Flooding and 14 Tornadoes across the Mid-South
on May 1 & 2, 2010


Reports from May 2nd, 2010
Photos from the event


Flooding

A significant weather system brought very heavy rain and severe thunderstorms from Saturday, May 1st through Sunday morning, May 2nd. A stalled frontal boundary coupled with very moist air streaming northward from the Gulf set the stage for repeated rounds of heavy rainfall. Many locations along the I-40 corridor across western and middle Tennessee reported in excess of 10 to 15 inches, with some locations receiving up to 20 inches according to doppler radar estimates.

Below is the storm total rainfall map estimated by NWS doppler radar.

Radar Event Precipitation
Table for Precipitation


SELECTED 2-DAY RAINFALL TOTALS FROM MAY 1ST AND 2ND STORMS ACROSS WEST TENNESSEE...


BROWNSVILLE IN HAYWOOD COUNTY...............18.50 INCHES
HUMBOLDT IN GIBSON COUNTY..........................16.14 INCHES
MILAN IN GIBSON COUNTY.....................................15.13 INCHES
BEMIS IN MADISON COUNTY..................................14.58 INCHES
PARSONS IN DECATUR COUNTY..........................13.13 INCHES
HUNTINGDON IN CARROLL COUNTY..................11.93 INCHES
LEXINGTON IN HENDERSON COUNTY................11.59 INCHES
HENDERSON IN CHESTER COUNTY....................11.51 INCHES
JACKSON IN MADISON COUNTY............................10.66 INCHES
RIPLEY IN LAUDERDALE COUNTY........................10.39 INCHES
MILLINGTON IN SHELBY COUNTY.........................10.00 INCHES (ESTIMATED)
ADAMSVILLE IN HARDEMAN COUNTY.................. 8.96 INCHES
GRAND JUNCTION IN FAYETTE COUNTY.............8.74 INCHES
SOMERVILLE IN FAYETTE COUNTY........................8.15 INCHES
NWS WFO NEAR GERMANTOWN...........................6.51INCHES

ACROSS NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...

CORINTH IN ALCORN COUNTY.............................10.81 INCHES
BOONEVILLE IN PRENTISS COUNTY.....................7.29 INCHES
HICKORY FLAT IN BENTON COUNTY.................... 5.51 INCHES
ABBEVILLE IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY....................... 5.95 INCHES
TUPELO IN LEE COUNTY..........................................4.50 INCHES


Tornadoes

In addition, two main upper level disturbances interacted with this stalled boundary, one on the evening of April 30th and the other on the evening of May 1st, which promoted the development of severe thunderstorms with numerous tornadoes, large hail, and damaging wind reports.

Here are the preliminary storm tracks of the tornadoes across the Mid-South during the event. 

Image of tracks for May 1 and 2

The National Weather Service sent several damage assessment teams to locations that received possible tornadoes. The results of these surveys are listed below in order of occurrence.

...PRELIMINARY EF-1 TORNADO IN NORTHERN UNION AND SOUTHERN TIPPAH
COUNTIES IN MISSISSIPPI...


PRELIMINARY FINDINGS FROM A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM
INDICATE THAT AN EF1 TORNADO WITH MAXIMUM WINDS ESTIMATED FROM 86 TO
110 MILES AN HOUR STRUCK EXTREME NORTHERN UNION AND SOUTHERN TIPPAH
COUNTIES SATURDAY AFTERNOON MAY 1ST.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ONE AND A HALF MILES SOUTH OF COTTON PLANT
MISSISSIPPI NEAR HIGHWAY 15 AROUND 134 PM SATURDAY MAY 1. MOVING
NORTHEAST THE TORNADO CAUSED DAMAGE TO TREES AND HOMES BEFORE
LIFTING JUST NORTH OF THE CITY OF DUMAS. THE TORNADO
TRACK...APPROXIMATELY 10 MILES LONG WITH A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 300
YARDS...WAS PREDOMINATELY IN RURAL AREAS.

DAMAGE TRACK

START: 34 34` 38.93" / -88 59` 48.17"
END: 34 39` 59.69" / -88 51` 01.69"

Track of Union-Tippah Tornado



...PRELIMINARY EF-1 TORNADO IN CROSS COUNTY ARKANSAS...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TEAM HAS DETERMINED
THAT AN EF-1 TORNADO WITH MAXIMUM WINDS ESTIMATED AT 100 MPH
OCCURRED IN CROSS COUNTY ON MAY 1 2010 FROM ABOUT 858 PM CDT TO 905
PM CDT. THE PATH WAS ABOUT 6.3 MILES WITH A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF
APPROXIMATELY 200 YARDS.

THE TORNADO MOVED INTO CROSS COUNTY FROM WOODRUFF COUNTY NEAR
PRIMROSE EAST OF HIGHWAY 49. THE TORNADO TRACKED TO THE NORTHEAST
ACROSS OPEN FARM LAND. THEN DAMAGED THREE HOMES AND SEVERAL OUT
BUILDINGS ON US HIGHWAY 64. ONE HOME HAD MAJOR DAMAGE TO IT AND A
TWO STORY BARN COMPLETELY COLLAPSED. THE OTHER TWO HOMES HAD MINOR
DAMAGE. SEVERAL VERY LARGE TREES WERE ALSO KNOCKED DOWN. AT US 64
THE TORNADO SNAPPED 5 POWER POLES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO THE
NORTHEAST THROUGH OPEN FARM LAND BEFORE SNAPPING POWER LINES ALONG
HIGHWAY 156 BEFORE LIFTING.

DAMAGE TRACK

START: 35 12` 19.0" / -91 02` 30.0"
END: 35 15` 28.8" / -90 57` 04.5"

Track of Cross Tornado



...PRELIMINARY EF-1 TORNADO IN POINSETT COUNTY ARKANSAS...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TEAM HAS DETERMINED
THAT AN EF-1 TORNADO WITH MAXIMUM WINDS ESTIMATED AT 100 MPH
OCCURRED IN POINSETT COUNTY ON SATURDAY MAY 1 FROM ABOUT 935 PM CDT
TO 939 PM CDT. THE PATH WAS ABOUT 6.2 MILES WITH A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF
APPROXIMATELY 400 YARDS.

A TORNADO TOUCHED SOUTHWEST OF WEONA AND MOVED A FARM IMPLEMENT AND
THEN MOVED ACROSS OPEN FARM LAND DAMAGING SEVERAL TRANSMISSION LINES
NEAR HWY 373 AND SNAPPING 4 POWER POLES ON HWY 373. THE TORNADO THEN
DESTROYED AN OFFICE TRAILER AT THE CROP DUSTER HANGER OFF HWY 14 IN
WEONA AND ALSO DAMAGED THE HANGER. IT CONTINUED ACROSS OPEN FARM
LAND DAMAGING MORE TREES...POWER POLES. IT CROSSED HENDERSON LANE
AND DAMAGED ONE HOME. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO THE NORTHEAST IN
OPEN FARM LAND. IT SNAPPED THREE MORE TRANSMISSION LINES AS IT
CROSSED MAPLE GROVE LANE. THE TORNADO DAMAGED MORE TREES BETWEEN
THE FARM FIELDS BEFORE LIFTING.

DAMAGE TRACK

START: 35 31` 20.2" / -90 37` 04.7"
END: 35 35` 19.2" / -90 32` 36.8"

Track of Poinsett Tornado



...PRELIMINARY EF-0 TORNADO IN CRAIGHEAD COUNTY ARKANSAS...


