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Tornado touches down near Alabama River Lakes Project, causes ‘significant damage’

Tornado Damage

Posted on January 18, 2023

A cluster of tornadoes hit Alabama on Thursday, January 12, 2023, with one in Selma causing widespread damage, near the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District Alabama River Lakes project office. The large tornado touched down in Selma Thursday afternoon, knocking down trees and causing extensive structural damage throughout the area including significant damage to Lock 8 (ramp and parking area) at the Alabama Rivers Lakes project.

While no injuries were reported on site for Mobile District personnel it caused a big scare to our team.


With an area of operation across Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and northern Florida, and a vast military region that includes operations across Central and South America, the Mobile District’s award- winning teams of engineering, construction, regulatory and emergency management professionals are nationally recognized for their leadership in delivery of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ civil works and military programs missions to the Nation.


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