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The chance of earthquake damage in Lynchburg, Moore County Metropolitan Government is lower than Tennessee average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Lynchburg, Moore County Metropolitan Government is higher than Tennessee average and is much higher than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #376

Lynchburg, Moore County Metropolitan Government, TN
0.11
Tennessee
0.56
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

Lynchburg, Moore County Metropolitan Government, TN
0.0000
Tennessee
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, #165

Lynchburg, Moore County Metropolitan Government, TN
233.67
Tennessee
175.35
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 3,750 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Lynchburg, Moore County Metropolitan Government, TN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:14Dense Fog:0Drought:18
Dust Storm:0Flood:486Hail:987Heat:11Heavy Snow:15
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:7
Thunderstorm Winds:1,971Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:0Winter Storm:23Winter Weather:3
Other:207 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Lynchburg, Moore County Metropolitan Government, TN.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Lynchburg, Moore County Metropolitan Government, TN.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Lynchburg, Moore County Metropolitan Government, TN.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 94 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Lynchburg, Moore County Metropolitan Government, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.21952-02-13435°12'N / 86°18'W35°12'N / 86°17'W1.30 Miles100 Yards09250K0Moore
10.21974-04-03435°07'N / 86°19'W35°21'N / 86°04'W21.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Lincoln
11.01952-02-13335°13'N / 86°36'W35°13'N / 86°28'W7.40 Miles350 Yards02250K0Lincoln
11.31952-02-13435°12'N / 86°17'W35°13'N / 86°05'W11.40 Miles100 Yards335250K0Franklin
12.32003-05-05335°16'N / 86°35'W35°16'N / 86°34'W1.60 Miles700 Yards0250K0Lincoln
 Brief Description: The Oak Hill Baptist Church on Wiley Hollow Road was heavily damaged. The church was established in 1883. The nearby residence of the pastor had major roof damage. One of the parishioners was going to take shelter at the church. The tornado carried his truck over the roof of the church and crashed it on top of a nearby tree and utility pole. Also, a frame home on U.S Highway 231 was completely leveled in Belleville and the debris was burned on the spot. There were 2 injuries. One was due to a tree falling on a truck.
14.52002-11-10235°29'N / 86°19'W35°30'N / 86°16'W3.00 Miles500 Yards03100K0Bedford
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado struck near Bugscuffle and caused very minor injuries. A second floor was torn off 2 late model frame houses. Several houses had roofs stripped and a couple of barns were demolished. This tornado went into Coffee county. TEMA reported 5 homes destroyed, 6 damaged, one mobile home destroyed and a TVA 500 KV tower was destroyed. 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.
14.51974-04-03435°07'N / 86°09'W35°19'N / 86°05'W14.40 Miles800 Yards521250K0Franklin
14.91996-11-07235°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.
15.91952-02-29435°09'N / 86°35'W2.00 Miles300 Yards21502.5M0Lincoln
15.91974-04-03435°00'N / 86°26'W35°07'N / 86°19'W10.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Lincoln
16.21974-04-03435°00'N / 86°30'W35°07'N / 86°19'W13.10 Miles800 Yards61002.5M0Lincoln
17.21988-06-18235°05'N / 86°27'W35°00'N / 86°21'W7.00 Miles73 Yards0025K0Lincoln
18.02002-11-10235°27'N / 86°13'W35°32'N / 86°06'W2.00 Miles500 Yards0050K0Coffee
 Brief Description: The F2 tornado blew down a tree and a light pole at 3737 Woodbury Highway at mile marker 9 on Woodbury Highway. Also, two fully loaded tracker trailer trucks were blown around on I-24 near Busy Corner or mile marker 105. One truck was in the east bound lane and the other tracker trailer truck in the west bound lane of I-24. 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.
