List of tornadoes in the April 27–30, 2014 tornado outbreak

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In late April 2014, a tornado outbreak in the central and southern United States produced multiple long-track tornadoes – at least seven were deadly, causing over 35 fatalities.[1] One additional death occurred in Florida, due to severe flooding associated with this system.[2]

Confirmed tornadoes[edit]

Daily statistics
Date Total  EF0   EF1   EF2   EF3   EF4   EF5  Deaths Injuries
April 27 16 8 4 3 0 1 0 19 231
April 28 50 6 25 11 7 1 0 16 88
April 29 14 5 7 2 2 0 0 0 13
April 30 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 84 19 38 16 9 2 0 35 332

April 27 event[edit]

Confirmed tornadoes during the April 27–30, 2014 tornado outbreak[nb 1]
EF# Location County / Parish State Date Time (UTC) Path length Max width Damage[nb 2] Summary
EF0 Odessa Lafayette MO April 27 1751–1756 70002380000000000002.38 mi (3.83 km) 700150000000000000050 yd (46 m) N/A A short-lived tornado touched down in Odessa and caused minor damage to homes and businesses, especially in western parts of the town. A tractor trailer was overturned by the storm along Interstate 70 before it dissipated.[3]
EF0 NNE of Upland Franklin NE April 27 1926–1929 69991400000000000000.14 mi (0.23 km) 700135000000000000035 yd (32 m) None No damage was reported.[4]
EF1 E of Highland Center to S of Oxford Wapello, Keokuk, Iowa, Johnson IA April 27 2020–2106 700145979999999999945.98 mi (74.00 km) 70031600000000000001,600 yd (1,500 m) N/A[nb 3] 2 deaths – The tornado touched down in northern Wapello County, where a chicken barn was destroyed and utility poles were either snapped or found leaning.[5] Through Keokuk, Iowa, and Johnson counties, numerous outbuildings were either damaged or destroyed, with the two fatalities (one west of Martinsburg and one north of Kinross) being associated with destroyed outbuildings. Also, a mobile home was pushed off of its foundation in Martinsburg and numerous trees and power poles were downed along the path.[6] Thereafter it moved into Iowa County and later Johnson County where it traversed mainly rural areas. Damage in these areas was limited predominantly to trees and outbuildings.[7][8]
EF0 N of Bradshaw York NE April 27 2140–2141 69987000000000000000.07 mi (0.11 km) 700145000000000000045 yd (41 m) None A brief tornado was observed by storm chasers; no damage resulted from the event.[9]
EF0 S of Springville Linn IA April 27 2140 69995000000000000000.5 mi (0.80 km) 700150000000000000050 yd (46 m) None A brief tornado was observed by storm chasers; power to traffic lights was knocked out by the storm. Originated from the same thunderstorm that produced the 2020–2106 UTC EF1 tornado.[10]
EF0 NNW of Swedehome Polk NE April 27 2217–2218 69994000000000000000.4 mi (0.64 km) 700145000000000000045 yd (41 m) None A brief tornado was observed by storm chasers; no damage resulted from the event.[11]
EF2 Quapaw, OK to Baxter Springs, KS Ottawa (OK), Cherokee (KS) OK, KS April 27 2229–2242 700111369999999999911.37 mi (18.30 km) 7002325000000000000325 yd (297 m) $16 million 1 death – Quapaw, Oklahoma–Baxter Springs, Kansas tornado – an additional 37 people were injured.[12][13]
EF1 N of Octavia Le Flore OK April 27 2231–2234 70001500000000000001.5 mi (2.4 km) 7002250000000000000250 yd (230 m) N/A Many trees were downed along U.S. Highway 259. Surveyors were unable to access areas where the tornado likely touched down and dissipated and these portions of the track were estimated by NEXRAD Doppler weather radar.[14]
EF2 N of Fort Scott to E of Pleasanton Bourbon, Linn KS April 27 2240–2306 700116130000000000016.13 mi (25.96 km) 7002400000000000000400 yd (370 m) N/A[nb 4] The tornado touched down near Hammond, tossing grain bins and destroying several outbuildings before moving north-northeastward into Linn County.[15] There, the tornado strengthened and destroyed an outdoor garage containing heavy equipment, nearly removing it from its foundation. An empty semi trailer was tossed over 200 yd (180 m) into a grove of trees and other vehicles were tossed around as well. It then destroyed a church that was built in the 1880s before dissipating in an open field. Numerous trees were downed along the path.[16]
EF0 WSW of Milo Vernon MO April 27 2315–2316 69993400000000000000.34 mi (550 m) 7002100000000000000100 yd (91 m) N/A A brief tornado touched down in a forested area and caused some damage to trees; inaccessibility prevented surveyors from directly assessing the event.[17]
EF4 W of Ferndale to Mayflower/Vilonia to N of El Paso Pulaski, Faulkner, White AR April 27 0006–0102 700141100000000000041.1 mi (66.1 km) 70031320000000000001,320 yd (1,210 m) $223 million 16 deaths – Mayflower–Vilonia, Arkansas tornado – A large, violent, and long-tracked tornado caused tremendous damage along its path and killed 16 people. This made it the deadliest tornado in Arkansas since 1968. In addition to the fatalities, 193 people were injured.[18][19][20]
