List of tornadoes in the tornado outbreak sequence of May 7–15, 2008

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This is a list of confirmed tornadoes produced by the tornado outbreak sequence of May 7–15, 2008, which spawned a total of at least 146 tornadoes confirmed across the southern United States from May 7 to May 15, 2008. The event consisted of three different systems and a total of 25 people were killed.

The first tornado outbreak took place on May 7–8 affecting at first Oklahoma on May 7. Then the activity shifted across the southeast on May 8 with two separate main areas of activity. One person was killed in North Carolina. The second tornado outbreak lasted for 24 hours on May 10–11 and produced the deadliest tornado of the outbreak sequence. Twenty-one people were killed from a tornado that traveled across northeastern Oklahoma and southern Missouri. Three other people were killed including two in Georgia and one more in Missouri. The final outbreak was the smallest affecting mostly the Gulf Coast area and central Texas on May 14–15. No fatalities were reported during this outbreak.

Confirmed tornadoes[edit]

Confirmed tornadoes by Enhanced Fujita rating
EFU EF0 EF1 EF2 EF3 EF4 EF5 Total
0 66 50 24 5 2 0 147
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Tornadoes by day and state of touchdown
OK MS AL TN OH VA NC MD KS AR MO GA SC KY TX LA IN WY Total
May 7 6 4 10
May 8 3 8 2 3 5 3 2 2 28
May 9 3 1 4
May 10 13 2 3 3 11 2 34
May 11 4 1 10 19 6 3 1 44
May 13 1 1
May 14 11 11
May 15 2 1 2 10 15
Total 19 7 16 2 4 5 16 2 5 11 3 19 6 3 17 10 1 1 147

May 7 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Wednesday, May 7, 2008
EF#
Location
County/Parish
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Damage
Texas
EF0 NW of Smyer Hockley 33°38′N 102°11′W / 33.633°N 102.183°W / 33.633; -102.183 1650 1 mile (1.6 km) A small rope tornado touched down near Texas State Highway 114 over an open field. The tornado lasted for two minutes before lifting. No injuries or property damage were reported as a result of the tornado.[1]
EF0 SE of Bremond Robertson 31°08′N 96°39′W / 31.133°N 96.650°W / 31.133; -96.650 0110 1 mile (1.6 km) A small tornado briefly touched down near Bremond. It down several trees and power lines, causing $10,000 in damages. No injuries were reported as a result of the tornado.[2]
EF1 NW of Petteway Robertson 0115 3 miles
(4.8 km)
Damage limited to trees
EF0 NW of New Baden Robertson 0139 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Brief Tornado with no damage
Oklahoma
EF1 SE of Paoli Garvin 2156 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Damage was reported to a mobile home that moved off its foundation and one person was injured.
EF1 E of Yukon to NW of Warr Acres Canadian, Oklahoma 2157 7.5 miles
(12 km)
Damage to one home an apartment complex, trees and fences. One tree fell on a gas plant causing a gas leak and the evacuation of 50 residences in Bethany. One person was injured while seeking shelter.
EF0 Goldsby McClain, Cleveland 2221 4.5 miles
(7.2 km)
Intermittent tree and fence damage was reported with some roof flashing damaged.
EF0 NW of The Village Oklahoma 2222 2.8 miles
(4.5 km)
Damage to an apartment complex, one home, signs and trees
EF0 SW of Beggs Okmulgee 2340 4 miles
(6.4 km)
Damage to a mobile home and trees. A small barn was destroyed
EF0 Broken Arrow Tulsa 0028 0.3 mile
(500 m)
Portions of a storage building at a college was blown off. Roofs of a business and several homes were damaged. Power lines and trees were blown down. Tornado lasted less than a minute.
