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The chance of earthquake damage in Aberdeen is about the same as Kentucky average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Aberdeen is higher than Kentucky average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #558

Aberdeen, KY
0.05
Kentucky
0.24
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Aberdeen, KY
0.0000
Kentucky
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #460

Aberdeen, KY
173.90
Kentucky
136.89
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 2,918 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Aberdeen, KY were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:451Hail:738Heat:0Heavy Snow:7
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:4Landslide:0Strong Wind:6
Thunderstorm Winds:1,578Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:5Winter Weather:0
Other:128 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Aberdeen, KY.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Aberdeen, KY.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Aberdeen, KY.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 78 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Aberdeen, KY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.61971-04-27337°17'N / 86°54'W37°11'N / 86°26'W26.60 Miles20 Yards002.5M0Ohio
3.21972-04-21337°17'N / 86°44'W37°19'N / 86°38'W5.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Butler
7.81971-04-27337°11'N / 86°54'W37°08'N / 86°37'W15.90 Miles150 Yards102.5M0Butler
12.21971-04-27337°08'N / 86°37'W37°06'N / 86°28'W8.50 Miles150 Yards000K0Warren
12.71961-05-07337°24'N / 86°37'W37°24'N / 86°28'W8.20 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Grayson
12.71961-05-07337°25'N / 87°00'W37°24'N / 86°37'W21.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Ohio
13.11959-01-21337°24'N / 86°37'W37°26'N / 86°30'W6.60 Miles33 Yards30250K0Grayson
14.11971-04-27337°12'N / 86°57'W37°11'N / 86°54'W3.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Muhlenberg
17.91966-08-13237°28'N / 86°52'W1.50 Miles67 Yards0025K0Ohio
18.01991-03-22236°56'N / 86°37'W37°07'N / 86°26'W12.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Warren
19.01974-04-03437°25'N / 86°34'W37°30'N / 86°20'W14.00 Miles150 Yards020K0Grayson
20.41995-05-18236°59'N / 86°32'W2.50 Miles100 Yards00140K0Warren
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado was intermittently on the ground over a two and one-half mile length. Several homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.
22.11955-03-15237°15'N / 87°05'W09250K0Muhlenberg
22.91961-05-07337°24'N / 87°06'W37°25'N / 87°00'W5.60 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Ohio
23.11995-05-18236°59'N / 86°26'W1.50 Miles100 Yards00303K0Warren
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado was intermittently on the ground over a one and one-half mile length. Numerous homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed on the north side of Bowling Green.
23.92008-02-05337°09'N / 87°13'W37°21'N / 87°01'W18.00 Miles375 Yards32421.3M0KMuhlenberg
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Countywide, a total of 69 homes were destroyed and 203 were damaged. Of the 203 damaged homes, 56 sustained major damage. Most of the damage occurred in the communities of Greenville and Powderly, where 48 homes were destroyed and 32 sustained major damage (35 to 40 percent were mobile homes). The primary focus of attention was where the fatalities occurred at a mobile home park on U.S. Highway 62 near the Highway 189 bypass. In the Muhlenberg Industrial Park, a spec building was flattened and another building was heavily damaged. A half dozen businesses and churches were damaged, including a hotel and a car dealership. The Western Kentucky Parkway was closed near Central City due to trees blocking the road. A utility pole fell on a vehicle travelling on Kentucky 601. The tornado passed within a short distance southwest of a high school, where a basketball game was in progress at the time of the storm. A large portion of the gym roof was damaged, causing heavy water damage due to rainfall entering the building. The National Guard was activated to provide security for the area. The county was declared a federal major disaster area. The average path width was 325 yards. Peak winds were estimated near 160 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A deepening low pressure system moved northeast from Arkansas along a warm front that extended across southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Surface dew points were in the upper 50's to lower 60's along and southeast of the warm front. A strong upper level trough over the western Plains produced a strong southwest flow of 60 to 80 knots at 500 mb. Winds at 850 mb were south to southwest around 40 knots.
