UPDATE: EF-1 Tornado Leaves Smyrna Damage

Mar 26, 2021 at 10:29 pm by WGNS


The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down in Smyrna, damaging dozens of homes in the Rock Spring Road area on Thursday.

They report a brief EF-1 tornado touched down between La Vergne and Smyrna and moved northeast through residential areas, with damage to homes in the Addie Drive, Woodburn Drive and Orpha Drive areas. Dozens of homes sustained minor to moderate roof damage. 

The tornado lifted just  just before reaching I-24 and StoneCrest Medical Center. Another tornado briefly touched down in the Gladeville area from the same apparent storm. It was rated an EF-0 after surveys from NWS meterologists. 

.Tornado #2: Smyrna EF-1 Tornado...

Rating: EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 95 mph
Path Length /statute/: 2.2 miles
Path Width /maximum/: 100 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date: 03/25/2021
Start Time: 811 PM CDT
Start Location: 3.5 miles E Nolensville

End Date: 03/25/2021
End Time: 814 PM CDT
End Location: I-24 & Sam Ridley Pkwy in Smyrna

Survey Summary:
A brief EF-1 tornado touched down in between La Vergne and Smyrna
and moved northeast through a very residential area off of Rock
Springs Road. Dozens of houses sustained minor to moderate
roof damage in 3 different neighborhoods. The tornado lifted just
before reaching I-24 and StoneCrest Medical Center.

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED

More than a dozen houses in Smyrna sustained damage after a tornado warned storm pushed through north Rutherford County Thursday night.

Smyrna Police reported there were no injuries from the storm which downed power lines and trees just off Rock Springs Road west of the interstate.

The damage was most substantial in the Addie Drive, Woodburn Drive and Orpha Drive areas.

There is another risk of severe weather on Saturday here in Middle Tennessee.