A TORNADO SPIN UP OCCURRED AT 1002 PM SATURDAY MAY 1 AS SPOTTED BY
AN EYEWITNESS. THE TORNADO WAS BRIEF AND THE EXTENT OF THE TREE
DAMAGE IS UNKNOWN DUE TO A TRACK ACROSS THE ST FRANCIS RIVER AND A
MARSHY AREA. PICTURES WERE RELAYED BY KAIT-TV.

DAMAGE TRACK

START/END: 35 45` 2.02" / -90 25` 35.76"

Track of Craighead Tornado


 
...PRELIMINARY EF-1 TORNADO IN SHELBY COUNTY TENNESSEE...

AN EF1 TORNADO SPUN UP AT 1047 PM SATURDAY MAY 1 JUST WEST OF
HIGHWAY 51 ON MICRO RD AND TRACKED NORTHEAST TO HIGHWAY 51. THE
STORM TRACK WAS AROUND 1/2 MILE LONG AND THE WIDTH WAS AROUND 100
YARDS. A COUPLE WOODEN POLES WERE BLOWN DOWN AND TREES WERE BLOWN
DOWN AND TWISTED.

DAMAGE TRACK

START: 35 19` 22.08" / -89 56` 17.88"
END: 35 19` 33.06" / -89 55` 41.56

Track of Shleby Tornado



...PRELIMINARY EF-0 TORNADO IN DESOTO COUNTY MISSISSIPPI...

A WEAK TORNADO SPUN UP AT 110 AM SUNDAY MAY 2 JUST NORTH OF
INTERSTATE 69 NEAR FOGG ROAD AND TRAVELED NORTHEAST ABOUT 1 MILE.
THE PATH WIDTH WAS ABOUT 100 YARDS. VERY LARGE TREES WERE DOWN...A
FEW WERE SNAPPED WITH SOME SHINGLE DAMAGE NOTED AS WELL.

DAMAGE TRACK

START: 34 52` 33.24" / -90 2` 38.98"
END: 34 53` 22.70" / -90 2` 05.71"

Track of DeSoto Tornado

 


 
...PRELIMINARY EF-1 TORNADO IN PANOLA COUNTY MISSISSIPPI...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TEAM HAS DETERMINED
THAT AN EF-1 TORNADO (MAXIMUM WINDS ESTIMATED AT 105 MPH) SPUN UP AT
EUREKA AND HUBBARD ROADS ABOUT 4 MILES ENE OF POPE AROUND 142 AM ON
SUNDAY MAY 2. THE TORNADO TRAVELED 200 YARDS. TREES WERE
SNAPPED...BOLTED DOWN PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT WAS THROWN...A DUMPSTER
WAS TURNED OVER...AND POWER LINES WERE DOWNED. THE PATH WIDTH WAS
AROUND 30 YARDS.

DAMAGE TRACK

START/END: 34 14` 37.0" / -89 53` 21.0"

Track of Panola Tornado

 


 
...PRELIMINARY EF-0 TORNADO IN CROCKETT COUNTY TENNESSEE...

A TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN AROUND 214 AM ON SUNDAY MAY 2 NEAR GADSDEN.
THE DAMAGE WAS TO MANY TREES WHICH WERE BROKEN OFF AT ABOUT 10 TO 20 FEET
OFF THE GROUND.


Track of Crockett Tornado

 



...PRELIMINARY EF-2 TORNADO IN GIBSON COUNTY TENNESSEE...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TEAM HAS DETERMINED
THAT AN EF-2 TORNADO (MAXIMUM WINDS ESTIMATED AT 115 MPH) TOUCHDOWN
ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF HUMBOLDT AT 220 AM ON SUNDAY MAY 2. THE TRACK
LENGTH WAS 3.3 MILES. THE TRACK WIDTH RANGED FROM 150 TO 200 YARDS.
SEVERAL HOUSES RECEIVED ROOF...SIDING...AND GARAGE DOOR DAMAGE. ONE
HOME IN HUMBOLDT RECEIVED PARTIAL ROOF LOSS...GARAGE DAMAGE AND THE
COMPLETE DESTRUCTION OF A STORAGE SHED AND WOODEN SWING SET. A WINERY
RECEIVED TREE AND VINE DAMAGE...ALONG WITH MISSING TILES ON THE
BUSINESS HOME. ONE RURAL HOME SUFFERED MORE EXTENSIVE DAMAGE NEAR
THE END OF THE TRACK WITH PARTIAL ROOF LOSS...PORCH REMOVAL...AND
BRICK VENEER RIPPED OFF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE HOME. WINDOWS
WERE ALSO BLOWN OUT ON THE HOME WITH A LARGE WELL BUILT BRICK
SUPPORTED CARPORT COMPLETELY DESTROYED. A WELL BUILT 40` BY 40` WOOD
AND METAL SHED ON THE PROPERTY WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED WITH THE
WOOD SUPPORT BEAMS SNAPPED OFF APPROXIMATELY ONE FOOT ABOVE THE
CONCRETE SLAB. A TOUR BUS NEARBY WAS LIFTED AND TURNED 180 DEGREES.
A SEMI TRAILER ON THE PROPERTY WAS ALSO FLIPPED OVER. NUMEROUS LARGE
TREES ALONG THE PATH WERE EITHER UPROOTED OR DAMAGED ALONG THE
TRACK. A FEW SMALLER TREES WERE SNAPPED OFF AT ONE TO TWO FEET ABOVE
THE GROUND. SEVERAL POWER LINES WERE ALSO DOWN BEFORE THE TORNADO
LIFTED AT 225 AM APPROXIMATELY A QUARTER OF A MILE NORTH OF PLEASANT
HILL ROAD.

DAMAGE TRACK

START: 35 48` 31.5" / -88 54` 23.7"
END: 35 49` 51.4" / -88 51` 34.7"

Track of Gibson Tornado


 
...PRELIMINARY EF-3 TORNADO IN BENTON AND TIPPAH COUNTIES IN
MISSISSIPPI AND HARDEMAN AND MCNAIRY COUNTIES IN TENNESSEE...

*** 3 FATAL, 1 INJ ***

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM HAS DETERMINED THAT AN EF-3
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT ABOUT 246 AM SUNDAY MAY 2 APPROXIMATELY TWO
MILES SOUTH OF ASHLAND MISSISSIPPI NEAR HIGHWAY 5 IN BENTON COUNTY.
THE TORNADO TRACKED NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS BENTON COUNTY INTO TIPPAH
COUNTY MISSISSIPPI AND THEN CROSSED THE TENNESSEE STATE LINE WHERE
IT LIFTED IN THE TOWN OF POCAHONTAS IN SOUTHEAST HARDEMAN COUNTY.
THE TRACK LENGTH WAS 27.7 MILES. THE TRACK WIDTH RANGED FROM 100
YARDS UP TO ONE-HALF MILE. THE TORNADO WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT
145 MPH. AT LEAST THIRTY HOMES WERE DESTROYED OR SUFFERED EXTENSIVE
DAMAGE ALONG THE TRACK. TWO FATALITIES AND ONE CRITICAL INJURY
OCCURRED WHEN A DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WAS DESTROYED JUST EAST OF
ASHLAND MISSISSIPPI. ONE WELL BUILT HOME WAS ALSO DESTROYED. A THIRD
FATALITY OCCURRED IN POCAHONTAS TENNESSEE WHEN A SINGLE WIDE TRAILER
WAS DESTROYED. A FREE STANDING TRANSMISSION TOWER COLLAPSED AND WAS
SEVERELY TWISTED. NUMEROUS TREES WERE BOTH SNAPPED OFF AND DEBARKED
ALONG THE PATH.