Sources: Storms Reports for May 7, 2008 NWS Tulsa, NWS Lubbock, TX, 2008 Oklahoma tornadoes

May 8 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Thursday, May 8, 2008
EF#
Location
County/Parish
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Damage
Mississippi
EF3 Tupelo area Lee 34°15′N 88°17′W / 34.250°N 88.283°W / 34.250; -88.283 1301 9 miles (14 km) Extensive damage reported in the area. A furniture store was destroyed and several other commercial buildings were damaged. Cars were thrown off local roads as well. Damages from the tornado amounted to $1.5 million[3]
EF2 SW of Marietta Itawamba 34°25′N 88°31′W / 34.417°N 88.517°W / 34.417; -88.517 1342 2 miles (3.2 km) One house was heavily damaged and numerous other houses had minor damage. Many large trees were snapped. Damages from the tornado amounted to $150,000.[4]
EF0 Abbeville Lafayette 34°30′N 89°30′W / 34.500°N 89.500°W / 34.500; -89.500 1415 2.25 miles (3.62 km) Minor damage was reported to nine houses and one mobile home. Damages from the tornado amounted to $25,000.[5]
Alabama
EF1 W of Oakland/Central Heights Lauderdale 34°54′N 87°45′W / 34.900°N 87.750°W / 34.900; -87.750 1657 5.6 miles (9.0 km) Five homes were damaged and several trees were uprooted. Two people were injured by flying glass. Damages from the tornado amounted to $300,000.[6]
EF2 Leighton area Colbert, Lauderdale, Lawrence 34°44′N 87°28′W / 34.733°N 87.467°W / 34.733; -87.467 1739 23 miles (37 km) Tornado caught by security cameras at a business overturning cars. Some homes were heavily damaged including one removed intact from its foundation. Damages from the tornado amounted to $555,000.[7][8][9]
EF1 Kansas area Fayette, Walker 33°52′N 87°43′W / 33.867°N 87.717°W / 33.867; -87.717 1806 10.6 miles (17.1 km) A shed was destroyed with another one damaged. Trees were also snapped. Damages from the tornado amounted to $45,000.[10][11]
EF1 Smith Lake area Walker, Cullman 33°58′N 87°10′W / 33.967°N 87.167°W / 33.967; -87.167 1900 4 miles (6.4 km) Chicken houses and boat houses were damaged or destroyed. Damages from the tornado amounted to $120,000.[12][13]
EF0 Oak Ridge area Morgan 34°28′N 87°00′W / 34.467°N 87.000°W / 34.467; -87.000 1915 1 mile (1.6 km) Damage limited to trees. Damages from the tornado amounted to $10,000.[14]
EF1 W of Trimble Cullman 34°04′N 87°00′W / 34.067°N 87.000°W / 34.067; -87.000 1920 3 miles (4.8 km) Damage limited to trees some damaging campers and trailers. Damages from the tornado amounted to $20,000.[15]
EF1 SW of Triana Limestone, Madison 34°34′N 86°49′W / 34.567°N 86.817°W / 34.567; -86.817 1935 4 miles (6.4 km) Wheat and grass was flattened and one residence had minor roof damage. Damages from the tornado amounted to $20,000.[16][17]
EF1 E of Cullman Cullman 34°10′N 86°04′W / 34.167°N 86.067°W / 34.167; -86.067 1940 5 miles (8.0 km) Damage to trees and a chicken house. Passed very near the ABC 33-40 Skycam near Cullman – video was lost prior to the passage of the tornado. Damages from the tornado amounted to $50,000.[18]
Tennessee
EF1 NW of Loretto Lawrence 35°04′N 87°29′W / 35.067°N 87.483°W / 35.067; -87.483 1735 3 miles (4.8 km) One house heavily damaged by a fallen tree. One barn was destroyed. Damages from the tornado amounted to $50,000.[19]
EF0 SE of Pulaski Giles 35°08′N 86°57′W / 35.133°N 86.950°W / 35.133; -86.950 1845 1 mile (1.6 km) Many trees were snapped or uprooted. No buildings were impacted.[20]
Kansas
EF0 SE of Selkirk Wichita 38°23′N 101°29′W / 38.383°N 101.483°W / 38.383; -101.483 1845 2 miles (3.2 km) Tornado over open fields.[21]
EF0 SE of Tribune Greeley 38°24′N 101°39′W / 38.400°N 101.650°W / 38.400; -101.650 1927 5 miles (8.0 km) Large dusty tornado over open fields.[22]