EF2 SE of Joy to Center Hill to SSE of Mount Pisgah White AR April 27 0116–0125 70007320000000000007.32 mi (11.78 km) 7002880000000000000880 yd (800 m) $1.4 million Two manufactured homes, two barns, and a tractor shed were destroyed, a site-built home had its exterior walls collapsed, and a metal barn was leaned over. A site-built home and a few mobile homes sustained roof damage, and hundreds of trees were downed as well. One person was injured.[21]
EF0 Steprock area White AR April 27 0138–0140 70001640000000000001.64 mi (2.64 km) 7002250000000000000250 yd (230 m) $100 thousand A brief tornado downed numerous trees, resulting in damage five homes.[22]
EF1 NNW of Bare Stone to N of Denmark White, Jackson AR April 27 0143–0149 70005280000000000005.28 mi (8.50 km) 7002100000000000000100 yd (91 m) $110 thousand A farm building was destroyed, a home was damaged, and several trees were downed.[23][24]
EF1 WNW of Union Hill Independence AR April 27 0152–0153 69998400000000000000.84 mi (1.35 km) 700150000000000000050 yd (46 m) $20 thousand A brief tornado downed trees and power lines.[25]
EF0 SW of Goodhope Douglas MO April 27 0445–0450 69998800000000000000.88 mi (1.42 km) 7002100000000000000100 yd (91 m) $10 thousand Several outbuildings were damaged and many trees were downed.[26]

April 28[edit]

List of reported tornadoes[nb 1]
EF# Location County / Parish State Start Coord. Time (UTC) Path length Max width Summary Refs
EF2 Hosston to W of Plain Dealing Caddo, Bossier LA 32°53′12″N 93°52′30″W / 32.8866°N 93.8750°W / 32.8866; -93.8750 (Plain Dealing (Apr. 28, EF2)) 0809 – 0815 70005000000000000005 mi (8.0 km) 7002550000000000000550 yd (500 m) Tornado caused minor damage to a house in Hosston before moving east. Another home sustained major roof damage, while a third was shifted off of its foundation. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. [27][28]
EF0 NE of Millington Shelby TN 35°21′41″N 89°44′55″W / 35.3615°N 89.7486°W / 35.3615; -89.7486 (Plain Dealing (Apr. 28, EF0)) 0809 – 0815 70001500000000000001.5 mi (2.4 km) 700175000000000000075 yd (69 m) A short-lived tornado caused roof damage to homes and downed trees. [27][29]
EF1 E of Sparta White TN 35°52′59″N 85°17′35″W / 35.883°N 85.293°W / 35.883; -85.293 (Sparta (Apr. 28, EF1)) 1737 – 1739 70002100000000000002.1 mi (3.4 km) 7002100000000000000100 yd (91 m) Dozens of trees were snapped, and an occupied vehicle was thrown from a road. Several homes suffered minor damage and a grain silo was completely destroyed. [27][30]
EF0 SE of Holy Bluff Yazoo MS Unknown 1857 69992500000000000000.25 mi (0.40 km) 700150000000000000050 yd (46 m) Brief touchdown in an open field as reported by storm chasers. [31][32]
EF3 SW of Tupelo to Bay Springs Lake Lee, Itawamba, Prentiss MS 34°13′34″N 88°49′27″W / 34.2261°N 88.8242°W / 34.2261; -88.8242 (Tupelo (Apr. 28, EF?)) 1942 – 2020 700131000000000000031 mi (50 km) 7002440000000000000440 yd (400 m) 1 death – A large, multiple vortex tornado moved through Tupelo, heavily damaging or destroying numerous homes and businesses. A four-story hotel sustained major damage, along with Joyner Elementary School and a maintenance shop. Extensive tree and power line damage occurred, and vehicles were flipped as well. 84 homes were destroyed in the Tupelo area, while 169 homes suffered major damage, and 351 other homes had minor damage. Six mobile homes were destroyed, nine mobile homes had major damage, while 6 others had minor damage. 17 businesses were destroyed, and 9 others suffered major damage. Major damage also occurred in rural areas outside of town, including at Elvis Presley Lake, where a 400 foot communication tower was toppled. Major damage continued in rural portions of Itawamba County, where 10 homes were destroyed, 29 homes suffered major damage, and 107 other homes had minor damage. 14 mobile homes were destroyed and 17 had major damage, while 30 other mobile homes suffered minor damage. Damage in Prentiss County was minor. [29][31][33]
EF1 SSE of Winona to WSW of Kilmichael Montgomery MS 33°24′11″N 89°39′45″W / 33.4031°N 89.6625°W / 33.4031; -89.6625 (Winona (Apr. 28, EF1)) 1951 – 1956 70003300000000000003.3 mi (5.3 km) 7002100000000000000100 yd (91 m) One mobile home was destroyed, a second one was damaged, several homes sustained roof damage, and numerous trees were downed. [31][34]
EF4 NE of Renfroe to Louisville Leake, Neshoba, Attala, Winston MS 32°52′58″N 89°25′51″W / 32.8828°N 89.4308°W / 32.8828; -89.4308 (Louisville (Apr. 28, EF4)) 2051 – 2147 700134300000000000034.3 mi (55.2 km) 70031320000000000001,320 yd (1,210 m) 10 deaths – See the section on this tornado which caused major damage and killed 10 people in the town of Louisville. [35][36][37]