DAMAGE TRACK

START: 34 48` 02.8" / -89 11` 21.5"
END: 35 03` 44.2" / -88 46` 32.9"

Track of Benton-Tippah-Hardeman-McNairy Tornado



Benton County, MS Tornado Scar

The following image is courtesy of MODIS Today

Benton County MS Tornado Scar

 



...PRELIMINARY EF-2 TORNADO IN MCNAIRY AND HARDIN COUNTIES IN
TENNESSEE...


A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TEAM HAS DETERMINED
THAT AN EF-2 TORNADO (MAXIMUM WINDS ESTIMATED AT 111-135 MPH) SPUN
UP AT 320 AM SUNDAY MAY 2 AND STRUCK THE CITY OF SELMER TENNESSEE.
THE TORNADO DID EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO HOMES AND TREES. THE TORNADO WAS
ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE IN THE CITIES OF
PURDY AND GOOD HOPE IN MCNAIRY COUNTY. THE NWS WOULD LIKE TO ALSO
THANK THE MCNAIRY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR ASSISTING ON THE
DAMAGE SURVEY.

DAMAGE TRACK

START: 34 07` 06.1" / -88 41` 21.2"
END: 35 22` 22.6" / -88 21` 22.7"


Track of McNairy-Hardin Tornado



...PRELIMINARY EF-0 TORNADO IN MCNAIRY COUNTY TENNESSEE...

BRIEF TORNADO SPIN UP AT 322 AM SUNDAY MAY 2 WITH SOME TREES DOWN.
PATH WIDTH WAS ABOUT 50 YARDS.

DAMAGE TRACK

START/END: 35 04` 43.31" / -88 44` 11.27"


Track of McNairy Tornado


 
...PRELIMINARY EF-2 TORNADO IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI...

*** 1 FATAL ***

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM HAS DETERMINED THAT AN EF-2
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 329 AM SUNDAY MAY 2 NEAR
HIGHWAY 7 IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI JUST SOUTHWEST OF
ABBEVILLE. THE TORNADO TRACKED NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE SOUTHSIDE OF
ABBEVILLE AND LIFTED ALONG COUNTY HIGHWAY 215. THE TRACK LENGTH WAS
1.4 MILES WITH A TRACK WIDTH RANGING FROM 30 YARDS AT THE TOUCHDOWN
POINT TO 75 YARDS AT THE END POINT. THE TORNADO WINDS WERE ESTIMATED
AT 130 MPH. A FATALITY OCCURRED AT THE END POINT WHEN A SINGLE
FAMILY HOME WAS DESTROYED. ONE DOUBLEWIDE TRAILER WAS DESTROYED
ALONG WITH THREE OTHER HOMES THAT WERE DAMAGED. NUMEROUS TREES WERE
ALSO UPROOTED.

DAMAGE TRACK

START: 34 29` 20.7" / -89 30` 46.5"
END: 34 30` 11.2" / -89 29` 40.3"


Track of Lafayette Tornado


 
...PRELIMINARY EF-0 TORNADO IN HENDERSON COUNTY TENNESSEE...

AN EF-0 TORNADO SPUN UP AROUND 418 AM SUNDAY MAY 2 AND TRAVELED
NORTHEAST 6 MILES. A ROOF OF A BUILDING WAS REMOVED AND A TIN ROOF
OF AN OFF BUILDING WAS REMOVED. TREES DOWN ON HIGHWAY 100 AND ON
HUGHES ROAD. PATH WIDTH ABOUT 100 YARDS.

DAMAGE TRACK

START: 35 29` 54.20" / -88 16` 56.82"
END: 35 32` 40.06" / -88 11` 54.6"


Track of Henderson Tornado

  



Here is the list of Preliminary Reports from the event.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
857 PM CDT WED MAY 05 2010

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0915 PM HAIL 2 W PICKWICK DAM 35.05N 88.29W
04/30/2010 E1.00 INCH HARDIN TN PUBLIC

1036 PM TSTM WND DMG POCAHONTAS 36.26N 90.97W
04/30/2010 RANDOLPH AR LAW ENFORCEMENT

TWO CAMPER TRAILERS SEVERELY DAMAGED WHEN ONE BLEW INTO
ANOTHER.

1105 PM TORNADO 2 E SUCCESS 36.45N 90.69W
04/30/2010 CLAY AR LAW ENFORCEMENT

TORNADO SPOTTED BY SHERIFF DEPUTY ALONG HWY 328.

1117 PM HAIL 10 WSW JONESBORO 35.77N 90.85W
04/30/2010 E0.75 INCH CRAIGHEAD AR TRAINED SPOTTER

HAIL IN CASH, ARKANSAS.

1125 PM TSTM WND DMG 5 NNE WEINER 35.69N 90.87W
04/30/2010 POINSETT AR PUBLIC

1 BUILDING COLLAPSED...POWER LINES DOWN AND SOME SMALL
TREES DOWN NEAR US 49 AND PUNKIN CENTER ROAD.

1130 PM FLASH FLOOD COLLEGE CITY 36.13N 90.94W
04/30/2010 LAWRENCE AR NEWSPAPER

WIDESPREAD FLOODING REPORTED IN COLLEGE CITY FROM 1 TO 2
INCHES OF RAINFALL IN ONE HOUR OR LESS

1140 PM TSTM WND DMG 11 N PARAGOULD 36.22N 90.51W
04/30/2010 GREENE AR TRAINED SPOTTER

AT LEAST ONE TREE DOWN.

1155 PM TSTM WND DMG 3 S CARAWAY 35.71N 90.33W
04/30/2010 CRAIGHEAD AR FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

TREES DAMAGED FROM US 135 TO MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LINE NEAR
CR 884. TREE ON HOUSE AT CR 885 ALSO.

1225 AM TSTM WND DMG 1 E MANILA 35.88N 90.14W
05/01/2010 MISSISSIPPI AR TRAINED SPOTTER

SHED BLOWN DOWN AND POWER LINES DOWN. ALSO SOME POWER
LINES TOWN SOUTH OF MANILLA.

1225 AM HAIL 1 E MANILA 35.88N 90.14W
05/01/2010 E1.00 INCH MISSISSIPPI AR TRAINED SPOTTER

0142 AM HAIL STANTON 35.46N 89.40W
05/01/2010 E1.75 INCH HAYWOOD TN AMATEUR RADIO

0155 AM HAIL BROWNSVILLE 35.59N 89.25W
05/01/2010 E1.00 INCH HAYWOOD TN PUBLIC

0200 AM TSTM WND GST MARTIN 36.34N 88.86W
05/01/2010 M72.00 MPH WEAKLEY TN TRAINED SPOTTER

0215 AM FLASH FLOOD 9 SE BLYTHEVILLE 35.84N 89.81W
05/01/2010 MISSISSIPPI AR NEWSPAPER

NUMEROUS HOMES FLOODED WITH UP TO 8 INCHES OF WATER AS A
RESULT OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER THE PAST 1 TO 3
HOURS.

0215 AM TSTM WND GST MANILA 35.88N 90.16W
05/01/2010 E70.00 MPH MISSISSIPPI AR TRAINED SPOTTER

APPROXIMATELY 15 POLES DOWN ALONG WITH LIMBS 2 INCHES IN
DIAMETER AND LARGE TREE.