Ohio
EF0 Port William area Clinton 39°33′N 82°46′W / 39.550°N 82.767°W / 39.550; -82.767 2120 0.1 miles (0.16 km) Brief tornado touchdown. Damage to a few homes and trailers including sidings. Damages from the tornado amounted to $5,000.[23]
EF0 Jamestown area Greene 39°39′N 83°43′W / 39.650°N 83.717°W / 39.650; -83.717 2125 0.1 miles (0.16 km) Brief touchdown. Damages from the tornado amounted to $1,000.[24]
EF0 NE of Selma Clark 39°47′N 83°43′W / 39.783°N 83.717°W / 39.783; -83.717 2213 0.1 miles (0.16 km) Brief touchdown. Damages from the tornado amounted to $1,000.[25]
Virginia
EF1 Figsboro Henry, Franklin 36°48′N 79°51′W / 36.800°N 79.850°W / 36.800; -79.850 0000 1.5 miles (2.4 km) Eight houses were damaged across the two counties. Tree damage also reported. Damages from the tornado amounted to $165,000.[26][27]
EF1 SE of Ajax Pittsylvania 36°55′N 79°30′W / 36.917°N 79.500°W / 36.917; -79.500 0100 1.5 miles (2.4 km) Damage to several homes from fallen trees. Damages from the tornado amounted to $116,000.[28]
EF0 Shipman area Nelson 37°43′N 78°50′W / 37.717°N 78.833°W / 37.717; -78.833 0220 0.25 miles (0.40 km) Brief tornado blew portions of roofs from two houses and flipped a car. Damages from the tornado amounted to $50,000.[29]
EF2 Berea area Stafford 38°21′N 77°31′W / 38.350°N 77.517°W / 38.350; -77.517 0253 3 miles (4.8 km) Several structures were damaged at a subdivision, including a barn that was destroyed. Damages from the tornado amounted to $10 million.[30]
EF1 W of Hixburg Appomattox 37°19′N 78°04′W / 37.317°N 78.067°W / 37.317; -78.067 0320 0.75 miles (1.21 km) Two houses and two outbuildings were damaged. Tree damage also reported. Damages from the tornado amounted to $25,000.[31]
North Carolina
EF2 N of Advance Davie, Forsyth 35°57′N 80°27′W / 35.950°N 80.450°W / 35.950; -80.450 0215 3.25 miles (5.23 km) Frame house was heavily damaged. Damages from the tornado amounted to $100,000.[32][33]
EF3 Clemmons area Forsyth 35°58′N 80°22′W / 35.967°N 80.367°W / 35.967; -80.367 0225 3 miles (4.8 km) Three houses were destroyed and over 40 others were damaged. Metal barns were also damaged. Two people sustained minor injuries. Widespread tree damage was reported. Damages from the tornado amounted to $2.5 million.[34]
EF2 Colfax/Greensboro Guilford 36°03′N 80°01′W / 36.050°N 80.017°W / 36.050; -80.017 0329 4 miles (6.4 km) 1 death – An office building was damaged and many warehouses were heavily damaged or destroyed. Many vehicles were flipped over on Interstate 40, where one person was killed and three others were injured. Damages from the tornado amounted to $4 million.[35]
Maryland
EF0 Clinton Hyde Field Airport area Prince George's 38°46′N 76°56′W / 38.767°N 76.933°W / 38.767; -76.933 0424 1 mile (1.6 km) Trees fell on homes causing some structural damage. Damages from the tornado amounted to $100,000.[36]
EF0 Camp Springs Prince George's 38°49′N 76°54′W / 38.817°N 76.900°W / 38.817; -76.900 0456 0.1 miles (0.16 km) Tree damage and minor roof damage to homes reported. Damages from the tornado amounted to $50,000.[37]
Sources: Storms Reports for May 8, 2008, NWS Memphis, NWS Wilmington, OH, NWS Birmingham, NWS Raleigh, NWS Huntsville, NWS Greenville-Spartanburg, NWS Blacksburg, NWS Baltimore-Washington, NWS Nashville

May 9 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Friday, May 9, 2008
EF#
Location
County/Parish
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Damage
North Carolina
