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

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Earthquake Index, #83

Flat Rock, AL

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

Flat Rock, AL

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Tornado Index, #447

Flat Rock, AL

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 3,217 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Flat Rock, AL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:3
Dust Storm:0Flood:261Hail:986Heat:0Heavy Snow:14
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:2
Thunderstorm Winds:1,737Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:0Winter Storm:13Winter Weather:0

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Flat Rock, AL.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Flat Rock, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 90 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Flat Rock, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.71988-05-09234°50'N / 85°54'W34°46'N / 85°33'W14.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Jackson
8.01965-04-15334°42'N / 85°45'W34°42'N / 85°42'W3.00 Miles50 Yards02250K0Jackson
8.02008-02-06434°40'N / 85°50'W34°45'N / 85°41'W11.00 Miles660 Yards1120K0KJackson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Representatives from the National Weather Service and the Jackson County Emergency Management Agency conducted a storm survey of damage that occurred in Jackson County, Alabama early in the morning of February 6, 2008. The damage was determined to originate from a strong tornado, which at its peak had winds of at least 180 MPH, giving it a rating of EF-4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The most significant damage occurred at the corner of County Road 60 and 177, between the Rosalie and Pisgah communities in eastern Jackson County. This is also approximately the location where one fatality occurred. Trees along the tornado path were snapped and in some cases shredded, several houses were swept from their foundations, and a large section of a chicken house collapsed. Several large hay bales (weighing 2,500 pounds) were blown apart or tossed around. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The WFO Huntsville County Warning Area experienced the worst tornado outbreak in 19 years on February 6, 2008. While the number of observed tornadoes was low (4), the area experienced two EF-4 tornadoes, the first time the area has witnessed more than one devastating tornado on the same day since 1974. This event was part of a large tornado outbreak which spanned both February 5th (Super Tuesday) and 6th (Wednesday). A series of tornadic supercell thunderstorms swept across the Mid-South and Southeast states ahead of a potent cold front.
8.31992-11-22234°40'N / 85°41'W34°45'N / 85°35'W7.00 Miles73 Yards040K0Dekalb
8.61965-04-15334°42'N / 85°42'W34°42'N / 85°35'W6.60 Miles50 Yards00250K0Dekalb
9.02010-10-25234°39'N / 85°45'W34°44'N / 85°33'W10.00 Miles300 Yards00500K0KDekalb
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF-2 tornado with peak winds up to 115 mph continued it's track from Jackson into DeKalb County producing it's worst damage near the intersection of County Road 134 and 131. At this location, a cinder-block foundation shed was completely destroyed. The tornado continued northeast lifting much of a roof and portions of a brick exterior of a home along County Roady 886. It also destroyed a 20 by 20 foot shed. As the tornado moved into the town of Ider, it destroyed the bleachers and scoreboard at the Ider High School football field. The bleachers were solid concrete and were reinforced with 1/2 inch thick rebar. Additional damage was observed along Highway 75 as the tornado tracked into Dade County, Georgia. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) produced three tornadoes in northeast Alabama, including one EF-2 which tracked through portions of Jackson and DeKalb Counties. Severe weather began as early as late evening on the 24th and lasted through the pre-dawn hours on the 25th. Two people were also injured by lightning in Colbert County.
9.81988-05-09234°46'N / 85°33'W34°45'N / 85°32'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Dekalb
12.31992-11-22234°45'N / 85°31'W34°47'N / 85°28'W3.50 Miles500 Yards00250K0Dade
13.72010-10-25234°37'N / 85°51'W34°39'N / 85°45'W6.00 Miles300 Yards00150K0KJackson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF-2 tornado with peak winds up to 115 mph touched down along Highway 40 just east of Highway 71. Significant damage occurred at highway 40 and County Road 22. A couple of sheds were destroyed and numerous large trees were snapped and uprooted. A single-wide manufactured home was lifted 4 to 6 feet off its foundation along County Road 382 north of Highway 40. Additional damage occurred along County Road 134 before the tornado crossed into DeKalb County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) produced three tornadoes in northeast Alabama, including one EF-2 which tracked through portions of Jackson and DeKalb Counties. Severe weather began as early as late evening on the 24th and lasted through the pre-dawn hours on the 25th. Two people were also injured by lightning in Colbert County.