0315 AM TSTM WND DMG MANILA 35.88N 90.16W
05/01/2010 MISSISSIPPI AR TRAINED SPOTTER

BROKEN POLES FROM MILLIGAN RIDGE TO MANILA. POLES BROKEN
AND THROWN 100 FT INTO FIELD. TREE TOPS TWISTED. AWNING
BLOWN OFF GAS STATION ON MAIN ST. IN MANILA.

0400 AM TSTM WND DMG TUNICA 34.69N 90.38W
05/01/2010 TUNICA MS LAW ENFORCEMENT

SEVERAL TREE LIMBS DOWN IN TOWN. TIME IS APPROXIMATE.

0415 AM HEAVY RAIN 4 NE JACKSON 35.67N 88.78W
05/01/2010 E2.22 INCH MADISON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

2.22 INCHES SO FAR.

0445 AM HEAVY RAIN 2 E MUNFORD 35.45N 89.77W
05/01/2010 M3.82 INCH TIPTON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

3.82 INCHES IN ONE HOUR.

0459 AM FLASH FLOOD ATOKA 35.45N 89.77W
05/01/2010 TIPTON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

WIDESPREAD FLOODING IN ATOKA. 3.82 INCHES OF RAIN FELL
FROM 4 AM CDT TO 459 AM CDT.

0500 AM FLASH FLOOD 4 NE JACKSON 35.67N 88.78W
05/01/2010 MADISON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

4.12 INCHES OF RAIN IN PAST 2 HOURS. 1.90 IN PAST 45
MINUTES. WATER UP TO CAR BUMPERS ON MADDOX DRIVE

0515 AM FLASH FLOOD 3 N BARTLETT 35.26N 89.84W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN TRAINED SPOTTER

MINOR FLOODING. 1.55 INCHES FROM 445 AM TO 515 AM CDT.

0515 AM FLASH FLOOD 9 SSW MILLINGTON 35.21N 89.95W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN NEWSPAPER

*** 1 FATAL *** FLASH FLOODING IN THE RALEIGH AREA.
VEHICLE BECAME DISABLED IN FLOOD WATERS RESULTING IN ONE
FATALITY.

0525 AM FLASH FLOOD 1 E DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS 35.13N 90.03W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN PUBLIC

WATER ON MCLEMORE AVE REACHING WHEEL WELLS ON CARS.

0525 AM FLASH FLOOD 1 NW BARTLETT 35.23N 89.85W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN AMATEUR RADIO

SEVERAL LOCATIONS ALONG AUSTIN PEAY HWY IN RALEIGH AREA
FLOODED. 14 INCHES OF WATER AT AUSTIN PEAY AND JAMES ROAD
ALSO IN FRONT OF BROADMOOR BAPTIST ON AUSTIN PEAY
HWY.ROADS ALMOST IMPASSABLE. AUSTIN PEAY AND COVINGTON
PIKE AREA FLOODED.

0525 AM FLASH FLOOD 1 S JACKSON 35.62N 88.83W
05/01/2010 MADISON TN PUBLIC

WILLOW GREEN ESTATES SUBDIVISION. ASHPORT ROAD
IMPASSABLE. WATER UP TO BUMPERS ON VEHICLES

0530 AM FLASH FLOOD 1 S ATOKA 35.43N 89.77W
05/01/2010 TIPTON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

2 FEET OF WATER ON HWY 51 JUST SOUTH OF ATOKA.

0540 AM FLASH FLOOD MILAN 35.92N 88.75W
05/01/2010 GIBSON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

HWY 79 6 TO 8 INCHES OF WATER ON ROAD BETWEEN MILAN AND
ATWOOD

0545 AM FLASH FLOOD BARTLETT 35.22N 89.84W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN PUBLIC

WATER UP TO WINDSHIELDS ON ENGLISH HILL ROAD NEAR BILLY
MAHER ROAD.THIS HAPPENED IN HOURS WORTH OF RAINFALL.

0545 AM FLASH FLOOD 8 S BARTLETT 35.10N 89.84W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN AMATEUR RADIO

WELLS STATION AND MACON ROADS HIGH WATER UP TO WHEEL
WELLS

0550 AM FLASH FLOOD 4 E DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS 35.13N 89.98W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN TRAINED SPOTTER

2 FEET OF WATER AROUND OVERPASS AT WALNUT GROVE ROAD
WHERE IT TURNS INTO UNION AVENUE.

0555 AM FLASH FLOOD MASON 35.41N 89.54W
05/01/2010 TIPTON TN LAW ENFORCEMENT

NUMEROUS ROADS IN TOWN FLOODED WITH 6 TO 10 INCHES WATER.
ALSO HWY 59 SOUTH FLOODED. ALL IMPASSABLE.

0555 AM HEAVY RAIN 5 E MUNFORD 35.45N 89.72W
05/01/2010 E2.79 INCH TIPTON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

2.79 INCHES IN LAST TWO HOURS

0555 AM FLASH FLOOD BROWNSVILLE 35.59N 89.25W
05/01/2010 HAYWOOD TN TRAINED SPOTTER

8 INCHES OF RAIN FELL SINCE MIDNIGHT.

0555 AM FLASH FLOOD 4 NE JACKSON 35.67N 88.78W
05/01/2010 MADISON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

SEVERE FLOODING

0600 AM FLASH FLOOD 2 W BARTLETT 35.22N 89.87W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN AMATEUR RADIO

COLEMAN ROAD AND STAGE ROAD FLOODED

0600 AM FLASH FLOOD W BARTLETT 35.22N 89.84W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN PUBLIC

AREAS AROUND YALE AND COVINGTON PIKE FLOODED... LYNCHBURG
ST...SCRIVNER DRIVE. WATER UP TO MAILBOXES AND DOORWAYS.
VEHICLES ALMOST COMPLETELY SUBMERGED.

0600 AM FLASH FLOOD 3 NE BARTLETT 35.25N 89.80W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN NWS EMPLOYEE

WHESTBROOK ROAD FLOODED AT LEAST 6 INCHES OF WATER.

0600 AM FLASH FLOOD ALAMO 35.78N 89.12W
05/01/2010 CROCKETT TN EMERGENCY MNGR

COUNTY WIDE FLOODING. HWY 152 TO HWY 54...NANCE
ROAD...COLVETT ROAD...MOUND ROAD...JOHNNY POWELL ROAD ALL
CLOSED. HWY 412 DEEP WATER.

0600 AM FLASH FLOOD DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS 35.13N 90.05W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN PUBLIC

LEWIS STREET FLOODED WATER UP TO DOORWAYS

0625 AM FLASH FLOOD BLUE GOOSE 35.70N 88.58W
05/01/2010 HENDERSON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

8 INCHES OF WATER ON ROADS...IMPASSABLE

0650 AM FLASH FLOOD MASON 35.41N 89.54W
05/01/2010 TIPTON TN FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

TRACY AND MEADE LAKE ROADS FLOODED

0650 AM FLASH FLOOD BROWNSVILLE 35.59N 89.25W
05/01/2010 HAYWOOD TN TRAINED SPOTTER

AREA NEAR HWY 70 AND INTERSTATE 40 HAS ABOUT 6 INCHES OF
WATER ON ROADWAYS.

0745 AM FLASH FLOOD 4 NE JACKSON 35.67N 88.78W
05/01/2010 MADISON TN CO-OP OBSERVER

7.12 INCHES OF RAIN SINCE MIDNIGHT

0800 AM FLASH FLOOD MILLINGTON 35.33N 89.89W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN TRAINED SPOTTER

SLEDGE RD. NEARLY IMPASSABLE. HOUSES FLOODED ALL AROUND
MILLINGTON AND FRAYSER.

