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

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Earthquake Index, #512

Rhodelia, KY

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

Rhodelia, KY

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Tornado Index, #483

Rhodelia, KY

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 3,726 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Rhodelia, KY were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:30Dense Fog:17Drought:17
Dust Storm:0Flood:589Hail:896Heat:19Heavy Snow:29
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:10Landslide:0Strong Wind:31
Thunderstorm Winds:1,895Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:28Winter Weather:18

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Rhodelia, KY.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 70 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Rhodelia, KY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.02002-04-28237°51'N / 86°35'W37°52'N / 86°14'W19.00 Miles150 Yards17750K0Breckinridge
 Brief Description: The tornado crossed into central Breckinridge County from Perry County, IN. The tornado lifted periodically as it crossed eastern Breckinridge County, and reached the Irvington area around 0325 EST. A 52 year old male was killed in a mobile home in Irvington. Seven people were injured. A few homes were destroyed and numerous homes were damaged. Two homes had their roofs torn off. Numerous trees were uprooted, and many outbuildings were destroyed. The tornado was estimated at F2 intensity, with spots of F3 damage. M52MH
9.31974-04-03537°54'N / 86°18'W38°00'N / 86°10'W10.00 Miles440 Yards312572.5M0Meade
11.91974-04-03537°44'N / 86°32'W37°54'N / 86°18'W17.10 Miles440 Yards0132.5M0Breckinridge
14.61974-04-03538°00'N / 86°10'W38°03'N / 86°06'W4.90 Miles440 Yards0025K0Harrison
14.82007-10-18237°47'N / 86°17'W37°49'N / 86°15'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00300K0KBreckinridge
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The EF-2 tornado began one mile east northeast of Stinnettsville, and moved to the northeast through Rosetta, where most of the damage occurred. A church was destroyed. A nearby home lost a large section of roof. Two large outbuildings were destroyed. A 16 foot trailer was moved and wrapped around a tree. Winds moved a 4500 pound tractor seven feet. A pickup truck was thrown 75 feet and flipped over. Numerous trees along the tornado path were uprooted or snapped. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front with strong upper level support collided with a very moist air mass over the lower Ohio Valley. The result was a widespread outbreak of severe thunderstorms, and six confirmed tornadoes. The storms produced property damage, downed trees and power lines, and large hail.
14.92002-04-28237°51'N / 86°38'W37°52'N / 86°36'W2.10 Miles150 Yards012800K0Perry
 Brief Description: Five homes were destroyed. Five mobile homes were destroyed. Four other homes had damage. The roof was torn off a church. Numerous trees were uprooted and many outbuildings were destroyed.
16.01974-04-03538°04'N / 86°45'W38°12'N / 86°30'W16.30 Miles33 Yards26250.0M0Perry
16.51996-05-28238°10'N / 86°19'W38°09'N / 86°03'W10.00 Miles575 Yards0000Harrison
 Brief Description: A classic supercell thunderstorm formed over southern Dubois county and moved across Crawford and Harrison counties before moving across north central and east central Kentucky. The first tornado that the supercell produced was across Harrison county. The tornado first appeared across the far western part of the county in the southern portion of the Harrison State Forest. The tornado moved 10 miles to just 1 mile south of New Middletown before dissapating. It snapped and debarked numerous trees in rural areas and was estimated as an F2 on the Fujita scale with winds estimated at 150 mph. The path length was estimated to 1/3 of a mile.
17.61990-06-02238°15'N / 86°26'W38°14'N / 86°18'W8.00 Miles100 Yards09250K0Crawford
18.11974-04-03538°12'N / 86°30'W38°18'N / 86°17'W13.60 Miles33 Yards010K0Crawford
18.41990-06-02238°14'N / 86°18'W38°14'N / 86°14'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Harrison
19.51952-12-09337°56'N / 86°46'W37°57'N / 86°44'W1.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Perry
20.31970-11-19337°57'N / 86°46'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Perry