EF1 Russellville Franklin AL 34°31′19″N 87°44′58″W / 34.5219°N 87.7494°W / 34.5219; -87.7494 (Russellville (Apr. 28, EF1)) 2056 – 2102 70003180000000000003.18 mi (5.12 km) 700150000000000000050 yd (46 m) Tornado struck the north side of Russellville. A school complex sustained damage to its athletic fields. An elementary school awning was damaged, and a house sustained minor roof damage. Many trees were downed, some of which landed on homes and caused major structural damage. [31][38]
EF3 SE of Rogersville to Athens Limestone AL 34°46′31″N 87°13′57″W / 34.7753°N 87.2324°W / 34.7753; -87.2324 (Rogersville (Apr. 28, EF3)) 2147 – 2214 700115700000000000015.7 mi (25.3 km) 7002600000000000000600 yd (550 m) 2 deaths – Tornado touched down and almost immediately produced EF3 damage at the Bay Hill Village & Marina. A two story condo collapsed, and a large metal building used for boat storage sustained EF2 damage. One boat was thrown 100 yards from the structure. Additional residences and condos had roof and exterior wall and siding damage, and numerous large trees were snapped or uprooted. Several docks with metal protective coverings were destroyed as well. Several power poles were snapped off at their bases past the marina before the tornado briefly weakened to EF1 intensity and caused mostly tree damage before striking a residential area near Highway 72. Several homes sustained structural damage there, with one un-anchored house being pushed off of its foundation and a metal building sustaining major damage. Damage was rated EF3 in this area. The tornado then entered the community of Coxey at EF2 strength, destroying a trailer park and snapping trees. The two fatalities occurred at the trailer park. The tornado maintained EF2 strength as it struck a small subdivision of manufactured homes further along the path. Minor damage occurred west of and through the north side of Athens before the tornado dissipated. [39]
EF1 S of Vicksburg Warren MS 32°16′59″N 90°52′19″W / 32.283°N 90.872°W / 32.283; -90.872 (Vicksburg (Apr. 28, EF1)) 2155 – 2205 70004750000000000004.75 mi (7.64 km) 7002200000000000000200 yd (180 m) Several trees were snapped or uprooted. Tin was pulled from a roof. [31][40]
EF2 W of Union City, TN to W of Fulton, KY Obion (TN), Fulton (KY) TN, KY 36°29′N 89°07′W / 36.49°N 89.11°W / 36.49; -89.11 (Union City (Apr. 28, EF2)) 2218 – 2228 700110500000000000010.5 mi (16.9 km) 7002150000000000000150 yd (140 m) A total of eighteen structures were damaged by the tornado, mostly in Tennessee. Roofs were torn off and barns were destroyed. A machine shed sustained major damage, and a 700-pound weight was thrown 15 feet, a 40-pound jack was thrown 50 yards, and a steel trailer was bent. Significant tree damage occurred in Kentucky, and a church lost part of its roof. A barn was destroyed and a home sustained minor damage before the tornado dissipated. [29][31]
EF1 N of Edwards to NNW of Clinton Hinds MS 32°21′22″N 90°35′42″W / 32.356°N 90.595°W / 32.356; -90.595 (Edwards (Apr. 28, EF1)) 2220 – 2242 700113750000000000013.75 mi (22.13 km) 7002500000000000000500 yd (460 m) Several trees were snapped and uprooted and a fence was destroyed. A tin carport was destroyed and a significant amount of roofing material was torn off of a house. [31][41]
EF0 SSW of Oktoc to NNW of Clinton Noxubee, Oktibbeha MS 33°15′35″N 88°46′47″W / 33.2596°N 88.7796°W / 33.2596; -88.7796 (Oktoc (Apr. 28, EF1)) 2220 – 2229 70005400000000000005.4 mi (8.7 km) 7002100000000000000100 yd (91 m) Several trees were uprooted. [31][34]
EF0 NNW of Hamilton Marion AL 34°11′07″N 87°59′53″W / 34.1854°N 87.9980°W / 34.1854; -87.9980 (Hamilton (Apr. 28, EF0)) 2238 – 2253 70007600000000000007.6 mi (12.2 km) 7002100000000000000100 yd (91 m) The damage from this tornado was primarily limited to trees. One building had shingles blown off and a shed was damaged. [31][42]
EF1 Crawford Lowndes MS 33°18′21″N 88°37′07″W / 33.3059°N 88.6186°W / 33.3059; -88.6186 (Crawford (Apr. 28, EF1)) 2239 – 2241 69996700000000000000.67 mi (1.08 km) 7002100000000000000100 yd (91 m) The roof of a mobile home was damaged and many trees were knocked down in town. [31][34]
EF0 SE of Clinton Hickman KY 2246 – 2247 70001000000000000001 mi (1.6 km) 700125000000000000025 yd (23 m) A short-lived tornado downed large tree limbs. [31][43]
EF1 NW of Utica area to WNW of Dry Grove Hinds MS 32°07′17″N 90°38′13″W / 32.1213°N 90.637°W / 32.1213; -90.637 (Utica (Apr. 28, EF1)) 2248 – 2305 700110900000000000010.9 mi (17.5 km) 7002300000000000000300 yd (270 m) Numerous trees and power lines were downed, with some damage to homes. A metal pole was blown through the side of a house and a small shed was also blown over. Another home suffered roof damage nearby. Tornado caused roof, siding, and skirting damage to some manufactured homes near the end of the path. [31][34]
