Today Marks One Year Since Century Tornado

February 15, 2017

Today marks the one anniversary of what has become known simply as the “Century Tornado”.

The tornado first touched down southwest of Lambert Bridge Road southwest of McDavid at 3:32 p.m. on February 15, 2016. The first EF-2 intensity damage was on Holland Road where a workshop was destroyed. As it moved into Century, the tornado reach peak intensity with widespread EF-2 damage with isolated EF-3 level damage that destroyed numerous homes.

The tornado continued to track across the state line into Alabama with EF-2 damage on Old Fannie Road east of Flomaton. The tornado continued toward Pollard, AL, where it weakened and lifted at 3:55 p.m.

The EF-3 tornado was on the ground 16.5 miles with a path up to 300 yards wide.

For a photo gallery from February 15, 2015, click here.

For a photo gallery featuring the Century UMC, click here.

For an additional damage photo gallery, click here.

For a photo gallery from Gov. Rick Scott’s visit to Century, click here.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

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