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

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Earthquake Index, #645

Elkton, KY
0.04
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

Elkton, 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, #352

Elkton, KY
191.02
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 3,269 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Elkton, KY were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:9
Dust Storm:0Flood:505Hail:790Heat:16Heavy Snow:15
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:13
Thunderstorm Winds:1,758Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:15Winter Weather:4
Other:133 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Elkton, KY.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 82 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Elkton, KY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.32006-04-02236°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.
9.11991-03-22236°39'N / 87°11'W36°44'N / 87°02'W7.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Todd
12.11991-04-09236°39'N / 87°10'W36°39'N / 87°01'W6.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Todd
13.61963-04-29236°50'N / 86°55'W00250K0Logan
17.11991-04-09236°39'N / 87°01'W36°43'N / 86°47'W12.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Logan
17.21998-04-16236°34'N / 87°09'W36°34'N / 87°09'W1.10 Miles200 Yards0010K0Montgomery
 Brief Description: Many trees and power lines were blown down at Port Royal and Sandlerville Road. Homes were damaged. A TVA transmission line tower fell. This tornado moved into Robertson county.
17.82006-04-02336°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.
17.91998-04-16336°34'N / 87°08'W36°34'N / 87°01'W7.20 Miles400 Yards00400K0Robertson
 Brief Description: Part of a roof was blown off the Jo Byrns School in Adams. Many trees fell on homes.
18.61991-03-22236°44'N / 87°02'W36°56'N / 86°37'W20.00 Miles400 Yards1122.5M0Logan
20.01999-01-22336°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.
21.31963-04-29336°52'N / 87°40'W36°52'N / 87°25'W13.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Christian
23.82005-11-15236°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.
24.31997-06-13237°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.
24.41998-04-03236°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.
24.82008-02-05236°57'N / 87°39'W37°04'N / 87°26'W14.00 Miles275 Yards024.4M0KChristian
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Twenty-seven homes were damaged and 17 were destroyed. A total of 19 garages, sheds, and barns were damaged or destroyed. Of the destroyed homes, at least five were mobile homes. The two injured persons transported themselves to local hospitals. The county was declared a federal major disaster area. Peak winds were estimated near 130 mph. The average path width was 225 yards. 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.
25.51970-04-27436°27'N / 87°08'W36°27'N / 87°04'W3.30 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Montgomery
26.61978-05-12336°50'N / 87°42'W36°51'N / 87°35'W6.50 Miles33 Yards0172.5M0Christian
26.61995-05-18236°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.
26.91984-05-07236°28'N / 86°57'W36°29'N / 86°54'W3.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Robertson
27.02009-04-10337°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.
27.32010-05-02237°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.
28.41970-04-27436°27'N / 87°04'W36°31'N / 86°39'W23.50 Miles250 Yards2752.5M0Robertson
28.51961-04-25236°26'N / 87°29'W36°28'N / 87°19'W9.40 Miles187 Yards0225K0Montgomery
28.72005-11-15236°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.
28.92003-05-04336°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.
29.01971-04-27337°12'N / 86°57'W37°11'N / 86°54'W3.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Muhlenberg
30.12008-02-05337°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.
30.31955-03-15237°15'N / 87°05'W09250K0Muhlenberg
31.21978-05-12336°49'N / 87°45'W36°50'N / 87°42'W3.00 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Trigg
31.61998-04-03236°24'N / 86°56'W36°27'N / 86°48'W5.60 Miles200 Yards03500K0Robertson
 Brief Description: 30 homes were damaged and 7 trailers were totally destroyed. Most of the damage was on Hwy 431 in Coopertown, Reader School Rd. and also along Hwy 41 near Greenbrier. Many trees and power lines were down. One mobile home was hurled 100 yards across Hwy 431and totally destroyed. 3 were slightly injured in the mobile home.
32.11965-05-26236°42'N / 86°36'W0025K0Simpson
32.41971-04-27337°11'N / 86°54'W37°08'N / 86°37'W15.90 Miles150 Yards102.5M0Butler
32.62007-10-18237°08'N / 87°37'W37°08'N / 87°35'W2.00 Miles300 Yards01150K0KHopkins
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted as the tornado touched down. Three mobile homes were destroyed, including one with a bent frame. Debris from mobile homes was thrown several hundred yards. A resident of one of the mobile homes received a minor head injury when a tree fell into his residence. Another resident was briefly pinned under debris but was not injured. Rescue crews had difficulty reaching the scene due to trees across roads. Barns and one house were damaged. The damaged house suffered major roof damage, a destroyed porch, and siding damage. Numerous trees fell across roads and power lines. 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.
