EF-0 Tornado Confirmed in Giles County

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The National Weather Service in Nashville has confirmed an EF-0 tornado in Giles County near Elkton. This tornado was associated with a line of severe storms that moved through the region Saturday morning. As this line moved through Giles County, a tornado warning was issued due to radar indicated signatures.

Here is the information provided by the National Weather Service in Nashville:

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    70 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.1399 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   30.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             12/11/2021
START TIME:             06:17 AM CST
START LOCATION:         2 SSW ELKTON / GILES COUNTY / TN
START LAT/LON:          35.0402 / -86.9138

END DATE:               12/11/2021
END TIME:               06:19 AM CST
END LOCATION:           1 ESE ELKTON / GILES COUNTY / TN
END LAT/LON:            35.0505 / -86.8786

Survey Summary:

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF WITT RD AND BEASLEY BRANCH RD WHERE SOME SHINGLES WERE LOST ON A HOUSE, THE ROOF OF A SHED WAS BLOWN OFF AND A FEW TREES WERE UPROOTED OR HAD LARGE BRANCHES SNAPPED OFF. THE TORNADO CONTINUED ENE AND PARELLELED THE ELK RIVER UPROOTING ADDITIONAL TREES AND SNAPPING LARGE BRANCHES. THE TORNADO BLEW A SEMI-TRUCK OFF OF I-65 BEFORE LIFTING EAST OF I- 65 ALONG THE ELK RIVER.

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