EF2 Gastonia to Charlotte Gaston, Mecklenburg 35°15′N 81°10′W / 35.250°N 81.167°W / 35.250; -81.167 0610 18 miles (29 km) The first of two EF2 tornadoes in North Carolina on May 9 touched down around 1:10 am EST near Gastonia. Upon first touching down, the tornado tore off the roof of an office building. Traveling towards the east-northeast, it damaged numerous homes and uprooted trees before crossing Interstate 85 where it blew several cars of the road. Near the interstate, a metal roof was ripped off a large warehouse and another business was damaged before the tornado moved into Mecklenburg County.[38] After moving into Mecklenburg, the tornado produced only minor tree damage before lifting near Charlotte.[39] No injuries were reported as a result of the tornado and damages amounted to $7 million along its 18 miles (29 km) path.[38]
EF2 S of Harrellsville Bertie, Hertford, Chowan 36°12′N 76°49′W / 36.200°N 76.817°W / 36.200; -76.817 1229 12 miles (19 km) The second EF2 tornado in North Carolina touched down around 7:29 am EST near the town of Trap. It destroyed one barn in Bertie County and downed several trees before moving into Hertford.[40] The tornado tore the roofs off of two homes in Hertford along a 5 miles (8.0 km) path before entering Chowan County.[41] The tornado weakened slightly once in Chowan, minor damages in the county were reported to some structures and several trees.[42] No injuries were reported as a result of the tornado and damages amounted to $120,000 along its 12 miles (19 km) path.[40][41][42]
EF0 NNW of Elizabeth City Pasquotank 36°21′N 76°15′W / 36.350°N 76.250°W / 36.350; -76.250 1330 1 mile (1.6 km) A brief tornado touched down to the north-northwest of Elizabeth City. One mobile home was shifted off its foundation and another was damaged by a fallen tree. No injuries were reported as a result of the tornado and damages amounted to $15,000.[43]
Wyoming
EF0 SE of Rochelle Weston 43°33′N 104°52′W / 43.550°N 104.867°W / 43.550; -104.867 2012 0.1 miles (0.16 km) A small tornado briefly touched down over an open field, causing no damage or injures.[44]
Sources: Storms Reports for May 9, 2008, NWS Wakefield

May 10 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Saturday, May 10, 2008
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Damage
Oklahoma
EF2 NW of Haywood to McAlester Pittsburg 34°56′N 95°48′W / 34.93°N 95.80°W / 34.93; -95.80 2203 8 miles
(12.8 km)
KFOR-TV reports numerous houses destroyed in the area west of McAlester. The tornado was caught on tape from the air by KFOR helicopter reporter Jim Gardner and photojournalist Cody Crouch, as the storm weakened and dissipated in McAlester causing minor damage in the city.
EF0 NE of Checotah McIntosh 2219 unknown Brief tornado over open country
EF4 Picher/Neosho, Missouri areas Craig, Ottawa, Newton (MO), Barry (MO) 36°55′N 94°35′W / 36.91°N 94.58°W / 36.91; -94.58 2220 75 miles
(121 km)
21 deathsSee section on this tornado
EF0 SE of Crowder Pittsburg 35°05′N 95°38′W / 35.09°N 95.63°W / 35.09; -95.63 2221 unknown Tornado reported by a media chaser. No damage reported.
EF0 SW of McAlester Pittsburg 2225 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Damage to trees
EF0 NE of Pryor Mayes 36°35′N 95°27′W / 36.583°N 95.450°W / 36.583; -95.450 2225 0.1 mile
(160 m)
Tornado remained in open country with minor tree damage.
EF0 Wilburton area Latimer 2234 6 miles
(9.6 km)
Tornado over a remote area
EF2 SW of Hartshorne to Yanush Latimer, Pittsburg 2242 22 miles
(35 km)
Tornado destroyed mobile homes, sheds, a business, barns and outbuildings with heavy damage to houses including some destroyed in Yanush. 4 people were injured.
EF1 E of Quapaw Ottawa 2248 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Satellite tornado adjacent to the main Picher-Racine tornado. The tornado merged into the main cyclone and it enlarged to 1 mile (1.6 km) in width entering Missouri.