15.82007-11-14235°03'N / 85°41'W35°02'N / 85°39'W2.00 Miles200 Yards092.5M0KMarion
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Nine injuries resulted from the EF2 rated tornado which heavily damaged the roof of the Kimball Baptist Church as well as damaging several vehicles in the church parking lot. The tornado also destroyed several modular homes between Main Street and Interstate 24. Peak wind speed was estimated at 130 mph with a path width of 200 yards. Path length was 2 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: High shear with moderate instability in the warm sector ahead of strong late Fall cold front. The Event was characterized by a few wind damage reports and an EF 2 tornado (Marion County) all across Southeast Tennessee.
17.11973-05-19234°36'N / 85°47'W34°33'N / 85°46'W3.60 Miles900 Yards003K0Dekalb
17.21973-05-19234°40'N / 86°02'W34°36'N / 85°47'W14.90 Miles900 Yards092.5M0Jackson
18.51963-03-11235°00'N / 85°43'W35°09'N / 85°32'W14.70 Miles200 Yards06250K0Marion
19.42008-12-10234°44'N / 86°04'W34°46'N / 86°00'W4.00 Miles300 Yards00300K0KJackson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado struck portions of central Jackson county around 1 AM CST Wednesday morning. This tornado initially snapped several cedar trees near county road 21, before toppling three TVA high voltage power line towers near Pikeville Alabama. It then rapidly proceeded northeast snapping trees, collapsing several barns, and ripping off roofs before lifting near the end of county road 34. According to Jackson County Emergency Management, the tornado and adjacent straight-line winds were to blame for up to twenty homes being damaged. Three mobile homes were destroyed and seven more were damaged. Nine barns were destroyed and three were damaged. The maximum wind speed with this tornado was estimated at 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A warm front pushed northeast from Mississippi into northern Alabama producing widespread rainfall during the afternoon of the 9th. A squall line then produced another round of heavy rainfall, along with several small bow echoes. One of these stronger bow echoes resulted in an EF-2 tornado in Jackson County after midnight on the 10th. Widespread rain amounts of 3 to 5 inches, locally near 6 inches, fell in Madison, Limestone, Morgan, and Lawrence counties resulting in widespread river and local flash flooding.
20.11973-05-27234°36'N / 85°59'W34°37'N / 85°55'W4.30 Miles500 Yards04250K0Jackson
20.52009-04-10334°32'N / 85°55'W34°33'N / 85°46'W10.00 Miles440 Yards000K0KDekalb
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This destructive tornado continued to move east northeast from Jackson county into Dekalb county. Just on the east side of Highway 35, a large metal industrial building that was securely anchored into the ground was completely destroyed. In Sylvania, significant damage occurred to several homes in the Stonebrook division. One home was completely lifted off its foundation and driven nearly 4 feet into the ground. Sporadic damage continued just to the east of Sylvania until the tornado apparently lifted between 335 and 340 PM CDT, just south of the Mahan Crossroads community in west central Dekalb county. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm moving across the Mississipi Valley brought a dry line and cold front into north Alabama during the afternoon and early evening hours. Several classic supercell thunderstorms developed by early afternoon in northwest Alabama, sweeping across the remainder of north Alabama during mid to late afternoon hours. Many of the storms produced very large hail, up to baseball and softball sized, producing significant damage, especially from Decatur through Madison and northwest Huntsville. One of the supercells produced a long track tornado producing damage of up to EF-3 intensity which struck northeastern Marshall County, crossed Lake Guntersville, and moved into southern DeKalb County.