34.11968-04-04437°05'N / 87°42'W37°07'N / 87°38'W4.30 Miles33 Yards050K0Christian
34.32007-10-18236°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.
34.41955-03-04236°37'N / 86°36'W36°37'N / 86°35'W00250K0Robertson
34.71978-05-12236°41'N / 87°54'W36°49'N / 87°40'W15.80 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Trigg
35.01989-05-22236°43'N / 86°34'W36°47'N / 86°30'W5.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Simpson
35.61968-04-04436°58'N / 87°48'W37°05'N / 87°42'W9.70 Miles33 Yards050K0Caldwell
35.82006-04-07336°17'N / 87°17'W36°19'N / 87°10'W12.90 Miles880 Yards005.0M0Dickson
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down on Maple ValleyRoad in northern Dickson County as an F2. 3 mobile homes were leveled and demolished at this location. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped. The tornado continued along Highway 49 and reached Bellsburg, TN as an F3. A one story brick home was demolished. No walls or roof were left standing, leaving only a basement and a garage. A truck was thrown into the basement by the tornado. The drywall, furniture, and appliances were hurled into the woods at least 100 yards. An aerial survey determined spotty rural damage to trees as this tornado continued into Cheatham County where it hit Greenbrier and then Ashland City. Dickson County had a total of 25 homes destroyed, 8 homes with major damage, and 24 homes and businesses with moderate damage.
35.81971-05-24236°39'N / 86°38'W36°47'N / 86°25'W15.10 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Simpson
36.32007-10-18237°07'N / 87°43'W37°07'N / 87°41'W1.00 Mile300 Yards01120K0KChristian
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large area of trees was snapped and uprooted in the Pennyrile State Forest. Some of the trees were 50 to 60 feet tall. A clear path was seen through the forest. A mobile home was blown down a hill and smashed as the tornado crossed Highway 109. An occupant of the mobile home was briefly trapped and sustained lacerations and bruises. The road to the mobile home was blocked by numerous downed trees and trailer debris. Two other mobile homes were severely damaged. A barn were destroyed. Peak winds were estimated near 115 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.
36.31955-03-04236°37'N / 86°35'W36°38'N / 86°31'W3.80 Miles1000 Yards040K0Sumner
36.52007-10-18237°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.
36.51995-05-18236°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.
37.02002-11-10236°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.
38.01991-03-22236°56'N / 86°37'W37°07'N / 86°26'W12.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Warren
38.01989-04-03237°22'N / 87°13'W37°22'N / 87°08'W3.50 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Muhlenberg
38.11950-11-20237°22'N / 87°12'W00250K0Muhlenberg
38.11972-04-07236°18'N / 87°04'W36°15'N / 86°59'W5.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Cheatham
38.51961-05-07337°22'N / 87°19'W37°22'N / 87°13'W5.40 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Muhlenberg
38.61974-04-03336°43'N / 86°32'W36°48'N / 86°24'W9.20 Miles33 Yards1122.5M0Simpson
38.71984-05-06236°36'N / 86°31'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Sumner
38.92005-11-15437°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.
39.11984-05-06236°35'N / 86°31'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Sumner
39.21961-05-07337°22'N / 87°13'W37°24'N / 87°06'W6.60 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Muhlenberg
39.51961-05-07337°20'N / 87°31'W37°22'N / 87°19'W11.20 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Hopkins
39.61963-03-19236°36'N / 86°38'W36°34'N / 86°23'W14.00 Miles1000 Yards00250K0Robertson
39.71971-04-27337°17'N / 86°54'W37°11'N / 86°26'W26.60 Miles20 Yards002.5M0Ohio
40.01971-04-27337°08'N / 86°37'W37°06'N / 86°28'W8.50 Miles150 Yards000K0Warren
41.11970-04-27436°31'N / 86°39'W36°33'N / 86°22'W15.80 Miles250 Yards1102.5M0Sumner
41.11956-02-27336°28'N / 86°39'W36°33'N / 86°24'W15.00 Miles100 Yards0425K0Sumner
41.31961-05-07337°24'N / 87°06'W37°25'N / 87°00'W5.60 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Ohio
41.82003-05-11337°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.
41.81995-05-18236°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.
42.12006-04-07336°19'N / 86°46'W36°19'N / 86°41'W4.50 Miles880 Yards0710.0M0Davidson
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed many residential homes in Goodlettsville. Significant damage was done to the Metro Baptist Church with part of the roof blown off and front of church blown away. This tornado destroyed 25 homes, 13 homes or businesses with major damage and 31 with moderate damage/.
42.51972-04-21337°17'N / 86°44'W37°19'N / 86°38'W5.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Butler
44.71968-04-04436°47'N / 88°08'W36°58'N / 87°48'W22.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Trigg
45.31961-05-07337°25'N / 87°00'W37°24'N / 86°37'W21.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Ohio