EF1 Hazel Green Madison AL 34°56′51″N 86°38′47″W / 34.9476°N 86.6465°W / 34.9476; -86.6465 (Hazel Green (Apr. 28, EF1)) 2250 – 2305 70009400000000000009.4 mi (15.1 km) 7002100000000000000100 yd (91 m) Multiple homes in town sustained minor roof damage, a carport was collapsed, and hundreds of trees were downed, including an oak tree at a church that was believed to be around 150 years old. [31][44]
EF2 NNE of Crawford to Columbus Lowndes MS 33°22′01″N 88°32′13″W / 33.3669°N 88.537°W / 33.3669; -88.537 (Crawford (Apr. 28, EF2)) 2253 – 2315 700110400000000000010.4 mi (16.7 km) 7002300000000000000300 yd (270 m) Tornado destroyed a church along Highway 45 and caused significant damage to a well-constructed barn and several homes. Several power poles and hundreds of trees were snapped along the path of the storm. Irrigation pivots were flipped as well. Tornado dissipated at the south edge of Columbus. [31][45]
EF2 NE of Wares Crossroads Troup, Heard GA 33°07′N 85°03′W / 33.12°N 85.05°W / 33.12; -85.05 (Wares Crossroads (Apr. 28, EF2)) 2300 – 2310 70005500000000000005.5 mi (8.9 km) 7002150000000000000150 yd (140 m) Several houses were damaged, and numerous hardwood trees were snapped or uprooted. [31][46]
EF1 NW of Madison Madison MS 32°30′50″N 90°11′49″W / 32.514°N 90.197°W / 32.514; -90.197 (Madison (Apr. 28, EF1)) 2300 – 2306 70003750000000000003.75 mi (6.04 km) 7002200000000000000200 yd (180 m) Several tree limbs were snapped or downed. Shingle damage occurred to a home. [31][47]
EF1 SE of Columbus to SSE of Steens Lowndes MS 33°29′15″N 88°23′20″W / 33.4875°N 88.3888°W / 33.4875; -88.3888 (Columbus (Apr. 28, EF1)) 2308 – 2319 70006300000000000006.3 mi (10.1 km) 7002250000000000000250 yd (230 m) The tornado snapped and uprooted numerous trees. Falling trees caused damage to some roofs, and some outbuildings were also damaged. [31][48]
EF2 SW of Flintville to NW of Huntland Franklin, Lincoln AL, TN 35°01′07″N 86°29′15″W / 35.0186°N 86.4875°W / 35.0186; -86.4875 (Flintville (Apr. 28, EF2)) 2309 – 2324 70009300000000000009.3 mi (15.0 km) 7002250000000000000250 yd (230 m) Tornado touched down in Alabama and moved into Tennessee. Many trees were snapped and uprooted. The roof of an office building was blown off, two metal sheds were destroyed, and a metal silo was vaulted 150 yd (140 m). A mobile home was pushed off its foundation, and several single-family homes sustained minor roof damage. [31][44]
EF0 SW of Canton Madison MS 32°35′22″N 90°06′05″W / 32.5894°N 90.1013°W / 32.5894; -90.1013 (Canton (Apr. 28, EF0)) 2313 – 2314 70001000000000000001 mi (1.6 km) 700175000000000000075 yd (69 m) The tornado broke door and window glass at two homes, and caused shingle damage to several other homes. Several trees were knocked down as well. [31][34]
EF1 ENE of Columbus to SSE of Steens Lowndes MS 33°31′02″N 88°20′09″W / 33.5172°N 88.3358°W / 33.5172; -88.3358 (Columbus (Apr. 28, EF1)) 2315 – 2319 70002600000000000002.6 mi (4.2 km) 7002250000000000000250 yd (230 m) Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. Outbuildings were damaged as well. [31][34]
EF1 SSE of Steens (MS) to NW of Millport (AL) Lowndes, Lamar MS, AL 33°31′32″N 88°18′13″W / 33.5255°N 88.3037°W / 33.5255; -88.3037 (Millport (Apr. 28, EF1)) 2318 – 2333 70009740000000000009.74 mi (15.68 km) 7002500000000000000500 yd (460 m) In Mississippi, the tornado caused damage to a speedway, and several homes sustained roof and exterior damage. Dozens of trees were snapped and uprooted. In Alabama, numerous additional trees were snapped and uprooted, and several well-built homes sustained minor roof and exterior damage. [31][34][42]
EF3 W of Richland to E of Pelahatchie Hinds, Rankin, Scott MS 32°13′46″N 90°13′21″W / 32.2295°N 90.2225°W / 32.2295; -90.2225 (Richland (Apr. 28, EF3)) 2327 – 0015 700130100000000000030.1 mi (48.4 km) 7002400000000000000400 yd (370 m) 1 death – Several commercial and industrial buildings in Richland and Pearl were heavily damaged, a mobile home park in Pearl was severely damaged, and an auto dealership sustained significant roof damage. Numerous homes and several businesses all along the path sustained less severe EF1-strength damage, and Brandon Middle School's campus suffered minor damage; however, a gas station along Interstate 20 near Pelahatchie sustained significant damage shortly before the tornado dissipated. Many trees were downed along the path. The fatality occurred when a car was blown off of U.S. Highway 49 in Richland. At least ten other people were injured. Tornado passed very close to the NWS Jackson radar site. [31][34]
EF2 S of Columbus (MS) to W of Shaw (AL) Lowndes (MS), Pickens (AL) MS, AL 33°26′17″N 88°24′22″W / 33.4380°N 88.4062°W / 33.4380; -88.4062 (New Hope (Apr. 28, EF2)) 2338 –0002 700114450000000000014.45 mi (23.26 km) 7002500000000000000500 yd (460 m) Near the Mississippi–Alabama state line, two mobile homes were destroyed. Numerous trees were also downed, some of which landed on homes and outbuildings. In Alabama, several homes were damaged. One home was shifted off of its foundation, trapping ten people in the basement, five of whom suffered minor injuries. Several mobile homes were completely destroyed and one small concrete building had its roof torn off and one wall destroyed. Several roofs were damaged and trees uprooted near the end of the path. [31][34][42]
