Sunday, June 18, 2006

Tornado touchdown near Lakeland, TN yesterday

A brief F1 tornado touched down yesterday in the Franklin Farm subdivision near Lakeland, TN. According to a Public Information Statement from the NWS in Memphis, the tornado "touched down near Wood Sage Cove ... around 6:35 PM CDT." It then continued across Tall Hickory Drive and lifted back into the air. The path length was 500 yards. Here is one picture (thanks Google Earth) showing the upclose path of this tornado (click for larger version).

In addition to this map, I have also made an image of the track in relation to the Wolfchase Galleria area, for those not familiar with this area (click for larger version; look for white line with red dots).

According to the Local Storm Report, about 20 homes were damaged, and luckily, there were no injuries. However, a few homes had significant roof damage and one SUV had windows blown out of it.

The initial reports of this tornado came from local broadcast media. WPTY has a more detailed story on some damage. Look for more stories on this tornado from the local media in the days to come.

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