20.61952-02-29334°30'N / 85°42'W34°32'N / 85°40'W3.30 Miles400 Yards0120K0Dekalb
20.91977-04-04234°33'N / 85°59'W34°38'N / 85°55'W6.90 Miles100 Yards01250K0Jackson
22.91973-05-19434°28'N / 85°45'W34°30'N / 85°40'W5.40 Miles400 Yards0192.5M0Dekalb
22.91983-05-19334°29'N / 85°41'W1.20 Miles473 Yards032.5M0Dekalb
24.41997-04-22234°28'N / 85°54'W34°31'N / 85°51'W5.00 Miles220 Yards0102.2M10KDekalb
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado tracked from southwest to northeast across the center of Rainsville. The tornado began at 3:53 pm CDT three miles southwest of Rainsville just south of the intersection of County Roads 92 and 72. The tornado moved northeastward directly through the downtown section of Rainsville at the intersection of State Highways 75 and 35. Damage was severe to a number of buildings including the Rainsville police and fire department station and a number of commercial buildings. The tornado continued northeast crossing Dilbeck and Marshall Roads before ending about two miles northeast of Rainsville on the east side of Marshall Road. The tornado severely damaged a large poultry raising facility and debris from the chicken houses was blown over half a mile further to the northeast. The tornado had dissipated by 4:01 pm CDT. At the Rainsville police station, eleven of 12 police cars were either damaged or destroyed and several of the city's fire trucks were damaged. Five of the 10 people injured were hospitalized according to emergency management officials. Damage assessment indicated that 63 homes and/or apartments were damaged or destroyed along with 34 businesses. The tornado path was five miles in length and about 220 yards wide at the widest.
25.21977-03-30234°27'N / 85°41'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Dekalb
27.02009-04-10334°30'N / 86°06'W34°32'N / 85°55'W14.00 Miles440 Yards000K0KJackson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Just east of CR 67, this tornado continued east northeast from Marshall county and into southern Jackson county. Several homes were destroyed in the Macedonia community along with numerous large trees uprooted and snapped. Three TVA high voltage powerline towers also collapsed. As the tornado approached Powell, a double wide manufactured home was shifted off its foundation with total roof collapse and complete destruction to the front of the home. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm moving across the Mississipi Valley brought a dry line and cold front into north Alabama during the afternoon and early evening hours. Several classic supercell thunderstorms developed by early afternoon in northwest Alabama, sweeping across the remainder of north Alabama during mid to late afternoon hours. Many of the storms produced very large hail, up to baseball and softball sized, producing significant damage, especially from Decatur through Madison and northwest Huntsville. One of the supercells produced a long track tornado producing damage of up to EF-3 intensity which struck northeastern Marshall County, crossed Lake Guntersville, and moved into southern DeKalb County.
27.21994-03-27434°26'N / 85°59'W34°28'N / 85°47'W23.00 Miles700 Yards0205.0M0Dekalb
 Brief Description: A tornado struck near the Grove Oak area in the western sections of Dekalb County moving northeast through the towns of Rainsville, Sylvania, and Henager. In the path of the tornado, Emergency Management personnel reported 16 homes and 13 mobile homes completely destroyed, 45 homes and two mobile homes with major damage, and 21 homes and nine mobile home with minor damage. Two businesses and 12 poultry houses were destroyed.
27.51958-04-06334°28'N / 86°05'W34°35'N / 85°59'W9.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jackson
28.71995-04-21235°03'N / 85°17'W10.00 Miles75 Yards000.1M0Hamilton
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down over parts of suburban Chattanooga. The tornado most of its damage in a 16-block area. Overall 80 buildings were damaged. Of the 80 buildings damaged, 50 of them were homes and 30 of the buildings were businesses. Several apartments suffered roof damage and 43 persons were evacuated.