27.71961-05-07337°22'N / 87°13'W37°24'N / 87°06'W6.60 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Muhlenberg
27.81968-05-26237°04'N / 86°14'W0025K0Warren
28.21989-04-03237°22'N / 87°13'W37°22'N / 87°08'W3.50 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Muhlenberg
28.82000-05-23337°32'N / 86°18'W37°29'N / 86°14'W6.00 Miles100 Yards01650.0M0Grayson
 Brief Description: A storm survey was done by NWS personnel on Wednesday May 24. The survey found severe damage to residential and industrial structures. Three vortices combined into a single tornado north of Leitchfield, then moved east to southeast at 40 to 45 mph. The path moved through the northeast and east sections of Leitchfield and beyond. (Path length and width are estimated). The structural damaged evidenced the presence of an F3 tornado, with maximum winds around 175 mph. Houses that were virtually destroyed, but still had parts of their structure remaining above the main floor, were the basis of the F3 evaluation. Severe damage to nearby factories also supported the F3 evaluation.
29.11995-05-18236°59'N / 86°20'W36°59'N / 86°13'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0080K0Warren
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado was intermittently on the ground over a five mile length. Several homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.
29.51950-11-20237°22'N / 87°12'W00250K0Muhlenberg
29.61997-06-13237°08'N / 87°16'W37°12'N / 87°09'W6.00 Miles120 Yards02120K0Muhlenberg
 Brief Description: The tornado tracked through wooded farmlands, so damage was relatively light. The most severe damage occurred to a mobile home and a log home located about 500 feet apart. The mobile home practically disintegrated. The entire structure was lifted from its site and deposited 50 to 100 feet away as a pile of debris. The log home was completely unroofed. Considerable damage occurred to the walls and interior of the log home. Two occupants of the log home who had taken shelter in a small room near the exterior of the house were injured. They sustained very minor cuts and bruises due to falling debris. Several other homes in the area received minor damage. Vehicles were thrown into each other. Numerous trees were down. The maximum winds in this tornado were close to F-3 intensity, probably near 150 MPH.
30.11991-03-22236°44'N / 87°02'W36°56'N / 86°37'W20.00 Miles400 Yards1122.5M0Logan
30.71963-04-29237°05'N / 86°10'W0025K0Edmonson
31.42005-11-15236°48'N / 86°39'W36°48'N / 86°38'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00100K0Simpson
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm developed over northern Tennessee and moved into south central Kentucky during the early evening hours of November 15. It produced multiple, short-lived tornado touchdowns along its path, which stretched for nearly 25 miles across three counties. The second touchdown from this supercell was in Simpson County near Pilot Knob. The weak F2 tornado damaged trailers and downed many trees along a path of roughly a mile.
31.81963-04-29236°50'N / 86°55'W00250K0Logan
32.21972-04-21337°30'N / 86°11'W1.00 Mile33 Yards04250K0Grayson
33.11970-11-19237°42'N / 86°54'W000K0Ohio
33.11961-05-07337°22'N / 87°19'W37°22'N / 87°13'W5.40 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Muhlenberg
33.22003-05-11337°25'N / 87°16'W37°25'N / 87°14'W1.80 Miles80 Yards02400K0Mclean
 Brief Description: One home was destroyed, and one home was severely damaged. A mobile home disintegrated, with the frame found one quarter mile away. Several barns or sheds were destroyed. Two vehicles were rolled. Numerous trees were uprooted, and some were blown some distance. The damage path began about one quarter mile west of Highway 81 in the south end of Sacramento, then extended eastward. The two injuries were relatively minor. Peak winds were estimated near 170 MPH.
