Benton/Humphreys/Houston County Storm Damage November 15, 2005

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DETERMINED -

HOUSTON COUNTY: A STRONG F1 TORNADO OCCURRED SOUTHEAST OF ERIN NEAR BATEMAN ROAD. TREES WERE SNAPPED.

HUMPHREYS COUNTY: AN F1 TORNADO OCCURRED IN NEW JOHNSONVILLE ALONG OLD STATE ROUTE ONE. TWO HOUSES SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE.

Photographs by Jerry Orchanian.


Roof off house near New Johnsonville (Humphreys County).


Roof missing and significant wall failure. Located on French Store Road northeast of Camden in Benton County.


Same location as above, different view.


Large farm vehicles blown over near French Store Road in Benton County.


Same as above.


Wind blew from left to right, penetrated garage door (barely visible on left edge of photo) and blew out side wall, exposing the insides of the garage.

Wayne County Storm Damage
November 15, 2005

THE NWS OFFICE IN NASHVILLE AND THE WAYNE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE DAMAGE PRODUCED BY STORMS THAT OCCURRED ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

THE SURVEY FOUND THAT A TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF COLLINWOOD ALONG HIGHWAY 13 NEAR SHACKELFORD FUNERAL HOME. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST AND DAMAGED SEVERAL HOMES AND SNAPPED OFF NUMEROUS LARGE TREES ALONG AYERS ROAD. A BARN WAS DESTROYED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF AYERS ROAD AND MILLROCK. SEVERAL HOMES NEAR THE INTERSECTION RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. TWO TRAILER HOMES WERE DAMAGED AND MOVED OFF THEIR FOUNDATIONS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO MOVE NORTHEAST AND DID SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE MILLROCK BAPTIST CHURCH. ALONG SHAWNETTEE ROAD, MORE HOMES WERE DAMAGED AND NUMEROUS TRESS WERE DOWNED. BETWEEN LITTLE SHAWNETTEE ROAD AND DOUBLE BRANCH ROAD, A HOME WAS NEARLY DESTROYED. THIS WAS THE LAST EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE FROM THIS STORM IN WAYNE COUNTY.

ONLY ONE INJURY WAS REPORTED. A WOMEN WAS INJURED WHILE INSIDE HER HOUSE ON SHAWNETTEE ROAD WHEN THE TORNADO MOVED THE HOUSE OFF THE FOUNDATION.

THE PATH OF THE TORNADO WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 6 MILES IN LENGTH AND ABOUT 100 YARDS WIDE. THE INTENSITY OF THE TORNADO WAS ESTIMATED TO BE F2 (WINDS (113-157 MPH) ON THE FUJITA TORNADO INTENSITY SCALE. EXACT TIMES OF OCCURANCE ARE YET TO BE DETERMINED BUT APPEAR TO BE BETWEEN 6:00 AND 7:00 PM.

DAMAGE IN WESTERN WAYNE COUNTY NEAR LUTTS AND HOUSTON WAS REPORTED EARLIER IN THE DAY, AROUND 4:30 TO 5:00 PM. THE ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGE FROM THIS AREA WAS THAT STRAIGHT LINE WINDS BLEW DOWN AN OUT BUILDING NEAR LUTTS AND SEVERAL TRESS NEAR LUTTS AND HOUSTON.

Photographs by Mike Murphy.

Montgomery/Dickson County Storm Damage
November 15, 2005

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DETERMINED -

DICKSON COUNTY: A SHORT TRACK AND NARROW WIDTH F2 TORNADO TRACKED APPROXIMATELY ONE MILE SOUTH OF SYLVIA. NUMBEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. A HOUSE ROOF WAS DESTROYED. NO INJURIES.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY: THREE TORNADOES OCCURRED. THE STRONGEST WAS AN F2 TWO MILES SOUTHEAST OF CLARKSVILLE. THERE WAS SOME STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO HOMES WITH NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED. TWO F1 TORNADOES OCCURRED ALONG HIGHWAY 13.

Photographs by Ralph Troutman.


Roof off large home just southeast of Clarksville.


Large pine trees snapped 10-15 feet high just southeast of Clarksville. Note the three tree trunks that landed on this home.


Mobile/modular home with roof gone and corner wall failure. Location is on south side of Highway 13 in extreme southwest Montgomery County.


Significant structural damage to home one mile south of Sylvia in west central Dickson County. Insulation and dirt was caked on all four sides of the structure. Elderly male was in kitchen when the tornado struck but he was extremely fortunate to escape unharmed.


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