EF1 Madden area Leake MS 32°40′28″N 89°25′26″W / 32.6745°N 89.4238°W / 32.6745; -89.4238 (Madden (Apr. 28, EF1)) 0008 –0019 70005200000000000005.2 mi (8.4 km) 7002100000000000000100 yd (91 m) A chicken house was destroyed and three others were damaged. Two sheds were destroyed and the roof of a mobile home was damaged. Numerous trees were downed as well. [31][34]
EF1 SE of Glen Allen to NW of Eldridge Fayette, Marion AL 33°53′16″N 87°42′34″W / 33.8878°N 87.7094°W / 33.8878; -87.7094 (Glen Allen (Apr. 28, EF1)) 0035 –0043 70007100000000000007.1 mi (11.4 km) 7002350000000000000350 yd (320 m) Several trees were snapped or uprooted. Several outbuildings were almost completely destroyed while others lost portions of their roofs. [31][42]
EF3 E of Forest to WNW of Lake Scott MS 32°22′14″N 89°27′18″W / 32.3706°N 89.4550°W / 32.3706; -89.4550 (Richland (Apr. 28, EF3)) 0038 – 0046 70004200000000000004.2 mi (6.8 km) 7002150000000000000150 yd (140 m) Short-lived, but strong tornado nearly destroyed a wood-frame home, leaving only interior walls standing and carrying the debris away from the foundation. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted, and a chicken house was completely destroyed, with much debris carried away from the site. Three people were injured, one seriously. [31][34]
EF1 NE of Lake to SW of Decatur Newton MS 32°23′00″N 89°16′58″W / 32.3834°N 89.2829°W / 32.3834; -89.2829 (Lake (Apr. 28, EF1)) 0052 – 0112 70009750000000000009.75 mi (15.69 km) 7002150000000000000150 yd (140 m) Trees were downed and homes sustained shingle damage. A chicken house sustained major damage as well. [31][34]
EF3 SE of Belleview to NE Kelso Lincoln, Moore TN 35°00′24″N 86°32′59″W / 35.0066°N 86.5497°W / 35.0066; -86.5497 (Kelso (Apr. 28, EF3)) 0109 – 0133 700115700000000000015.7 mi (25.3 km) 7002500000000000000500 yd (460 m) 2 deaths – See the section on this tornado which killed 2 people and caused major damage in rural portions of Lincoln and Moore counties in Tennessee. [31][49]
EF2 Decatur area Newton MS 32°24′48″N 89°07′06″W / 32.4133°N 89.1184°W / 32.4133; -89.1184 (Decatur (Apr. 28, EF2)) 0112 – 0126 70006200000000000006.2 mi (10.0 km) 7002400000000000000400 yd (370 m) Several homes sustained significant roof damage, a cart shack at a country club was destroyed, and the golf course at the country club sustained extensive tree damage. Many other trees were downed elsewhere along the path. [31][34]
EF1 S of Higdon to Shiloh DeKalb, Jackson AL 34°47′40″N 85°39′21″W / 34.7945°N 85.6557°W / 34.7945; -85.6557 (Higdon (Apr. 29, EF1)) 0118 – 0129 70006130000000000006.13 mi (9.87 km) 7002100000000000000100 yd (91 m) Tornado caused mostly minor roof, carport, underpinning, and siding damage to multiple homes and mobile homes. Some outbuildings and a church were damaged as well. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. [44]
EF1 SSW of Duffee Newton, Lauderdale MS 31°46′N 89°02′W / 31.76°N 89.04°W / 31.76; -89.04 (Duffee (Apr. 28, EF1)) 0135 –0155 700113700000000000013.7 mi (22.0 km) 7002100000000000000100 yd (91 m) Damage from this tornado was primarily limited to snapped and uprooted trees, downed power lines, and some relatively minor damage to several structures. [31][34]
EF1 Boldo area Walker AL 33°50′03″N 87°10′27″W / 33.8343°N 87.1742°W / 33.8343; -87.1742 (Boldo (Apr. 28, EF1)) 0140 –0143 70004900000000000004.9 mi (7.9 km) 7002150000000000000150 yd (140 m) Several trees were snapped and uprooted. Two homes sustained minor roof damage and a church sustained minor damage as well. [31][42]
EF1 SE of York Sumter AL 32°25′15″N 88°16′16″W / 32.4208°N 88.2710°W / 32.4208; -88.2710 (York (Apr. 28, EF1)) 0230 –0232 70001070000000000001.07 mi (1.72 km) 7002150000000000000150 yd (140 m) Two well-built homes sustained significant roof damage and other structural damage. Several more homes sustained roof damage and several outbuildings were destroyed. A convenience store and local fire station were heavily damaged. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. [31][42]