0800 AM FLASH FLOOD MUNFORD 35.45N 89.80W
05/01/2010 TIPTON TN NWS EMPLOYEE

RETIRED NWS EMPLOYEE MEASURED 10.45 INCHES OF RAIN

0819 AM FLASH FLOOD 4 E DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS 35.13N 89.98W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN PUBLIC

UNION AVENUE AROUND AVALON ST FLOODED

0825 AM FLASH FLOOD BARTLETT 35.22N 89.84W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN PUBLIC

FLOODING UP TO WHEEL WELLS ON VEHICLES AT ST. ELMO RD.

0838 AM FLASH FLOOD MASON 35.41N 89.54W
05/01/2010 TIPTON TN FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

COUNTY WIDE SEVERE FLOODING OVERWHELMING EMERGENCY
AGENCIES.NUMEROUS CARS COMPLETLY SUBMERGED.MOST ROADS
IMPASSABLE.

0840 AM FLASH FLOOD 4 N BARTLETT 35.27N 89.84W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN TRAINED SPOTTER

8.81 INCHES OF RAIN SO FAR WITH 1.60 INCHES IN LAST 30
MINUTES.

0854 AM FLASH FLOOD 3 N BARTLETT 35.26N 89.84W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN PUBLIC

9.3 INCHES MEASURED IN RAIN GAUGE. BROWNSVILLE
SUBDIVISION...2 BLOCKS EAST OF NEW BROWNSVILLE ROAD...OR
1 MILE NORTH OF YALE ROAD

0854 AM FLASH FLOOD 1 SE CLARKSBURG 35.86N 88.38W
05/01/2010 CARROLL TN PUBLIC

TOWN OF YUMA...SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS OVERFLOWING
BANKS.

0913 AM FLASH FLOOD 3 NW BARTLETT 35.25N 89.87W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN PUBLIC

HOUSES ON HOPSON ROAD FLOODED.

0919 AM FLASH FLOOD 3 NW BARTLETT 35.25N 89.87W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN AMATEUR RADIO

ROADS AND HOUSES FLOODED 3 TO 4 FEET DEEP ON RIDGEMONT
AND NEW ALLEN ROADS

0930 AM FLASH FLOOD STANTON 35.46N 89.40W
05/01/2010 HAYWOOD TN AMATEUR RADIO

FIRE DEPARTMENT RESCUED WOMAN FROM HOUSE.

0940 AM FLASH FLOOD BARTLETT 35.22N 89.84W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN PUBLIC

WATER UP TO THE FRONT DOORS OF CARS AT COVINGTON PK AND
BLUEFIELD RD.

0947 AM FLASH FLOOD ATOKA 35.45N 89.77W
05/01/2010 TIPTON TN AMATEUR RADIO

BRIDGE OUT AT MEAD LAKE RD. NEAREST ATOKA.

0950 AM FLASH FLOOD COVINGTON 35.57N 89.65W
05/01/2010 TIPTON TN AMATEUR RADIO

NORTH BOUND LANES OF HWY 51 FLOODED SOUTH OF COVINGTON.

1000 AM FLASH FLOOD 5 E CLARKSBURG 35.87N 88.30W
05/01/2010 CARROLL TN TRAINED SPOTTER

2.11 INCHES OF RAIN IN LAST 2 HOURS.

1000 AM FLASH FLOOD 5 NE MASON 35.46N 89.47W
05/01/2010 HAYWOOD TN STORM CHASER

RIVER OUT OF BANKS ON HWY 59 BETWEEN JACK POND RD. AND
PICKENS STORE RD. TWO CARS SUBMERGED ON THE BRIDGE
BLOCKING HWY.

1010 AM FLASH FLOOD 1 S MUNFORD 35.44N 89.80W
05/01/2010 TIPTON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

HWY 51 NORTHBOUND LANES FLOODED. TRAFFIC DIVERTED TO
SOUTHBOUND LANES.

1015 AM FLASH FLOOD 8 E BRIGHTON 35.48N 89.60W
05/01/2010 TIPTON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

HOUSE AND BARN FLOODED WITH 4-5 FT. OF WATER. A FORD
EXPLORER IN THE DRIVEWAY IS COMPLETELY SUBMERGED WITH
ONLY LUGGAGE RACK VISIBLE. HWY 14 IS IMPASSABLE.

1020 AM TSTM WND GST OLIVE BRANCH 34.95N 89.83W
05/01/2010 E60.00 MPH DESOTO MS TRAINED SPOTTER

1030 AM FLASH FLOOD 8 E BRIGHTON 35.48N 89.60W
05/01/2010 TIPTON TN STORM CHASER

HWY 59 IS UNDER 4 TO 5 FT OF WATER JUST NORTH OF HWY 14.

1030 AM FLASH FLOOD TUNICA 34.69N 90.38W
05/01/2010 TUNICA MS LAW ENFORCEMENT

WATER ON THE ROAD AT THE INTERSECTION OF WHITE OAKS AND
JOSEPHINE. WATER COVERED PORCH STEPS ON A FEW HOMES.
MINOR STREET FLOODING ON SEVERAL ROADS IN TOWN.

1100 AM FLASH FLOOD 2 NE BELLS 35.74N 89.06W
05/01/2010 CROCKETT TN TRAINED SPOTTER

MORE THAN 11 INCHES OF RAIN SINCE 3AM.

1100 AM FLASH FLOOD TREZEVANT 36.01N 88.62W
05/01/2010 CARROLL TN TRAINED SPOTTER

6.5 INCHES OF RAIN SO FAR. NUMEROUS HIGHWAYS FLOODED.

1112 AM FLASH FLOOD BROWNSVILLE 35.59N 89.25W
05/01/2010 HAYWOOD TN PUBLIC

NUMEROUS STREETS IN BROWNSVILLE ARE FLOODED.

1115 AM TSTM WND DMG 1 N OAKLAND 35.24N 89.51W
05/01/2010 FAYETTE TN TRAINED SPOTTER

ROOF AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE 1 MILE NORTH OF OAKLAND.

1115 AM TSTM WND DMG 1 N OAKLAND 35.24N 89.51W
05/01/2010 FAYETTE TN TRAINED SPOTTER

LARGE TREES UPROOTED AND MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO ABOUT 6
HOMES ABOUT HALF A MILE NORTH OF HWY 64 NEAR FAIR OAKS
GOLF COURSE.

1120 AM FLASH FLOOD STANTON 35.46N 89.40W
05/01/2010 HAYWOOD TN AMATEUR RADIO

HWY 179 FLOODED.

1120 AM FLASH FLOOD MASON 35.41N 89.54W
05/01/2010 TIPTON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

HWY 70 IN MASON FLOODED.

1125 AM FLASH FLOOD LEXINGTON 35.65N 88.39W
05/01/2010 HENDERSON TN PUBLIC

STREAMS ARE OVERFLOWING. STREETS IN LEXINGTON FLOODED.

1144 AM FLASH FLOOD PARSONS 35.65N 88.12W
05/01/2010 DECATUR TN PUBLIC

SULPHER SPRINGS RD. FLOODED.

1145 AM FLASH FLOOD 11 ENE JACKSON 35.69N 88.65W
05/01/2010 MADISON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

12.13 INCHES OF RAIN THROUGH 1145.

1145 AM FLASH FLOOD 3 N GERMANTOWN 35.13N 89.79W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN AMATEUR RADIO

HOUSTON LEVEE RD. AT PALM CREEK FLOODED.

