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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 4:05 PM CDT on July 06, 2015


... Updated NWS damage survey for July 2nd tornado event...
... Fifth tornado confirmed in Wilson County...

.Overview... Isolated thunderstorms move across middle Tennessee
and interacted with an outflow boundary producing 5 weak
tornadoes in Wilson and far eastern Davidson counties. Damage was
minor with mostly trees downed and roof damage to several homes.

July tornadoes are very rare in middle Tennessee. Prior to July 2
2015... no July tornadoes had been recorded in Wilson County since
official records began in 1950. Only one July tornado has
previously been recorded in Davidson County which occurred on July
26 2010.

.Tornado #1...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 70 mph
path length /statute/: 0.75 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: July 2 2015
start time: 515 PM CDT
start location: 2.3 miles se of Old Hickory TN

End date: July 2 2015
end time: 518 PM CDT
end location: 2.8 miles se of Old Hickory TN

Survey summary: several trees downed with roof damage to a few
homes in the Brandywine Farms and Brandywine place subdivisions.


.Tornado #2...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 0.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: July 2 2015
start time: 522 PM CDT
start location: 0.3 miles SW of Green Hill TN

End date: July 2 2015
end time: 523 PM CDT
end location: Green Hill TN

Survey summary: minor roof and exterior damage to a few homes in
the brownleaf Road area with several trees downed.

.Tornado #3...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 65 mph
path length /statute/: 1.6 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: July 2 2015
start time: 644 PM CDT
start location: 4 miles SW of Lebanon TN

End date: July 2 2015
end time: 650 PM CDT
end location: 4 miles S of Lebanon TN

Survey summary: several trees were downed with minor damage to a
house on Bass Lane and minor damage to an outbuilding on Quarry
loop Road.

.Tornado #4...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 75 mph
path length /statute/: 2.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: July 2 2015
start time: 720 PM CDT
start location: 4 miles SW of Lebanon TN

End date: July 2 2015
end time: 731 PM CDT
end location: 4 miles S of Lebanon TN

Survey summary: several trees were downed with fencing blown down
at a gas station.

.Tornado #5...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 75 mph
path length /statute/: 1 mile
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: July 2 2015
start time: 736 PM CDT
start location: 1.5 miles se of Lebanon TN

End date: July 2 2015
end time: 742 PM CDT
end location: 1.4 miles E of Lebanon TN

Storm summary: an outbuilding was destroyed on Sparta Pike. Damage
occurred at Wilson County Fairgrounds mostly to trees with an
outbuilding destroyed. Trees also downed on bluebird Road with one
falling on a truck.

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review the event and publication in NWS
storm data.


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