June 17, 2006
Storm Damage Survey


Storm reports from June 17, 2006

Survey photos


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1035 AM CDT SUN JUN 18 2006

...A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF LAKELAND LAST EVENING...

A LOCAL STORM SURVEY TEAM INSPECTED DAMAGE AREAS IN EASTERN SHELBY
COUNTY THIS MORNING. THE TEAM FOUND EVIDENCE OF A F1 DAMAGE TORNADO
ALONG WITH STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE. THE PRIMARY DAMAGE FROM THE
TORNADO WAS TO A RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION.

THE F1 DAMAGE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR WOOD SAGE COVE IN THE
FRANKLIN FARM SUBDIVISION OFF HOUSTON LEVEE ROAD AROUND 635 PM CDT.
THIS IS JUST SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 64 AND THE TOWN OF LAKELAND. THE
TORNADO THEN TRACKED NORTHEAST ACROSS TALL HICKORY DRIVE AND THEN
LIFTED. THE TORNADO TRACK WAS ABOUT 500 YARDS IN LENGTH AND ABOUT 50
YARDS WIDE. IN ADDITION TO THE DAMAGE FROM THE TORNADO ITSELF THERE
WAS ALSO STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE IN THE VICINITY.

ABOUT 20 HOMES IN THE FRANKLIN FARM SUBDIVISION WERE DAMAGED
INCLUDING SOME WITH ROOFS PARTIALLY RIPPED OFF.

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SJM

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