EF2 E of Daisy Atoka, Pushmataha 34°33′N 95°41′W / 34.55°N 95.69°W / 34.55; -95.69 2305 3.5 miles
(5.6 km)
Three houses were heavily damaged. One woman was trapped but not injured. Trees were snapped and uprooted
EF1 N of Snow Pushmataha 34°45′N 93°53′W / 34.750°N 93.883°W / 34.750; -93.883 2330 1.5 miles
(2.4 km)
Trees were snapped or uprooted
EF1 E of Albion Pushmataha 34°45′N 93°53′W / 34.750°N 93.883°W / 34.750; -93.883 2335 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Trees were snapped or uprooted
EF0 SW of Smithville McCurtain 0005 0.25 mile
(400 m)
Damage limited to trees
Kansas
EF0 N of Oswego Labette 2215 unknown Brief touchdown a corn stalk field
EF0 SE of Oswego Labette 2219 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Brief touchdown in an open field
EF0 W of Faulkner Cherokee 37°10′N 95°05′W / 37.167°N 95.083°W / 37.167; -95.083 2219 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Intermittent tornado path with minor damage to one house and a grain elevator.
Arkansas
EF1 S of Bentonville Benton 2335 1.5 miles
(2.4 km)
Tornado spotted near a Wal-Mart according to 40/29 News coverage. Part of a roof was blown off a school.
EF1 W of Center Hill White 0014 9 miles
(14.4 km)
Damage to trees
EF0 SW of Russell White 0042 unknown Brief tornado touchdown in an open field with no damage reported.
EF1 SW of Fairmont Lonoke, Prairie 0047 unknown Damage limited to trees
EF0 E of Watalula Franklin 35°34′N 93°50′W / 35.57°N 93.83°W / 35.57; -93.83 0051 unknown Tornado sighted with minor damage to trees.
EF1 SW of Avon Sevier 0055 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Many trees were snapped, some of which fell on and damaged houses.
EF1 Tipp area Woodruff, Cross 35°15′N 91°17′W / 35.250°N 91.283°W / 35.250; -91.283 0057 10.2 miles
(16.5 km)
A carport and tractor shed were destroyed, and several farm buildings were heavily damaged. Some houses also lost shingles.
EF3 Stuttgart area Arkansas 34°49′N 91°55′W / 34.817°N 91.917°W / 34.817; -91.917 0057 14 miles
(22.4 km)
Structural damage to many buildings reported in town, and trees were reported downed. 200 houses, 50 businesses, a nursing home, school buildings and several churches were damaged. Nine people were injured.
EF1 SE of Lawrenceville Monroe 0126 4.4 miles
(7 km)
Damage mostly consisted of downed trees, although one house lost parts of its roof.
EF0 SE of Oakhaven Hempstead 0204 1 mile
(1.6 km)
A metal farm outbuilding had roof damage.
EF1 SW of Rosston Nevada 33°58′N 93°31′W / 33.967°N 93.517°W / 33.967; -93.517 0232 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Damage primarily in a wooded area
Missouri
EF1 E of Carthage Jasper 37°18′N 94°24′W / 37.300°N 94.400°W / 37.300; -94.400 2308 3.25 miles
(5.2 km)
1 death – One mobile home was destroyed by fallen trees (where the fatality took place). Several other houses were damaged and outbuildings were destroyed.
EF0 NW of Jenkins Barry 36°47′N 93°44′W / 36.783°N 93.733°W / 36.783; -93.733 2358 4 miles
(6.4 km)
Damage limited to trees
Mississippi
EF1 West Marks Quitman 0233 0.33 mile
(550 m)
Brief tornado damaged a few houses and a metal building.
EF1 Enid area Tallahatchie, Yalobusha 34°14′N 90°01′W / 34.233°N 90.017°W / 34.233; -90.017 0318 8.5 miles
(14 km)
Heavy damage reported in the area. 28 houses damaged, several seriously. Three mobile homes were destroyed. Two people were injured.
Alabama
EF1 E of Wright Lauderdale 0400 1.6 miles
(2.6 km)
A barn and an outbuilding were destroyed, throwing roofing materials up to 1/2 mile (800 m) away.