33.81989-03-29237°30'N / 86°13'W37°34'N / 86°08'W7.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Grayson
34.41974-04-03336°48'N / 86°24'W36°57'N / 86°09'W17.20 Miles33 Yards2452.5M0Warren
34.81989-05-19237°40'N / 86°59'W37°46'N / 86°53'W8.00 Miles90 Yards00250K0Daviess
34.91989-05-19237°40'N / 87°02'W37°43'N / 86°58'W3.30 Miles40 Yards00250K0Daviess
35.71989-05-22236°43'N / 86°34'W36°47'N / 86°30'W5.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Simpson
35.82006-04-02236°56'N / 87°17'W36°56'N / 87°06'W10.20 Miles150 Yards062.5M0Todd
 Brief Description: The tornado continued into Todd County from Christian County, crossing the county line near Pilot Rock. The tornado passed less than a mile north of the communities of Allegre and Cedar Grove, then dissipated about 2.5 miles before entering Logan County. Although damage was extensive in Todd County, the tornado was at its strongest and widest in Christian County. In Todd County, the tornado produced mainly F1 damage, although the tornado intensified into the lower F2 range near Allegre. A mobile home was destroyed in Allegre, and buildings were destroyed on Highway 171 about two miles north of Allegre. There was extensive damage to a church in Cedar Grove. Half of its roof was blown off, and windows were blown out. A total of two homes in Todd County were destroyed, and 28 other houses were significantly damaged. Close to two dozen sheds and barns were damaged or destroyed, along with at least one grain bin. Numerous trees were uprooted. Some farm machinery and vehicles were damaged or destroyed, including tractors and combines.
36.21974-04-03336°57'N / 86°09'W37°00'N / 86°06'W4.70 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Barren
36.21974-04-03336°43'N / 86°32'W36°48'N / 86°24'W9.20 Miles33 Yards1122.5M0Simpson
37.52002-01-23237°32'N / 87°16'W37°32'N / 87°16'W1.80 Miles500 Yards001.0M0Mclean
 Brief Description: Top wind speeds in this F-2 tornado were estimated near 120 MPH. The damage path extended from the extreme northwest side of Calhoun to the extreme northeast side of town. A total of about 53 buildings were damaged or destroyed, of which 43 were homes and 10 were businesses. At least one home and one business was destroyed, 5 houses received major damage, and 4 businesses including a church and daycare center received major damage. The business that was destroyed was a TV antenna/satellite service on Kentucky Highway 81 at the northern city limit of Calhoun. Most of the remainder of the structures received minor damage. In addition to the damaged homes and businesses, barns, grain bins, and at least one shed were destroyed. At the city-owned cemetery, 300 to 350 tombstones were overturned, and 50 trees were uprooted.
38.11971-05-24236°39'N / 86°38'W36°47'N / 86°25'W15.10 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Simpson
38.51965-05-26236°42'N / 86°36'W0025K0Simpson
40.52007-10-18237°48'N / 87°00'W37°49'N / 86°51'W8.00 Miles180 Yards0050K0KDaviess
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Numerous trees and a few structures were damaged. The tornado damage path continued into Hancock County. Peak winds were estimated near 130 mph where the EF-2 damage occurred between Spice Knob and Scythia. The average path width was 150 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The second and more significant severe weather outbreak of the day occurred as a cold front swept east across the Mississippi Valley. Scattered thunderstorms developed along and ahead of the front late in the afternoon. The storms organized into supercells and short lines during the evening. Over a dozen tornadoes occurred in western Kentucky.
40.91961-05-07337°20'N / 87°31'W37°22'N / 87°19'W11.20 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Hopkins
41.21991-04-09236°39'N / 87°01'W36°43'N / 86°47'W12.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Logan
41.31979-03-31337°01'N / 86°05'W37°05'N / 85°52'W12.70 Miles100 Yards1192.5M0Barren
41.51974-04-03537°44'N / 86°32'W37°54'N / 86°18'W17.10 Miles440 Yards0132.5M0Breckinridge
41.92002-04-28237°51'N / 86°38'W37°52'N / 86°36'W2.10 Miles150 Yards012800K0Perry
 Brief Description: Five homes were destroyed. Five mobile homes were destroyed. Four other homes had damage. The roof was torn off a church. Numerous trees were uprooted and many outbuildings were destroyed.
