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Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin Metro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin Area is lower than Tennessee average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin Area is higher than Tennessee average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #617

Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin Area
0.02
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, #129

Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin Area
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, #186

Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin Area
232.00
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 13,095 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:26Dense Fog:0Drought:56
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,862Hail:3,230Heat:32Heavy Snow:55
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:17Landslide:0Strong Wind:43
Thunderstorm Winds:7,150Tropical Storm:5Wildfire:0Winter Storm:55Winter Weather:43
Other:520 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin Area.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin Area.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 93 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Nashville, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Franklin Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.11974-04-03236°08'N / 86°44'W36°09'N / 86°39'W4.70 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Davidson
3.51957-01-22236°06'N / 86°52'W36°11'N / 86°37'W15.00 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Davidson
5.21974-04-01236°07'N / 86°51'W36°12'N / 86°41'W10.90 Miles440 Yards1123K0Davidson
6.41998-04-16236°11'N / 86°41'W36°14'N / 86°34'W7.40 Miles880 Yards0050K0Davidson
 Brief Description: Trees were blown down. There was some damage to homes from fallen trees. This tornado was not as strong as the first. It started between downtown and Nashville International Airport and continued into Wilson county.
7.61998-04-16336°04'N / 86°55'W36°13'N / 86°43'W14.70 Miles1320 Yards160100.0M0Davidson
 Brief Description: This Nashville tornado on April 16, 1998 took a very similar path to another F3 tornado that occurred on March 14, 1933, which killed 11 people in Nashville. The tornado touched down at 330 PM one mile west of Charlotte Pike and I-440. A tree fell on an ROTC student at Centennial Park. He was attending an ROTC picnic. He died later on May 4 from his injuries. The tornado went through downtown Nashville at 340 PM and on toward East Nashville, Donelson and Hermitage. The tornado blew out many windows on office buildings. The Nations Bank Office Towers were one of the hardest hit buildings in Nashville. Tennessee Performance Arts Center (TPAC) and the Tennessee Towers sustained damage. TPAC had over 100 windows blown out. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts from the Tennessee Towers and was off the air for about 24 hours. 30 private airplanes were damaged at Cornelia Fort Airport. Estimated damage to the airplanes was 3 million dollars. 35 buildings in downtown Nashville were "red tagged", meaning these buildings were structurally unsound. Many signs in Davidson county were blown down or severely damaged. The tornado blew down 3 out of 10 construction cranes on the construction site of the Tennessee Oiler's Football Stadium near the Cumberland River. The tornado continued east and hit the residential section of East Nashville. At least 300 homes were damaged in East Nashville. Many homes lost a good part of their roofs, trees were uprooted, telephone poles were knocked down. St. Ann's Episcopal Church, which is well over 100 years old, received major damage. Uprooted trees, damaged roofs to many homes was the story across Donelson and Hermitage. Numerous windows were blown out from the Gaylord Building in Donelson. About half the trees, that is over a thousand trees, were blown down at Andrew Jackson's home, The Hermitage. The Hermitage is a 600 acre estate of the former President. Some of those trees were well over 200 years old, and a few of those trees that were destroyed were planted by Andrew Jackson himself. Mayor Phil Bredesen closed downtown Nashville of Friday, April 17. Many workers had an unscheduled holiday. The downtown area was reopened Monday, April 20. This gave time for cleanup crews to remove broken glass and repair downed power lines. Nashville Electric Service said 75,000 customers were without power. M22OU
8.11998-04-16236°08'N / 86°50'W36°09'N / 86°49'W1.00 Mile800 Yards00500K0Davidson
 Brief Description: EMA official reported a tornado touchdowns at 12th and Charlotte and 6th and Union. Damage was mainly blown out windows and downed trees and power lines.
9.81972-04-07236°15'N / 86°59'W36°10'N / 86°40'W18.50 Miles200 Yards015250K0Davidson
13.22006-04-07336°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/.
13.91988-12-24435°55'N / 86°54'W36°02'N / 86°47'W6.00 Miles150 Yards1725.0M0Williamson
14.51997-01-24235°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.
16.31995-05-18236°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.
