Tornado outbreak of April 30 – May 2, 2010

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April–May 2010 tornado outbreak
Type Tornado outbreak
Duration April 30-May 2, 2010
Tornadoes confirmed 60 confirmed
Max rating1 EF3 tornado
Duration of tornado outbreak2 ~48 hours
Total fatalities 5 + 31 non-tornadic

1Most severe tornado damage; see Enhanced Fujita scale

2Time from first tornado to last tornado

The April–May 2010 tornado outbreak is a multi-day tornado outbreak across a large portion of the Southern United States occurring at the end of April and the beginning of May 2010. Five people were killed from the tornadoes - one in Arkansas, one in Tennessee and three in Mississippi.[1][2]

Meteorological synopsis[edit]

A strong low pressure system tracked across the Midwest beginning on April 29. A few tornadoes were reported from Kansas to Iowa that day, but with little damage.

A moderate risk of severe weather was issued on April 30 for a large swath from northern Illinois to southern Arkansas. Late that afternoon, tornadoes began to develop across the Ozarks and multiple tornado warnings were issued. also, in less than a week, another PDS Tornado Watch was issued for Arkansas, Oklahoma, The Missouri Bootheel, and Texas. That evening in central Arkansas, the moderate risk was upgraded to a high risk for the second time in less than a week. Significant damage was reported in several areas.[3] KARK coverage reported that a tornado touched down in Scotland, Arkansas and major damage, at least 25 injuries and 3 fatalities were reported there.[4][5][6] In East End, Arkansas, major damage was also reported with several injuries.

Another high risk was issued for May 1 for Arkansas, northern Mississippi, West Tennessee, southwestern Kentucky and southeastern Missouri, the first occurrence of back-to-back high risk days since 2006. Activity began in the afternoon on the warm front, where a destructive tornado touched down in northeastern Mississippi with severe damage near Ripley.[7] Yet again, another PDS Tornado watch was issued for Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. The activity, however, was confirmed primarily to areas closer to the Mississippi River.

The same system also produced copious amounts of rain over much of the Mid-South, with widespread flooding reported in Tennessee. Interstates 40 and 24 had to be shut down in the Nashville area due to water covering those major highways. The flooding was so bad on those two Interstate highways, stranded motorists were rescued in boats.[8]

Flooding[edit]

Flooding from thunderstorms in the areas affected was also common, with some places experiencing record flooding. At least 13 inches (0.33 m) of rain fell in Nashville, Tennessee, breaking the old two-day total record of 6.68 inches (17.0 cm) set in 1979 by the remnants of Hurricane Frederic.[9]

Tornadoes[edit]

Confirmed tornadoes by Enhanced Fujita rating
EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 21 23 13 3 0 0 60

