Place:Harvest, Madison, Alabama, United States


Alt namesKellysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1009529
Coordinates34.853°N 86.748°W
Located inMadison, Alabama, United States
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Harvest is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) 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.


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On April 3, 1974, during the Super Outbreak tornado event, two F5 tornadoes 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.

Harvest was hit by another violent tornado on May 18, 1995 that devastated the Anderson Hills subdivision. This tornado killed one person and was rated F4.

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. The Anderson Hills subdivision was once again devastated, and damage in Harvest and was rated EF4. The tornado killed 72 people along its path.

On March 2, 2012 during the Early March 2012 tornado outbreak Harvest suffered yet another direct hit from a damaging tornado, this one rated EF3. The tornado hit exactly the same area as the April 27, 2011 tornado, though no fatalities occurred this time. Some of the houses being rebuilt from that outbreak were destroyed again.

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