Sardis City Tornado - Etowah County
  2 Miles W of Rockledge - 1 Mile NW Sardis City 
April 29, 2014

Event Summary

A short-lived tornado touched down along Egypt Road near Vaughn Lane snapping a few trees. The tornado tracked north-northeast and intensified near Shady Grove Road where a single-wide manufactured home was nearly destroyed. Near the intersection of Mountainboro Road and Carlisle Cut Off, a house was shifted off its foundation, but the house itself sustained only minor roof damage. A wood barn out in a field was heavily damaged. Just south of Lawson Gap Road, several trailers were damaged with one losing its roof and portion of its exterior walls. Trees were snapped or uprooted on the west side of Mountainboro Road.

The tornado was at its peak intensity along Mountainboro Road between Shady Grove Road and Lawson Gap Road, with maximum winds between 90 and 100 mph.

The tornado continued north approaching US-431. Additional damage occurred along Skyhaven Drive, where a two-story house lost a portion of its roof covering. Several trees were snapped or uprooted around this location as well. To the north, off Douglas Drive, a manufactured single-wide home lost most of its roof, its entire garage/car port and a good portion of one exterior wall. At the intersection Highway 205 and Highway 431, trees were snapped along the tornado path. This is where the tornado crossed Highway 431. Between Cox Gap Road and Gaines Street several large trees were snapped or uprooted and displayed a convergent path toward the center line of the tornado. The tornado crossed Sardis Road snapping a few trees near the intersection with Sardis Cut Off Road.


Estimated Maximum Wind:
100 mph
Damage Path Length:
6.3 miles
Maximum Path Width:
200 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
at 117 am
Approximate End Point/Time:
at 127am

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