April 30 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes - Friday, April 30, 2010
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Comments/Damage
Arkansas
EF1 SE of Pontiac Marion, Ozark (MO) 36°29′N 92°35′W / 36.49°N 92.58°W / 36.49; -92.58 (Pontiac (Apr. 30, EF1)) 2249 16 miles (26 km) Tornado developed along Bull Shoals Lake. Long track of mostly tree damage.
EF3 Scotland area Conway, Van Buren 35°30′N 92°31′W / 35.50°N 92.52°W / 35.50; -92.52 (Scotland (Apr. 30, EF3)) 2356 20.3 miles (32.7 km) 1 death - Severe damage in the area with at least 13 houses or mobile homes destroyed and about 20 others damaged. The community center in Scotland was also destroyed. Thousands of trees were also snapped or uprooted. At least 15 others were injured.
EF1 W of Belfast Grant 34°23′N 92°29′W / 34.38°N 92.49°W / 34.38; -92.49 (Belfast (Apr. 30, EF3)) 0046 2.8 miles (4.5 km) A house and a church were damaged and a barn lost part of its roof.
EF1 Fox area Van Buren, Stone 35°47′N 92°18′W / 35.78°N 92.30°W / 35.78; -92.30 (Fox (Apr. 30, EF1)) 0048 8.7 miles (14.0 km) Several mobile homes and sheds were destroyed. Extensive tree damage along the path.
EF2 Center Ridge area Conway, Van Buren 35°22′N 92°34′W / 35.37°N 92.57°W / 35.37; -92.57 (Center Ridge (Apr. 30, EF2)) 0055 11.7 miles (18.8 km) 12 houses and two mobile homes were destroyed, and at least 30 other houses were damaged, some heavily. Three churches were also damaged.
EF1 East End area Saline, Grant 34°33′N 92°19′W / 34.55°N 92.32°W / 34.55; -92.32 (East End (Apr. 30, EF2)) 0059 17.8 miles (28.6 km) Significant damage in the area with seven houses, a fire station and 17 mobile homes were destroyed. At least 130 other houses, a church and several businesses were damaged, some severely, Eight people were injured.
EF2 NE of Sweet Home Pulaski, Lonoke, White 34°33′N 92°19′W / 34.55°N 92.32°W / 34.55; -92.32 (Sweet Home (Apr. 30, EF2)) 0135 35 miles (56 km) Long track tornado with significant damage. Several buildings were damaged at the Little Rock River Port. At least 40 houses or mobile homes were destroyed and about 140 others were damaged. Extensive damage also to trees and power lines.
EF2 Dierks Howard 34°07′N 94°01′W / 34.12°N 94.02°W / 34.12; -94.02 (Dierks (Apr. 30, EF2)) 0137 2 miles (3.2 km) Numerous houses and businesses were damaged, including a laundromat and a storage building which were destroyed.
EF1 SE of Kensett White 35°12′N 91°43′W / 35.20°N 91.72°W / 35.20; -91.72 (Kensett (Apr. 30, EF0)) 0255 2.4 miles (3.9 km) Several houses lost their roofs and outbuildings were damaged.
EF0 SE of Dierks Howard 34°03′N 93°56′W / 34.05°N 93.93°W / 34.05; -93.93 (Dierks (Apr. 30, EF0)) 0324 1 mile (1.6 km) A barn and an outbuilding were damaged.
EF3 N of Weldon Jackson 35°28′N 91°14′W / 35.46°N 91.23°W / 35.46; -91.23 (Weldon (Apr. 30, EF3)) 0340 7.5 miles (12.1 km) A church and power substation were destroyed and several houses were damaged by the tornado.
EF1 N of Carthage Dallas 34°04′N 92°34′W / 34.07°N 92.56°W / 34.07; -92.56 (Weldon (Apr. 30, EF3)) 0352 1.8 miles (2.9 km) A mobile home was blown off its foundation and numerous trees were damaged.