EF3 Welti to Berlin Cullman AL 34°05′45″N 86°45′35″W / 34.0957°N 86.7598°W / 34.0957; -86.7598 (Cullman County (Apr. 28, EF3)) 0239 – 0258 70008810000000000008.81 mi (14.18 km) 7002350000000000000350 yd (320 m) In Welti, the tornado snapped and uprooted numerous hardwood trees, heavily damaged a home, and completely destroyed a building that was under construction. A large travel trailer was also rolled, and damage in Welti was rated EF2. The tornado intensified to EF3 strength past Welti, snapping numerous trees and striking a chicken farm, where a well-built brick house had its top floor wiped away and blown several hundred feet into a ravine. Debris was embedded into nearby fields, and some trees on the property were mangled and partially debarked. A house lost it's roof and numerous trees and power poles were downed further along the path. The tornado the re-intensified to high EF2/low EF3 strength as it significantly damaged a power substation. The tornado then struck another chicken farm at EF3 strength, obliterating several large metal chicken houses, with severe mangling of steel trusses noted. 25,000 chickens were killed in this one location. A mobile home was completely destroyed before the tornado abruptly dissipated. [42][50]
EF3 SE of Sandersville Jones, Wayne MS 31°44′31″N 89°05′18″W / 31.7420°N 89.0884°W / 31.7420; -89.0884 (Sandersville (Apr. 28, EF3)) 0239 –0252 70008900000000000008.9 mi (14.3 km) 7002880000000000000880 yd (800 m) Hundreds of trees were snapped and uprooted, with some denuded and partially debarked. A mobile home was destroyed, and a number of houses and additional mobile homes sustained heavy damage. A wood frame home was destroyed, with only some interior walls remaining. [31][51]
EF1 WNW of Waynesboro Jones, Wayne MS 31°45′57″N 88°56′36″W / 31.7659°N 88.9432°W / 31.7659; -88.9432 (Waynesboro (Apr. 28, EF1)) 0253 –0256 70001750000000000001.75 mi (2.82 km) 7002200000000000000200 yd (180 m) A chicken farm was damaged and a mobile home was rolled. [31][52]
EF1 NE of Little Sandy to S of Cottondale Tuscaloosa AL 33°04′20″N 87°34′25″W / 33.0723°N 87.5737°W / 33.0723; -87.5737 (Tuscaloosa (Apr. 28, EF1)) 0259 – 0320 70009400000000000009.4 mi (15.1 km) 70031400000000000001,400 yd (1,300 m) Numerous homes sustained minor shingle damage, and one home had part of its roof torn off. A small porch was ripped away from a double-wide mobile home, and hundreds of trees were downed, with several falling on and causing major damage to about 25 mobile homes. [31][53]
EF1 Kimberly Jefferson AL 33°45′05″N 86°49′49″W / 33.7514°N 86.8303°W / 33.7514; -86.8303 (Kimberly (Apr. 28, EF1)) 0300 – 0317 70008699999999999998.7 mi (14.0 km) 7002800000000000000800 yd (730 m) A tornado touched down near Interstate 65 and tracked northeast, snapping or uprooting hundreds of trees. The tornado moved directly through Kimberly, where several structures sustained varying degrees of damage, with the local fire department experiencing major damage. The most extensive damage occurred to the Kimberly Church of God where uplift of most of the roof structure resulted in exterior wall collapse. A large metal industrial building had one of its walls blown out as well. [31][42]
EF1 ENE of Cohutta, GA Whitfield (GA), Bradley (TN) GA, TN 34°57′04″N 84°52′18″W / 34.9510°N 84.8718°W / 34.9510; -84.8718 (Cohutta (Apr. 28, EF1)) 0305 – 0310 70003960000000000003.96 mi (6.37 km) 7002100000000000000100 yd (91 m) A short-lived tornado caused a chicken coop to collapse, killing 16,000 chickens. A nearby farm building was also destroyed. The storm continued northeast into Tennessee where it shifted a home off its foundation before dissipating. [31][54][55]
EF2 N of Waynesboro Wayne MS 31°45′28″N 88°45′21″W / 31.7579°N 88.7559°W / 31.7579; -88.7559 (Waynesboro (Apr. 28, EF2)) 0309 – 0320 70009199999999999999.2 mi (14.8 km) 7002250000000000000250 yd (230 m) Several single-family houses and mobile homes sustained heavy damage or were destroyed. [31][56]
EF2 Graysville area Jefferson AL 33°35′08″N 87°00′20″W / 33.5856°N 87.0055°W / 33.5856; -87.0055 (Graysville (Apr. 28, EF2)) 0313 – 0323 70005450000000000005.45 mi (8.77 km) 70031800000000000001,800 yd (1,600 m) A large tornado snapped or uprooted numerous trees along its path. It caused significant damage in Graysville, where one manufactured home was destroyed and three others sustained major damage. Near the Adamsville Parkway, two brick homes had exterior walls collapse while a manufactured home was damaged. [31][42]
EF1 NE of Brookwood to NW of Weller Jefferson, Tuscaloosa AL 33°18′46″N 87°13′11″W / 33.3129°N 87.2197°W / 33.3129; -87.2197 (Brookwood (Apr. 28, EF1)) 0355 – 0404 70004400000000000004.4 mi (7.1 km) 7002675000000000000675 yd (617 m) A tornado snapped and uprooted a number of trees. Minor tree damage occurred along the later part of the path. [31][42]
EF1 SE of North Johns Jefferson AL 33°18′58″N 87°06′40″W / 33.3162°N 87.1110°W / 33.3162; -87.1110 (North Johns (Apr. 28, EF1)) 0400 – 0419 70007500000000000007.5 mi (12.1 km) 7002913000000000000913 yd (835 m) A tornado snapped and uprooted hundreds of trees. [31][42]
EF2 Bessemer Jefferson AL 33°21′33″N 86°59′42″W / 33.3592°N 86.9950°W / 33.3592; -86.9950 (Bessemer (Apr. 28, EF2)) 0416 – 0425 70004900000000000004.9 mi (7.9 km) 7002600000000000000600 yd (550 m) Hundreds of trees were uprooted or snapped, many of which fell on homes. The worst damage occurred at the municipal golf course, where the clubhouse was destroyed. Several homes and an apartment complex suffered roof damage. [31][42]