42.12005-11-15437°15'N / 87°32'W37°25'N / 87°21'W15.00 Miles800 Yards04031.0M0Hopkins
 Brief Description: This violent tornado reached its peak intensity on the north side of Earlington, near the beginning of its track. Peak winds there were estimated near 220 MPH. Several houses in this area, on either side of U.S. Highway 41, were levelled. Large oak trees were reduced to nubs, and the ground was scoured to bare dirt. A steel beam was carried some distance and became wedged against trees and other debris. 24 people were treated for injuries at a local hospital, and three of the injuries were critical. About 151 homes and buildings were destroyed, 67 suffered major damage, and 303 received minor damage. Damage indications, as well as eyewitness accounts, indicate the occurrence of multiple vortices near Earlington. The tornado continued northeast and weakened, crossing the Pennyrile Parkway at mile marker 41. The tornado lifted less than a mile from the Mclean County border. The average path width was 525 yards. The tornado was close to a half mile wide in places.
42.42000-01-03337°43'N / 87°11'W37°46'N / 87°07'W7.00 Miles880 Yards01864.0M0Daviess
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down near the community of Rome, just southwest of Owensboro, and entered the city near the southern boundary of Owensboro Airport. The tornado tracked northeast through the heart of Owensboro before dissipating on the east side of town. Peak winds were estimated at 180 MPH. Since the tornado path was mostly through densely populated residential and commercial areas, damage was in the tens of millions, but injuries were surprisingly few. Of the 18 injuries, one was critical, and the rest were relatively minor. The critically injured person was in a home near the beginning of the damage path. This person sustained broken vertebrae and numerous cuts and bruises. Owensboro landmarks heavily damaged by the tornado included Apollo High School, Kentucky Wesleyan College, and the Winn-Dixie Store. Damage to the 12 buildings at Kentucky Wesleyan College was estimated to be near 5 million dollars. Small to mid size automobiles were tossed about by the wind. Damage to utility lines was extensive, and repairs took about 10 days to complete. Final damage tallies showed about 1200 homes and businesses sustained damage. Of those 1200 structures, 101 were totally destroyed and 573 sustained major damage. Owensboro was declared a federal disaster area. An emergency shelter accomodated roughly 150 persons, including many from local nursing homes. Owensboro schools were closed for a week.
42.52005-11-06237°17'N / 85°55'W37°17'N / 85°54'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.1M0Hart
 Brief Description: A cold front set off a line of severe thunderstorms during the predawn hours of November 6. One of the thunderstorms spawned an F2 tornado that struck downtown Munfordville in Hart County. The tornado caused major damage to 44 homes and two businesses. Twenty-five homes were declared uninhabitable. Six businesses and 34 homes had minor damage. Munfordville Elementary School had part of the roof removed by the tornado. About 50 vehicles in a car dealership lot were totaled.
42.71952-12-09337°41'N / 87°18'W37°52'N / 86°54'W25.20 Miles880 Yards030K0Daviess
43.92007-10-18337°46'N / 87°10'W37°49'N / 87°03'W7.00 Miles360 Yards0811.5M0KDaviess
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: About a dozen homes were destroyed, and close to 150 others were damaged. An additional 20 public or commercial buildings were destroyed or condemned. Damage to commercial and public buildings, including churches and schools, was estimated near 10.5 million dollars. Residential structures sustained about 1 million dollars in damage. Two historic churches suffered severe damage. The steeple of one church collapsed into the sanctuary. About 125 people were in the church at the time of the collapse, including 25 where the steeple fell into the sanctuary. They all moved to the basement 5 or 10 minutes before the storm hit, sparing anyone from death or serious injury. On the west side of Owensboro, a man was trapped in his overturned mobile home. He received only minor injuries. A motel was heavily damaged, with nearly the entire roof blown off. Several guests at the motel were treated for injuries, mostly abrasions from falling debris. Almost every building at Brescia University was damaged, mostly to the roofs. Windows were blown out of the science building. Elsewhere, a delivery truck was overturned. Piles of debris from collapsed garages, warehouses, and roofs lined downtown streets during the cleanup. Tobacco warehouses downtown were destroyed or heavily damaged. The most serious damage was in a 12 to 15 square block area in and near downtown. Nearly all city streets were reopened and nearly all power was restored within a few days after the tornado. Peak winds were estimated at 155 mph where the EF-3 damage occurred in downtown Owensboro. The damage path began just northeast of the Owensboro-Daviess County Airport, then curved northeast through the riverfront area of downtown Owensboro. The average path width was 300 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The second and more significant severe weather outbreak of the day occurred as a cold front swept east across the Mississippi Valley. Scattered thunderstorms developed along and ahead of the front late in the afternoon. The storms organized into supercells and short lines during the evening. Over a dozen tornadoes occurred in western Kentucky.