29.02001-11-24234°23'N / 85°55'W34°27'N / 85°49'W7.10 Miles100 Yards00100K0KDekalb
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down at 2:25 pm along CR 65 southwest of Peaks Corner causing tree damage. The tornado tracked northeast to CR 52 where a small barn was destroyed. As the tornado continued northeastward, several chicken barns received heavy damage, and many trees were snapped off at mid-trunk. A narrow path of damage continued northeast removing the roof from a cinder-block building, knocking down a wall, and moving a small pickup truck several feet. The tornado continued northeast destroying a trailer home, snapping off trees, and damaging more chicken barns along CR 44. The tornado descended a steep hill into the Pine Ridge community damaging a church before it ended. The width of the tornado was approximately 100 yards wide with a track length of 7.1 miles. There were no injuries reported with this tornado. Beg: 34 23.227/85 53.365 End: 34 27.040/85 47.568
30.02009-04-10234°29'N / 85°22'W34°29'N / 85°21'W00900K0KChattooga
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City, Georgia confirmed that a brief EF2 tornado had touched down approximately one mile southeast of Summerville and tracked less than one mile almost due east. The tornado was determined to have a maximum path width of 200 yards with maximum winds estimated to be 120 mph. Considerable damage was noted in the Summerville area. Over 30 homes were damaged along with 10 businesses. Most of the damage to these structures was determined to be minor. The majority of the damage occurred on Commerce Street. The brick wall of a car care center collapsed, the roof was shifted and lifted from a lumber warehouse, and windows were blown out of a barbecue restaurant. All of these events occurred on Commerce Street. At the intersection of Cleghorn and Scoggin Streets nearby, a single-wide mobile home was completely destroyed. Although the mobile home was anchored, the metal frame was ripped from the foundation and the home was tossed on its side. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vigorous upper closed low was moving from the mid-south and Mississippi valley region into the mid-Atlantic and southeast U.S. A strong cold front accompanied the upper system. A strong low-level jet in advance of these weather systems transported warm, moist Gulf air northward into the region. With strong dynamics, hence shear, combined with an unusually moist, unstable atmosphere, the atmosphere was primed for a major weather outbreak. One round of thunderstorms passed through north Georgia during the early morning hours. A few minor severe weather events accompanied this system in northwest Georgia. Partial clearing followed the morning convection, allowing temperatures to soar into the mid 70s across much of north and central Georgia in advance of the main weather system. Scattered to numerous discrete supercell thunderstorms developed during mid-afternoon in northwest Georgia and progressed east and southeast across the remaining portions of the county warning area during the evening hours. Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes lingered into the early morning hours of the 11th across the southern counties of central Georgia. During the eight hour period from 5 pm EDT on April 10th to 1 am EDT on April 11th, a total of 14 tornadoes were confirmed to have touched down in north and central Georgia causing millions in damages. While some injuries were observed, no deaths were observed.
30.21997-03-29335°03'N / 85°19'W35°03'N / 85°11'W8.00 Miles100 Yards04445.0M0Hamilton
 Brief Description: In Hamilton county...the tornado first touched down in the Tiftonia community just west of downtown Chattanooga around 1:10 am EDT. As the tornado moved due east across the southern part of the county, 50 homes were completely destroyed. Another 600 homes and one business were heavily damaged. Most of the damage was concentrated in the East Brainerd community. There, about half of the 180-unit Hickory Villa apartment complex was destroyed, and 18 of 23 townhomes of the Hickory Trace complex were destroyed. Two more apartment complexes, Hickory Valley and Ledford Apartments, were severely damaged. Around 20000 homes were without electricity after the storm. Most power had been restored by Monday morning. In Bradley county...the tornado destroyed 5 poultry farms, 4 homes, and 4 mobile homes. Another 45 homes, 16 mobile homes and 3 poultry farms were damaged.
