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

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Earthquake Index, #170

Buchanan, TN

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

Buchanan, TN

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, #301

Buchanan, TN

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 3,146 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Buchanan, TN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:25Dense Fog:22Drought:33
Dust Storm:0Flood:407Hail:749Heat:35Heavy Snow:40
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:14Landslide:0Strong Wind:45
Thunderstorm Winds:1,554Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:2Winter Storm:35Winter Weather:34

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Buchanan, TN.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Buchanan, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.52005-11-15236°15'N / 88°23'W36°29'N / 88°09'W20.00 Miles200 Yards0136.5M0Henry
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down southwest of Paris and moved northeast skirting by the northern edge of Paris. Thirty homes were destroyed and several manufacturing plants were demolished. Over 100 homes were damaged.
7.81969-01-23236°29'N / 88°02'W0.10 Mile7 Yards00250K0Stewart
11.11971-07-15236°23'N / 88°26'W36°17'N / 88°12'W14.70 Miles100 Yards08250K0Henry
12.02001-11-26336°15'N / 88°15'W36°17'N / 88°14'W5.00 Miles200 Yards2121.5M0Henry
 Brief Description: The tornado touched downed southeast of Paris and moved northeast. Ten homes and buildings were completely destroyed and 46 others were damaged. Two persons were killed when their mobile home was destroyed by the tornado. Numerous trees were knocked down. F32MH, M3MH
13.02000-05-26236°33'N / 88°19'W36°34'N / 88°19'W1.50 Miles300 Yards04250K0Calloway
 Brief Description: The peak intensity of the tornado was rated F-2, with estimated maximum winds near 125 MPH. Although the tornado was only on the ground for a mile or two, it struck the small community of Midway directly, causing extensive damage. Two mobile homes housing migrant workers were destroyed. One of the persons in a mobile home was seriously injured. Three others sustained relatively minor injuries. A used car dealership and a grocery store sustained major damage to roofs and walls. Several additional homes, mobile homes, and barns received moderate to major damage. Numerous trees in the area were downed or uprooted. U.S. Highway 641 was closed for about 18 hours south of Murray due to debris and power lines across the road. The owner of the grocery and an attached home estimated his losses at just under 100,000 dollars.
13.61984-05-07336°17'N / 88°21'W36°15'N / 88°15'W6.00 Miles100 Yards0362.5M0Henry
13.82003-05-04236°13'N / 88°25'W36°18'N / 88°10'W17.00 Miles200 Yards003.0M0Henry
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down southwest of Paris and moved northeast through the south side of the city. Five homes were destroyed and over 150 other homes were damaged. Three commercial building were destroyed and nineteen others including a school were damaged.
14.32008-02-05236°15'N / 88°00'W36°18'N / 87°57'W4.00 Miles440 Yards0010.0M0KBenton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado came out of northern Benton County and caused damage in Houston County. Trees were uprooted and snapped, and homes were damaged along Highway 147 from the Tennessee River to just west-northwest of McKinnon. There were 20 power poles down on Danville Rd. Worst damage was from Big Sandy to Faxon to Grannys Branch. Fourteen homes were destroyed, and one other had major damage. About half of these homes were mobile homes. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The Super Severe Weather Outbreak on Feb. 5, 2008 produced supercelluar thunderstorms, well in advance of a multicell line of thunderstorms. The whole episode lasted about 6 hours. This occurred ironically while many states, including Tennessee, were participating in the Super Tuesday Primary Election. Fortunately, polls had already closed in the mid state when these tornadoes struck.
14.62008-02-05236°18'N / 87°57'W36°19'N / 87°55'W2.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0KHouston
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Trees were down. Homes were damaged. TEMA reported 10 homes had major damage, 2 mobile homes were destroyed and 20 mobile homes had major damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The Super Severe Weather Outbreak on Feb. 5, 2008 produced supercelluar thunderstorms, well in advance of a multicell line of thunderstorms. The whole episode lasted about 6 hours. This occurred ironically while many states, including Tennessee, were participating in the Super Tuesday Primary Election. Fortunately, polls had already closed in the mid state when these tornadoes struck.