1158 AM TSTM WND DMG ARLINGTON 35.28N 89.66W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN AMATEUR RADIO

TREE DOWN ACROSS MONROE RD. BLOCKING STREET.

1200 PM FLASH FLOOD LEXINGTON 35.65N 88.39W
05/01/2010 HENDERSON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

INTERSECTION OF HWY 104 AND 412 BLOCKED DUE TO FLOODING.

1200 PM FLASH FLOOD HOUSTON 33.90N 89.00W
05/01/2010 CHICKASAW MS EMERGENCY MNGR

FLASH FLOODING OCCURRED BETWEEN 12 PM CDT SATURDAY AND 6
AM CDT MONDAY MORNING COUNTYWIDE. THE PRIMARY FLOOD AREAS
WERE ACROSS NORTHWEST PORTIONS OF CHICKASAW COUNTY WHERE
ROADWAYS WERE FLOODED AND MOTORISTS WERE STRANDED IN
FLOOD WATERS. ALSO FLOODING OF ROADS OCCURRED IN WOODLAND
AND HOUSTON.

1200 PM FLASH FLOOD MUNFORD 35.45N 89.80W
05/01/2010 TIPTON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

11.60 INCHES OF RAIN MEASURED SO FAR AS OF NOON.

1200 PM FLASH FLOOD 5 SSE JACKSON 35.57N 88.79W
05/01/2010 MADISON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

11.10 INCHES OF RAIN SO FAR WITH 1.53 INCHES IN THE LAST
HOUR.

1200 PM FLASH FLOOD 6 E CLARKSBURG 35.87N 88.28W
05/01/2010 CARROLL TN TRAINED SPOTTER

RAIN FALLING AT A RATE OF 1.5 TO 2 INCHES AN HOUR. TOTAL
OF 10.64 INCHES SO FAR.

1200 PM FLASH FLOOD 4 W OAKLAND 35.22N 89.58W
05/01/2010 FAYETTE TN TRAINED SPOTTER

ROADS COVERED WITH 6 TO 8 INCHES IN TOWN OF HICKORY
WITHE.

1240 PM FLASH FLOOD 3 SE MEDINA 35.77N 88.74W
05/01/2010 MADISON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

11.43 INCHES SO FAR WITH 3.27 INCHES IN LAST 220 MINUTES.


1246 PM FLASH FLOOD MILLINGTON 35.33N 89.89W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN AMATEUR RADIO

RALIEGH-MILLINGTON RD BRIDGE OVER LOOSAHATCHIE CLOSED.

0120 PM FLASH FLOOD RIPLEY 34.73N 88.94W
05/01/2010 TIPPAH MS TRAINED SPOTTER

FLASH FLOODING IN RIPLEY AND FALKNER.

0130 PM FLASH FLOOD 1 W PARSONS 35.65N 88.14W
05/01/2010 DECATUR TN PUBLIC

7.48 INCHES OF RAIN JUST WEST OF PARSONS

0134 PM TORNADO 5 WNW KEOWNVILLE 34.58N 89.00W
05/01/2010 F1 UNION MS NWS STORM SURVEY

AN EF1 TORNADO WITH MAXIMUM WINDS ESTIMATED FROM 86 TO
110 MILES AN HOUR SPUN UP ONE AND A HALF MILES SOUTH OF
COTTON PLANT MISSISSIPPI NEAR HIGHWAY 15 AROUND 134 PM.
MOVING NORTHEAST THE TORNADO CAUSED DAMAGE TO TREES AND
HOMES BEFORE LIFTING JUST NORTH OF THE CITY OF DUMAS. THE
TORNADO TRACK...APPROXIMATELY 10 MILES LONG WITH A
MAXIMUM WIDTH OF 300 YARDS...WAS PREDOMINATELY IN RURAL
AREAS.

0145 PM FLASH FLOOD TREZEVANT 36.01N 88.62W
05/01/2010 CARROLL TN PUBLIC

WATER OVER RAIL ROAD IN TREZEVANT

0210 PM TORNADO 12 E HARRISBURG 35.56N 90.51W
05/01/2010 POINSETT AR EMERGENCY MNGR

POWER LINES DOWN AND A CROP DUSTER HANGER RECIEVED DAMAGE
NEAR WEONA. TIME OF EVENT IS APPROXIMATE.

0215 PM TORNADO 7 N BOONEVILLE 34.76N 88.57W
05/01/2010 ALCORN MS TRAINED SPOTTER

SPOTTER REPORTS TORNADO ON THE GROUND MOVING EAST.

0235 PM FLASH FLOOD LEXINGTON 35.65N 88.39W
05/01/2010 HENDERSON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

HWY 412 TO JACKSON BY HUDDLE HOUSE NEAR LEXINGTON CLOSED
DUE TO FLOODING.

0245 PM TORNADO 2 NW IUKA 34.83N 88.22W
05/01/2010 TISHOMINGO MS LAW ENFORCEMENT

UNCONFIRMED TORNADO ALONG HIGHWAY 25 NORTH OF IUKA.

0315 PM FLASH FLOOD 4 NE JACKSON 35.67N 88.78W
05/01/2010 MADISON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

12.16 INCHES OF RAIN SO FAR.

0330 PM FLASH FLOOD HORN LAKE 34.96N 90.04W
05/01/2010 DESOTO MS EMERGENCY MNGR

VEHICLES STRANDED IN WATER UP TO HEADLIGHTS AT HWY 302
AND HWY 51. ROAD IS BEING CLOSED.

0331 PM FLASH FLOOD MILAN 35.92N 88.75W
05/01/2010 GIBSON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

FLOODING AT GIBSON AND CARROLL COUNTY LINE. 3-4 FT OVER
ROAD BETWEEN HWY 79 AND HWY 45 BETWEEN MILAN AND
BRADFORD. HWY 79 UNDER 8 FT OF WATER BETWEEN ATWOOD AND
MILAN.

0333 PM FLASH FLOOD CORINTH 34.94N 88.52W
05/01/2010 ALCORN MS EMERGENCY MNGR

NUMEROUS STREETS FLOODED IN CORINTH.

0510 PM FLASH FLOOD 5 SSE JACKSON 35.57N 88.79W
05/01/2010 MADISON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

11.34 INCHES HAS FALLEN FROM 330AM TO 500PM.

0517 PM FLASH FLOOD BARTLETT 35.22N 89.84W
05/01/2010 SHELBY TN TRAINED SPOTTER

BARTLETT LIBRARY AND WALMART AT MEMPHIS-ARLINGTON AND ST.
ELMO CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING.

0600 PM FLASH FLOOD 4 SW MCKENZIE 36.10N 88.56W
05/01/2010 CARROLL TN EMERGENCY MNGR

*** 1 FATAL *** FLASH FLOODING ON TENNESSEE HIGHWAY 79
BETWEEN MCKENZIE AND TREZEVANT. CAR WASHED AWAY LEADING
TO ONE FATALITY.

0600 PM FLASH FLOOD HUNTINGDON 36.01N 88.41W
05/01/2010 CARROLL TN NEWSPAPER

FLASH FLOODING IN HUNTINGDON. 8 BUSINESSES FLOODED ON THE
EAST SIDE OF THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAYS 70 AND 22. 20
CARS WASHED AWAY FROM A USED CAR LOT.