18.12008-04-11235°31'N / 86°26'W35°35'N / 86°19'W7.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0KBedford
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A low end EF2 tornado leveled 2 barns, took part of a roof and the back walls of a residential home at 2309 Fairfield Pike. Trees were snapped and uprooted. Other homes had roof damage. Utility poles were bent along the path of the tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: There were six confirmed tornadoes on April 11, 2008. Large hail and straight line winds were also reported.
20.01973-05-27235°00'N / 86°20'W00250K0Lincoln
20.21997-05-02235°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.
20.31955-02-01235°34'N / 86°26'W35°36'N / 86°16'W9.40 Miles1000 Yards00250K0Bedford
20.61997-01-24235°29'N / 86°38'W35°31'N / 86°36'W2.80 Miles400 Yards03250K0Bedford
 Brief Description: Most of the damage from the tornado occurred in Wheel and just to the east of Wheel. 1 home was destroyed and 3 homes were damaged. Also a general store was damaged along with one mobile home. 2 mobile homes were destroyed. There were 3 minor injuries. Tornado path width and length are approximations.
20.61974-04-03435°21'N / 86°04'W35°30'N / 86°00'W11.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Franklin
21.21974-04-03335°15'N / 86°00'W35°18'N / 85°58'W4.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Franklin
21.72002-11-10235°30'N / 86°13'W35°34'N / 86°01'W12.30 Miles450 Yards224250K0Coffee
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado killed 2 people and injured 24 others. The 2 people were inside their mobile home when the tornado struck. The mobile home was in the New Union Heights subdivision, off state Highway 53 north of Manchester. The boy was moved from his mobile home to the Hillcrest Baptist Church. He died in the church at 705 PM CST. A relative of the boy, a 43-year-old male, was also killed. He was impaled on the upright lid of a washing machine. 24 homes were destroyed, 51 other homes were damaged. 9 mobile homes were destroyed and 5 were damaged. 14 outbuildings also were damaged. M10MH, M43MH 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.
22.02001-10-24235°30'N / 86°04'W35°30'N / 86°04'W0.20 Mile20 Yards003.0M0Coffee
 Brief Description: Roof and one wall to a factory was blown off at Manchester Industrial Park. There was structural damage to other buildings in the Joint Industrial Park. Also, several trees were down. One estimate for damage from the combination of straight line winds and the tornadoes, which extended from the commercial vehicle weigh station at I-24 to the Manchester Industrial Park, continuing to Old Airport Road and the Ashbury community, were in the several millions of dollars.
22.61951-06-08234°58'N / 86°26'W023K0Madison
23.11974-04-03335°18'N / 85°58'W35°20'N / 85°56'W3.00 Miles100 Yards010K0Coffee
23.21985-08-16235°06'N / 86°43'W35°12'N / 86°45'W7.00 Miles70 Yards003K0Lincoln
24.31997-01-24235°08'N / 86°47'W35°11'N / 86°44'W4.20 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lincoln
 Brief Description: Hot Rock area was hardest hit. 3 homes were totally destroyed and 9 more were damaged by the tornado. 14 outbuildings and one house trailer were damaged. Tornado path width and length are approximations.
24.61960-03-30235°27'N / 86°47'W35°31'N / 86°40'W8.20 Miles33 Yards0125K0Marshall
25.81973-05-19234°57'N / 86°33'W2.00 Miles500 Yards010250K0Madison
28.71963-03-11234°53'N / 86°48'W34°57'N / 86°22'W25.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Madison
29.31974-04-03534°50'N / 86°47'W35°00'N / 86°26'W22.90 Miles33 Yards51100K0Madison
30.01996-04-20235°23'N / 86°55'W35°21'N / 86°51'W1.50 Miles440 Yards0000Marshall
30.71957-01-22235°34'N / 85°59'W35°35'N / 85°54'W4.70 Miles30 Yards00250K0Coffee
31.31997-05-02234°52'N / 86°35'W34°53'N / 86°35'W1.30 Miles70 Yards01600K0KMadison
 Brief Description: A short but powerful tornado struck the area northwest of Meridianville destroying four homes along with major damage to two otehrs and minor damage to twelve more. The tornado path began in an hope area just southwest of the Colonial Golf Course. The torndo moved through a small subdivision on the north and east sides of the golf course and moved into an open area again as it dissipated.