16.61980-07-05236°23'N / 86°32'W36°17'N / 86°31'W6.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Sumner
17.11985-06-04236°16'N / 86°27'W36°13'N / 86°22'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Wilson
17.51998-04-16236°13'N / 86°34'W36°16'N / 86°14'W20.30 Miles880 Yards003.0M0Wilson
 Brief Description: This tornado travelled just south of Lebanon Pike and did damage to homes and businesses in West Lebanon. The TRW plant received some damage on HWY 70 Bypass. Trees were uprooted and homes sustained roof damage. There was extensive agricultural losses. Approximately $60,000 worth of fencing was destroyed or damaged. 20 hogs were killed. Farmers lost 26 outbuildings, and 21 vehicles were damaged.
17.61998-04-16236°14'N / 86°34'W36°18'N / 86°16'W18.50 Miles880 Yards001.0M0Wilson
 Brief Description: This tornado was the same one that struck downtown Nashville. The tornado was seen moving from west to east about a mile south of the NWS office. The tornado caused many trees to be uprooted, power lines were knocked down, signs damaged or blown down, and there was roof damage to homes. The Mt. Juliet Little League field was littered with aluminum and lumber blown from Marvin's Lumber Yard. Part of a roof was taken off First Bank in Mt. Juliet. The tornado continued into southern Trousdale county.
19.12006-04-07336°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
20.02003-05-11335°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.
20.12003-05-11335°57'N / 86°59'W35°57'N / 86°57'W1.00 Mile300 Yards012.2M0Williamson
 Brief Description: 43 homes were damaged and 3 homes were destroyed in Williamson County by the tornado. 28 units in the Executive House condominium complex in Franklin had to be evacuated after the roof was torn away. Crews worked Sunday to free people trapped inside their homes by fallen trees on Big East Fork Rd. Most of the damage to homes was roof damage and trees falling on houses. An 84-year-old grandmother was rescued from a demolished 3-story home at 1933 Old Hillsoboro Rd. She received a fractured pelvic bone.
20.31957-01-22236°15'N / 86°21'W0.40 Mile13 Yards0025K0Wilson
21.71972-04-07236°18'N / 87°04'W36°15'N / 86°59'W5.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Cheatham
22.01999-05-05236°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.
22.02009-04-10435°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.
23.01998-04-03236°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.
23.51997-01-24236°02'N / 86°22'W36°06'N / 86°10'W10.70 Miles440 Yards002.0M0Wilson
 Brief Description: A tornado in Wilson county started near Vine at Fall Creek Rd. and Hwy 231. The tornado moved northeast and affected the area of Norene especially on Sherrilltown Rd. and Phillips Rd. Storm damage for Wilson county was 2 million dollars. The tornado went from Norene to 2 miles west of Watertown. 100 hogs were killed near Norene on Blue Well Rd. when a barn collapsed on the hogs. 7 homes and 7 mobile homes were destroyed. 40 other homes sustained damage. A dozen barns were destroyed.
25.01974-04-03335°50'N / 86°26'W35°59'N / 86°13'W15.90 Miles100 Yards003K0Rutherford
25.12008-02-05235°51'N / 87°12'W36°02'N / 86°56'W20.00 Miles300 Yards000.3M0KWilliamson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Homes damaged in Leaper Fork area. One house collapsed and another hit on Cold Water Rd. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The Super Severe Weather Outbreak on Feb. 5, 2008 produced supercelluar thunderstorms, well in advance of a multicell line of thunderstorms. The whole episode lasted about 6 hours. This occurred ironically while many states, including Tennessee, were participating in the Super Tuesday Primary Election. Fortunately, polls had already closed in the mid state when these tornadoes struck.
25.61980-03-24235°51'N / 86°23'W35°52'N / 86°21'W1.90 Miles150 Yards02250K0Rutherford
25.81998-04-03236°27'N / 86°29'W36°24'N / 86°19'W15.80 Miles200 Yards00200K0Sumner
 Brief Description: The tornado downed trees, power lines and took off roofs to many homes. Areas just south of Cottontown were hardest hit. Homes were also damaged just north of Gallatin on RT 109 and Douglas Lane.
25.81997-01-24435°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.