44.01955-03-04236°37'N / 86°35'W36°38'N / 86°31'W3.80 Miles1000 Yards040K0Sumner
44.02007-10-18237°47'N / 86°17'W37°49'N / 86°15'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00300K0KBreckinridge
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The EF-2 tornado began one mile east northeast of Stinnettsville, and moved to the northeast through Rosetta, where most of the damage occurred. A church was destroyed. A nearby home lost a large section of roof. Two large outbuildings were destroyed. A 16 foot trailer was moved and wrapped around a tree. Winds moved a 4500 pound tractor seven feet. A pickup truck was thrown 75 feet and flipped over. Numerous trees along the tornado path were uprooted or snapped. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front with strong upper level support collided with a very moist air mass over the lower Ohio Valley. The result was a widespread outbreak of severe thunderstorms, and six confirmed tornadoes. The storms produced property damage, downed trees and power lines, and large hail.
44.12007-10-18237°40'N / 87°22'W37°43'N / 87°10'W11.00 Miles360 Yards04500K200KDaviess
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado crossed into Daviess County from Mclean County. Numerous structures were damaged or destroyed, mostly barns and outbuildings. Several residences were destroyed, and about two dozen others were damaged. Four persons were injured in the West Louisville area when their mobile home was destroyed. Their injuries were mostly minor, although a 4-year-old child was hospitalized in fair condition. The peak winds were estimated at 120 mph. The average path width was 300 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The second and more significant severe weather outbreak of the day occurred as a cold front swept east across the Mississippi Valley. Scattered thunderstorms developed along and ahead of the front late in the afternoon. The storms organized into supercells and short lines during the evening. Over a dozen tornadoes occurred in western Kentucky.
44.31955-03-04236°37'N / 86°36'W36°37'N / 86°35'W00250K0Robertson
44.32002-04-28237°51'N / 86°35'W37°52'N / 86°14'W19.00 Miles150 Yards17750K0Breckinridge
 Brief Description: The tornado crossed into central Breckinridge County from Perry County, IN. The tornado lifted periodically as it crossed eastern Breckinridge County, and reached the Irvington area around 0325 EST. A 52 year old male was killed in a mobile home in Irvington. Seven people were injured. A few homes were destroyed and numerous homes were damaged. Two homes had their roofs torn off. Numerous trees were uprooted, and many outbuildings were destroyed. The tornado was estimated at F2 intensity, with spots of F3 damage. M52MH
44.72009-04-10337°07'N / 87°29'W37°07'N / 87°28'W1.00 Mile75 Yards02150K0KChristian
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This was the second and more intense of the tornadoes spawned by a supercell that tracked across Christian County. Near Mannington, a garage was destroyed, and a house was levelled. The main debris pile from the house was about 50 feet away. The 2,500 square-foot house was poorly anchored to the foundation. Two persons in the house were injured. One of the victims was thrown about 70 feet and suffered a broken pelvis. Footage of the tornado was taken by witnesses along the Pennyrile Parkway and shown on a local media outlet. Peak winds were estimated near 140 mph. The tornado tracked a short distance into Hopkins County before lifting. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system tracked east to the Lower Ohio Valley, with a trailing cold front sweeping east across western Kentucky. Storms developed and increased along the advancing cold front as they moved into increasingly unstable air. Very strong low level wind shear was favorable for tornadoes. The storms became increasingly organized, with line segments and supercells moving at over 45 mph.