24.51952-12-09337°52'N / 86°54'W37°56'N / 86°46'W8.50 Miles880 Yards000K0Hancock
25.71977-10-01237°50'N / 85°58'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hardin
28.11974-04-03538°18'N / 86°17'W38°25'N / 86°05'W13.50 Miles33 Yards2340K0Harrison
28.22003-05-11237°43'N / 86°01'W37°47'N / 85°56'W6.50 Miles120 Yards051.0M0Hardin
 Brief Description: The tornado formed southwest of Rineyville near Highway 1375. It then skipped across the countryside and reached the town of Rineyville. The tornado then moved about 3 miles northeast of Rineyville and dissipated. It did not appear to be on the ground for the entire duration. Embedded in the tornado path was significant straight line wind damage. An estimated 40 homes were damaged or destroyed. Many of the heavily damaged structures were mobile homes.
29.51954-04-06238°14'N / 86°51'W38°16'N / 86°48'W3.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Dubois
30.11985-04-05238°24'N / 86°13'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Harrison
30.91974-03-29237°45'N / 85°55'W1.00 Mile100 Yards08250K0Hardin
31.32007-10-18237°48'N / 87°00'W37°49'N / 86°51'W8.00 Miles180 Yards0050K0KDaviess
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Numerous trees and a few structures were damaged. The tornado damage path continued into Hancock County. Peak winds were estimated near 130 mph where the EF-2 damage occurred between Spice Knob and Scythia. The average path width was 150 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The second and more significant severe weather outbreak of the day occurred as a cold front swept east across the Mississippi Valley. Scattered thunderstorms developed along and ahead of the front late in the afternoon. The storms organized into supercells and short lines during the evening. Over a dozen tornadoes occurred in western Kentucky.
31.42006-01-02237°40'N / 85°58'W37°46'N / 85°54'W8.40 Miles150 Yards002.0M0Hardin
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down near Cecilia, blowing the roof off a barn, but only producing shingle damage on nearby residences. It did more damage when it reached St. John Road, where it destroyed a home and some farm buildings. As the tornado continued to the northeast, it produced major roof damage to homes along Rineyville Road. Next, an office building that was under construction was lifted off its foundation. A convenience store was destroyed along U.S. 31W. A few more homes received minor damage before the tornado lifted near Longview.
33.61989-03-29237°30'N / 86°13'W37°34'N / 86°08'W7.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Grayson
33.92000-05-23337°32'N / 86°18'W37°29'N / 86°14'W6.00 Miles100 Yards01650.0M0Grayson
 Brief Description: A storm survey was done by NWS personnel on Wednesday May 24. The survey found severe damage to residential and industrial structures. Three vortices combined into a single tornado north of Leitchfield, then moved east to southeast at 40 to 45 mph. The path moved through the northeast and east sections of Leitchfield and beyond. (Path length and width are estimated). The structural damaged evidenced the presence of an F3 tornado, with maximum winds around 175 mph. Houses that were virtually destroyed, but still had parts of their structure remaining above the main floor, were the basis of the F3 evaluation. Severe damage to nearby factories also supported the F3 evaluation.
33.91970-11-19237°42'N / 86°54'W000K0Ohio
34.02008-02-06237°39'N / 86°00'W37°40'N / 85°52'W7.00 Miles400 Yards003.0M0KHardin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado destroyed a trailer and an outbuilding along Hansborough Road. It caused major roof damage along Bethlehem Academy Road, with one home losing the roof completely. Several boats were flipped over, and a large bus was pushed two feet. The tornado pushed in garage doors at an industrial building along Ring Road. This building also suffered significant roof damage. At Central Hardin High School, the tornado snapped concrete pillar stadium lights at the football stadium. The press box was thrown on to the playing field and destroyed. The basketball gym and a wing of the school suffered roof damage consistent with an EF2 tornado. Along Black Branch Road just east of the school complex, the tornado caused some structural damage to homes. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