26.41970-04-27436°27'N / 87°04'W36°31'N / 86°39'W23.50 Miles250 Yards2752.5M0Robertson
27.11963-01-10335°46'N / 86°55'W35°47'N / 86°52'W2.70 Miles400 Yards000K0Williamson
27.51984-05-07236°28'N / 86°57'W36°29'N / 86°54'W3.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Robertson
27.61956-02-27336°28'N / 86°39'W36°33'N / 86°24'W15.00 Miles100 Yards0425K0Sumner
27.91955-04-24236°25'N / 86°30'W36°32'N / 86°21'W11.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Sumner
27.92008-02-05336°22'N / 86°20'W36°25'N / 86°16'W4.00 Miles880 Yards71410.0M0KSumner
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Castalian Springs Post Office was completely destroyed. There were 85 homes destroyed in Sumner County. Also in Castalian Springs, a 180 year-old structure called Wynnewood, lost the top of its structure due to the tornado. The historic log structure served as a stagecoach stop. The structure had 3 chimneys and was 142 feet long, making it the longest log structure in Tennessee. Officials say it would take 2 years and $6 million to restore Wynnewood. It is Sumner County's sole historic landmark. Also, 102 trees were lost in the area by the tornado. The 11-month-old son of Kerri Stowell survived the storm and was found miraculously unharmed in a field across the street from their home in Castalian Springs. Unfortunately, Kerri Stowell was killed in the tornado. The tornado directly killed 7 people in Sumner County, and there was one indirect fatality when Mr. Lampkin, age 63, died of a heart attack while seeking shelter in his home. There were 14 people injured in Sumner County. This tornado continued into Trousdale and Macon Counties, and also into Kentucky. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The Super Severe Weather Outbreak on Feb. 5, 2008 produced supercelluar thunderstorms, well in advance of a multicell line of thunderstorms. The whole episode lasted about 6 hours. This occurred ironically while many states, including Tennessee, were participating in the Super Tuesday Primary Election. Fortunately, polls had already closed in the mid state when these tornadoes struck.
28.51963-03-11235°44'N / 86°32'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Rutherford
28.91963-01-10335°45'N / 86°56'W35°46'N / 86°55'W1.30 Miles400 Yards042.5M0Maury
29.61970-04-27436°31'N / 86°39'W36°33'N / 86°22'W15.80 Miles250 Yards1102.5M0Sumner
30.01955-03-05236°00'N / 86°10'W0025K0Wilson
30.61998-04-16236°19'N / 86°17'W36°22'N / 86°07'W8.90 Miles400 Yards0000Trousdale
 Brief Description: Downed trees in rural areas.
31.82002-04-28335°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.
32.01971-04-27335°59'N / 86°14'W36°00'N / 86°02'W11.20 Miles200 Yards03250K0Wilson
32.22002-11-10236°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.
32.21970-04-27436°27'N / 87°08'W36°27'N / 87°04'W3.30 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Montgomery
32.32001-05-31235°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
32.52006-04-07336°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.
32.71984-05-06236°35'N / 86°31'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Sumner
32.91963-03-19236°36'N / 86°38'W36°34'N / 86°23'W14.00 Miles1000 Yards00250K0Robertson
33.32008-02-05236°25'N / 86°16'W36°27'N / 86°10'W6.00 Miles880 Yards251K0KTrousdale
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado ripped a gas plant and caused a gas leak and fire at the Columbia Gulf Transmission Company at 5422 Green Grove Road in Hartsville, TN. The fire eventually burned itself out. Two people were killed, and 5 people were injured. Ten homes were destroyed, and 23 homes had major damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The Super Severe Weather Outbreak on Feb. 5, 2008 produced supercelluar thunderstorms, well in advance of a multicell line of thunderstorms. The whole episode lasted about 6 hours. This occurred ironically while many states, including Tennessee, were participating in the Super Tuesday Primary Election. Fortunately, polls had already closed in the mid state when these tornadoes struck.
33.61967-05-07236°22'N / 86°12'W36°24'N / 86°08'W4.10 Miles200 Yards0025K0Trousdale
33.81984-05-06236°36'N / 86°31'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Sumner
34.11955-03-04236°37'N / 86°36'W36°37'N / 86°35'W00250K0Robertson
35.11955-03-04236°37'N / 86°35'W36°38'N / 86°31'W3.80 Miles1000 Yards040K0Sumner
36.21974-04-03236°16'N / 86°12'W36°24'N / 85°58'W15.80 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Wilson
36.61998-04-16336°00'N / 87°20'W36°00'N / 87°18'W2.00 Miles1300 Yards05500K0Dickson
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed or damaged 35 homes, destroyed 7 mobile homes, uprooted trees and demolished cars along a 2 mile path on Nails Creek Road. The Dickson Convention Center/Flea Port USA, on TN Route 46 South, lost a wall and part of a roof.
37.11997-01-24236°05'N / 86°02'W36°06'N / 86°00'W2.00 Miles220 Yards015K0De Kalb
 Brief Description: One woman was injured by flying glass when the tornado turned her car around on US RT 70 at Alexandria and the windows popped out. Tornado path width and length are approximations.