31.62002-04-28235°43'N / 86°10'W35°43'N / 86°09'W0.90 Mile30 Yards0000Cannon
 Brief Description: One residence was destroyed along with 3 mobile homes. 6 other mobile homes had minor damage.
32.01980-06-29235°01'N / 86°49'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0025K0Lincoln
32.01952-02-13335°15'N / 85°50'W35°16'N / 85°45'W5.10 Miles400 Yards02250K0Grundy
32.21963-03-11235°44'N / 86°32'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Rutherford
32.42002-04-28335°45'N / 86°22'W35°46'N / 86°19'W3.20 Miles350 Yards0312.3M0Rutherford
 Brief Description: 31 people were injured. Most of them were treated and released from the hospital. 6 people had to be hospitalized, and one person was seriously injured and had to be Life-Flighted to Vanderbilt hospital. 7 mobile homes were destroyed, and one mobile home had major damage and another mobile home had minor damage. 5 residences were destroyed, 10 residences had major damage and 36 residences had minor damage. 2 horse banrs were destroyed, and 6 horses/and or cattle were killed. The tornado touched down on W. Gum Road, just west of I-24. Interstate 24 was littered with tree limbs and debris at one point. The tornado lifted up around Mankin-McKnight Rd. This storm complex moved into Cannon county and produced another tornado near Bradyville. Damage assessment in Rutherford county by the Emergency Management Agency was placed at 2.3 million dollars.
32.61974-04-03334°48'N / 86°19'W34°51'N / 86°11'W8.30 Miles700 Yards042.5M0Jackson
33.21952-02-29235°32'N / 85°51'W1.00 Mile400 Yards0025K0Warren
36.01957-11-08235°12'N / 87°01'W35°15'N / 86°58'W4.70 Miles133 Yards003K0Giles
36.21997-01-24435°47'N / 86°30'W35°50'N / 86°23'W6.50 Miles300 Yards0184.7M0Rutherford
 Brief Description: This was one of those extraordinary cases where the National Weather Service had a 41 minute lead time on a tornado warning . The F4 tornado struck the Southridge Subdivision, near Barfield, TN, at 503 PM. The tornado caused 18 injuries and 4.7 million dollars in property damages. One person had to be hospitalized overnight. The last time an F4 tornado struck Middle Tennessee was on May 18, 1995. The path length of the tornado was 6.5 miles with its intensity reaching F4 and its maximum width of 300 yards. 44 homes were destroyed and 47 other homes were damaged in the Barfield area. There was also damage to a Middle School, Food Lion Supermarket and to the Chalet Apartments. The tornado first touched down on Yeargan Road, about 6 miles southwest of Murfreesboro, with an intensity of F1 and path width of 100 yards. At this location, a sheet metal roof was peeled back off a barn and a couple of trees were broken off. Also close by, a trailer was lifted off its foundation and overturned. Several trees were uprooted in the area. The tornado proceeded northeast and increased to F2 intensity with a width of 300 yards. As it struck the community of Barfield, an entire roof was lifted off a house, several homes were partially destroyed, and a barn was totally destroyed. The tornado crossed the West Fork of the Stones River and struck the Southridge Subdivision. At this time the tornado increased to a maximum intensity of F4 with its width remaining at 300 yards. About half a dozen homes were totally destroyed. The tornado then struck a large apartment complex just west of U.S. Hwy 231 on the south side of Murfreesboro. The tornado produced some structural damage and extensive roof damage as it weakened to F1 intensity and its width decreased to 150 yards. The tornado then crossed U.S. Hwy 231 and the Indian Wells Golf Course. Large trees were uprooted and structural damage occurred to several businesses as it approached I-24. The tornado continued moving to the northeast across I-24 snapping and uprooting trees as it narrowed to 50 yards wide. On the southeast side of Murfreesboro near the intersection of Elam Road and U.S. Hwy 41, and near Brandyville Road and East Rutherford Boulevard, the tornado uprooted numerous trees and damaged the roofs of several homes. It was at this point the track of the tornado ended as it lifted back into the clouds. Newspaper accounts told stories of people going to a basement, or an interior room of a house such as a bathroom or closet for safety. The low casualties from this tornado indicated all the preparedness activities of the National Weather Service for many years certainly paid off.