0600 PM FLASH FLOOD 4 NE MILAN 35.96N 88.70W
05/01/2010 GIBSON TN LAW ENFORCEMENT

*** 1 FATAL *** WATER ROSE QUICKLY AND SURGED ACROSS
ACROSS CADES AND ATWOOD ROAD NEAR CRESSVILLE CREEK. ONE
PERSON WAS SWEPT OFF THEIR FEET AND CARRIED DOWNSTREAM.
TIME IS APPROXIMATE.

0606 PM FLASH FLOOD 4 NE JACKSON 35.67N 88.78W
05/01/2010 MADISON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

13.30 INCHES OF RAIN THUS FAR. 1.14 INCHES IN THE PAST 3
HOURS.

0640 PM FLASH FLOOD 3 SE MEDINA 35.77N 88.74W
05/01/2010 MADISON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

12.88 INCHES TOTAL, 1.45 INCHES IN THE PAST 6 HOURS.

0801 PM FLASH FLOOD 5 NE JACKSON 35.68N 88.77W
05/01/2010 MADISON TN TRAINED SPOTTER

13.10 INCHES OF RAINFALL SINCE 3 AM CDT.

0858 PM TORNADO 2 S FAIR OAKS 35.20N 91.03W
05/01/2010 F1 CROSS AR NWS STORM SURVEY

A TORNADO CROSSED FROM WOODRUFF COUNTY INTO CROSS COUNTY
NEAR PENROSE NEAR HIGHWAY 49. THE TORNADO TRACKED
NORTHEAST ACROSS OPEN FARMLAND AND THEN DAMAGED THREE
HOMES ON US HIGHWAY 64. ONE HOME SUFFERED MAJOR DAMAGE
AND TWO HOMES SUFFERED MINOR DAMAGE. SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS
WERE DESTROYED INCLUDING A TWO STORY BARN. SEVERAL VERY
LARGE TREES WERE ALSO KNOCKED DOWN. THE TORNADO THEN
TRACKED NORTHEAST ACROSS FARMLAND BEFORE SNAPPING ONE
MORE POWER POLE ALONG COUNTY ROAD 156. THE TORNADO THEN
LIFTED.

0915 PM FUNNEL CLOUD TUNICA 34.69N 90.38W
05/01/2010 TUNICA MS LAW ENFORCEMENT

FUNNEL CLOUD REPORTED BY TUNICA COUNTY SO SOUTHWEST OF
TUNICA CUTOFF.

0935 PM TORNADO 6 ESE HARRISBURG 35.52N 90.62W
05/01/2010 F1 POINSETT AR NWS STORM SURVEY

A TORNADO TOUCHED SOUTHWEST OF WEONA AND MOVED A FARM
IMPLEMENT AND THEN MOVED ACROSS OPEN FARM LAND DAMAGING
SEVERAL TRANMISSION LINES NEAR HWY 373 AND SNAPPING 4
POWER POLES ON HWY 373. THE TORNADO THEN DESTROYED A
OFFICE TRAILER AT THE CROP DUSTER HANGER OFF HWY 14 AND
ALSO DAMAGED THE HANGER. IT CONTINUED ACROSS OPEN FARM
LAND DAMAGING MORE TREES...POWER POLES AND ONE HOME
BEFORE LIFTING IN AN OPEN FIELD.

1000 PM TSTM WND DMG IMBODEN 36.20N 91.18W
05/01/2010 LAWRENCE AR LAW ENFORCEMENT

TREE LIMBS DOWN IN THE TOWN OF IMBODEN AND ANNIEVILLE.

1002 PM TORNADO 5 W CARAWAY 35.75N 90.43W
05/01/2010 F0 CRAIGHEAD AR NWS STORM SURVEY

TORNADO SPIN UP OCCURRED AS SPOTTED BY EYEWITNESS.
TORNADO WAS BRIEF AND THE EXTENT OF THE TREE DAMAGE IS
UNKNOWN DUE TO A TRACK ACROSS THE ST FRANCIS RIVER AND A
MARSHY AREA.

1010 PM HAIL 2 N HORSESHOE LAKE 34.94N 90.31W
05/01/2010 E1.00 INCH CRITTENDEN AR AMATEUR RADIO

1047 PM TORNADO 3 WSW MILLINGTON 35.32N 89.94W
05/01/2010 F1 SHELBY TN NWS STORM SURVEY

AN EF1 TORNADO SPUN UP JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY 51 ON MICRO
RD AND TRACKED NORTHEAST TO HIGHWAY 51. THE STORM TRACK
WAS AROUND 1/2 MILE LONG AND THE WIDTH WAS AROUND 100
YARDS. A COUPLE WOODEN POLES WERE BLOWN DOWN AND TREES
WERE BLOWN DOWN AND TWISTED.

1047 PM HAIL MILLINGTON 35.33N 89.89W
05/01/2010 E1.75 INCH SHELBY TN EMERGENCY MNGR

GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL

1100 PM HAIL 5 ENE BARTLETT 35.24N 89.75W
05/01/2010 E1.50 INCH SHELBY TN PUBLIC

1105 PM TORNADO 3 N STEELE 36.13N 89.85W
05/01/2010 PEMISCOT MO TRAINED SPOTTER

REPORT OF A TORNADO ON THE GROUND NEAR HWY Z BETWEEN
BRAGGADOCIO AND STEELE.

1127 PM FUNNEL CLOUD 2 W MUNFORD 35.45N 89.84W
05/01/2010 TIPTON TN AMATEUR RADIO

FUNNEL CLOUD REPORT NEAR DRUMMONDS RD AND CAMPGROUND RD.
FUNNEL CLOUD MOVING NORTH.

0110 AM TORNADO 5 NW HERNANDO 34.88N 90.04W
05/02/2010 F0 DESOTO MS NWS STORM SURVEY

WEAK TORNADO SPUN UP JUST NORTH OF INTERSTATE 69 NEAR
FOGG ROAD AND TRAVELED NORTHEAST ABOUT 1 MILE. THE PATH
WIDTH WAS ABOUT 100 YARDS. VERY LARGE TREES WERE DOWN...A
FEW WERE SNAPPED WITH SOME SHINGLE DAMAGE NOTED AS WELL.

0134 AM TSTM WND GST 2 N GERMANTOWN 35.12N 89.79W
05/02/2010 E60.00 MPH SHELBY TN NWS EMPLOYEE

SOUTH WIND GUSTING TO 60 MPH AT OFFICE

0142 AM TORNADO 4 ENE POPE 34.24N 89.89W
05/02/2010 F1 PANOLA MS NWS STORM SURVEY

AN EF1 TORNADO SPUN UP AT EUREKA AND HUBBARD ROADS AND
TRAVELED 200 YARDS. TREES WERE SNAPPED...BOLTED DOWN
PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT WAS THROWN...A DUMPSTER WAS TURNED
OVER...AND POWER LINES WERE DOWNED. MAXIMUM WINDS WERE
ESTIMATED AROUND 105 MPH WITH A PATH WIDTH OF 30 YARDS.

0145 AM TSTM WND DMG 5 SE DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS 35.08N 89.99W
05/02/2010 SHELBY TN PUBLIC

HIGH WINDS BLEW DOWN AND DAMAGED SEVERAL STACKED AND
EMPTY 40 FT LONG RAIL 18 WHEELER STORAGE CONTAINERS.