45.11989-05-05237°42'N / 87°17'W1.00 Mile40 Yards01250K0Daviess
45.41952-12-09337°52'N / 86°54'W37°56'N / 86°46'W8.50 Miles880 Yards000K0Hancock
45.41991-03-22236°39'N / 87°11'W36°44'N / 87°02'W7.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Todd
45.72003-05-04237°40'N / 87°20'W37°40'N / 87°20'W0.20 Mile25 Yards0275K0Daviess
 Brief Description: A mobile home was destroyed, injuring two persons. A boy received a broken arm, and a girl suffered a broken back. Several barns and garages were blown down, and a garage was pushed off its foundation. One permanent home received minor damage.
46.01984-05-06236°36'N / 86°31'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Sumner
46.82002-11-10236°35'N / 86°35'W36°35'N / 86°32'W2.60 Miles900 Yards06500K0Sumner
 Brief Description: One person was hospitalized due to injuries from the tornado. The other 5 people were treated and released for their injuries. 7 homes were destroyed, 15 homes had major damage and 14 had minor damage. 5 mobile homes were destroyed, 3 with major damage and 2 with minor damage. One business was destroyed and 3 other businesses were damaged. Several goats and cattle were killed. The heaviest damage was at 404 Glen Have Rd. 2 mobile homes were destroyed and blown off their foundation. 18 outbuildings, 16 barns and 2 churches were damaged. A Chrysler Cirrus LX sedan was flipped and pushed 20 feet. A Ford Ranger truck flipped and rolled 90 feet. A 6 inch by 6 inch board was hurled through the roof of a modular home. Kirby Building Services located at 124 Kirby Road in the industrial park area, sustained 50 percent damage according to the Portland Fire Dept. 11 tornadoes were reported in Middle Tennessee in one of the worst tornadic outbreaks ever in November. 8 people...and possibly a ninth victim...were killed in Middle Tennessee alone. Damage estimate for the tornadoes in Tennessee was placed at $160 million. Primary losses were due to houses and cars. The toll on government owned infrastructure is about $6 million. The federal government is expected to reimburse the state and affected counties for 75% of the costs of responding to the disaster. The FEMA Public Assistance Program has obligated more than $3.6 million to assist local governments. These funds will be used to reimburse local governments for debris removal, the repair of public buildings and utilities, and overtime paid to police officers, firefighters and other emergency personnel. More than 900 families across the state applied for storm aid. This was the worst tornado disaster since the April3-4 outbreak in 1974. The United States Small Business Administration has approved more than 9.7 million dollars in disaster loans to assist disaster victims with repairing their property or replacing lost personal items. The 20 counties that are eligible for disaster assistance to individuals, households, and businesses were: Anderson, Bedford, Bledsoe, Carroll, Coffee, Crockett, Cumberland, Fentress, Gibson, Henderson, Madison, Marshall, Montgomery, Morgan, Roane, Rutherford, Scott, Sumner and Tipton and Van Buren.
47.21984-05-06236°35'N / 86°31'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Sumner
47.21997-03-28337°22'N / 85°55'W37°26'N / 85°46'W9.00 Miles1200 Yards1141.4M0Hart
 Brief Description: M40PH A 40 year old man was killed as an F3 tornado with winds estimated at 175 mph touched down near Bonnieville in Hart county and moved northeast 9 miles to the town of Magnolia in Larue county before lifting. The deceased man was killed in his house in Hammonville as the house was blown 50 yards away from its foundation. A few other poorly secured homes were lifted clean off their foundations as well. Most of the injured were hurt when the tornado crossed I-65 at exit 71 causing several accidents. In Hart county, 14 people were injured in addition to the 1 death. 32 houses and 8 mobile homes were heavily damaged or destroyed most in Bonnieville. DES officials estimate total damage at 1.4 million dollars. In Larue county, 22 houses and 20 barns were heavily damaged or destroyed with most of the damage in Magnolia. DES officials estimated total damage around 3 million dollars half of which was damage to a dairy farm. The farmer lost 80 cattle as as the barn collapsed on them. One man lost a restored model-T that he was used in car shows and exhibits. The only injury was to a Deputy Sheriff who rode out the storm in his cruiser. He badly bruised his hand and said he witnessed a near-by uninhabited car thrown more than 20 feet overtop of his cruiser.