Missouri
EF1 S of Hardensville Ozark 36°34′N 92°22′W / 36.57°N 92.37°W / 36.57; -92.37 (Hardensville (Apr. 30, EF1)) 2312 4 miles (6.4 km) Numerous outbuildings and trees were damaged.
EF0 E of Hardensville Ozark 36°35′N 92°21′W / 36.59°N 92.35°W / 36.59; -92.35 (Hardensville (Apr. 30, EF0)) 2314 1 mile (1.6 km) Minor damage limited to a few trees.
EF1 N of Tecumseh Ozark 36°38′N 92°17′W / 36.63°N 92.29°W / 36.63; -92.29 (Tecumseh (Apr. 30, EF1)) 2324 11 miles (18 km) Three houses sustained significant damage and about 30 others sustained minor damage by a large wedge tornado. Extensive damage to trees.
EF1 W of Cook Station Crawford 37°49′N 91°28′W / 37.81°N 91.46°W / 37.81; -91.46 (Cook Springs (Apr. 30, EF1)) 2350 2 miles (3.2 km) Damage to several trees.
EF1 S of Willow Springs Howell 36°56′N 91°58′W / 36.94°N 91.97°W / 36.94; -91.97 (Willow Springs (Apr. 30, EF1)) 0005 3 miles (4.8 km) Large wedge tornado heavily damaged several houses, a store and a water treatment plant. Many trees were also damaged.
EF1 NW of Fletcher to SW of Otto Washington, Jefferson 38°17′N 90°38′W / 38.28°N 90.63°W / 38.28; -90.63 (Hillsboro (Apr. 30, EF1)) 0108 19 miles (31 km) Tornado uprooted many trees and damaged several houses. A church was also heavily damaged.
EF0 SSW of Annapolis Iron 37°19′N 90°44′W / 37.31°N 90.73°W / 37.31; -90.73 (Annapolis (Apr. 30, EF0)) 0205 unknown Several trees were knocked down by the brief tornado, damaging a shed.
Illinois
EF2 SW of Merrimac Monroe 38°21′N 90°21′W / 38.35°N 90.35°W / 38.35; -90.35 (Merrimac (Apr. 30, EF2)) 2050 7 miles (11 km) Several houses were damaged. A large hangar at Jacobs Field was heavily damaged. Upgrated from EF1 to EF2 in later analysis.
EF0 NW of Waterloo Monroe 38°20′N 90°14′W / 38.33°N 90.23°W / 38.33; -90.23 (Waterloo (Apr. 30, EF0)) 2057 250 yards (230 m) A few large trees and several large tree limbs were downed, damaging one house.
Michigan
EF0 NW of Iron River Iron 46°06′N 88°41′W / 46.10°N 88.68°W / 46.10; -88.68 (Iron River (Apr. 30, EF0)) 2250 0.4 miles (640 m) A few outbuildings were damaged, and many trees were knocked down in the path.
Wisconsin
EF1 SE of Berlin Green Lake 43°55′N 88°55′W / 43.92°N 88.92°W / 43.92; -88.92 (Berlin (Apr. 30, EF1)) 0000 2.2 miles (3.5 km) Minor damage to a house and a barn. Many trees, several power poles and an antenna were snapped.
EF1 W of Larson Winnebago 0010 1 mile (1.6 km) A barn was destroyed and a gazebo was thrown into a house. Numerous pine trees were snapped.
EF0 SW of Larson Winnebago 0013 3.3 miles (5.3 km) A house sustained roof damage and a shed was destroyed. A garage and a camper trailer were also damaged.
EF0 E of Glen Oak Marquette, Green Lake 43°44′N 89°19′W / 43.73°N 89.32°W / 43.73; -89.32 (Glen Oak (Apr. 30, EF0)) 0015 3 miles (4.8 km) Intermittent tornado touchdown damaged numerous trees.
EF0 NW of Marquette Marquette, Green Lake 43°43′N 89°17′W / 43.71°N 89.28°W / 43.71; -89.28 (Marquette (Apr. 30, EF0)) 0015 7.5 miles (12.1 km) Damage limited to a few trees.
Sources:

