Damage Survey from Coffee County


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Nashville Radar on 04/13/09

Coffee County Tornado:

Location / Time of event: Coffee County, 04/13/09
Beginning Point: Near the intersection of Hwy 53 and Riddle Road
Ending Point: Just East of Riddle Road
Rating: EF0 - maximum estimated wind speed at 70 mph
Path Length: 1/2 mile
Maximum Width: 30 yds
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

KML Data File: Coffee_County_Tornado_041309

Summary of Damages:

...NWS CONFIRMS EF-0 TORNADO DAMAGE IN COFFEE COUNTY FROM LAST NIGHTS STORMS APRIL 13...

NWS NASHVILLE PERSONNEL SURVEYED TORNADO DAMAGE IN COFFEE COUNTY ON TUESDAY. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 53 AND RIDDLE ROAD IN MANCHESTER. IT THEN TRAVELED NORTHEAST AND ENDED JUST EAST OF RIDDLE ROAD. THE TORNADO DAMAGED A PATH THAT WAS HALF A MILE LONG AND APPROXIMATELY 30 YARDS WIDE.

THE START OF DAMAGE WAS FOUND OFF OF HWY 53 NEAR RIDDLE ROAD. NUMEROUS TREES WERE FOUND TWISTED AND SNAPPED WITH A COUPLE OF SHALLOW ROOTED LARGE TREES UPROOTED ALONG THE DAMAGE PATH. ALSO A HOME HAD SOME DAMAGE TO THE ROOF. BASED ON THE DAMAGE FOUND...WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 70 MPH WHICH CORRESPONDS TO EF-0 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

NWS NASHVILLE THANKS COFFEE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY DIRECTOR ALLEN LENDLEY FOR HIS ASSISTANCE DURING THIS SURVEY.

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MICHAEL DAVIS
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE

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