October 9, 2009: The Robertson Co.-Davidson Co. EF1 Tornado

Wednesday, October 9th

marks the 4th anniversary of a rare
October tornado in Davidson County
and Robertson County.

At about 112pm CDT, October 9, 2009, an EF1 tornado
touched down on a farm near the intersection of Greer
Road and Dickens Lane in Robertson County. The tornado
then continued on a 1.8 mile path east-northeast into
Davidson County. The last evidence of damage was at
a residence along Baker Road.

An old barn was destroyed near the beginning of the damage
path in Robertson County. The most significant damage was
right along Greer Road...which marks the border between
Robertson and Davidson Counties. On the Robertson County
side of the road dozens of hardwood trees were snapped
or uprooted and a residence and outbuilding received roof
damage. On the Davidson County side several trailers were
damaged...including one which was pushed approximately
15 feet off its foundation.

This was the first recorded October tornado in either Robertson or
Davidson Counties. The estimated wind speed associated with the
tornado was 90 mph. The path length was 1.82 miles and the path
width was 100 yards.

(This information was excerpted from a Public Information Statement
issued on October 10, 2009 by Thomas Johnstone,
National Weather Service Forecast Office, Old Hickory, TN)


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