31.11961-03-08234°54'N / 85°18'W34°56'N / 85°02'W15.20 Miles600 Yards00250K0Catoosa
31.11952-02-13335°15'N / 85°50'W35°16'N / 85°45'W5.10 Miles400 Yards02250K0Grundy
31.11974-04-03334°48'N / 86°19'W34°51'N / 86°11'W8.30 Miles700 Yards042.5M0Jackson
32.31973-05-08234°20'N / 86°08'W34°29'N / 85°50'W19.90 Miles900 Yards2122.5M0Dekalb
33.71956-02-18234°42'N / 85°17'W34°52'N / 84°56'W22.90 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Walker
33.71973-03-16234°30'N / 85°15'W34°35'N / 85°10'W7.60 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Chattooga
34.31997-05-02235°01'N / 86°16'W35°00'N / 86°15'W0.90 Mile150 Yards0060K100KFranklin
 Brief Description: A half dozen farm related buildings sustained damage. About 100 big trees were blown down in an apple orchard on White Gap Road. The trees were lying in different directions.
35.02009-04-10334°29'N / 86°15'W34°30'N / 86°06'W9.00 Miles440 Yards050K0KMarshall
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down approximately 2.5 miles south southeast of Grant along Campbell Mill Road. A few houses sustained minor roof damage on the southeast side of Grant. At least two mobile homes sustained major damage from falling trees. The tornado continued east crossing Old Union Road, Columbus City Road, and Cardessa Lane before descending into the Tennessee River Valley. The tornado crossed Highway 79 at approximately 307 PM CDT at the Baker Mountain Road intersection. At this point the damage path width was just below a half of a mile wide. One woman was injured when a tree fell on her car near the Waterfront Grocery store. Several houses sustained substantial damage on the east side of Highway 79 and many trees were snapped and uprooted. The roof was blown off of one home and a brick wall collapsed. The tornado crossed a small inlet onto the south side of Preston Island, wiping out several boat docks and boat houses. Several homes sustained significant damage on the island from falling trees. At least two wood homes had complete roof collapse and partial wall collapse. The tornado crossed Lake Guntersville into the South Sauty community. At least one person was injured in this area when he was caught outside during the tornado. At this point, the damage path width increased to at least a half a mile wide. Several well built homes were damaged by falling trees along Memonminee Road. At least 20 boat houses were destroyed in the community. Along Chilcotin Road a well constructed two story brick house lost its roof. Also falling trees damaged several camper trailers. One trailer was blown into Lake Guntersville. Thousands of trees were uprooted or snapped along the path of the tornado in Marshall county. The tornado crossed the CR 67 causeway and very shortly after moved into Jackson county. On CR 67, tornadic winds damaged the shoulder of the roadway as it crossed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm moving across the Mississipi Valley brought a dry line and cold front into north Alabama during the afternoon and early evening hours. Several classic supercell thunderstorms developed by early afternoon in northwest Alabama, sweeping across the remainder of north Alabama during mid to late afternoon hours. Many of the storms produced very large hail, up to baseball and softball sized, producing significant damage, especially from Decatur through Madison and northwest Huntsville. One of the supercells produced a long track tornado producing damage of up to EF-3 intensity which struck northeastern Marshall County, crossed Lake Guntersville, and moved into southern DeKalb County.
35.61977-03-30334°20'N / 86°04'W34°23'N / 85°55'W9.20 Miles50 Yards02250K0Dekalb
35.61974-04-03335°15'N / 86°00'W35°18'N / 85°58'W4.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Franklin
35.92010-10-26235°07'N / 85°11'W1.00 Mile100 Yards06200K0KHamilton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: NWS storm survey determined an EF2 tornado with maximum wind speed of 125 mph and a length of 1.2 miles with a path width of 100 yards touched down in the vicinity of the Chickamauga Dam. Damage from the storm included a roof torn off an apartment complex, a cement plant demolished, several vehicles on Highway 153 damaged and numerous trees and powerlines downed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front tracked through the region triggering scattered severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours. Storm reports contained mainly damaging thunderstorm wind, but an EF2 tornado formed in Hamilton County. Six people were injured. Tornadoes also formed in Bradley, Loudon and Marion Counties.