SPC Storm Reports of 04/30/10, NWS Springfield, NWS Little Rock NWS St. Louis, NWS Shreveport, NWS Green Bay, NWS Milwaukee

May 1 event[edit]

List of confirmed tornadoes – Saturday, May 1, 2010[note 1]
EF# Location County / Parish State Start Coord. Time (UTC) Path length Max width Damage[note 2] Summary Refs
EF0 N of Hamlin Calloway KY 36°37′53″N 88°11′03″W / 36.6314°N 88.1843°W / 36.6314; -88.1843 (Hamlin (May 1, EF0)) 0802 – 0812 6.04 mi (9.72 km) 75 yd (69 m) $20,000 Approximately 50 trees were snapped or uprooted. [10]
EF1 SE of Cotton Plant to NNW of Dumas Union, Tippah MS 34°34′39″N 88°59′48″W / 34.5775°N 88.9967°W / 34.5775; -88.9967 (Cotton Plant (May 1, EF1)) 1834 – 1847 10.34 mi (16.64 km) 200 yd (180 m) $135,000 The tornado touched down in Union County, inflicting minor damage to an outbuilding. In Tippah County, six homes sustained minor to moderate damage, a roof was peeled off a mobile home, a barn, a few vehicles, and a church were damaged, and many trees were felled. [10]
EF0 NE of Loretto Lawrence TN 35°05′47″N 87°25′58″W / 35.0963°N 87.4329°W / 35.0963; -87.4329 (Loretto (May 1, EF0)) 2123 – 2126 3.11 mi (5.01 km) 100 yd (91 m) $11,000 A couple dozen trees were uprooted, a few trees were snapped, and a home suffered minor roof damage. [10]
EF1 SE of Artesian Calhoun, Bradley AR 33°18′46″N 92°23′09″W / 33.3128°N 92.3858°W / 33.3128; -92.3858 (Artesian (May 1, EF1)) 2341 – 2345 2.82 mi (4.54 km) 35 yd (32 m) $30,000 The tornado began in Calhoun County before entering Bradley County. Trees and tree limbs were blown down on timber lands in both counties. [10]
EF1 S of Herbine Cleveland AR 33°46′07″N 92°01′52″W / 33.7686°N 92.0312°W / 33.7686; -92.0312 (Herbine (May 1, EF1)) 0027 – 0028 0.46 mi (0.74 km) 50 yd (46 m) $25,000 Numerous trees were felled. [10]
EF0 W of Bivins Cass TX 33°00′42″N 94°12′00″W / 33.0118°N 94.2°W / 33.0118; -94.2 (Bivins (May 1, EF0)) 0129 – 0131 0.91 mi (1.46 km) 150 yd (140 m) $50,000 Many trees were uprooted, numerous tree limbs were downed, about seven homes sustained minor roof and siding damage, and a church sustained minor roof damage. [10]
EF1 Primrose area Woodruff, Cross AR 35°11′07″N 91°04′34″W / 35.1853°N 91.0762°W / 35.1853; -91.0762 (Bivins (May 1, EF1)) 0155 – 0205 8.66 mi (13.94 km) 200 yd (180 m) $400,000 The tornado began in Woodruff County, removing a portion of a roof from a flying service hangar and causing a wall to cave in. Portions of two walls were removed from a home and its roof was partially removed. In Cross County, three homes sustained various degrees of damage, several outbuildings were damaged, and a two-story barn was completely collapsed. Trees, power poles, and power lines were snapped or felled in both counties. [10]
EF1 E of Harrisburg Poinsett AR 35°31′20″N 90°37′04″W / 35.5222°N 90.6177°W / 35.5222; -90.6177 (Harrisburg (May 1, EF1)) 0236 – 0240 6.21 mi (9.99 km) 400 yd (370 m) $75,000 A tractor disc was moved, and several transmission lines, trees, and power poles were damaged. An office trailer was destroyed, a crop duster hangar and a home were damaged, and a barn was destroyed. [10]
EF0 N of Prescott Nevada AR 33°51′32″N 93°23′17″W / 33.859°N 93.388°W / 33.859; -93.388 (Prescott (May 1, EF0)) 0247 – 0248 1.68 mi (2.70 km) 75 yd (69 m) $0 Several tree limbs were snapped, and a tree top was twisted off. [10]
EF0 W of Caraway Craighead AR 35°45′02″N 90°25′36″W / 35.7506°N 90.4266°W / 35.7506; -90.4266 (Caraway (May 1, EF0)) 0258 – 0259 0.03 mi (0.048 km) 25 yd (23 m) $0 A tornado was photographed by an eyewitness. [10]
EF0 WSW of Hendrickson Butler MO 36°52′26″N 90°34′44″W / 36.874°N 90.579°W / 36.874; -90.579 (Hendrickson (May 1, EF0)) 0300 – 0301 0.47 mi (0.76 km) 175 yd (160 m) $1,000 Several large trees were downed. [10]
EF1 Millington Shelby TN 35°19′22″N 89°56′18″W / 35.3228°N 89.9383°W / 35.3228; -89.9383 (Millington (May 1, EF1)) 0347 – 0348 0.61 mi (0.98 km) 100 yd (91 m) $10,000 Several trees and a couple of wooden poles were downed and twisted. [10]

May 2 event[edit]