15.01991-03-22236°14'N / 88°05'W36°14'N / 87°58'W7.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Benton
17.62001-11-24236°30'N / 88°27'W36°39'N / 88°22'W11.50 Miles300 Yards04750K80KCalloway
 Brief Description: A total of 45 to 50 structures were damaged or destroyed. The tornado, which tore through rural farm country, first touched down about one quarter mile inside the Tennessee state line. It moved north-northeast, directly impacting the small community of Harris Grove. The damage path ended 2 miles east of Stella, just after the tornado crossed Kentucky Highway 121. Maximum winds in the tornado were estimated at 130 MPH. The breakdown of structural damage included: Two destroyed houses, two destroyed mobile homes, two destroyed car garages, ten destroyed barns, twelve damaged homes, seven damaged mobile homes, and fourteen damaged barns. A tobacco barn, still containing its crop, was blown onto Kentucky Highway 94 west of Murray. Two of the most seriously injured, who required hospitalization for cuts and bruises, were in mobile homes. The other two injured persons were treated and released. Four mobile home residents were trapped by fallen trees and were rescued by emergency personnel.
18.92003-05-04236°41'N / 88°14'W36°42'N / 88°13'W1.80 Miles60 Yards00350K0Calloway
 Brief Description: The tornado began along Highway 732 about one quarter mile east of Highway 94. It then moved northeast, roughly parallel to Highway 94, for almost two miles. Six homes received minor to moderate damage. Numerous trees were down, two barns were destroyed, and several others were damaged. Peak winds were estimated near 120 MPH. A supercell thunderstorm moved northeast from Tennessee, producing straight-line wind damage from the southeast corner of Graves County to Murray. The storm then spawned a tornado northeast of Murray.
19.41968-04-03436°38'N / 88°18'W36°45'N / 88°13'W9.20 Miles100 Yards1152.5M0Calloway
19.91999-01-22336°03'N / 88°10'W36°14'N / 88°00'W15.00 Miles220 Yards151.0M0Benton
 Brief Description: This tornado resulted in the only fatality in Middle Tennessee from the severe weather outbreak of January 22,1999. The tornado killed a 50 year old woman who left her shelter in a brick ranch home located on Cedar Grove Road. She went outside to get her dogs inside her home, and that's when the tornado struck and killed her. Her husband remained inside the home and survived. There were 5 injuries from the tornado. A 1600 square foot frame home was moved 10 to 12 feet from its foundation. 12 homes were destroyed, 33 homes sustained damage and 5 businesses were damaged. Power lines and trees were blown down. The winds picked up a 7500 pound Cadillac, and hurled its engine 300-400 yards into a field. The chassis, its empty metal skin, was hurled even further. F50OU
20.02005-11-15236°08'N / 88°06'W36°09'N / 88°03'W1.20 Miles150 Yards00400K0Benton
 Brief Description: Home destroyed. Roof was gone and walls left standing on a home on French Store Rd. Residents and businesses who suffered damage from the tornadoes on Novemeber 15, 2005 are eligible for low interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Counties declared eligible for the loans are: Benton, Henry, Montgomery, Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Robertson, Stewart, and Weakley. The SBA offer loans to renters and home owners to repair or replace personal property, such as furniture or clothing, damaged by the storms. Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair damage to their primary residence. Loans of $1.5 million are available for businesses and non-profit organizations to repair damage to real estate, machinery or equipment, and inventory. Economic Disaster Loans are also available for small businesses that are unable to pay their bills or meet operating expenses.
20.12000-05-27336°19'N / 87°58'W36°19'N / 87°40'W17.20 Miles500 Yards001.3M0Houston
 Brief Description: The storm complex that produced a tornado in Benton county moved into Houston county and generated a tornado that hit Tennessee Ridge and Erin. The Houston county executive estimated 1.3 million dollars worth of damage. Roofs and walls of some well constructed homes were torn off. Many trees were snapped and blown down along with power lines. The Betty Ligon Pavillion in Erin was flattened. 50 people required shelter at Erin. A storage trailer was moved 50 feet at Tennessee Ridge.
23.71968-04-04436°45'N / 88°13'W36°47'N / 88°08'W5.10 Miles100 Yards150K0Marshall
23.92005-11-15236°15'N / 87°47'W36°16'N / 87°46'W0.50 Mile200 Yards00650K0Houston
 Brief Description: Well built modular home was destroyed at intersection of Waverly Road and Long Branch Road. Other homes in the area were damaged. Damage was estimated to be $650K by the EMA Director.