37.41998-04-16336°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.
37.72008-02-05235°48'N / 87°17'W35°51'N / 87°12'W5.00 Miles300 Yards01500K0KHickman
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Extensive damage in the Brushy Community. Trees were down, and homes were damaged. One person was injured. TEMA reported 7 homes were destroyed, and 38 homes had major damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The Super Severe Weather Outbreak on Feb. 5, 2008 produced supercelluar thunderstorms, well in advance of a multicell line of thunderstorms. The whole episode lasted about 6 hours. This occurred ironically while many states, including Tennessee, were participating in the Super Tuesday Primary Election. Fortunately, polls had already closed in the mid state when these tornadoes struck.
38.32003-05-04336°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.
38.91971-04-27336°00'N / 86°02'W36°01'N / 85°58'W3.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Dekalb
39.71965-05-26236°42'N / 86°36'W0025K0Simpson
39.91974-04-03335°55'N / 86°03'W35°57'N / 85°58'W5.20 Miles100 Yards13250K0Cannon
40.01998-04-16236°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.
40.21991-04-09236°39'N / 87°01'W36°43'N / 86°47'W12.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Logan
40.51997-01-24235°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.
40.82002-04-28235°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.
41.51971-05-24236°39'N / 86°38'W36°47'N / 86°25'W15.10 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Simpson
41.72005-11-15236°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.
41.91955-02-01235°34'N / 86°26'W35°36'N / 86°16'W9.40 Miles1000 Yards00250K0Bedford
42.71991-04-09236°39'N / 87°10'W36°39'N / 87°01'W6.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Todd
42.71997-01-24236°07'N / 86°02'W36°12'N / 85°48'W14.00 Miles440 Yards061.0M0Smith
 Brief Description: 6 people were injured, none seriously, in the tornado that struck Smith county. 11 vehicles were destroyed and 7 vehicles damaged, 5 livestock killed, 22 outbuildings destroyed and one cattle trailer was destroyed. 7 houses and 7 mobile homes were destroyed and 43 buildings received some damage from the tornado. Most of the damage occurred in the Brush Creek area. Numerous trees and power lines were down in southern Smith county. Tornado path length and width are approximations.
43.02005-11-15236°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.
43.22000-05-25235°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.
43.42008-04-11235°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.
43.51997-01-24235°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.
43.71989-05-22236°43'N / 86°34'W36°47'N / 86°30'W5.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Simpson
44.01974-04-03335°57'N / 85°58'W36°03'N / 85°51'W9.40 Miles100 Yards020250K0Dekalb
44.61960-03-30235°27'N / 86°47'W35°31'N / 86°40'W8.20 Miles33 Yards0125K0Marshall
44.91977-03-28236°31'N / 86°02'W0.30 Mile50 Yards00250K0Macon
45.11974-04-03336°43'N / 86°32'W36°48'N / 86°24'W9.20 Miles33 Yards1122.5M0Simpson
45.61991-03-22236°39'N / 87°11'W36°44'N / 87°02'W7.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Todd
45.61998-04-03236°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.
45.81961-04-25236°26'N / 87°29'W36°28'N / 87°19'W9.40 Miles187 Yards0225K0Montgomery
46.02008-02-05336°27'N / 86°10'W36°37'N / 85°53'W19.00 Miles880 Yards134414.1M1.0MMacon
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Thirteen people were killed, and 44 folks were injured. Most of the fatalities occurred in Williams, just northwest of Lafayette. Also, 170 homes were destroyed, and 9 homes had major damage. There was one indirect fatality, a male 48 years of age, due to carbon monoxide poisoning in his home from a generator on Feb. 6, 2008. Pres. George W. Bush toured Macon County destruction on February 8th and promised relief to individuals. The logging industry in Macon County was hit hard. About a million dollars worth of trees were destroyed, which will take decades to replenish. It was estimated that the tornado outbreak did 10 million dollars worth of damage to trees in the state of Tennessee. One large brick home worth about 350 thousand dollars was poorly built. The bricks rested on cinder blocks that were not cemented. This was noticed on a storm survey. Schools were closed for over a week, and classes did not start again until Tuesday, February 19. FEMA spent 4.1 million dollars for housing displaced residents in trailers. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The Super Severe Weather Outbreak on Feb. 5, 2008 produced supercelluar thunderstorms, well in advance of a multicell line of thunderstorms. The whole episode lasted about 6 hours. This occurred ironically while many states, including Tennessee, were participating in the Super Tuesday Primary Election. Fortunately, polls had already closed in the mid state when these tornadoes struck.
