I think there is a good chance it reached EF-5 strength somewhere between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. That's where it seemed to look the most intense on radar. The problem, ratings wise, is that the area between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham is more rural, so there were fewer structures in that area to use to determine rating.Tuscaloosa tornado. There was some wicked damage as it was exiting city limits NE into Holt. Between Chastain Manor Apartments and the train trestle over Hurricane Creek, I think it achieved EF-5 strength. Absolutely mangled that train track and the train on it.