January 10, 2008 Storm Survey - Wayne County

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
814 PM CST FRI JAN 11 2008

...EF2 TORNADO HITS WAYNE COUNTY...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY INDICATED THAT AN EF2 TORNADO WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 111-135 MPH STRUCK WAYNE COUNTY.

THE WORST DAMAGE WAS AT 9110 BUTTERMILK RIDGE RD. A 30 FOOT BY 30 FOOT METAL BARN WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED. OTHER METAL BARNS RECEIVED CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE WITH MOST OF THE ROOF BLOWN OFF.

SOME HOMES LOST SHINGLES ON THEIR ROOFS. A DOG HOUSE THAT WAS ANCHORED ONTO A CONCRETE PLATFORM WAS BLOWN AWAY. SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED AT THE TRUNK. A WOODEN PLANK WAS PLANTED INTO THE GROUND.

SHEETS OF METAL FROM THE BARN WAS CARRIED ABOUT A HALF MILE AWAY INTO SOME TREES ON THE NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY...JUST ACROSS INTO LAWRENCE COUNTY. TREES WERE LYING IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS ON THE NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY. NUMEROUS TREES WERE ALSO UPROOTED AT THIS LOCATION ON THE NATCHEZ TRACE.

DAMAGE FROM THE STORM WAS ABOUT $150,000.

THE STORM TOUCHED DOWN 0.83 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF NORTH HIGHLAND IN WAYNE COUNTY OR ABOUT 9.9 MILES EAST OF WAYNESBORO AT 255 PM CST ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008. THE TORNADO ENDED AT 256 PM CST 1.66 MILES EAST- NORTHEAST OF NORTH HIGHLAND IN LAWRENCE COUNTY OR ABOUT 14.8 MILES NORTHWEST OF LAWRENCEBURG RIGHT ON THE NATCHEZ TRACE.

THE PATH LENGTH OF THE TORNADO WAS 1.29 MILES AND THE PATH WIDTH WAS ABOUT 400 YARDS.

Map of path of tornado damage


Destruction to metal barns for horses. One of these structures was used an arena for the horses.


Metal debris strewn about the farm. Muddy square are in the foreground was the site of a 30 ft by 30 ft metal barn that was completely destroyed by the tornado.


Metal debris hurled into nearby tree on the farm.


A dog house that was bolted to the concrete pad was gone.


A plank of wood huyrled into the ground.


A large tree that was snapped at its base on Buttermilk Ridge Rd. in northeast Wayne County.

The tornado dissipated in Lawrence County on the Natchez Trace where trees were uprooted and some were snapped. Metal debris from the barns on Buttermilk Ridge Rd. were hurled about a 1/2 mile and caught in the trees on the Natchez Trace.


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