List of confirmed tornadoes – Sunday, May 2, 2010[note 1]
EF# Location County / Parish State Start Coord. Time (UTC) Path length Max width Damage[note 2] Summary Refs
EF2 NW of Jordan to SE of Clinton Fulton, Hickman KY 36°31′20″N 89°03′19″W / 36.5222°N 89.0553°W / 36.5222; -89.0553 (Jordan (May 2, EF2)) 0605 – 0625 12.46 mi (20.05 km) 600 yd (550 m) $335,000 In Fulton County, trees and limbs were downed, houses and outbuildings sustained minor damage, and a mobile home was moved a few feet with its roof peeled back. A boat on a trailer was flipped over, and anchored television antennae were pulled from the ground and bent. In Hickman County, several pole barns were damaged or destroyed, large trees were snapped or uprooted, several homes and their attendant carports sustained various degrees of damage, and a two-story garage was destroyed. [10]
EF0 W of Nesbit DeSoto MS 34°52′33″N 90°02′39″W / 34.8759°N 90.0442°W / 34.8759; -90.0442 (Nesbit (May 2, EF0)) 0610 – 0612 1.08 mi (1.74 km) 100 yd (91 m) $10,000 Several large trees were downed, including a couple that were snapped, and shingle damage was observed. [10]
EF1 ENE of Pope Panola MS 34°14′36″N 89°53′25″W / 34.2432°N 89.8904°W / 34.2432; -89.8904 (Pope (May 2, EF1)) 0642 – 0643 0.11 mi (0.18 km) 30 yd (27 m) $50,000 Trees were snapped, power lines were downed, a dumpster was overturned, and bolted-down playground equipment was tossed. [10]
EF0 NE of Mayfield Graves KY 36°45′41″N 88°31′35″W / 36.7613°N 88.5263°W / 36.7613; -88.5263 (Mayfield (May 2, EF0)) 0647 – 0650 2.35 mi (3.78 km) 40 yd (37 m) $15,000 A small wooden shed was demolished, with debris tossed outward up to 90 yd (82 m). Trees and tree limbs were snapped, downed, or uprooted. [10]
EF0 SE of Gadsden Crockett TN 35°46′25″N 88°59′26″W / 35.7736°N 88.9905°W / 35.7736; -88.9905 (Gadsden (May 2, EF0)) 0714 – 0715 0.02 mi (0.032 km) 25 yd (23 m) $5,000 Many trees were snapped. [10]
EF2 E of Humboldt Gibson TN 35°48′32″N 88°54′24″W / 35.8088°N 88.9066°W / 35.8088; -88.9066 (Gadsden (May 2, EF2)) 0720 – 0725 3.04 mi (4.89 km) 200 yd (180 m) $500,000 Numerous trees were damaged, snapped, or uprooted, and several power poles and power lines were downed. Numerous homes sustained various degrees of damage, and a carport, two medal sheds, and a wooden swing set were all completely destroyed. A tour bus was lifted and turned, and a semi-trailer was flipped over. [10]
EF3 SSW of Ashland to E of Pocahontas Benton, Tipah, Hardeman, McNairy MS, TN 34°48′03″N 89°11′21″W / 34.8008°N 89.1893°W / 34.8008; -89.1893 (Ashland (May 2, EF3)) 0748 – 0818 29.58 mi (47.60 km) 880 yd (800 m) $1,760,000 3 deaths – a long-lived and significant tornado began in Benton County, Mississippi, inflicting minor damage to 23 homes, causing major damage to 6 homes, and completely destroying 11 homes. A transmission tower collapsed and was severely twisted. In Tippah County, Mississippi, numerous homes were damaged and five were destroyed. After crossing the state line into Hardeman County, Tennessee, the tornado completely destroyed 2 mobile homes and a house, inflicted major damage to 13 homes, and caused minor damage to 5 houses and 2 mobile homes. It dissipated in McNairy County. In all four counties, numerous trees were snapped, downed, or debarked, and numerous power poles were downed. The tornado resulted in three fatalities, two in Benton County and a third in Hardeman County; all were occupants in destroyed mobile homes. [10]
EF2 NW of Crofton Christian KY 37°03′26″N 87°35′53″W / 37.0571°N 87.5981°W / 37.0571; -87.5981 (Crofton (May 2, EF2)) 0749 – 0800 9.54 mi (15.35 km) 300 yd (270 m) $300,000 The tornado leveled a garage, severely damaged or destroyed three mobile homes, and inflicted moderate to major damage to two mobile homes. Several barns received minor to moderate damage, and hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted. [10]
EF0 White Plains area Hopkins KY 37°08′18″N 87°24′00″W / 37.1382°N 87.4°W / 37.1382; -87.4 (White Plains (May 2, EF0)) 0804 – 0805 0.53 mi (0.85 km) 75 yd (69 m) $70,000 A barn was blown down, a mobile home was moved slightly with a portion of its roof removed, and several trees and tree limbs were felled. [10]
EF0 W of Ramer Tennessee TN 35°04′43″N 88°44′11″W / 35.0787°N 88.7365°W / 35.0787; -88.7365 (Ramer (May 2, EF0)) 0820 – 0821 0.16 mi (0.26 km) 50 yd (46 m) $15,000 Several trees were felled, and a mobile home sustained minor roof damage. [10]