47.31963-03-19236°36'N / 86°38'W36°34'N / 86°23'W14.00 Miles1000 Yards00250K0Robertson
47.41991-04-09236°39'N / 87°10'W36°39'N / 87°01'W6.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Todd
47.61952-12-09337°56'N / 86°46'W37°57'N / 86°44'W1.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Perry
47.92010-05-02237°03'N / 87°36'W37°07'N / 87°27'W10.00 Miles300 Yards00300K0KChristian
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The highest concentrations of damage were where the tornado crossed State Route 1348 west of Crofton and Route 407 north of Crofton. Three unoccupied mobile homes were severely damaged or destroyed on Route 1348 west of Crofton. On Route 407, two mobile homes suffered moderate to major damage and a garage was levelled. The roof was peeled off one of the mobile homes. This tornado was very near the site of an EF3 tornado in Mannington just over a year earlier. One of the victims whose home was destroyed in the previous year's tornado relocated to a new spot, only to have her new home receive minor damage in this tornado. Several barns along the damage path received minor to moderate damage. Hundreds of trees were uprooted or snapped, particularly on Route 407 and nearby U.S. Highway 41. The tornado damage path began along Highway 109 and ended just after crossing the Pennyrile Parkway. The EF-2 tornado damage was near the end of the damage path along Route 407 and U.S. Highway 41, where hundreds of trees were uprooted or snapped. The average path width was 275 yards. Peak winds were estimated near 120 mph. The supercell that spawned this tornado later produced a separate brief tornado in Hopkins County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A surface cold front extended from the Chicago area southwestward across the eastern fringes of the St. Louis metro area to a weak low pressure center over southeast Missouri. The low ejected northeast across southern and eastern Illinois, with the trailing cold front moving east across the Lower Ohio Valley. A broken cluster of severe thunderstorms, with embedded supercells and small bow echoes, moved east-northeastward across western Kentucky. Increasing south-southwesterly low level winds brought plenty of moisture northward into the Lower Ohio Valley, aiding in sufficient destabilization for supercells. The two primary supercells of the night followed similar paths across southern parts of the Purchase area, the Lakes region, and the southern Pennyrile region. Heavy rainfall with the storms, in combination with saturated ground from the May 1 storms, produced localized flash flooding.
48.12007-10-18237°37'N / 87°28'W37°39'N / 87°22'W7.00 Miles360 Yards00400K0KMclean
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Twelve to fifteen farm buildings were damaged. Six to eight barns were destroyed. One home received heavy damage. Three to four more houses received minor damage. A garage and several vehicles were destroyed. A pontoon boat loaded on a trailer was moved 15 to 20 feet. Numerous trees and power lines were down. The funnel was photographed by a resident of the Beech Grove area. Peak winds were estimated at 120 mph. The average path width was 300 yards. The tornado continued into Daviess County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The second and more significant severe weather outbreak of the day occurred as a cold front swept east across the Mississippi Valley. Scattered thunderstorms developed along and ahead of the front late in the afternoon. The storms organized into supercells and short lines during the evening. Over a dozen tornadoes occurred in western Kentucky.
48.31970-11-19337°57'N / 86°46'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Perry
48.72006-04-02336°54'N / 87°38'W36°56'N / 87°17'W19.50 Miles700 Yards02235.0M0Christian
 Brief Description: The tornado formed from a long-track supercell that originated in southeast Missouri near Poplar Bluff. The tornado began less than two miles from the Trigg County line with an east-southeast movement, then curved slightly left before crossing Highway 91. The tornado moved east-northeast across central Christian County, passing less than four miles north of downtown Hopkinsville, before crossing into Todd County less than a mile north of Pilot Rock. Near the beginning of the damage path, a church was levelled. Across the county, 91 homes were destroyed, and another 171 homes sustained varying degrees of damage. Several people were pulled from the debris of their homes during a door-to-door search that lasted into the next morning. Of the 22 people directly injured by the tornado, 17 were checked in at the local hospital, and five were transferred to regional hospitals. Another ten or so people received injuries not directly inflicted by the tornado, such as driving into fallen trees. None of the injuries, which consisted mostly of cuts, bruises, and fractures, were considered life-threatening. Numerous garages, barns, and outbuildings were destroyed. Some vehicles were damaged or destroyed. Hundreds of trees were downed, snapped, or uprooted. Power was out to most of the city of Hopkinsville for about six hours as a result of downed steel towers that carry primary transmission lines. Peak winds were estimated near 185 MPH. The average path width was 500 yards. It should be noted that the initial tornado reformed or reorganized about 7 miles northeast of Hopkinsville, leaving a break in the tornado path less than a mile long. Downburst wind damage occurred both north and south of the area where the tornado reorganized, resulting in a two-mile wide swath of damage along Highway 107. The webcam at the local hospital captured the tornado as it passed north of downtown Hopkinsville.