34.51996-04-20238°23'N / 86°01'W38°23'N / 86°00'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01250K0Floyd
 Brief Description: 6 houses were damaged 2 miles west of Greenville due to a brief F2 tornado. Also, mobile homes were overturned near the intersection of Georgetown and Greenville Roads, and a rescue unit was deployed. There were no serious injuries, however. One man was in his mobile home when the tornado struck. The tornado sent the mobile home flying, but the man only had a few cuts. Also, a roof off one house was was lifted up by the tornado and then set back down perfectly with only a few shingles missing.
34.71989-05-19237°40'N / 86°59'W37°46'N / 86°53'W8.00 Miles90 Yards00250K0Daviess
35.51974-04-03437°43'N / 85°54'W37°46'N / 85°45'W8.80 Miles33 Yards257250K0Hardin
35.61972-04-21337°30'N / 86°11'W1.00 Mile33 Yards04250K0Grayson
36.71974-04-03437°25'N / 86°34'W37°30'N / 86°20'W14.00 Miles150 Yards020K0Grayson
36.81974-04-03538°25'N / 86°05'W38°28'N / 86°00'W5.70 Miles33 Yards1120K0Washington
37.01963-03-19238°24'N / 86°50'W00250K0Dubois
38.71989-05-19237°40'N / 87°02'W37°43'N / 86°58'W3.30 Miles40 Yards00250K0Daviess
39.01954-08-01238°33'N / 86°28'W003K0Orange
39.71990-06-02338°22'N / 85°57'W38°24'N / 85°47'W8.30 Miles300 Yards072.5M0Floyd
40.12008-02-06237°42'N / 85°46'W37°42'N / 85°45'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00150K0KHardin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado knocked a trailer off its foundation at the intersection of Miller Road and Porter Lane. Another trailer near this location was completely destroyed. Another trailer along Miller Road was turned on to its roof. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
40.31969-05-10337°57'N / 85°42'W37°57'N / 85°37'W4.30 Miles200 Yards014250K0Bullitt
40.41959-01-21337°24'N / 86°37'W37°26'N / 86°30'W6.60 Miles33 Yards30250K0Grayson
40.61967-10-24338°29'N / 86°48'W0125K0Dubois
41.01952-12-09337°41'N / 87°18'W37°52'N / 86°54'W25.20 Miles880 Yards030K0Daviess
41.12007-10-18337°46'N / 87°10'W37°49'N / 87°03'W7.00 Miles360 Yards0811.5M0KDaviess
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: About a dozen homes were destroyed, and close to 150 others were damaged. An additional 20 public or commercial buildings were destroyed or condemned. Damage to commercial and public buildings, including churches and schools, was estimated near 10.5 million dollars. Residential structures sustained about 1 million dollars in damage. Two historic churches suffered severe damage. The steeple of one church collapsed into the sanctuary. About 125 people were in the church at the time of the collapse, including 25 where the steeple fell into the sanctuary. They all moved to the basement 5 or 10 minutes before the storm hit, sparing anyone from death or serious injury. On the west side of Owensboro, a man was trapped in his overturned mobile home. He received only minor injuries. A motel was heavily damaged, with nearly the entire roof blown off. Several guests at the motel were treated for injuries, mostly abrasions from falling debris. Almost every building at Brescia University was damaged, mostly to the roofs. Windows were blown out of the science building. Elsewhere, a delivery truck was overturned. Piles of debris from collapsed garages, warehouses, and roofs lined downtown streets during the cleanup. Tobacco warehouses downtown were destroyed or heavily damaged. The most serious damage was in a 12 to 15 square block area in and near downtown. Nearly all city streets were reopened and nearly all power was restored within a few days after the tornado. Peak winds were estimated at 155 mph where the EF-3 damage occurred in downtown Owensboro. The damage path began just northeast of the Owensboro-Daviess County Airport, then curved northeast through the riverfront area of downtown Owensboro. The average path width was 300 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The second and more significant severe weather outbreak of the day occurred as a cold front swept east across the Mississippi Valley. Scattered thunderstorms developed along and ahead of the front late in the afternoon. The storms organized into supercells and short lines during the evening. Over a dozen tornadoes occurred in western Kentucky.
41.31961-05-07337°24'N / 86°37'W37°24'N / 86°28'W8.20 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Grayson