0158 AM TSTM WND GST 5 SSE OAKLAND 35.16N 89.48W
05/02/2010 E60.00 MPH FAYETTE TN TRAINED SPOTTER

0220 AM TORNADO 1 S HUMBOLDT 35.81N 88.91W
05/02/2010 F2 GIBSON TN NWS STORM SURVEY

EF2 TORNADO SPUN UP ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF HUMBOLDT AND
TRAVELED 3.3 MILES TO 1/4 MILE NORTH OF PLEASANT HILL
ROAD. THE TRACK WIDTH RANGED FROM 150 TO 200 YARDS.
SEVERAL HOUSES RECEIVED ROOF...SIDING...AND GARAGE DOOR
DAMAGE. A WINERY RECEIVED TREE AND VINE DAMAGE. A TOUR
BUS WAS LIFTED AND TURNED 180 DEGREES. NUMEROUS LARGE
TREES WERE UPROOTED OR DAMAGED WITH SOME SNAPPED.

0240 AM TSTM WND GST 3 NE ATWOOD 36.01N 88.63W
05/02/2010 E60.00 MPH CARROLL TN TRAINED SPOTTER

NEARLY BLEW CAR OFF ROAD.

0246 AM TORNADO 2 E ASHLAND 34.83N 89.14W
05/02/2010 F3 BENTON MS TRAINED SPOTTER

*** 3 FATAL, 1 INJ *** THE STARTING POINT WAS TWO MILES
SOUTH OF ASHLAND NEAR HIGHWAY 5. THE ENDING POINT WAS IN
THE TOWN OF POCAHONTAS TENNESSEE. THE TRACK LENGTH WAS
27.7 MILES WITH A WIDTH THAT VARIED FROM 100 YARDS TO ONE
HALF MILE. AT LEAST 30 HOMES WERE DESTROYED OR SUFFERED
EXTENSIVE DAMAGE. THREE FATALITIES AND ONE CRITICAL
INJURY OCCURRED WHEN A SEPARATE DOUBLE AND SINGLE WIDE
MOBILE HOME WERE DESTROYED ALONG THE PATH. ONE
TRANSMISSION TOWER HAD COLLAPSED ALONG WITH NUMEROUS
TREES DEBARKED AND SNAPPED OFF.

0320 AM TORNADO 5 NW RAMER 35.12N 88.69W
05/02/2010 F2 MCNAIRY TN NWS STORM SURVEY

AN EF-2 TORNADO MAXIMUM WINDS ESTIMATED AT 111-135 MPH
SPUN UP AT 320 AM AND EVENTUALLY STRUCK THE CITY OF
SELMER TENNESSEE. THE TORNADO DID EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO
HOMES AND TREES. THE TORNADO WAS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR
PRODUCING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE IN THE CITIES OF PURDY AND
GOOD HOPE IN MCNAIRY COUNTY.

0322 AM TORNADO 5 ENE POCAHONTAS 35.08N 88.74W
05/02/2010 F0 MCNAIRY TN NWS STORM SURVEY

BRIEF TORNADO SPIN UP WITH SOME TREES DOWN. PATH WIDTH
WAS ABOUT 50 YARDS.

0329 AM TORNADO 2 SW ABBEVILLE 34.48N 89.53W
05/02/2010 F2 LAFAYETTE MS NWS STORM SURVEY

*** 1 FATAL *** THE STARTING POINT WAS NEAR HIGHWAY 7
JUST SOUTHWEST OF ABBEVILLE WITH AN ENDING POINT NEAR
COUNTY HIGHWAY 215 EAST OF TOWN. THE TRACK LENGTH WAS 1.4
MILES WITH A WIDTH THAT VARIED FROM 30 TO 75 YARDS. A
FATALITY OCCURED NEAR THE STARTING POINT WHERE A SINGLE
FAMILY HOME WAS DESTROYED. ONE DOUBLEWIDE TRAILER WAS
DESTROYED ALONG WITH THREE HOMES THAT WERE DAMAGED.
NUMEROUS TREES WERE ALSO UPROOTED.

0418 AM TORNADO 4 N SARDIS 35.50N 88.28W
05/02/2010 F0 HENDERSON TN NWS STORM SURVEY

AN EF-0 TORNADO SPUN UP AROUND 418 AM AND TRAVELED
NORTHEAST 6 MILES. A ROOF OF A BUILDING WAS REMOVED AND A
TIN ROOF OF AN OFF BUILDING WAS REMOVED. TREES DOWN ON
HIGHWAY 100 AND ON HUGHES ROAD. PATH WIDTH ABOUT 100
YARDS.

0600 AM FLASH FLOOD 9 W BATESVILLE 34.32N 90.09W
05/02/2010 PANOLA MS NEWSPAPER

EXCESSIVE RAINFALL OF 2-4 INCHES OVER 1-3 HOURS CAUSED
FLOODING OF RESIDENCE AT 938 SEVEN ROAD

0830 AM FLASH FLOOD SHERMAN 34.36N 88.84W
05/02/2010 PONTOTOC MS EMERGENCY MNGR

WATER COVERING HIGHWAY 178 AT THE DOLLAR GENERAL

0830 AM FLASH FLOOD 1 S ECRU 34.34N 89.03W
05/02/2010 PONTOTOC MS EMERGENCY MNGR

BRASSFIELD ROAD CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER

0830 AM FLASH FLOOD 15 W BRUCE 33.99N 89.61W
05/02/2010 YALOBUSHA MS LAW ENFORCEMENT

BRIDGE WASHED OUT ALONG COUNTY ROAD 247 NEAR INTERSECTION
OF COUNTY ROAD 242.

0830 AM FLASH FLOOD PONTOTOC 34.25N 89.01W
05/02/2010 PONTOTOC MS EMERGENCY MNGR

EAST 9TH STREET IN PONTOTOC

0830 AM FLASH FLOOD PONTOTOC 34.25N 89.01W
05/02/2010 PONTOTOC MS EMERGENCY MNGR

WATER COVERING CANE CREEK SOUTH RD AND BEEHILL RD

1026 AM FLASH FLOOD 2 NE CORINTH 34.96N 88.49W
05/02/2010 ALCORN MS NEWSPAPER

*** 1 FATAL *** 66 YEAR OLD MALE IN CAR SWEPT OFF INTO
DITCH BY EXCESSIVE FLOOD WATERS ON NORTH SHILOH ROAD NEAR
THE INTERSECTION OF SHILOH RIDGE ROAD AND NORTH SHILOH
ROAD

1100 AM FLASH FLOOD CORINTH 34.94N 88.52W
05/02/2010 ALCORN MS LAW ENFORCEMENT

FLOODING COUNTYWIDE. MANY ROADS NEARLY IMPASSABLE

1130 AM FLASH FLOOD BATESVILLE 34.32N 89.94W
05/02/2010 PANOLA MS NEWSPAPER

EXCESSIVE WATER FROM HEAVY RAINFALL CAUSED WATER TO ENTER
SMITH CLEANERS IN DOWNTOWN BATESVILLE

1148 AM FLASH FLOOD TUPELO 34.26N 88.73W
05/02/2010 LEE MS EMERGENCY MNGR

BRIDGE WASHED OUT ON COUNTY ROAD 28/48 AND MANY ROADS
COVERED WITH WATER IN TOWN AND AREAS NORTH OF TUPELO.

1148 AM FLASH FLOOD SAVANNAH 35.22N 88.24W
05/02/2010 HARDIN TN TRAINED SPOTTER

ROADS ALL OVER SAVANNAH WASHED OUT

0115 PM FLASH FLOOD 10 E HOLLY SPRINGS 34.77N 89.27W
05/02/2010 BENTON MS NWS EMPLOYEE

HALF OF EASTBOUND LANE OF STATE HIGHWAY 4 CLOSED DUE TO
FLOODING


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