Flashback Friday: It’s Been Three Years Since Century’s EF-3 Tornado

February 15, 2019

Friday marked the third anniversary of an EF-3 tornado that ripped through Century.

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 and businesses, according to the National Weather Service.

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.

Comments

One Response to “Flashback Friday: It’s Been Three Years Since Century’s EF-3 Tornado”

  1. Citizen on February 16th, 2019 6:06 pm

    But the county let’s Alger Sullivan Sawmill lay there Destroyer. They should foreclose on it. Pierce the corporate viel of DMT holding and bring them to justice for inflicting that on a poor neighborhood.





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