Tuesday, 26 October 2010 14:03
According to the National Weather Service, a tornado touched down near the town of Section in extreme southern Jackson county around 3:45 AM CDT Monday morning and tracked east-northeast across northern DeKalb county through 4:15 AM CDT.
The most significant damage was seen between Pisgah and Ider where several residential structures and farm outbuildings had major roof and exterior wall damage, with some windows and doors blown out. One residential home along County Road 886, southwest of Ider, lost much of its roof and portions of its brick exterior walls along with total destruction of a 20-foot by 20-foot shed.
Several injuries were reported, but the exact number is unknown and none were reported to be serious.
Additional damage included a single-wide manufactured home that was lifted 4-6 feet off its foundation along county road 832 north of highway 40.
The Ider High School had its football field bleachers and scoreboard destroyed. The bleachers were solid concrete and were reinforced with 1/2 inch rebar. Numerous large trees were uprooted or snapped along the tornado path.
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