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

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Earthquake Index, #577

White Bluff, TN
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, #1

White Bluff, 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, #330

White Bluff, TN
184.52
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 3,911 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of White Bluff, TN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:12Dense Fog:0Drought:38
Dust Storm:0Flood:527Hail:919Heat:19Heavy Snow:32
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:19
Thunderstorm Winds:2,145Tropical Storm:3Wildfire:0Winter Storm:23Winter Weather:32
Other:136 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near White Bluff, TN.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near White Bluff, TN.

No historical earthquake events found in or near White Bluff, TN.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 70 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near White Bluff, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.11998-04-16336°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.
13.22005-11-15236°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.
13.62008-02-05235°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.
13.82006-04-07336°17'N / 87°17'W36°19'N / 87°10'W12.90 Miles880 Yards005.0M0Dickson
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down on Maple ValleyRoad in northern Dickson County as an F2. 3 mobile homes were leveled and demolished at this location. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped. The tornado continued along Highway 49 and reached Bellsburg, TN as an F3. A one story brick home was demolished. No walls or roof were left standing, leaving only a basement and a garage. A truck was thrown into the basement by the tornado. The drywall, furniture, and appliances were hurled into the woods at least 100 yards. An aerial survey determined spotty rural damage to trees as this tornado continued into Cheatham County where it hit Greenbrier and then Ashland City. Dickson County had a total of 25 homes destroyed, 8 homes with major damage, and 24 homes and businesses with moderate damage.
15.91972-04-07236°18'N / 87°04'W36°15'N / 86°59'W5.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Cheatham
17.12003-05-11335°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.
19.12008-02-05235°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.
20.62010-05-02235°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.
21.62003-05-04336°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.
21.71998-04-16236°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.
22.21998-04-16336°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
22.41988-12-24435°55'N / 86°54'W36°02'N / 86°47'W6.00 Miles150 Yards1725.0M0Williamson
22.81972-04-07236°15'N / 86°59'W36°10'N / 86°40'W18.50 Miles200 Yards015250K0Davidson
24.91970-04-27436°27'N / 87°08'W36°27'N / 87°04'W3.30 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Montgomery
25.11974-04-01236°07'N / 86°51'W36°12'N / 86°41'W10.90 Miles440 Yards1123K0Davidson
25.41999-01-22236°06'N / 87°42'W36°07'N / 87°38'W4.00 Miles220 Yards01500K0Humphreys
 Brief Description: Downed trees were reported from Gorman to McEwen. The hardest hit area was McEwen with 4 homes totally destroyed, 8 homes having severe damage, and 38 homes receiving minor damage. 8 to 10 outbuildings were destroyed and 60 trees were lost. 8 cars or trucks were damaged or destroyed. A man suffered a broken neck in his trailer.
26.31952-03-22235°52'N / 87°35'W0.50 Mile40 Yards31025K0Hickman
26.31957-01-22236°06'N / 86°52'W36°11'N / 86°37'W15.00 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Davidson
26.41961-04-25236°26'N / 87°29'W36°28'N / 87°19'W9.40 Miles187 Yards0225K0Montgomery
27.62005-11-15236°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.
27.82000-05-25235°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.
28.51963-01-10335°45'N / 86°56'W35°46'N / 86°55'W1.30 Miles400 Yards042.5M0Maury
28.71963-01-10335°46'N / 86°55'W35°47'N / 86°52'W2.70 Miles400 Yards000K0Williamson
28.81998-04-03236°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.
29.11974-04-03236°08'N / 86°44'W36°09'N / 86°39'W4.70 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Davidson
29.51998-04-03236°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.
30.32010-05-02235°47'N / 87°42'W35°51'N / 87°33'W9.00 Miles600 Yards01600K10KHickman
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Thousands of hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted along the tornado's 9.15 mile track. Some trees were reduced down to stubs. The tornado was strongest as it crossed highway 50. A brick home suffered considerable structural damage and a woman was injured. Several barns were completely destroyed. The tornado was nearly 1/3 of a mile wide at this point. The last evidence of damage was near the intersection of Dodd Hollow and Piney Roads where a few trees were snapped. Maximum wind speeds in the tornado were estimated to be around 125 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.
