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Natural Disasters in Alabama from 2000 - 2011

  • Tropical Depression Nine

    Tropical Depression Nine
    6.30 in of rain fell on Dauphin Island, Alabama as a result of this tropical depression
  • Tropical Storm Hanna

    caused coastal flooding which closed roads and forced the evacuation of Dauphin Island residents
  • Alabama Earthquake

    Alabama Earthquake
    occurred at 3:59 A.M. eight miles east-northeast of Fort Payne, Alabama. The earthquake was given a magnitude of 4.6 on the Richter Scale by the USGS
  • Tropical Storm Bill

    heavy rainfall was the results Alabama residents felt from Tropical Storm Bill
  • Hurrican Ivan

    Hurrican Ivan
    The heaviest damage of Ivan was in Baldwin County Alabama, where the storm's eye made landfall. High surf and winds caused extensive damage.
  • Tropical Storm Matthew

    Heavy rainfall and wind gusts up to 47 mph were reported due to Tropical Storm Matthew. Beach erosion was also caused due the high tides this storm produced.
  • Tropical Storm Arlene

    Minor beach erosion occurred. Heavy rainfall caused flooding and road closings. High wind speeds dpwmed several trees and power lines.
  • Hurrican Dennis

    Wind gusts caused downed trees and powerlines.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina
    Devastated Bayou La Batre with its high storm surge and waves. 23 shrimp boats and a cargo ship were pushed onto the shore. In Dauphin Island houses were destroyed.
  • Gulf of Mexico Earthquake

    Occurred at 10:56 A.M. and had a magnitude of 5.8
  • Tropical Storm Fay

    High winds damaged the water tower in Midway, Alabama. The heavy rains however helped to temporarily help with the extreme drought in northern Alabama.
  • Hurricane Gustav

    Hurricane Gustav
  • Tornado outbreak

    Tornado outbreak
  • Tropical Storm Claudette

    Heavy rainfall caused flooding. In Rainbow City, lightning struck an apartment building and sparked a fire.
  • Hurrican Ida

    Heavy rains resulted in flooding. Waves up to 20 ft also cause damage along coastal regions. The new Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores, Alabama was damaged.
  • Tropical Depression Five

    Heavy rainfall caused flooding. The flooding caused streets to close and even damaged the city's water line in Mobile, Alabama.
  • Tornados in Tuscaloosa

    Tornados in Tuscaloosa