EF2 S of Inland Lake to E of Oneonta St. Clair, Blount, Etowah AL 33°56′12″N 86°25′00″W / 33.9368°N 86.4167°W / 33.9368; -86.4167 (Oneonta (Apr. 28, EF2)) 0431 – 0435 700114600000000000014.6 mi (23.5 km) 70031000000000000001,000 yd (910 m) Near the beginning of the path, a home that was under construction was swept off its foundation and thrown about 50 yards into a lake. A small utility trailer was also thrown about 25 to 50 yards. Dozens of trees were either snapped or uprooted in this area as well. A manufactured home was destroyed before the tornado flattened a 1000-yard wide swath of trees as it moved through heavily forested areas. Multiple homes sustained major damage along Highland Lake, including one that had its roof torn off and several walls buckled. A nearby three-story home sustained major structural damage and was shifted off its foundation. The tornado downed numerous additional trees and damaged several more homes further along the path before dissipating. [31][42]

April 29[edit]

List of reported tornadoes[nb 1]
EF# Location County / Parish State Start Coord. Time (UTC) Path length Max width Summary Refs
EF1 SSE of Grove Hill Clarke AL 31°34′33″N 87°45′48″W / 31.5759°N 87.7633°W / 31.5759; -87.7633 (Grove Hill (Apr. 29, EF1)) 0515 – 0517 69993000000000000000.3 mi (0.48 km) 7002200000000000000200 yd (180 m) Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. Two homes and a barn sustained minor roof damage. [31][42]
EF1 SSW to ENE of Oneonta Blount AL 33°53′27″N 86°29′14″W / 33.8908°N 86.4871°W / 33.8908; -86.4871 (Oneonta (Apr. 29, EF1)) 0522 – 0535 70007800000000000007.8 mi (12.6 km) 70031000000000000001,000 yd (910 m) Several trees were damaged and uprooted. A chicken barn was heavily damaged and a few homes and buildings nearby sustained minor damage. [31][42]
EF3 E of Sardis City to SE of Crossville Etowah, DeKalb AL 34°10′02″N 86°03′03″W / 34.1673°N 86.0508°W / 34.1673; -86.0508 (Crawford (Apr. 29, EF3)) 0532 – 0547 700111700000000000011.7 mi (18.8 km) 7002600000000000000600 yd (550 m) A tornado touched down east of Sardis City, snapping many trees. A home was lifted off its block foundation and moved 60–80 feet, but its walls remained mostly intact. Many nearby trees were snapped off at the base. Several manufactured homes were destroyed and two others suffered significant damage to their roofs and exterior walls. A two-story home was destroyed with just a few interior walls left standing and the debris scattered hundreds of yards. Trees were ripped from the ground and thrown nearby, and a chicken house was completely destroyed. In DeKalb County a trailer home was completely destroyed with its undercarriage so mangled that it was nearly unrecognizable, and nearby trees were debarked. Several other homes suffered significant roof damage further along the path, with one roof almost completely removed. A barn and an outbuilding were destroyed as well. Many trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. [31][42]
EF2 Dawson DeKalb AL 34°18′26″N 85°55′50″W / 34.3073°N 85.9305°W / 34.3073; -85.9305 (Dawson (Apr. 29, EF2)) 0554 – 0600 70002470000000000002.47 mi (3.98 km) 7002200000000000000200 yd (180 m) Tornado struck the north side of the small community of Dawson, where several homes and mobile homes sustained roof damage, and one home was severely damaged and lost most of its roof. Several large farm buildings were significantly damaged, and numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. [44]
EF2 W of Fort Payne DeKalb AL 34°20′57″N 85°50′24″W / 34.3491°N 85.8401°W / 34.3491; -85.8401 (Fort Payne (Apr. 29, EF2)) 0606 – 0627 700111710000000000011.71 mi (18.85 km) 7002200000000000000200 yd (180 m) A mobile home was separated from its undercarriage and completely destroyed, and other homes and mobile homes sustained roof and window damage. Numerous trees and power poles were snapped and along the path. [44]
EF1 NW of Sardis City Etowah AL 34°05′23″N 86°09′18″W / 34.0896°N 86.1550°W / 34.0896; -86.1550 (Sardis City (Apr. 29, EF1)) 0617 – 0627 70006300000000000006.3 mi (10.1 km) 7002200000000000000200 yd (180 m) A short-lived tornado touched down, snapping and uprooting trees. One house was shifted off its foundation but suffered only minor roof damage. A wooden barn was heavily damaged as well. Several trailers were damaged with one losing its roof and a portion of its exterior walls, and another losing most of its roof and carport. A two-story house lost part of its roof covering. [31][42]
EF0 Aroney to S of Kilpatrick DeKalb AL 34°13′27″N 86°04′41″W / 34.2243°N 86.0781°W / 34.2243; -86.0781 (Aroney (Apr. 29, EF0)) 0628 – 0632 70002410000000000002.41 mi (3.88 km) 700175000000000000075 yd (69 m) Tornado caused minor damage to homes, farm buildings, and trees. [44]