30.41984-05-07236°28'N / 86°57'W36°29'N / 86°54'W3.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Robertson
30.92006-04-07336°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/.
31.51952-03-21235°51'N / 87°41'W0.30 Mile500 Yards0025K0Humphreys
32.31999-01-22336°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.
32.41998-04-16236°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.
32.91970-04-27436°27'N / 87°04'W36°31'N / 86°39'W23.50 Miles250 Yards2752.5M0Robertson
33.11998-04-16336°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.
33.32005-11-15236°15'N / 87°47'W36°16'N / 87°46'W0.50 Mile200 Yards00650K0Houston
 Brief Description: Well built modular home was destroyed at intersection of Waverly Road and Long Branch Road. Other homes in the area were damaged. Damage was estimated to be $650K by the EMA Director.
33.51998-04-16236°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.
36.92000-05-27336°19'N / 87°58'W36°19'N / 87°40'W17.20 Miles500 Yards001.3M0Houston
 Brief Description: The storm complex that produced a tornado in Benton county moved into Houston county and generated a tornado that hit Tennessee Ridge and Erin. The Houston county executive estimated 1.3 million dollars worth of damage. Roofs and walls of some well constructed homes were torn off. Many trees were snapped and blown down along with power lines. The Betty Ligon Pavillion in Erin was flattened. 50 people required shelter at Erin. A storage trailer was moved 50 feet at Tennessee Ridge.
38.51991-04-09236°39'N / 87°10'W36°39'N / 87°01'W6.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Todd
39.01995-05-18236°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.
41.01997-01-24235°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.
41.12009-04-10435°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.
41.22000-05-25235°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.
41.21991-03-22236°39'N / 87°11'W36°44'N / 87°02'W7.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Todd
41.51980-07-05236°23'N / 86°32'W36°17'N / 86°31'W6.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Sumner
42.72008-02-05236°18'N / 87°57'W36°19'N / 87°55'W2.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0KHouston
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Trees were down. Homes were damaged. TEMA reported 10 homes had major damage, 2 mobile homes were destroyed and 20 mobile 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.
43.32006-04-07336°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
43.81991-04-09236°39'N / 87°01'W36°43'N / 86°47'W12.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Logan
44.22008-02-05236°15'N / 88°00'W36°18'N / 87°57'W4.00 Miles440 Yards0010.0M0KBenton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado came out of northern Benton County and caused damage in Houston County. Trees were uprooted and snapped, and homes were damaged along Highway 147 from the Tennessee River to just west-northwest of McKinnon. There were 20 power poles down on Danville Rd. Worst damage was from Big Sandy to Faxon to Grannys Branch. Fourteen homes were destroyed, and one other had major damage. About half of these homes were mobile homes. 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.
44.51998-04-16335°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.
45.61963-03-11235°44'N / 86°32'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Rutherford
45.71998-04-16236°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.
45.81991-03-22235°29'N / 87°38'W35°33'N / 87°34'W5.00 Miles50 Yards11425.0M0Lewis
45.81985-06-04236°16'N / 86°27'W36°13'N / 86°22'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Wilson
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.
46.31998-04-16236°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.
46.31991-03-22236°14'N / 88°05'W36°14'N / 87°58'W7.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Benton
46.51999-05-05236°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.
46.82003-05-11335°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.
47.01996-04-20235°26'N / 87°23'W35°26'N / 87°23'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0121.3M0Lawrence
