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Limited Mobile County Tornados' Debris Pickup

Posted on: Apr 7th, 2022 | News and AnnouncementsPress Releasesfeatured news


MOBILE COUNTY, Ala – Mobile County Public Works will pick up tornado debris within its rights-of-way in limited areas, as approved by the Mobile County Commission on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

On March 30, 2022, Mobile County experienced four confirmed tornadoes, as identified by the National Weather Service (NWS):

  • Semmes Tornado #1
  • Semmes Tornado #2
  • State Line Tornado
  • Theodore Tornado

These tornados included tornadic winds of up to 90 miles per hour and straight line winds nearing 100 miles per hour, which uprooted trees, snapped trees and power poles, damaged roofs and structures, and tossed debris along paths identified by the NWS by latitude and longitude.  

Because debris resulting from these tornadoes has been placed in Mobile County rights-of-ways and is causing risks to the public, the Mobile County Commission directed its Public Works Department to remove tornado-related debris in limited areas within the direct path of a tornado.  

This removal will occur as quickly as possible.  All tornado debris within the affected areas should be in the County rights-of-way by April 8. Pickup should conclude April 9.

Mobile County’s Public Works Department will only:

  • Undertake removal of tornado debris within the limited impacted areas identified by the National Weather Service.
  • Pick up debris that has been placed in rights-of-ways along the confirmed paths of these four tornados (see attached maps)
  • Pick up debris resulting from this weather event. Public Works will not pick up household garbage, appliances, or hazardous waste.

Mobile County Public Works will not enter subdivisions off Rabbit Creek Drive. Those residents must place their tornado debris within the right-of-way of Rabbit Creek Drive.

The path of the Theodore tornado includes portions within the City of Mobile’s jurisdiction. Mobile County will only pick up within its jurisdiction, not within the municipal limits of the City of Mobile.

Questions? Contact Mobile County Public Works at 251-574-4030 during regular business hours.


Semmes Tornado 1 (Ellen Drive, Howell's Ferry and Wulff Road South)

Howell's Court N, Howell's Ferry Road

State Line Road; Section Line Road


Rangeline Road; Old Rangeline Road

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