Place:Harvest, Madison, Alabama, United States

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NameHarvest
Alt namesKellysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1009529
TypeCommunity
Coordinates34.853°N 86.748°W
Located inMadison, Alabama, United States
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Harvest is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the northwestern part of Madison County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the community is 5,281.

History

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On April 3, 1974, during the Super Outbreak tornado event, two violent tornadoes including one F5 struck the community within 30 minutes of each other. Most of Harvest, along with nearby communities such as Tanner was destroyed. Fifty people were killed by the tornadoes.

On April 27, 2011, during the April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak, Harvest suffered significant damage from the EF5 tornado that destroyed Hackleburg and Phil Campbell, primarily north of Nick Davis Road, situated between Old Railroad Bed and Wall Triana. Damage extended west towards the Limestone Prison. The damage in Harvest and Athens was EF4, with a bit of EF5 damage in the surrounding areas.

On March 2, 2012 during the Early March 2012 tornado outbreak Harvest suffered yet again from an EF3 tornado. The tornado hit exactly the same area as the April 27, 2011 tornado. Some of the houses being rebuilt from that outbreak were destroyed again.

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