K0Mobile
1.22000-11-06230°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.
4.51973-12-26230°32'N / 88°13'W30°33'N / 88°10'W3.80 Miles50 Yards0125K0Mobile
9.11960-05-07230°30'N / 88°06'W0.20 Mile100 Yards00250K0Mobile
9.11989-07-02230°30'N / 88°06'W1.00 Mile73 Yards00250K0Mobile
12.11980-05-19230°36'N / 88°05'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Mobile
12.81977-05-02230°28'N / 88°30'W30°31'N / 88°26'W5.20 Miles440 Yards0025K0Jackson
14.71975-01-10230°30'N / 88°30'W0.10 Mile70 Yards00250K0Jackson
14.91967-10-30230°20'N / 88°06'W003K0Mobile
15.81953-03-18230°42'N / 88°07'W0.10 Mile10 Yards023K0Mobile
17.71981-02-10230°31'N / 88°33'W0.50 Mile50 Yards02250K0Jackson
18.61950-04-18330°40'N / 88°12'W30°51'N / 88°06'W14.00 Miles100 Yards01525K0Mobile
18.61982-04-25230°23'N / 88°32'W03250K0Jackson
18.91982-04-25330°15'N / 88°08'W1.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Mobile
23.01970-06-02230°36'N / 87°53'W0025K0Baldwin
24.01971-09-16230°32'N / 87°51'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00250K0Baldwin
24.11950-04-18230°42'N / 87°55'W2.00 Miles150 Yards003K0Baldwin
24.31977-06-16230°49'N / 88°04'W003K0Mobile
24.31997-11-21330°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.
24.71958-02-26230°25'N / 88°51'W30°39'N / 88°29'W27.10 Miles30 Yards0125K0Jackson
25.81968-11-03330°46'N / 88°07'W30°54'N / 87°59'W12.20 Miles400 Yards014250K0Mobile
26.81966-04-27230°33'N / 88°42'W0125K0Jackson
26.91964-12-24230°30'N / 87°48'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0325K0Baldwin
32.02001-10-13230°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.
32.41985-05-21230°23'N / 88°49'W30°25'N / 88°45'W3.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jackson
32.92004-11-27230°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.
33.01971-02-12230°44'N / 88°47'W30°59'N / 88°28'W25.50 Miles33 Yards02250K0George
33.71967-05-02230°54'N / 88°35'W000K0George
33.81972-11-13230°37'N / 87°42'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Baldwin
34.11971-05-08230°25'N / 88°49'W0025K0Jackson
34.21967-10-30230°15'N / 87°39'W30°24'N / 87°47'W13.10 Miles33 Yards0125K0Baldwin
34.31973-04-07230°54'N / 88°36'W003K0George
34.42001-10-13330°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.
34.61968-11-03330°54'N / 87°59'W30°53'N / 87°47'W11.90 Miles400 Yards04250K0Baldwin
36.51980-05-19230°29'N / 88°53'W30°32'N / 88°51'W4.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jackson
36.51958-02-26230°25'N / 88°52'W30°25'N / 88°51'W1.30 Miles30 Yards0025K0Harrison
36.81980-05-19330°54'N / 88°39'W30°57'N / 88°37'W4.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0George
37.01976-03-27330°58'N / 88°40'W30°59'N / 88°26'W13.90 Miles300 Yards00250K0George
37.51971-02-12230°57'N / 88°35'W31°00'N / 88°33'W4.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0George
38.11967-12-10230°18'N / 87°46'W30°20'N / 87°32'W14.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Baldwin
38.21975-02-16230°52'N / 87°46'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Baldwin
38.31980-04-13230°53'N / 87°47'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Baldwin
38.31981-02-10230°53'N / 87°47'W1.50 Miles150 Yards0622.5M0Baldwin
38.61980-05-19230°27'N / 88°55'W30°29'N / 88°53'W3.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Harrison
39.21988-03-03230°24'N / 88°54'W1.20 Miles30 Yards00250K0Harrison
39.51971-02-12231°00'N / 88°33'W31°03'N / 88°30'W4.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Greene
40.11962-03-31230°18'N / 87°42'W30°22'N / 87°31'W11.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Baldwin
44.21980-04-13330°22'N / 89°06'W30°30'N / 88°53'W15.90 Miles400 Yards02525.0M0Harrison
44.61968-11-03330°53'N / 87°47'W31°00'N / 87°37'W12.80 Miles400 Yards00250K0Baldwin
47.11966-11-10231°00'N / 87°48'W31°03'N / 87°41'W7.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Baldwin
47.51972-05-07230°28'N / 89°03'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0025K0Harrison
47.51994-04-12230°28'N / 89°03'W2.00 Miles100 Yards2155.0M0Harrison
 Brief Description: Twenty mobile homes were totally destroyed and four brick homes were partially destroyed. At least four businesses were damaged. The two deaths and the fifteen injuries all occurred in mobile homes. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down. Damage was estimated at near one million dollars. F57M M08M
48.41983-03-20331°09'N / 88°34'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.5M0Greene
48.91980-05-16330°22'N / 89°09'W30°27'N / 88°59'W11.50 Miles800 Yards00250K0Harrison
49.31977-02-23231°09'N / 88°42'W31°10'N / 88°28'W13.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Greene
49.71985-09-23230°26'N / 89°05'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Harrison
49.72004-11-24230°26'N / 89°05'W30°26'N / 89°05'W1.50 Miles50 Yards003.0M0Harrison
 Brief Description: A tornado traveled east to west on path along Dedeaux Road between Highway 49 and Three Rivers Road in the Orange Grove community. Most of the damage was rated a F1 intensity by a NWS ground survey, however there were areas of F2 damage. A large church under-construction was heavily damaged or destroyed. Three homes and five businesses received major damage while twenty homes had minor damage. Early estimates were that damage would approach 3 million dollars.


* 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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