25.41964-03-04436°42'N / 88°27'W36°45'N / 88°23'W4.90 Miles250 Yards08250K0Calloway
26.81952-03-21336°01'N / 88°16'W36°04'N / 88°12'W5.10 Miles177 Yards019250K0Carroll
28.21964-03-04436°45'N / 88°23'W36°53'N / 88°12'W13.60 Miles250 Yards316250K0Marshall
29.41952-02-13236°00'N / 88°07'W0.30 Mile300 Yards0025K0Benton
30.32007-10-18236°43'N / 87°51'W36°46'N / 87°42'W9.00 Miles200 Yards00120K0KTrigg
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Numerous trees were uprooted and blown down. Metal debris was embedded in several trees. Two barns were destroyed. One large garage was destroyed. Debris from the garage was blown up to three quarters of a mile, and projectiles were embedded in the ground up to 200 yards away. Four power poles were snapped. Peak winds were estimated near 120 mph. 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.
30.41978-05-12236°41'N / 87°54'W36°49'N / 87°40'W15.80 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Trigg
30.52005-11-15336°45'N / 88°28'W36°56'N / 88°12'W19.50 Miles500 Yards1208.0M0Marshall
 Brief Description: The long-track tornado entered Marshall County from extreme northwest Calloway County. As the tornado moved quickly northeast across Marshall County, it reached its peak intensity of 200 MPH as it approached the Kentucky Lake resort campgrounds and boatyards. Until the tornado reached U.S. Highway 641 south of Benton, mostly F-1 damage occurred. Garages and barns sustained varying degrees of damage, and numerous trees were down. The most serious damage, ranging up to F-3 intensity, occurred from Big Bear Highway to Moor's Resort on Kentucky Lake. The occupant of a destroyed mobile home was killed in this area. The mobile home was thrown 40 feet and overturned before catching fire. At Moor's Resort, a year-round camping area was struck directly. A total of 115 RV's were destroyed, and the campground was devastated. A dock was demolished, taking a number of boats with it. Although the harbor and campground were destroyed, cabins and other lodging facilities outside of the tornado path were untouched. The average path width of this tornado was 275 yards, but it grew to a maximum of 500 yards in Marshall County. In Marshall County, approximately 19 homes were destroyed, 36 suffered major damage, and 65 received minor damage. The tornado then moved over Kentucky Lake and crossed into Lyon County. M63MH The total path length of the tornado across Graves, Calloway, Marshall, and Lyon Counties was 44 miles. Estimated time on the ground was 65 minutes.
32.81968-04-04436°47'N / 88°08'W36°58'N / 87°48'W22.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Trigg
33.21971-05-07436°03'N / 88°42'W35°58'N / 88°12'W28.50 Miles100 Yards31372.5M0Carroll
33.62006-04-02336°03'N / 88°37'W36°04'N / 88°29'W9.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M0Carroll
 Brief Description: The tornado tracked east out of Weakley County into Carroll County. The tornado eventually lifted five miles south southeast of McKenzie. The area just south of McKenzie experienced the worst damage. Thirty-four homes, two apartments, one shop building, and nine farm buildings were damaged. Pilgrim's Rest Church, located near Christmasville, was destroyed. Grain silos were destroyed and numerous trees and power lines were downed. The tornado produce primarily F1 type damage in Carroll County.
34.71953-03-14236°20'N / 88°46'W0.30 Mile600 Yards0125K0Weakley
34.71999-01-22236°06'N / 87°42'W36°07'N / 87°38'W4.00 Miles220 Yards01500K0Humphreys
 Brief Description: Downed trees were reported from Gorman to McEwen. The hardest hit area was McEwen with 4 homes totally destroyed, 8 homes having severe damage, and 38 homes receiving minor damage. 8 to 10 outbuildings were destroyed and 60 trees were lost. 8 cars or trucks were damaged or destroyed. A man suffered a broken neck in his trailer.
34.91971-05-07435°58'N / 88°12'W35°53'N / 87°54'W17.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Benton
35.32006-04-02336°06'N / 88°44'W36°07'N / 88°34'W5.00 Miles200 Yards02500K0Weakley
 Brief Description: The tornado tracked east out of Gibson County into Weakley County. The most affected area was between Pillowville and Staffords Store. Four homes were destroyed and twenty-eight homes were damaged. At least two barns were leveled. Two people were seriously injured when their mobile home was destroyed. The tornado then continued further east into northern Carroll County.