41.41985-04-05238°30'N / 86°00'W1.00 Mile10 Yards002.5M0Washington
42.11963-03-16238°03'N / 87°10'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Warrick
43.31996-05-28438°06'N / 85°44'W38°03'N / 85°29'W15.00 Miles575 Yards010100.0M0Bullitt
 Brief Description: The supercell that crossed the Ohio River from Harrison county produced the second a most destructive tornado in its long history. This second tornado formed 4 miles northwest of Brooks at 540 pm est in extreme south central Jefferson county. The tornado was initially estimated at F0-F1 intensity and moved east-southeast and quickly strengthened as it moved into north central Bullitt county near Holsclaw Hill road and Top Hill road where numerous trees were snapped off and some tree bark was stripped. At 545 pm est, the tronado then crossed near the Brooks exit at interstate 65 turning over 5 tractor trailers and damaging a Comfort Inn, Arby's and a Cracker Barrel. From there the tornado continued into the towns of Pioneer Village, Hillview and Mount Washington. Widespread severe structural damage occurred to over 1000 homes in these towns. 10 people required hospital care. The worst injury was from a man who was treated for broken ribs. The tornado was rated a strong F3 in Pioneer Village and Hillview, where winds were estimated at around 200 mph. F4 damage occurred to at least one house in Hillview which was totally leveled. Here wind speeds were estimated at 210 to 220 mph. The path width across Bullitt county was around 1/3 of a mile. Eyewitnesses and the National Weather Service survey as well as video footage revealed multiple-vortices within the parent tornado. This multiple-vortex tornado appeared to consolidate into one funnel as it moved through the Northfield subdivision near Mount Washington at 558 pm est. Here, the tornado was categorized as an F3 with wind speeds up to 200 mph. The tornado then moved into Spencer County 3 miles west of Mount Washington at 608 pm est. The tornado passed over Route 55, 1 1/2 miles south of Route 44 and Taylorsville at around 630 pm est damaging a few homes. It then passed very close to the Taylorsville Lake Dam and the ranger station at the Taylorsville lake. There, it sank and destroyed several boats, snapped and debarked numerous trees while maintaining its F3 intensity. The path width here was from 1/3 to 1/2 of a mile. Damage patterns again again suggesting multiple-vortices. The tornado then dissapated around 645 pm est just east of Little Mount. The total path length across the 3 countiess was estimated at 30 miles.
43.81956-03-07238°35'N / 86°07'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Washington
44.21963-03-16238°34'N / 86°03'W1.00 Mile800 Yards003K0Washington
44.21966-08-13237°28'N / 86°52'W1.50 Miles67 Yards0025K0Ohio
44.31963-04-19338°16'N / 86°36'W38°59'N / 86°00'W59.10 Miles1400 Yards00250K0Lawrence
44.41964-03-25238°11'N / 85°43'W38°13'N / 85°32'W10.30 Miles33 Yards01250K0Jefferson
44.42000-01-03337°43'N / 87°11'W37°46'N / 87°07'W7.00 Miles880 Yards01864.0M0Daviess
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down near the community of Rome, just southwest of Owensboro, and entered the city near the southern boundary of Owensboro Airport. The tornado tracked northeast through the heart of Owensboro before dissipating on the east side of town. Peak winds were estimated at 180 MPH. Since the tornado path was mostly through densely populated residential and commercial areas, damage was in the tens of millions, but injuries were surprisingly few. Of the 18 injuries, one was critical, and the rest were relatively minor. The critically injured person was in a home near the beginning of the damage path. This person sustained broken vertebrae and numerous cuts and bruises. Owensboro landmarks heavily damaged by the tornado included Apollo High School, Kentucky Wesleyan College, and the Winn-Dixie Store. Damage to the 12 buildings at Kentucky Wesleyan College was estimated to be near 5 million dollars. Small to mid size automobiles were tossed about by the wind. Damage to utility lines was extensive, and repairs took about 10 days to complete. Final damage tallies showed about 1200 homes and businesses sustained damage. Of those 1200 structures, 101 were totally destroyed and 573 sustained major damage. Owensboro was declared a federal disaster area. An emergency shelter accomodated roughly 150 persons, including many from local nursing homes. Owensboro schools were closed for a week.