36.31995-05-18434°50'N / 87°02'W34°48'N / 86°15'W39.00 Miles1300 Yards1555.0M0Limestone
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm produced a violent tornado that began 3 miles northwest of Athens in Limestone County and moved on a path just slightly north of east completely across Madison County before ending in northwestern Jackson County about 15 miles northwest of Scottsboro. The tornado path varied from very narrow at the beginning and end to about three-quarters of a mile wide at the widest location in Madison County. Intensity varied from F0 intensity near both ends of the track to F4 at the strongest in several locations in Madison County. Damage along the track was primarily in the F2 and F3 category. Evidence in the damage as seen through an aerial survey indicated that the tornado was probably a multiple vortex with indications of at least two vortices within the main tornado funnel. The tornado began at 1633 CST in Limestone County crossing Interstate 65 and Highway 251 where the mobile home park was destroyed. It reached the Limestone/Madison county line at 1650 CST. The trek across Madison County saw the tornado move near the communities of Harvest, Meridianville, Buckhorn, and Fannings Crossing before moving into the rugged terrain of eastern Madison County. The tornado crossed the Madison/Jackson county line at 1721 CST. The tornado track was much weaker in Jackson County as it moved through rugged terrain affecting very few structures. The track ended about 15 miles northwest of Scottsboro or a few miles west of the community of Hytop. Damage was the heaviest at a mobile home park about three miles northeast of Athens along Highway 251. The only fatality that occurred in this tornado occurred at this mobile home park, and the person died later from injuries received in the tornado. Twenty-six mobile homes were destroyed in Limestone County, 13 in the Oakdale Mobile Home Park. Another 35 buildings were damaged or destroyed in Limestone County where damage was estimated to be $1.5 million. About 9,500 electric customers were without electricity. A cow was also killed when a large tree fell on and crushed it. Another especially hard hit area was Anderson Hills subdivision in Madison County with houses ranging in price from $175,000 to $400,000. This area of well-constructed dwellings was one of the locations where F4 damage was evident as well as indications of a multiple vortex structure. In Anderson Hills, 21 houses were destroyed and 39 sustained major damage. Damage across the rest of Madison County was less concentrated than in this one subdivision. Over 10,000 Huntsville Utility Company customers were without power. M30M
36.71989-11-15434°44'N / 86°26'W34°47'N / 86°22'W6.00 Miles880 Yards00250.0M0Madison
36.91961-03-13335°36'N / 85°55'W35°37'N / 85°45'W9.30 Miles250 Yards00250K0Warren
37.11976-03-20234°46'N / 86°31'W0.50 Mile20 Yards00250K0Madison
37.21985-08-16335°14'N / 87°01'W35°26'N / 87°01'W12.00 Miles500 Yards01250K0Giles
37.62000-05-25235°33'N / 86°58'W35°32'N / 86°56'W2.50 Miles220 Yards0000Maury
 Brief Description: The tornado started near Goose Creek Road and Old Highway 50. Many large trees...including well established oak trees...were uprooted. A garage was demolished near Fountain Heights.
37.61998-04-16335°25'N / 87°04'W35°33'N / 86°54'W16.80 Miles800 Yards084.0M0Maury
 Brief Description: The heaviest damage was in the Culleola-Tice Town area. An 18 wheeler was blown over. Many homes were damaged, trees and power lines were down. Several trailers were destroyed or damaged.