35.61997-03-01235°58'N / 88°40'W36°08'N / 88°31'W10.00 Miles100 Yards002.0M0Carroll
 Brief Description: A tornado developed in Crockett County near the town of Alamo. A long porch from a brick house was ripped off. The tornado continued northeast into Gibson county. Several business were damaged and a storage shed was destroyed as the tornado moved through the county. The tornado then reached Carroll county where it reached its peak intensity. Significant damage occurred in the town of McKenzie. Sixty-seven homes and ten businesses were damaged or destroyed. Four people were injured as well.
36.41978-05-12336°49'N / 87°45'W36°50'N / 87°42'W3.00 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Trigg
37.52006-04-07235°53'N / 88°11'W35°53'N / 88°01'W6.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Benton
 Brief Description: One home was destroyed, and 15 other homes and businesses had major damage. One home lost its entire roof on Conley Branch Rd. Other homes had roof damage. Numerous large trees were snapped, uprooted or blown down.
38.21971-12-15236°53'N / 88°33'W36°57'N / 88°23'W10.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Graves
39.01952-03-21235°56'N / 88°30'W0.10 Mile150 Yards18250K0Carroll
39.12003-05-04236°21'N / 88°51'W36°21'N / 88°51'W4.00 Miles250 Yards00750K0Weakley
 Brief Description: The tornado touched on the south side of the city of Martin and tracked northeast. One business was destroyed. At Martin Westview High School, two storage buildings were blown away. At Martin Middle School, the gymnasium roof was ripped off. At Martin Elementary School, part of the roof was blown off. Many trees and power lines were knocked down.
39.31957-07-04236°20'N / 88°51'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Weakley
39.32005-11-15236°56'N / 88°11'W37°03'N / 88°00'W14.50 Miles275 Yards00500K0Lyon
 Brief Description: The tornado entered Lyon County from Marshall County as it crossed Kentucky Lake. The tornado reached the lakeshore at Hillman Ferry campground, within the Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. The tornado then moved east-northeast across the forests of LBL, producing a narrow swath of downed trees. After exiting LBL and crossing Lake Barkley, the tornado struck a subdivision on the east side of the lake. Damage to the well-constructed homes in this subdivision was estimated to be the result of F-2 winds. The tornado proceeded east-northeast across Interstate 24, passing near the 46-mile marker, before lifting at the community of Saratoga. The total path length of the tornado across Graves, Calloway, Marshall, and Lyon Counties was 44 miles. Estimated time on the ground was 65 minutes.
39.51957-07-04236°19'N / 88°51'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Weakley
40.21973-11-26236°10'N / 88°48'W0.50 Mile27 Yards0025K0Weakley
40.41978-05-12336°50'N / 87°42'W36°51'N / 87°35'W6.50 Miles33 Yards0172.5M0Christian
40.41995-05-18236°52'N / 87°45'W36°49'N / 87°32'W4.00 Miles75 Yards00250K0Trigg
 Brief Description: Six houses were damaged, one extensively. Vehicles were moved, including a camper trailer picked up and tossed across a road. A mobile home was blown over 300 feet. Numerous trees were downed, and two barns were destroyed. The tornado moved into Christian County.
40.71961-05-07236°42'N / 89°00'W36°42'N / 88°36'W22.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hickman
40.92006-04-07235°50'N / 88°22'W35°52'N / 88°18'W6.00 Miles100 Yards052.0M0Carroll
 Brief Description: The tornado moved out of Henderson County and continued northeast into Carroll County. The town of Yuma was significantly affected by this tornado with the highest concentration of damage occurring in the residential area between Yuma Baptist Church and the south side of Highway 424. There were five injuries as a result of the tornado. Fifteen homes were destroyed and twenty-nine homes were damaged. The Yuma Community Center, a former school building, was destroyed. The Yuma Church of Christ sustained significant roof damage. Numerous trees and power lines were also knocked down. The tornado continued to travel northeast past Yuma and eventually lifted at the Natchez Trace State Park near Hester Trail Road.