44.51990-06-02338°24'N / 85°47'W38°24'N / 85°45'W3.70 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Clark
44.91956-04-03238°36'N / 86°07'W0122.5M0Washington
45.11974-04-03438°12'N / 85°45'W38°19'N / 85°32'W14.20 Miles33 Yards32250K0Jefferson
45.31974-04-03437°46'N / 85°45'W37°56'N / 85°25'W21.40 Miles33 Yards124250K0Nelson
45.62004-05-27238°30'N / 85°59'W38°25'N / 85°38'W17.90 Miles75 Yards001.0M0Clark
 Brief Description: A tornado moved from Washington County, Indiana into western Clark County in the vicinity of Borden. It briefly reached F2 intensity in the Borden area, blowing the roofs off several homes. The roof was blown off an elementary school while a graduation was in progress, but no injuries were reported. In all, the tornado destroyed or damaged 10 homes in the Borden area. The tornado continued moving east southeast across Clark County, lifting intermittently. Several witnesses spotted the tornado as it moved south of Charlestown. It caused some F1 damage in the Stacy Road and Bethany Road areas, before lifting southeast of Charlestown.
45.91961-05-07337°25'N / 87°00'W37°24'N / 86°37'W21.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Ohio
46.11990-06-02238°35'N / 86°04'W38°36'N / 86°00'W4.50 Miles150 Yards02250K0Washington
46.92008-02-06237°43'N / 85°37'W37°43'N / 85°36'W1.00 Mile300 Yards0050K100KNelson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A long swath of wind damage showed signs of an intermittent embedded tornado. The tornado destroyed an outbuilding, and knocked the top half off a silo. Near Patton Road, there was an enhanced area of tree damage, with the trees laying in a convergent path, consistent with tornadic damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
47.41974-04-03538°28'N / 86°00'W38°36'N / 85°44'W17.00 Miles33 Yards1230K0Clark
47.82005-11-06337°57'N / 87°28'W38°06'N / 87°05'W21.00 Miles500 Yards43065.0M0Warrick
 Brief Description: This tornado, which crossed into Warrick County from Vanderburgh County just south of Interstate 164 (at Angel Mounds), crossed the entire county in less than 20 minutes. The tornado reached its peak intensity in Warrick County, where winds reached about 200 MPH. The peak winds occurred along Highway 261 and Lincoln Road, in an industrial park near Paradise, and in DeGonia Springs. As the tornado passed south of Boonville, the county seat of Warrick County, a teenage girl was killed in a vehicle. In the community of DeGonia Springs, three persons in a mobile home were killed. One of the victims was a woman who was 8-months pregnant. From the north side of Newburgh to DeGonia Springs, houses were severely damaged or destroyed, and vehicles were tossed. Some of the tornado victims were moved 40 feet or more. The tornado passed just to the south of Tennyson before exiting into Spencer County. M33MH, F28MH, M4MH, F18VE This was the deadliest tornado in Indiana since April 3, 1974. This tornado tracked a total of 41 miles from Henderson County, KY into Spencer County, IN. A total of at least 500 homes and buildings were destroyed or severely damaged. Much of the damage was upper F-2 to lower F-3 intensity. Although the tornado was up to 500 yards wide, the average path width was 275 yards. Of the approximately 230 injuries, 20 were critical, and 63 resulted in hospital admissions. This tornado was the more northern tornado of a pair of strong supercell tornadoes that occurred simultaneously. The southern tornado occurred in Crittenden and Webster Counties of Kentucky.
48.31957-05-21237°58'N / 87°17'W0225K0Warrick
49.01982-05-31237°48'N / 87°19'W37°52'N / 87°14'W4.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Daviess
49.11990-06-02438°34'N / 86°55'W38°41'N / 86°41'W14.30 Miles200 Yards042.5M0Martin
49.21990-06-02438°40'N / 86°39'W38°41'N / 86°37'W1.30 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Lawrence
49.31952-03-22337°32'N / 85°43'W37°33'N / 85°40'W2.70 Miles33 Yards018250K0Larue
49.31979-04-11238°02'N / 87°20'W38°04'N / 87°16'W4.10 Miles33 Yards1225K0Warrick
49.71990-06-02438°41'N / 86°41'W38°40'N / 86°39'W2.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Orange
50.01972-04-21337°17'N / 86°44'W37°19'N / 86°38'W5.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Butler

* 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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