38.41951-11-14235°13'N / 87°02'W0.20 Mile7 Yards0025K0Giles
38.72009-04-10435°45'N / 86°51'W35°54'N / 86°16'W23.00 Miles750 Yards258100.0M0KRutherford
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF-4 Tornado...with maximum estimated wind speed around 170 mph, was reached in the Highland Park Drive Neighborhood as well as the Tomahawk Trace Area. Several well constructed homes were destroyed in those areas, hardwood trees were debarked, and vehicles were tossed considerable distances. There were two fatalities, a 30 year old women and her 9 week old daughter, and 58 injuries per newspaper reports, of which at least 7 were serious. Path length was 23.25 miles and maximum width was 750 yards. Gound surveys of the Murfreesboro tornado indicate that the actual initial touchdown was just north of the Eagleville Community in far Southwestern Rutherford County. Intermittent tree and roof damage was noted beginning at a residence near the intersection of Kelly Road and Highway 41A. Intermittent tree damage continued northeast, with the path becoming continuous along Rocky Grove Road between the Cedar Grove and Pleasant Hill Communities. The survey team then inspected continuous damage from Rocky Grove Road northeast to a residence on Newman Road approximately 2 miles north of the Windrow Community. Extensive tree damage was noted along the path...along with multiple instances of roof damage to homes. The most significant damage was on Patterson Road 1/2 mile west of Windrow. A brick home was completely destroyed and thrown almost completely off its foundation. Additional areas between Stones River Battlefield and Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro were surveyed. Two homes on Wilkinson Pike and two homes on Highland Park Drive were completely destroyed. One of the homes did appear to be properly anchored to it's foundation while three were not. Per a newspaper report, at Stones River Battlefield, a quarter mile swath of fallen and damaged trees streched one mile across the battlefield, along with numerous fences being destroyed, closing parts of the park to tourists. One particular fallen tree damaged a 60 foot section of the national cemetary wall and a cannon display. Additional information about the tornado included it tracked due northeast for the first 9 miles then began a steady turn to the right. By the time the tornado lifted it was moving to the east-southeast. Additionally, videos of the tornado indicated a multiple vortex appearance to the tornado and the aerial survey was able to detect focused areas of damage within the larger path. The aeriel survey revealed 12 to 15 homes which were completely destroyed and dozens others which suffered significant damage. A 2-story office building had the complete upper floor removed. Numerous large vehicles were picked up and tossed, including several semi trailers which wound up piled together near the intersection of Thompson Lane and Broad Street. Significant roof damage and some wall collapse on homes were also noted. Several well built homes suffered significant exterior and interior wall failure. Three other areas received significant damage. The first area was along Bushnell Drive just north of Compton Road. A well built 2-storty brick home was almost completely destroyed with just part of the kitchen wall remaining standing. The second area was near the intersection of Haynes Drive and Sulphur Springs Road. Three homes on Cornwall Court were completely destroyed and thrown clear of their slab foundations, however it did not appear any of the homes was properly anchored. The third area of enhanced damage was along Battleground Drive between D`Ann Drive and Tomahawk Trace. The National Weather Service Assessment team was joined by a Murfreesboro Code who assisted with assessing construction quality at this location. Three homes were completely blown clear of their foundations and destroyed. One home was not anchored/fastened to the foundation, however, the other 2 were very well constructed. Several trees were also debarked at this location. Additional information provided by the Rutherford County EMA through a newspaper report stated that over 845 homes were damaged, of these 117 were destroyed, 298 had major damage, 175 had minor damage, and another 255 were affected in some way. 519 Structures were also affected, including 77 destroyed, with an additional 300 plus homes and structures impacted in some way just outside of the city limits. Newspaper also reported an overturned truck caused traffic backup on Interstate 24 and multiple power lines down across the entire city. Power lines being down resulted in as many as 18,000 homes being without power after the storm. Newspaper also reported that two people were seriously injured and multiple homes were destroyed when the tornado passed through the Wilkinson Pike/Thompson Lane Areas. Large trees were also uprooted and utility poles were blown over. Multiple businesses in the Thompson Lane/Broad Street area were significantly damaged, including a Shell convenience store and Huddleston-Steele Engineering. Newspaper also reported continuous damage, detail of damage not provided, between Esquire Court and Wigan Drive and Tomahawk Trace to Highway 231 and then into the Compton Road area. Newspaper also reported that Murfreesboro Waste Department had gathered in excess of more the 2.7 million pounds of debris. And that total tonnage associated with the storm gathered at the Rutherford County Landfill was 5,071 tons. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system moved across Middle Tennessee triggering early morning severe thunderstorms along with a line of severe thunderstorms that moved west to east across the entire mid state from the late morning hours through mid afternoon. This resulted in 10 tornadoes across the mid state, with one being an EF4 Tornado in Murfreesboro in Rutherford County.