41.21966-06-06236°59'N / 88°29'W37°00'N / 88°17'W11.10 Miles167 Yards0025K0Madison
41.41971-05-07436°04'N / 88°47'W36°03'N / 88°42'W4.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gibson
41.81961-04-25236°26'N / 87°29'W36°28'N / 87°19'W9.40 Miles187 Yards0225K0Montgomery
42.02002-11-09235°52'N / 88°34'W35°57'N / 88°32'W10.00 Miles220 Yards26500K0Carroll
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down near the town of Terry and tracked northeast. The tornado hit a mobile home park near the town of Leach. Two persons were killed in one of mobile homes in the park. Three houses, two businesses and a farm building were destroyed. Forty homes and other buildings were damaged. M42MH, F65MH
42.11951-11-13337°01'N / 88°20'W2.00 Miles33 Yards111250K0Marshall
42.21973-04-19236°33'N / 89°11'W36°41'N / 88°34'W35.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Fulton
42.51964-03-04336°40'N / 88°54'W36°43'N / 88°47'W7.20 Miles880 Yards05250K0Logan
42.51967-12-11236°29'N / 88°54'W36°38'N / 88°54'W10.30 Miles7 Yards01250K0Obion
42.71967-12-11236°30'N / 88°54'W36°38'N / 88°54'W000K0Clay
43.22010-05-02236°35'N / 88°56'W36°37'N / 88°52'W5.00 Miles600 Yards00300K0KHickman
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado crossed into Hickman County from Fulton County on U.S. Highway 51 just north of Crutchfield. Peak winds in this area were estimated near 115 mph. The EF-2 tornado damaged or destroyed several pole barns along U.S. Highway 51. One barn was over 100 feet long and was anchored by telephone poles set in concrete. Most of the poles were snapped. A few poles were pulled up, with one thrown about 50 yards. A section of U.S. 51 was closed due to downed power poles and debris. Large trees were uprooted or snapped. There was minor house damage. As the tornado continued northeast across Kentucky Highway 1070 and a nearby road, three homes were damaged. One of the houses sustained damage to an outside wall, which was pushed in about three inches. The carport attached to that wall was blown away. A two-story garage was destroyed, along with other sheds and another carport. The other two houses sustained damage to garages and siding. Windows were blown out, and a section of roof was blown off one house. The maximum path width of about 600 yards was in this area. The average path width was closer to 300 yards. The tornado then weakened significantly and produced only minor tree damage until it dissipated about a mile southwest of Fulgham. 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.
43.61970-04-24337°02'N / 88°20'W37°03'N / 88°18'W1.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Marshall
43.82005-11-15236°11'N / 87°26'W36°11'N / 87°25'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0020K0Dickson
 Brief Description: Damage to homes. This storm complex came from Humphreys County.
43.91982-04-02236°18'N / 88°58'W36°22'N / 88°54'W5.50 Miles77 Yards00250K0Weakley
43.91966-06-06236°58'N / 88°37'W36°59'N / 88°29'W7.40 Miles67 Yards0225K0Mccracken
44.41998-04-03236°28'N / 87°24'W36°32'N / 87°19'W6.40 Miles200 Yards00100K0Montgomery
 Brief Description: 67 homes were damaged in the Hilltop area, and about 7 homes received major damage. Most of the damage was to roofs. Trees were blown down.
44.62006-04-07235°48'N / 88°24'W35°49'N / 88°23'W3.00 Miles50 Yards005K0Henderson
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down near the Parker Cross Roads community and tracked northeast into Carroll County. Damage in Henderson County was limited to scattered tree damage. The tornado began as a F0 in Henderson County and strengthened into a F2 tornado as it moved towards Yuma in Carroll County.