49.01997-01-24236°59'N / 85°54'W36°59'N / 85°49'W5.00 Miles600 Yards021.8M0Barren
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado swept a 500-600 yard 7 mile path from just south of Glaskow to the small town of Wisdom, 5 miles west of Edmonton. The tornado damaged over 40 homes and several mobile homes. 2 people were injured including one seriously in a mobile home 1 mile southeast of Glaskow along Highway 90. One $275,000 home had its middle section completely destroyed. In addition, many large trees were downed in a convergent pattern. Residents and county DES said quarter to half a dollar size hail preceded the tornado by only seconds. Total damage was estimated at 2 million dollars.
49.01991-04-09236°58'N / 85°52'W0.50 Mile400 Yards032.5M0Barren
49.21998-04-16336°50'N / 86°05'W36°59'N / 85°43'W22.00 Miles200 Yards2910.0M0Barren
 Brief Description: M67MH, M47OU A series of three tornadoes cut a long path of destruction across south central Kentucky during the late afternoon and early evening of April 16. Three people were killed, two in Barren county and one in Metcalfe, as the tornadoes moved through. A 78 year old man was killed by fallen debris from his house in Wisdom accounting for the Metcalfe county death. In Glasgow of Barren county, a 67 year old man was killed in his mobile home and a 47 year old man was killed by flying debris off his greenhouse. The Glasgow area of Barren county and the Pellyton area of Adair county were hardest hit sustaining F3 damage. In Glasgow, 1 house was destroyed and 45 were badly damaged. 35 mobile homes and 25 barns were also badly damaged or destroyed. Winds were estimated at around 175 mph in the Glasgow area. Another wide area area of severe destruction took place across northern Adair county from around Portland to Pellyton. There, 14 houses were destroyed or received major damage. 3 mobile homes and 27 barns were also destroyed. 146 homes and 50 barns were damaged or destroyed across Barren county, while 30 homes, 84 barns, 2 schools and 8 businesses were damaged or destroyed across Adair county. Metcalfe county also sustained minimal damage to 19 structures, major damage to 43 and destruction to 54. F2 damage was estimated across much of Metcalfe county. Many eyewitnesses across the affected counties reported two smaller sub-vortices within the parent funnels. After reviewing Doppler radar reflectivity patterns and damage patterns, it appears the first tornado moved from northern Logan county to the Barren-Metcalfe county line. Then another formed in the near Wisdom in Metcalfe county before it dissipated 2 miles east of Edmonton. A final tornado from the parent supercell formed near Portland in Adair county and moved 20 miles to Pellyton before also dissipating.
49.62008-02-06237°39'N / 86°00'W37°40'N / 85°52'W7.00 Miles400 Yards003.0M0KHardin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado destroyed a trailer and an outbuilding along Hansborough Road. It caused major roof damage along Bethlehem Academy Road, with one home losing the roof completely. Several boats were flipped over, and a large bus was pushed two feet. The tornado pushed in garage doors at an industrial building along Ring Road. This building also suffered significant roof damage. At Central Hardin High School, the tornado snapped concrete pillar stadium lights at the football stadium. The press box was thrown on to the playing field and destroyed. The basketball gym and a wing of the school suffered roof damage consistent with an EF2 tornado. Along Black Branch Road just east of the school complex, the tornado caused some structural damage to homes. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.


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