36.12001-11-24234°15'N / 85°46'W34°20'N / 85°41'W8.20 Miles200 Yards24300K0KCherokee
 Brief Description: The tornado began about 2.7 miles south-southwest of Sand Rock at 3:01 pm moving northeast. The tornado moved across the southern and eastern portions of Sand Rock damaging a number of structures. Two people were killed in a mobile home just east of Sand Rock. The tornado continued northeast moving through mostly open areas with structures damaged and trees downed along the way. The tornado finally dissipated around 3:18 pm about 5.5 miles northeast of Sand Rock. The tornado was rated an F2 with a path length of 8.2 miles and a width of 200 yards. Beginning: 34 12.477/85 47.520 Ending: 34 18.063/85 42.139
36.41974-04-03435°07'N / 86°09'W35°19'N / 86°05'W14.40 Miles800 Yards521250K0Franklin
36.51996-11-07235°03'N / 86°18'W35°08'N / 86°12'W7.90 Miles175 Yards01500K10KFranklin
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed one home and six mobile homes, damaged close to a dozen other homes and mobile homes, and heavily damaged numerous farm buildings and storage sheds during its trek through Franklin county. Storm damage was estimated to be about 1/2 million dollars. The tornado stayed generally south of U.S. Route 64. The tornado first touched down west of Huntland on McClure Cemetery Road where it destroyed a mobile home and damaged two other homes. The tornado continued east and destroyed 2 mobile homes and a storage building on Indian Creek Road. The tornado continued east and crossed Main Street in Huntland and destroyed a large hay barn. The tornado treked northeast to Old Salem and took the roof off the Old Salem Church of Christ on Bean Creek Rd. The most extensive damage was in Maxwell. 2 moble homes were destroyed. One of these mobile homes were lifted off its moorings and thrown 40 feet and then hit a tree. The occupant of the mobile home sustained a broken nose, multiple cuts and bruises. The tornado continued northeast to Belvidere where it destroyed some farm buildings. The tornado went up into the clouds, but reappeared in Decherd where it damaged a home. The tornado went back up into the clouds, but touched down briefly at Oak Grove, where it did some damage and again at Alto. The tornado destroyed a house at Alto on Rutledge Hill Rd. There were numerous trees and power lines down along the track of the tornado. Path length and width of the tornado are approximations.
36.61996-09-28234°30'N / 86°15'W34°32'N / 86°13'W2.50 Miles80 Yards00300K50KMarshall
 Brief Description: Around 1:50 am CDT a small but briefly strong tornado struck in northern Marshall County just southeast and east of Grant. The tornado path began about 2.5 miles south-southeast of Grant just off County Road 503 and extended in a northeastward direction for 2.5 miles. The damage path ended 3 miles east of Grant and just south of County Road 34. Total path length was 2.5 miles. Marshall County Emergency Management Agency reported that four houses were destroyed and five homes and four house trailers sustained damage. Six greenhouses were also totally wrecked. Fortunately, many of the destroyed houses were unoccupied at the time of the tornado with occupants away for the weekend.
37.41974-04-03335°18'N / 85°58'W35°20'N / 85°56'W3.00 Miles100 Yards010K0Coffee
37.71957-11-18234°28'N / 85°16'W34°33'N / 85°02'W14.50 Miles500 Yards00250K0Chattooga
38.01973-05-27235°00'N / 86°20'W00250K0Lincoln
38.51952-02-13435°12'N / 86°17'W35°13'N / 86°05'W11.40 Miles100 Yards335250K0Franklin
38.61995-02-16234°20'N / 86°13'W34°24'N / 86°00'W12.00 Miles700 Yards03500K1KMarshall
 Brief Description: A tornado first touched down about two miles south-southwest of Martling in eastern Marshall County moving toward the east-northeast. The tornado continued on this track primarily across the rural area crossing into DeKalb County at 0531 CST. The tornado moved through the Hopewell community in southwest DeKalb County before ending just south of the Lakeview community at Highway 75. Emergency Management reported that more than 10 homes were destroyed, about 40 homes were damaged, and 30 chicken houses were damaged or demolished.
