National Weather Service: tornado hit Safford

Published 8:11 am Saturday, April 2, 2022

A tornado hit the Safford community on Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham.

The NWS in Birmingham surveyed damage on Friday and confirmed a tornado destroyed the Rooks Ranch.

Here’s what the NWS determined: It was categorized as a EF-0 tornado. Path length 2.76 miles, path width 175 yards. No injuries. The tornado touched down at 10:43 p.m. Wednesday about 1 mile east of the Safford Community along County Road 113 near the intersection of Alabama Highway 22.

The tornado downed trees and limbs as it moved northeast and destroyed a barn as it crossed Highway 22. The tornado weakened as it reached County Road 109.