46.42005-11-15236°48'N / 86°39'W36°48'N / 86°38'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00100K0Simpson
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm developed over northern Tennessee and moved into south central Kentucky during the early evening hours of November 15. It produced multiple, short-lived tornado touchdowns along its path, which stretched for nearly 25 miles across three counties. The second touchdown from this supercell was in Simpson County near Pilot Knob. The weak F2 tornado damaged trailers and downed many trees along a path of roughly a mile.
46.51999-01-22336°32'N / 87°21'W36°35'N / 87°18'W4.30 Miles880 Yards0572.7M0Montgomery
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado struck Clarksville at 415 AM, travelled through the downtown area and dissipated near St. Bethlehem. There were 5 injuries, 2 of them were for broken bones. Clarksville has a population of 89,000 people is Tennessee's fifth largest city. 25,000 people were without power. The Tornado Warning was issued by the NWS at 354 AM CST. The NOAA Weather Radio alerted the sleepy resident s of Clarksville and urge them to take cover immediately. The tornado ripped apart a 5 block area of downtown Clarksville and teared up buildings in Austin Peay State University. Once the tornado ravaged the city, downtown Clarksville resembled bombed-out London during World War 2. Bricks and glass were strewn everywhere. The photo editor of the Leaf-Chronicle newspaper s, Fred Dye, said "It looked like somebody walked through with a broom and knocked over whatever was loose enough to knock down." The Montgomery county court house was in ruins. The City Fathers planned on rebuilding the court house. It was last rebuilt after a fire in 1878. The Leaf-Chronicle newspaper office was severely damaged. The newspaper had to set up a temporary office in Hopkinsville, KY. 22 buildings were heavily damaged at Austin Peay State University. Also, several old churches were heavily damaged in Clarksville. The Madison Street United Methodist Church lost its spires and roof. It will take about 2 years to rebuild the church. The Trinity Episcopal Church lost its roof. Police closed off downtown Clarksville from 6 PM-6 AM in order to prevent looting. The National Guard was on duty as well. On January 23, FEMA Director James Lee Whitt toured the devastation. He exclaimed, "Wow!" "It's like someone dropped a bomb on it. That's just what it look like." There was a total of 124 buildings destroyed and 562 buildings damaged. These figures included residential, commercial, government, public and buildings at Austin Peay.
47.32010-05-02235°53'N / 87°30'W35°54'N / 87°27'W4.00 Miles250 Yards00200K10KHickman
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Hundreds of hardwood trees were snapped, several barns were destroyed, and a brick home suffered significant roof damage along the tornado's 3.9 mile track. The last evidence of damage was along Keys Branch Road. Maximum wind speeds in the tornado were estimated to be around 110 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A frontal boundary setup across Western and Middle Tennessee late Friday night (April 30), and remained through the weekend. A persistent southerly flow fed moisture into the area and precipitable water values rose to almost 2 inches, based on data from KOHX upper air soundings. As a series of shortwaves moved through, a band of showers and thunderstorms developed and remained nearly stationary for much of the day on Saturday, May 1st and Sunday, May 2nd, resulting in widespread record flooding across much of Middle Tennessee. Some of these thunderstorms became severe also, resulting in thunderstorm wind damage and seven confirmed tornadoes across Middle Tennessee.
47.61998-04-16335°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.
48.61959-03-26336°15'N / 85°59'W36°26'N / 85°43'W19.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Coffee
49.12002-11-10235°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.
49.32000-05-25235°44'N / 87°25'W35°44'N / 87°25'W7.80 Miles440 Yards0350K0Hickman
 Brief Description: The tornado demolished a home on Mobley Ridge Road, injuring 3 people. Many trees were blown down ...especially on the Natchez Trace Parkway. 33 homes were damaged and 3 barns were destroyed.
49.31991-03-22236°44'N / 87°02'W36°56'N / 86°37'W20.00 Miles400 Yards1122.5M0Logan
50.01997-01-24235°58'N / 85°51'W36°02'N / 85°45'W7.30 Miles440 Yards00250K0De Kalb
 Brief Description: The tornado caused structural damage to 12 homes. 3 barns were also damaged along with many sheds and outbuildings. Most of the damage to homes were on Allens Ferry Rd., Cordell Love Rd. and Big Hurricane Rd. Tornado path width and length are approximations.


* 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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