38.91974-04-03534°48'N / 86°46'W34°50'N / 86°42'W4.70 Miles500 Yards91100K0Madison
39.31980-03-24235°51'N / 86°23'W35°52'N / 86°21'W1.90 Miles150 Yards02250K0Rutherford
39.41985-08-16235°20'N / 87°03'W35°25'N / 87°03'W5.00 Miles60 Yards003K0Giles
39.61970-04-24234°45'N / 86°36'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Madison
40.31953-01-20235°42'N / 85°51'W0.50 Mile500 Yards0025K0Warren
40.91996-04-20235°23'N / 87°14'W35°23'N / 86°55'W1.00 Mile440 Yards0000Giles
41.01974-04-03235°31'N / 85°46'W35°36'N / 85°39'W8.70 Miles100 Yards11250K0Warren
41.12010-01-21234°42'N / 86°38'W34°45'N / 86°33'W7.00 Miles150 Yards000K0KMadison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado first touched down in a residential development on the Redstone Arsenal, just 2 miles south of the National Weather Service office located on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville. A narrow tornado path uprooted a large tree, then moved into a residential area along Magnolia Circle. Here, the tornado tore shingles off of roofs and ripped siding off several homes. The tornado then lifted briefly before touching down again near the intersection of Triana Blvd and 9th Ave in Huntsville. It then proceeded northeast another 4.4 miles, through the Old Town and Five Points communities, before lifting near the intersection of Gaboury Lane and Rosalie Ridge road near Chapman Mountain. Along it's path, many hardwood/softwood trees and utility poles were snapped. Multiple well-built single family homes sustained substantial roof damage. Winds were estimated to reach peak speeds of 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Isolated classic supercells developed in northern Alabama during the late afternoon hours ahead of a cold front and low pressure system moving through the Tennessee Valley. One of the storms produced an EF-2 tornado in the northeast side of Huntsville. Several photographs and videos documented this tornado from various locations throughout the city of Huntsville and at many locations in Madison County.
41.52008-12-10234°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.
42.11974-04-03334°36'N / 86°47'W34°48'N / 86°19'W29.90 Miles700 Yards232.5M0Madison
42.11985-08-16234°41'N / 86°42'W34°49'N / 86°43'W13.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison
42.21967-12-18234°35'N / 86°41'W34°50'N / 86°30'W20.20 Miles300 Yards0272.5M0Madison
42.31974-04-01334°42'N / 86°43'W34°45'N / 86°35'W8.40 Miles800 Yards162.5M0Madison
42.41967-11-24234°43'N / 86°35'W34°40'N / 86°29'W6.60 Miles83 Yards07250K0Madison
42.51989-05-22235°03'N / 87°09'W35°09'N / 87°00'W9.00 Miles100 Yards12250K0Giles
42.51989-11-15434°39'N / 86°39'W34°44'N / 86°26'W12.50 Miles880 Yards21463250.0M0Madison
42.61977-07-17234°42'N / 86°35'W0.20 Mile77 Yards00250K0Madison
42.62007-11-14235°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.