39.11989-11-15234°15'N / 85°27'W34°22'N / 85°20'W8.00 Miles500 Yards012.5M0Floyd
39.21973-01-26234°20'N / 86°04'W0025K0Marshall
39.41964-04-07234°19'N / 86°05'W34°20'N / 86°02'W3.30 Miles33 Yards01250K0Dekalb
39.81989-11-15434°44'N / 86°26'W34°47'N / 86°22'W6.00 Miles880 Yards00250.0M0Madison
40.01992-11-22234°16'N / 86°02'W34°18'N / 85°56'W5.00 Miles73 Yards060K0Dekalb
40.11974-04-03435°07'N / 86°19'W35°21'N / 86°04'W21.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Lincoln
40.11958-04-06334°16'N / 86°13'W34°28'N / 86°05'W15.80 Miles100 Yards01250K0Marshall
40.81973-12-29234°17'N / 86°01'W0.30 Mile100 Yards01250K0Dekalb
41.11992-11-22234°32'N / 86°24'W34°36'N / 86°19'W6.00 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Madison
41.52009-04-10235°21'N / 85°22'W5.00 Miles175 Yards00100K0KSequatchie
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An F2 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 120 mph occurred around 2 miles south of Dunlap. The tornado initially touched down along Frank Tate Road with a maximum wind speed of 90 mph (EF-1) and a width of 100 yards. The tornado continued in a northeast path and increased in size to an EF-2 with a maximum wind speed of 120 mph and a width of 175 yards. Several large hardwood trees were snapped off near the trunk base with extensive damage occurring in a concentrated path. The tornado continued its northeast movement and finally weakened to a EF-1 with a maximum wind speed of 100 mph as it dissipated at the foothill of Signal Mountain. A school and several homes suffered minor to moderate wind damage along the nearly 5 mile of the tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front tracked across east Tennessee during the afternoon and evening hours. The resulting squall line triggered numerous thunderstorm wind damage reports along with large hail. Three tornadoes were also reported. One person was injured.
41.71974-04-03435°00'N / 86°26'W35°07'N / 86°19'W10.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Lincoln
41.71964-08-12235°22'N / 85°24'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0625K0Sequatchie
41.91994-06-26235°20'N / 85°19'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00500K0Sequatchie
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Lewis Chapel. A church and a mobile home and another mobile home were destroyed. Two other homes were damaged. Several trees were blown down as well.
42.61988-06-18235°05'N / 86°27'W35°00'N / 86°21'W7.00 Miles73 Yards0025K0Lincoln
42.71992-11-22234°12'N / 86°04'W34°17'N / 85°54'W7.00 Miles73 Yards060K0Dekalb
42.71952-02-13435°12'N / 86°18'W35°12'N / 86°17'W1.30 Miles100 Yards09250K0Moore
42.81951-06-08234°58'N / 86°26'W023K0Madison
42.91964-01-24234°15'N / 86°01'W0025K0Dekalb
43.41974-04-03435°00'N / 86°30'W35°07'N / 86°19'W13.10 Miles800 Yards61002.5M0Lincoln
43.81974-04-03434°30'N / 85°03'W34°34'N / 84°58'W6.60 Miles150 Yards6252.5M0Gordon
45.31973-05-08234°17'N / 86°17'W34°20'N / 86°08'W9.20 Miles900 Yards002.5M0Marshall
45.51974-04-03434°34'N / 84°58'W34°36'N / 84°56'W3.30 Miles150 Yards2252.5M0Whitfield
45.51957-04-08334°27'N / 86°25'W34°28'N / 86°20'W5.20 Miles200 Yards000K0Marshall
45.71968-04-04234°16'N / 86°12'W34°17'N / 86°08'W4.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Marshall
45.91973-03-16234°34'N / 84°57'W2.00 Miles300 Yards05250K0Gordon
46.11974-04-03435°21'N / 86°04'W35°30'N / 86°00'W11.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Franklin
46.41976-03-20234°46'N / 86°31'W0.50 Mile20 Yards00250K0Madison
46.62001-11-24234°30'N / 86°27'W34°33'N / 86°26'W2.60 Miles300 Yards00500K0KMadison