EF2 SW of Selmer to W of Lebanon Tennessee, Hardin TN 35°07′06″N 88°41′21″W / 35.1184°N 88.6892°W / 35.1184; -88.6892 (Selmer (May 2, EF2)) 0824 – 0858 25.74 mi (41.42 km) 880 yd (800 m) $7,400,000 The tornado began in McNairy County, Tennessee, moving a large house and a mobile home off their foundations, destroying a trailer, collapsing several buildings, and destroying a barn and two churches. Overall, 22 houses and 15 mobile homes were completely destroyed, 59 houses and 11 mobile homes sustained major damage, and 219 houses and 12 mobile homes experienced minor damage. Several other buildings or outbuildings were damaged or destroyed. In Hardin County, a house sustained major damage while roof damage was inflicted to a second, and a shed sustained minor damage. In both counties, numerous trees were downed, some of which caused damage to structures. [10]
EF2 Abbeville Lafayette MS 34°29′21″N 89°30′46″W / 34.4891°N 89.5129°W / 34.4891; -89.5129 (Abbeville (May 2, EF2)) 0827 – 0829 1.43 mi (2.30 km) 75 yd (69 m) $250,000 1 death – A single family home was destroyed, killing an occupant, a mobile home was destroyed, three other homes sustained major damage, and numerous trees were uprooted. [10]
EF0 N of Cedar Grove Henderson, Decatur TN 35°29′54″N 88°16′57″W / 35.4984°N 88.2825°W / 35.4984; -88.2825 (Cedar Grove (May 2, EF0)) 0913 – 0922 5.7 mi (9.2 km) 100 yd (91 m) $110,000 The tornado began in Henderson County, Tennessee before dissipating in Decatur County. An outbuilding and building sustained roof damage, five homes were damaged, and several trees were knocked down. [10]
EF1 S of Lobelville Perry TN 35°41′56″N 87°51′01″W / 35.6989°N 87.8503°W / 35.6989; -87.8503 (Lobelville (May 2, EF1)) 0945 – 0956 6.93 mi (11.15 km) 250 yd (230 m) $160,000 Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted, a home sustained minor roof damage, and a few outbuildings were destroyed. [10]
EF2 WNW of Centerville Hickman TN 35°47′28″N 87°41′52″W / 35.7911°N 87.6977°W / 35.7911; -87.6977 (Centerville (May 2, EF2)) 1000 – 1012 9.15 mi (14.73 km) 600 yd (550 m) $610,000 Thousands of trees were snapped or uprooted, a brick home sustained considerable structural damage, and several barns were destroyed. [10]
EF2 W of Wrigley Hickman TN 35°53′32″N 87°30′45″W / 35.8921°N 87.5126°W / 35.8921; -87.5126 (Wrigley (May 2, EF2)) 1017 – 1022 3.89 mi (6.26 km) 250 yd (230 m) $210,000 Hundreds of trees were snapped, a brick home sustained significant roof damage, and several barns were destroyed. [10]
EF1 N of Nashville Davidson TN 36°17′12″N 86°44′47″W / 36.2867°N 86.7464°W / 36.2867; -86.7464 (Nashville (May 2, EF1)) 1107 – 1112 3.64 mi (5.86 km) 300 yd (270 m) $500,000 Several trailers sustained roof and underpinning damage, an old building and other structures had their roofs uplifted or removed, power poles and business signs were blown over, and hundreds of trees were snapped. Several large projectiles impacted the Rivergate Mall, leaving craters in the facade. [10]
EF1 NNW of Hendersonville Sumner TN 36°19′51″N 86°38′40″W / 36.3308°N 86.6444°W / 36.3308; -86.6444 (Hendersonville (May 2, EF1)) 1117 – 1127 5.05 mi (8.13 km) 400 yd (370 m) $465,000 Hundreds of trees were snapped and several structures sustained roof damage, including an old home that was lifted partially off its foundation. [10]
EF1 NW of Primm Springs Hickman TN 35°50′15″N 87°16′02″W / 35.8374°N 87.2672°W / 35.8374; -87.2672 (Primm Springs (May 2, EF1)) 1145 – 1147 2.73 mi (4.39 km) 50 yd (46 m) $15,000 Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. [10]
EF0 Tompkinsville Monroe KY 36°42′00″N 85°45′27″W / 36.7°N 85.7576°W / 36.7; -85.7576 (Tompkinsville (May 2, EF0)) 1335 – 1337 5.7 mi (9.2 km) 50 yd (46 m) $5,000 A tobacco barn and several trees were damaged. [10]
EF2 WNW of Delta Wayne KY 36°53′08″N 84°43′48″W / 36.8855°N 84.73°W / 36.8855; -84.73 (Delta (May 2, EF2)) 2025 – 2030 0.25 mi (0.40 km) 100 yd (91 m) $50,000 Numerous trees were felled and the roof was blown off a brick home, resulting in the collapse of an outside wall corner. [10]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ a b All damage totals are in 2010 USD unless otherwise stated.

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