42.71963-03-11235°41'N / 85°46'W35°37'N / 85°43'W5.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Warren
42.81974-04-03335°50'N / 86°26'W35°59'N / 86°13'W15.90 Miles100 Yards003K0Rutherford
43.31972-04-21335°17'N / 87°13'W35°22'N / 87°02'W11.70 Miles200 Yards040K0Giles
44.01963-03-11235°00'N / 85°43'W35°09'N / 85°32'W14.70 Miles200 Yards06250K0Marion
44.41958-04-05234°48'N / 87°00'W34°55'N / 86°53'W10.50 Miles50 Yards00250K0Limestone
45.01963-01-10335°46'N / 86°55'W35°47'N / 86°52'W2.70 Miles400 Yards000K0Williamson
45.22008-04-11335°19'N / 87°12'W35°21'N / 87°07'W5.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M0KGiles
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A low end EF3 tornado hit northwest Giles County near Liberty Hill. This was part of the same storm complex that hit Lawrence County. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. Many homes had roof damage. The hardest hit area was along Rhea Branch Rd. One residential home was completely leveled. Major damage occurred to the back of the Liberty Hill Baptist Church. A newspaper article stated that 8 homes were completely destroyed, and 30 other homes had serious damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: There were six confirmed tornadoes on April 11, 2008. Large hail and straight line winds were also reported.
45.41963-01-10335°45'N / 86°56'W35°46'N / 86°55'W1.30 Miles400 Yards042.5M0Maury
45.51973-11-27334°38'N / 86°47'W34°44'N / 86°34'W14.10 Miles200 Yards0422.5M0Madison
45.81997-01-24235°52'N / 86°02'W35°55'N / 86°00'W3.20 Miles440 Yards02150K0Cannon
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed 1 home and damaged 10 others. 2 mobile homes were damaged. 2 people were injured, but they were treated and released. Many barns and outbuildings were damaged. Numerous trees were down on State Rt 53 causing portions of the road to be blocked. Tornado path width and length are approximations.
46.11998-04-16435°25'N / 87°13'W35°27'N / 87°06'W6.90 Miles800 Yards011.0M0Giles
 Brief Description: The most extensive damage was north of Yokley. There were downed trees and power lines, a ruptured gas tank, cars overturned, and homes damaged. 5 homes and 8 mobile homes were destroyed in Giles county.
46.32003-05-11335°57'N / 86°24'W35°58'N / 86°23'W1.00 Mile400 Yards001.8M0Rutherford
 Brief Description: At least 18 homes were destroyed and dozens more were damaged from the tornado. There was considerable damage at the Roanoke Subdivision. The old Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, located on Holly Grove Road which is just northeast of Walter Hill, will have to be torn down because of the tornado damage. The church has been at that location for more than 100 years.
46.62001-05-31235°55'N / 86°12'W35°58'N / 86°06'W6.30 Miles440 Yards1280K0Cannon
 Brief Description: The heaviest damage was at Marshall Creek Road. 2 homes were also damaged on Hughes Road. A farm house...where there was one fatality...was demolished on Marshall Creek Rd. There was destruction to a 2 story Cape Cod home, built in 1998, across the street. Bradley Jackson, age 64, was eating dinner when the tornado struck. His wife went into a closet. She was injured. Mr. Jackson was sucked out of his home and slammed against a silo 100 yards away and was killed. The couple's daughter Mrs. Felicity Vaughter, who lived across the street in a modular home, was injured. The modular home was ripped up and blown 30 to 50 yards. A washing machine landed on Mrs. Vaughter and paralyzed her. She was 3 months pregnant and lost her baby. M64PH
47.62000-12-16234°51'N / 87°03'W34°52'N / 86°59'W4.80 Miles60 Yards00150K0KLimestone
 Brief Description: A second tornado began 5.1 miles west-northwest of Athens just south of O'Neal. The tornado travelled in a northeasterly direction crossing SR 99 where several houses were damaged heavily. Continuing northeast the tornado crossed CR 63 and damaged several houses and destroyed three mobile homes just south of Cross Key. The tornado then crossed CR 26 and SR 127 before dissipating about 5.0 miles north of Athens. The tornado was rated an F2 with no known injuries reported. The total tornado path was 4.8 miles long and about 60 yards wide. The tornado began at 12:38 PM and dissipated at 12:44 PM. Beginning: 34 50.326/87 03.032 Ending: 34 52.552/86 58.748
47.71963-03-11234°46'N / 87°10'W34°53'N / 86°48'W22.20 Miles33 Yards132.5M0Limestone
47.91974-04-03534°42'N / 87°03'W34°50'N / 86°47'W17.70 Miles500 Yards11800K0Limestone
48.51997-01-24235°59'N / 86°32'W35°59'N / 86°27'W4.80 Miles440 Yards00500K0Rutherford
 Brief Description: The tornado downed trees, ripped off roofs from homes located at Waller Estates and Young Subdivision. Smyrna Middle School sustained roof damage. 4 apartments, 2 mobile homes and 3 homes were damaged in the Smyrna area. One person hid in a bathtub when the tornado struck. Another person left his mobile home and went into a ditch. The tornado width and length are approximations.