 Brief Description: The same storm that spawned the Union Grove Tornado moved northeast across the Tennessee River and produced another tornado in southeastern Madison County. This tornado, rated an F2 on the Fujita scale, touched down around 1:50 pm about 3.6 miles west-southwest of the city of New Hope near the base of Lemley Mountain where it downed trees and produced light damage to some homes. The tornado then strengthened as it moved northeast through a mobile home community where several mobile homes were thrown and demolished. After crossing US 431 and damaging several businesses, the tornado lifted about three-quarters of a mile northeast of the US 431/Old US 431 intersection around 1:54 pm. Despite damage to at least 21 homes, including eight that were completely demolished, there were no known injuries. In the mobile home community where the greatest damage occurred, residents stated they heard the Tornado Warning on televison and through NOAA Weather Radio and took cover in underground storm shelters. Beg: 34 31.445/86 26.951 End: 34 33.250/86 25.254
47.01997-03-28235°28'N / 85°33'W35°29'N / 85°27'W6.00 Miles440 Yards00100K0Sequatchie
 Brief Description: The tornado started in the Savage Gulf State Natural area and went about 6 miles. It damaged 5 structures...including a grocery store in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area. The Tennessee Nitrate Technologies were completely destroyed near the junction of RT 111 and RT 8. The tornado dissipated on Mc Carver Loop Road. Tornado path length and width are approximations.
47.31973-05-27234°18'N / 86°37'W34°35'N / 86°11'W31.50 Miles500 Yards03250K0Marshall
47.71974-04-03334°03'N / 85°49'W34°12'N / 85°30'W20.90 Miles100 Yards09250K0Cherokee
47.82002-11-10234°07'N / 85°38'W34°09'N / 85°28'W10.50 Miles440 Yards141.2M0KCherokee
 Brief Description: The Centre Tornado touched down near Highway 411, just to the east of the Cherokee Country Club. It then traveled northeast, crossed over Cowan Creek, and damaged houses along County Road 40 at approximately 1122 pm CST. The tornado continued its northeastward movement and crossed over County Road 16 at approximately 1125 pm CST. One death was reported in a mobile home at the point where the tornado crossed over County Road 16. From this point, the tornado crossed County Road 31, damaging more homes before moving over Spring Creek. The tornado turned more to the east-northeast, damaging even more homes, before finally lifting near the eastern end of Weiss Lake near Mud Creek. The Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency estimates that 88 homes were either damaged or destroyed as this tornado moved across the county. In addition to the one fatality, there were also 4 injuries reported. The tornado was on the ground from 1120 pm CST to approximately 1132 pm CST. It had a path 10.5 miles long, and at its widest point was 440 yards wide. Beg: 34 07.176/85 38.020 End: 34 10.010/85 27.928 F72MH
47.91983-02-22234°16'N / 86°13'W2.20 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Marshall
48.01967-11-24234°43'N / 86°35'W34°40'N / 86°29'W6.60 Miles83 Yards07250K0Madison
48.21992-11-22234°11'N / 86°06'W34°12'N / 86°04'W5.00 Miles73 Yards060K0Etowah
48.51989-11-15434°39'N / 86°39'W34°44'N / 86°26'W12.50 Miles880 Yards21463250.0M0Madison
48.81974-04-03334°36'N / 86°47'W34°48'N / 86°19'W29.90 Miles700 Yards232.5M0Madison
49.01973-05-19234°57'N / 86°33'W2.00 Miles500 Yards010250K0Madison
49.11974-04-03434°36'N / 84°56'W34°46'N / 84°46'W14.90 Miles150 Yards0152.5M0Murray
49.21957-04-08234°26'N / 85°00'W34°32'N / 84°52'W10.30 Miles200 Yards05250K0Gordon
49.31968-05-29234°18'N / 85°06'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0025K0Floyd

* 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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