45.41995-05-18236°18'N / 86°43'W36°24'N / 86°27'W5.00 Miles75 Yards0283.0M0Sumner
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down near Goodlettsville and moved northeast. The tornado struck near the Rivergate Mall. At least two dozen business were damaged. Nearly 500 cars were damaged beyond repair at a nearby auto dealership. In Sumner County, 35 apartments were destroyed along with three mobile homes. Several business were damaged. An elementary school in Westmoreland lost a large area of roofing above the gymnasium. The Gallatin Civic Center suffered major damage to its swimming pool. Several high tension towers were bent. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down.
45.91972-04-07236°15'N / 86°59'W36°10'N / 86°40'W18.50 Miles200 Yards015250K0Davidson
46.12005-11-15236°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.
47.11955-04-24236°25'N / 86°30'W36°32'N / 86°21'W11.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Sumner
47.52002-04-28337°25'N / 87°42'W37°25'N / 87°28'W12.00 Miles880 Yards001.8M0Hopkins
 Brief Description: The tornado crossed into Hopkins County just west-northwest of Nebo, and finally lifted after moving through Hanson. The tornado was rated at F-3 intensity in the Nebo area, where four chicken houses were blown off their foundations. About 45,000 chickens were left in the debris. Damage to one chicken facility was estimated between one and two million dollars. The tornado weakened as it progressed across the county. About 10 to 15 residences were significantly damaged.
47.72006-04-07336°20'N / 86°39'W36°24'N / 86°22'W18.20 Miles200 Yards712169.0M0Sumner
 Brief Description: This is where the tornado struck hit the hardest in Sumner County. It entered Hendersonville from Goodlettsville at 1312 CST, and struck Gallatin at 1325 CST. An aerial survey determined this tornado had a path length of 22.75 miles from Davidson County and into Sumner County. 7 people died directly as a result of the tornado. One woman, who was 83 years old, died of a heart attack the day the tornado swept through Gallatin, and is considered an indirect death due to the tornado causing her heart attack. All 7 fatalities happened in Gallatin. There was extensive damage to homes and businesses. 700 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed in Sumner County. The City of Hendersonville had 80 homes destroyed, As a result, Hendersonville city officials are considering installing tornado sirens in the city. Volunteer State Community College in southwest Gallatin was heavily damaged as were several car dealerships across the road. Vol State reopend 10 days after the tornado struck on Monday, April 17. There were about 400 faculty, staff and students on campus at the time the tornado struck. that day. Ms. Angie Jowers, public relations director for the college, stated that having routine tornado safety drills paid off on April 7th. Mr. Steve Doremus, spokesman for the Sumner County Schools, said that all 25,500 students were safe from the tornado because of routine tornado drills done in the county's 42 schools. Vol State school officials placed damage at the campus around $56 million. There was $69 million in damage in Sumner County alone. One estimate for damage done by tornadoes across Middle Tennssee on April 7 was placed at $391 million. Unfortunately, at night, looters came out to Gallatin. A nightly curfew was imposed for a while to curb the looting. The National Guard was called in to help with security matters and debris removal. By May 4, 2006, 23 people were arrested for looting in Gallatin. Several people died inside their homes. A NWS Storm Survey Team discovered that 1/2 million dollar brick homes were not built as well as one might have expected. Cinder blocks were filled with concrete, and boards were nailed to the cinder block as the base for the foundation. The strong winds caused some brick homes to move off the cinder blocks and collapse. This was observed in the Woodhaven Subdivision in Gallatin. M60PH, F39MH, M29BU, F46VE, F44VE, M57PH, F53PH
47.81966-08-13237°28'N / 86°52'W1.50 Miles67 Yards0025K0Ohio
48.51980-07-05236°23'N / 86°32'W36°17'N / 86°31'W6.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Sumner
48.61958-04-24237°12'N / 87°54'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Caldwell
48.71999-05-05236°23'N / 86°28'W36°24'N / 86°27'W0.70 Mile220 Yards0171.0M0Sumner
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down and struck the Rucker Stewart M.S. in the Gallatin city limits, continued northeast and hit the Greenwood Apartments and finally the Gallatin Post Office. The damage to the school and the post office was mainly roof damage. However, the Greenwood Apartments were the hardest hit. 40 families or 100 people were temporarily homeless. 3 apartment buildings were condemned. 17 people were treated at the Sumner Regional Medical Center and released. There were no serious injuries.
49.11989-04-03237°24'N / 87°42'W37°23'N / 87°40'W6.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Hopkins
49.11974-04-03336°48'N / 86°24'W36°57'N / 86°09'W17.20 Miles33 Yards2452.5M0Warren
49.92002-01-23237°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.


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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