44.81970-04-24337°03'N / 88°18'W37°05'N / 88°14'W4.30 Miles33 Yards050K0Livingston
45.61963-04-29336°52'N / 87°40'W36°52'N / 87°25'W13.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Christian
46.51973-04-19237°02'N / 88°37'W37°01'N / 88°27'W9.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Mccracken
46.72006-04-02336°04'N / 89°02'W36°07'N / 88°44'W17.00 Miles880 Yards64225.0M0Gibson
 Brief Description: This tornado was also spawned by the same supercell that produced the killer Dyer County tornado. The F3 tornado tracked east across Gibson County. The tornado then continued east into Weakley County. The hardest hit area was the city of Bradford. There were six fatalities in Bradford along with forty-four injuries. Approximately two hundred fifty homes were damaged and seventy-five homes were destroyed. The Bradford Police Department was completely destroyed. Other businesses were also severely damaged. F61MH, F53PH, M28PH, F29PH, M5PH, M3PH
46.81999-01-22336°32'N / 87°21'W36°35'N / 87°18'W4.30 Miles880 Yards0572.7M0Montgomery
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado struck Clarksville at 415 AM, travelled through the downtown area and dissipated near St. Bethlehem. There were 5 injuries, 2 of them were for broken bones. Clarksville has a population of 89,000 people is Tennessee's fifth largest city. 25,000 people were without power. The Tornado Warning was issued by the NWS at 354 AM CST. The NOAA Weather Radio alerted the sleepy resident s of Clarksville and urge them to take cover immediately. The tornado ripped apart a 5 block area of downtown Clarksville and teared up buildings in Austin Peay State University. Once the tornado ravaged the city, downtown Clarksville resembled bombed-out London during World War 2. Bricks and glass were strewn everywhere. The photo editor of the Leaf-Chronicle newspaper s, Fred Dye, said "It looked like somebody walked through with a broom and knocked over whatever was loose enough to knock down." The Montgomery county court house was in ruins. The City Fathers planned on rebuilding the court house. It was last rebuilt after a fire in 1878. The Leaf-Chronicle newspaper office was severely damaged. The newspaper had to set up a temporary office in Hopkinsville, KY. 22 buildings were heavily damaged at Austin Peay State University. Also, several old churches were heavily damaged in Clarksville. The Madison Street United Methodist Church lost its spires and roof. It will take about 2 years to rebuild the church. The Trinity Episcopal Church lost its roof. Police closed off downtown Clarksville from 6 PM-6 AM in order to prevent looting. The National Guard was on duty as well. On January 23, FEMA Director James Lee Whitt toured the devastation. He exclaimed, "Wow!" "It's like someone dropped a bomb on it. That's just what it look like." There was a total of 124 buildings destroyed and 562 buildings damaged. These figures included residential, commercial, government, public and buildings at Austin Peay.
47.11968-04-04436°58'N / 87°48'W37°05'N / 87°42'W9.70 Miles33 Yards050K0Caldwell
47.12005-11-15236°29'N / 87°19'W36°30'N / 87°18'W1.00 Mile400 Yards00500K0Montgomery
 Brief Description: Well built brick home lost roof. Very large oak trees snapped around home. This storm complex came from Houston County. Total damage from tornadoes in Montgomery County is about $1.6 million from the EMA Office.
47.51952-03-21235°51'N / 87°41'W0.30 Mile500 Yards0025K0Humphreys
47.92007-10-18237°01'N / 87°50'W37°04'N / 87°41'W9.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0KCaldwell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. Trees landed across roads. At least a half dozen small barns were destroyed. Several roofs were lifted and torn off houses. Major structural damage was reported to seven homes. Windows were broken in houses. Peak winds were estimated near 110 mph. The damage path ended very close to the boundary of the Pennyrile State Forest. 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.
48.41970-04-24337°05'N / 88°14'W37°10'N / 88°02'W12.40 Miles33 Yards050K0Lyon
48.82003-05-04336°25'N / 87°21'W36°24'N / 87°12'W11.50 Miles1000 Yards01750K0Montgomery
 Brief Description: A tornado affected the southeast part of Montgomery County and did damage from Roberts Road, to Fredonia and to Albright Road. 108 homes were damaged. Estimated loss is about 3/4 of a million dollars. The tornado destroyed 2 brick homes on state Highway 12 near Fredonia and a mobile home on Albright Rd. One woman was injured in the mobile home. The Frazier family in the brick home took their 3 children to the basement. Their brick home was ripped to pieces and blown into the nearby woods. A man on Roberts Road said 3 large oak trees were ripped out of the ground and thrown on top of his house. A neighbor's garage from about a 1/4 of a mile away landed on the back of his house. Montgomery County EMA reported 108 homes were damaged by the tornado.
48.91952-03-21335°51'N / 88°40'W0.10 Mile100 Yards03250K0Carroll
49.21971-12-15236°59'N / 88°42'W37°01'N / 88°39'W3.60 Miles10 Yards0025K0Mccracken
49.41954-05-03236°24'N / 89°04'W36°26'N / 89°01'W3.60 Miles300 Yards003K0Obion
49.41982-04-02236°13'N / 89°04'W36°18'N / 88°58'W6.00 Miles77 Yards00250K0Obion
49.91952-03-22235°52'N / 87°35'W0.50 Mile40 Yards31025K0Hickman

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