 Brief Description: A strong line of thunderstorms entered middle Tennesee Saturday morning, April 20. The storms moved from northwest to southeast. Some of these storms produced tornadoes, but a significant part of the damage occurred from straight line winds. Many homes...mobile homes and businesses were damaged. Damage estimates from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) was placed at 1.25 million dollars across middle Tennessee during this storm event. The tornado started at Barnesville and then went back up as a funnel cloud. It touched down again at Summertown, Waco and Cornersville. Areas east of Cornersville toward Bell Buckle received straight line wind damage. The distance from Barnesville to Cornersville is about 33 miles. Lengths and widths are estimated at Barnesville, Summertown, Waco and Cornersville. Cornersville was the hardest hit. An eyewitness saw the funnel come down and take the roof off a basement house about 1/2 mile south of Barnesville on Barnesville Rd. The tornado went up as a funnel cloud but came down again later as a tornado at Summertown and did some damaged to 25 homes...2 severe. Trees were uprooted, including a large oak tree and a cherry tree with a diameter of 12 to 14 inches. The tornado went up as a funnel cloud, and touched down briefly at Waco, in Giles county. The tornado damaged a brick structure that was used as a store. The building lost its roof and most of its walls. A mobile home was leveled across the street. Straight line winds appeared to have damaged a cabinet and wood shop business at the junction of highway 31 and highway 129. Storm damage estimate for Giles county is about $400,000. The tornado came down again for the final time at Cornersville, at 0615 CST, and was on the ground for an estimated 1.5 miles. Its width was estimated about 1/4 mile. The tornado started at 1.5 miles northwest of the junction of U.S. Route 31A and Coleman Rd. or 1.3 miles southwest of Cornersville. The tornado damage ends near the junction of Coleman Rd. and U.S. Route 31A. The tornado demolished a mobile home park. 7 mobile homes were totally destroyed and 10 others damage. 7 people were injured in the mobile home park, one critically. Another person was injured in Marshall county. 2 high tension towers were bent in half and telephone poles were snapped along Coleman Rd. The Cornersville School auditorium was damaged, but it was not from the tornado. There were 2 injuries in Coffee county and 2 injured in Bedford county, for a total of 12 injuries from the storm. TEMA estimates of the number of homes, mobile homes and businesses that were destroyed or sustained severely damage from the tornado and the straight line winds for the following counties are in the respective order: Marshall County...5, 10, 14 Lawrence County...10, 1. and zero. Coffee County...4, 10, 1. Giles County...6, 2, 2. Bedford County...0, 4, 0.
47.41997-03-01235°26'N / 87°31'W35°28'N / 87°27'W3.90 Miles440 Yards00100K0Lewis
 Brief Description: 5 homes were damaged and a barn was destroyed. Path length and width of tornado are approximations.
47.51956-02-27336°28'N / 86°39'W36°33'N / 86°24'W15.00 Miles100 Yards0425K0Sumner
47.51997-01-24435°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.
47.91996-04-20235°26'N / 87°18'W35°23'N / 87°14'W1.00 Mile440 Yards0000Lawrence
48.32005-11-15236°08'N / 88°06'W36°09'N / 88°03'W1.20 Miles150 Yards00400K0Benton
 Brief Description: Home destroyed. Roof was gone and walls left standing on a home on French Store Rd. Residents and businesses who suffered damage from the tornadoes on Novemeber 15, 2005 are eligible for low interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Counties declared eligible for the loans are: Benton, Henry, Montgomery, Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Robertson, Stewart, and Weakley. The SBA offer loans to renters and home owners to repair or replace personal property, such as furniture or clothing, damaged by the storms. Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair damage to their primary residence. Loans of $1.5 million are available for businesses and non-profit organizations to repair damage to real estate, machinery or equipment, and inventory. Economic Disaster Loans are also available for small businesses that are unable to pay their bills or meet operating expenses.
48.41971-05-07435°58'N / 88°12'W35°53'N / 87°54'W17.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Benton
48.71999-01-22336°03'N / 88°10'W36°14'N / 88°00'W15.00 Miles220 Yards151.0M0Benton
 Brief Description: This tornado resulted in the only fatality in Middle Tennessee from the severe weather outbreak of January 22,1999. The tornado killed a 50 year old woman who left her shelter in a brick ranch home located on Cedar Grove Road. She went outside to get her dogs inside her home, and that's when the tornado struck and killed her. Her husband remained inside the home and survived. There were 5 injuries from the tornado. A 1600 square foot frame home was moved 10 to 12 feet from its foundation. 12 homes were destroyed, 33 homes sustained damage and 5 businesses were damaged. Power lines and trees were blown down. The winds picked up a 7500 pound Cadillac, and hurled its engine 300-400 yards into a field. The chassis, its empty metal skin, was hurled even further. F50OU
49.11957-01-22236°15'N / 86°21'W0.40 Mile13 Yards0025K0Wilson
49.21970-04-27436°31'N / 86°39'W36°33'N / 86°22'W15.80 Miles250 Yards1102.5M0Sumner
49.32002-11-10236°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.
49.61955-03-04236°37'N / 86°36'W36°37'N / 86°35'W00250K0Robertson


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