48.61974-04-03335°55'N / 86°03'W35°57'N / 85°58'W5.20 Miles100 Yards13250K0Cannon
48.72009-05-06234°40'N / 86°49'W34°42'N / 86°47'W2.00 Miles75 Yards0040K0KLimestone
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down along Segers Road in eastern Limestone county, snapping and uprooting numerous large trees. A tree fell on a mobile home on Hardiman Road and split it in half. Peak wind speed was estimated at 115 mph with a path width of 75 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Strong thunderstorms erupted around Midnight on the 6th in northwest Alabama and tracked across portions of north Alabama. The storms produced one to three inches of rainfall in parts of Lawrence, Morgan, Cullman and Marshall Counties resulting in a few instances of flash flooding. Following this first round of thunderstorms, a vigorous quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) advanced eastward from northern Mississippi into northwest Alabama before sunrise. This system strengthened as it encountered increasing instability. Given high amounts of low level wind shear, a break in the line resulted as a strong comma head / mesocyclone developed. This storm evolved into its own miniature supercell spawning three tornadoes along its track from eastern Lawrence through Morgan, Limestone and Madison Counties. The tornado in Limestone and Madison County produced up to EF2 damage along its 10.9 mile track, narrowly missing an elementary school, high school, and two churches in Madison. Other reports of thunderstorm wind damage were received with these storms.
48.91956-02-17335°09'N / 87°18'W35°09'N / 87°07'W10.40 Miles1760 Yards0025K0Lawrence
49.21988-05-09234°50'N / 85°54'W34°46'N / 85°33'W14.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Jackson
49.21974-04-03534°41'N / 87°04'W34°48'N / 86°46'W18.80 Miles500 Yards5410K0Limestone
49.31963-04-29235°02'N / 87°13'W35°02'N / 87°08'W5.10 Miles50 Yards0025K0Giles
49.71997-05-02234°46'N / 87°00'W34°48'N / 86°58'W3.20 Miles75 Yards0122.3M50KLimestone
 Brief Description: A tornado, rated at F2 on the Fujita scale, struck the southern and eastern sections of Athens in Limestone County. The tornado path began about 2 miles south-southwest of Athens near the intersection of Sanderfer Road and County Road 45. The tornado moved northeasterly crossing through southern and eastern sections of Athens. It crossed the intersection of State Road 127 and US 72 where several businesses were damaged. Some damage was caused at Athens Middle School. The tornado continued northeast dissipating near the intersection of Proyr Street and US 31 near Athens High School. According to EMA officals, siz homes were destroyed, 14 homes sustained major damage, and an additional 14 homes had minor damage. Three apartment buildings, each with eight units, were damaged, 13 businesses had major damage, and two businesses reported minor damage. Of the 12 injuries, two were described as serious.
49.91992-11-22234°32'N / 86°24'W34°36'N / 86°19'W6.00 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Madison


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