EF1 S of Mentone to Lookout Mountain DeKalb AL 34°30′17″N 85°37′03″W / 34.5048°N 85.6174°W / 34.5048; -85.6174 (Mentone (Apr. 29, EF1)) 0636 – 0651 700110200000000000010.2 mi (16.4 km) 7002200000000000000200 yd (180 m) South of Mentone, numerous trees were downed and outbuildings sustained minor damage. The tornado then struck Mentone, where only minor tree damage occurred. More severe tree damage occurred north of town before the tornado dissipated. [44]
EF0 SW of Society Hill Macon AL 32°25′01″N 85°27′31″W / 32.4170°N 85.4585°W / 32.4170; -85.4585 (Society Hill (Apr. 29, EF0)) 0825 – 0827 70001240000000000001.24 mi (2.00 km) 7002100000000000000100 yd (91 m) Society Hill Methodist Church sustained minor roof damage and numerous trees were uprooted. [42][57]
EF3 NW of Crawford to Smiths Station Russell, Lee AL 32°27′54″N 85°14′01″W / 32.4650°N 85.2336°W / 32.4650; -85.2336 (Crawford (Apr. 29, EF3)) 0856 – 0912 700111500000000000011.5 mi (18.5 km) 70031200000000000001,200 yd (1,100 m) A tornado touched down northwest of Crawford and tracked northeast. Damage was initially confined to trees before it intensified. After crossing Alabama State Route 169, it reached EF3 intensity and lifted six manufactured homes off their foundations and rolled them, completely destroying them. A two-story home nearby had its second floor destroyed. Three nearby wood frame homes were also lifted off their foundations and completely destroyed, with others sustaining roof damage. Hundreds of trees in the area were snapped or uprooted and some experienced debarking. Continuing northeast, dozens more homes sustained varying degrees of damage. The tornado later dissipated after crossing U.S. Route 280 and causing minor tree damage in Smith's Station. [42][57]
EF1 Pumpkin Center area DeKalb AL 34°25′42″N 85°38′48″W / 34.4282°N 85.6466°W / 34.4282; -85.6466 (Pumpkin Center (Apr. 29, EF1)) 0723 – 0725 70001070000000000001.07 mi (1.72 km) 7002200000000000000200 yd (180 m) Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted, and a barn was leveled. Tin roofing from the barn was found 1/3 of a mile away. [44]
EF0 SW of Cove City Craven NC unknown unknown 69994000000000000000.4 mi (0.64 km) 700125000000000000025 yd (23 m) Tornado briefly touched down in an open field, causing no damage. [58]
EF1 E of Stedman Cumberland NC 35°02′N 78°46′W / 35.03°N 78.76°W / 35.03; -78.76 (Stedman (Apr. 29, EF1)) 1952 – 1959 70001600000000000001.6 mi (2.6 km) 7002200000000000000200 yd (180 m) Nearly a dozen homes sustained roof damage, ranging from loss of shingles to a single-wide mobile home that lost its entire roof. Dozens of trees were downed as well. [57][59]
EF0 NNE of Conetoe Edgecombe NC 35°50′53″N 77°26′02″W / 35.848°N 77.434°W / 35.848; -77.434 (Conetoe (Apr. 29, EF0)) 2209 – 2220 70004000000000000004 mi (6.4 km) 7002100000000000000100 yd (91 m) Several mobile homes and outbuildings sustained minor damage, and numerous trees were downed as well. [60]
EF0 NE of Shine Greene NC unknown unknown 69992000000000000000.2 mi (0.32 km) 700125000000000000025 yd (23 m) Tornado briefly touched down in an open field, causing no damage. [61]
EF1 SW of Hobbton Sampson NC 35°10′N 78°24′W / 35.16°N 78.40°W / 35.16; -78.40 (Hobbton (Apr. 29, EF1)) 0010 69997500000000000000.75 mi (1.21 km) 7002100000000000000100 yd (91 m) Brief tornado leveled a hog house, caused roof damage to a home, and downed several trees. [57][59]

April 30[edit]

List of reported tornadoes[nb 1]
EF# Location County / Parish State Start Coord. Time (UTC) Path length Max width Summary Refs
EF1 NNW of Richter Crossroads Jackson FL 30°52′43″N 85°31′42″W / 30.8785°N 85.5282°W / 30.8785; -85.5282 (Richter Crossroads (Apr. 30, EF1)) 0644 – 0652 70001600000000000001.6 mi (2.6 km) 7002100000000000000100 yd (91 m) A tornado damaged several homes and snapped or uprooted many trees. One of the uprooted trees fell on a home and caused significant damage to it. [57][62]
EF1 E of Campbellton Jackson FL 30°52′44″N 85°21′51″W / 30.8788°N 85.3641°W / 30.8788; -85.3641 (Jacobs (Apr. 30, EF?)) 0652 – 0700 70004599999999999994.6 mi (7.4 km) 7002150000000000000150 yd (140 m) A tornado snapped or uprooted numerous trees along its path. [57][62]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d All dates are based on the local time zone where the tornado touched down; however, all times are in Coordinated Universal Time for consistency.
  2. ^ All damage totals are in 2014 USD unless otherwise stated.
  3. ^ Damage from the 2020 UTC EF1 Iowa tornado was estimated at $25,000 in Wapello County; however, a storm total value does not exist.[5]
  4. ^ Damage from the 2240 UTC EF2 Kansas tornado was estimated at $500,000 in Bourbon County; however, a storm total value does not exist.[15]

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