Shots Of Enterprise Tornado

| March 6, 2007 @ 3:26 pm | 17 Replies

Thanks to Jeffrey Redmill of Huntsville, who shared these images with us…


I received this e-mail from a co-worker in our Dothan, Alabama office
today. He had some good photos of the Enterprise tornado that I wanted
to pass along. I’m sure this was a scary sight to see!

Jeffrey A. Redmill, P.E.
Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc.

From: Barry Mott
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 11:36 AM
To: BWSC Office Users
Subject: Enterprise Alabama Tornado

I wanted to thank those of you who have called to check on us and the
City of Enterprise after the devastational storms that rolled through
the Southeast last Thursday.

As some of you know, I was driving through Enterprise with the storm
crossed in front of me at a distance of 1/4 from the bumper to the
wall of the tornado. I happened to have a digital camera next to me
and took a couple of photographs. I have sent these photographs to
the local paper and they have been used by CNN, Fox News, ABC, the
Weather Cannel, and many local papers. I have asked all of the
companies listed above to make contributions to the relief efforts for
the use of the photos.

We have been working with the City in efforts to help with the
cleanup. The Dothan office has pooled resources and made donations to
the relief funds. If anyone within BWSC wants to make a donation,
please get them to me by Friday of this week and I will submit them to
the appropriate officials Monday of next week.

Please keep the families of those who have lost so much in your

J. Barry Mott, P.E.
Vice President

Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc.
2047 West Main Street, Suite 3
Dothan, Alabama 36301


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  1. utk75 says:

    Has it been determine what category this tornado was in?

  2. Lantz says:

    There are saying it was EF-3. But it really looks like an F5 by this picture. Kinda like that Oklahoma City tornado a few years ago.

  3. Marlin says:

    If this is an EF-3, man what would an EF-5 be like?

  4. Dennis DeShazo says:

    Barry, great to see you spearheading this relief effort. Great pics, we will continue to pray for these families. Glad to see you made it through, I thought about your family when it happened but had no idea how to find out about you guys. Great to hear you are ok.

  5. craig says:

    can’t tell the strength of a tornado based on what the tornado looks like. it’s all about the damage it does. The NWS guys who rated it an EF3 know exactly what they are doing… but yes, this tornado looks like (and was indeed!) a monster

  6. Jared says:

    how much more damage constitutes an EF-5? The damage and size of the tornado make it look stronger then an EF-3… anyone thinking this?

  7. Vic Bell says:

    Size has nothing to do with it. An EF2 can be a mile wide. It’s all about wind speed and the resulting damage.

  8. Susan says:

    Those pics really make me sick to my stomach to think what was happening below.

  9. Lantz says:

    I know it is based on damage; I was just surprised that it was not an F5, based on those pictures. Holy cow!

  10. Bill in Vigo says:

    After looking at these shots and those of the damages it is hard for me to even think about questioning where the kids should be…….The school wasn’t totally destroyed but just look at these homes, and not all of them are mobile homes. Lets work on making the schools safer it would be easier than trying to make all the homes safer and the cost ot the individual home owner would be prohibitive for sure. I know that I couldn’t afford to build a special safe room for my house now.

    Just my two cents.


  11. AndyN says:

    what kills me is that people are sitting at the light waiting…….as if nothing is happening.

  12. Lantz says:

    AndyN; that is probably because they are frozen beyond disbelief.

  13. Daylon says:

    The light was red…Actually they probably jus didnt know what 2 do..

  14. Marshall says:

    The Lord expresses his anger in mysterious ways. We must try to understand.

  15. Josh says:

    Andy N…

    What else could they do?

  16. Josh says:

    Andy N…What else should they be doing….

  17. justin in Mcdonald Chapel says:

    Great pictures, that was a monster of a storm, I got stuck at Walmart in Adamsville that day because we had a 400 yard wide ef 1 that touched down and did considerable tree damage.

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