EF1 S of Shotsville Marion 0418 25 miles
(40 km)
Tornado embedded in a derecho that moved across the area. Thousands of trees were snapped or uprooted. Several mobile homes were damaged and one carport was also damaged. Report courtesy of ABC 33-40.
EF1 N of Anderson Lauderdale 0459 1.5 miles
(2.4 km)
Minor structural damage reported to an outbuilding. Many trees snapped.
Sources: Storms Reports for May 10, 2008, NWS Springfield, NWS Little Rock, NWS Tulsa, NWS Tulsa - Multimedia Presentation, 2008 Oklahoma tornadoes, NWS Birmingham, NWS Huntsville, NWS Memphis

May 11 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Sunday, May 11, 2008
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Damage
Alabama
EF1 Sunlight area Walker 0527 9.3 miles
(14.9 km)
Damage to several structures and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted
EF2 Colony area Cullman, Walker 0537 13.3 miles
(21 km)
Widespread tree damage across the area. Several chicken houses were destroyed.
EF1 Heflin Cleburne 0736 4.2 miles
(6.7 km)
Six structures were destroyed and 35 homes were damaged. Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted.
EF1 E of Heflin Cleburne 0747 2.4 miles
(3.9 km)
Several houses were heavily damaged with roofs blown off. Many trees were snapped.
Georgia
EF2 ENE of LaGrange Troup 33°05′N 84°55′W / 33.09°N 84.91°W / 33.09; -84.91 0808 1 miles
(1.6 km)
One home was destroyed and three others were damaged
EF2 Jonesville Carroll 0808 100 yds
(90 m)
Brief spin-up tornado embedded in a derecho which blew two roofs off houses. Some damage to dorms of University of West Georgia.
EF2 SE of Hogansville Troup, Meriwether 0818 4 miles
(6.4 km)
The roof of a brick home was removed and a cinder block outbuilding and a shed were destroyed. Two trucks were destroyed and another house was damaged. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted.
EF2 E of Jonesville Carroll 0825 100 yds
(90 m)
One home was destroyed, and several others had major roof damage..
EF2 NE of Morrow Clayton, Henry, Rockdale, Newton 33°38′N 84°17′W / 33.63°N 84.28°W / 33.63; -84.28 0917 19 miles
(31 km)
One house heavily damaged just east of Interstate 675 with its second floor removed. Many other houses damaged.
EF2 Lizella/Macon Bibb, Twiggs 32°50′N 83°40′W / 32.84°N 83.66°W / 32.84; -83.66 0950 18 miles
(29 km)
At least one house destroyed along Lake Tobesofkee. Extensive tree and power line damage. Two buildings destroyed at Macon State College. Many trees on the campus uprooted or snapped. Several other businesses and campus buildings damaged, including two commercial buildings that were destroyed along Eisenhower Parkway.
EF1 S of Toomsboro Twiggs, Wilkinson 1015 25 miles
(40 km)
A mobile home was heavily damaged and a church lost its roof along its long track.
EF2 Dublin area Laurens 32°37′N 83°01′W / 32.61°N 83.01°W / 32.61; -83.01 1036 14 miles
(22.4 km)
2 deaths – One mobile home was destroyed, killing two occupants and injuring two others.[45] Six houses were heavily damaged and many sheds and outbuildings were destroyed.
EF1 Wrightsville area Laurens, Johnson 1044 10 miles
(16 km)
Several houses were damaged and a mobile home was destroyed. 5 people were injured in Johnson County near Wrightsville.
EF0 N of Louisville Washington, Jefferson, Burke 1045 33 miles
(53 km)
Long track tornado with minor damage to many structures, and damaged many trees.
EF1 N of Lowery Laurens 1058 9 miles
(15 km)
A mobile home was destroyed and trees were snapped and uprooted.
EF2 Kite area Johnson, Emanuel 1101 8 miles
(13 km)
Numerous houses were damaged and mobile homes destroyed, primarily along US 221. 3 people were injured in Johnson County inside a destroyed mobile home north of Kite.
EF3 SE of Soperton Treutlen, Montgomery 1111 7 miles
(11.2 km)
Sheds and outbuildings were destroyed and one home lost its entire second story.
EF2 Normantown Toombs 1120 1 miles
(1.6 km)
Four mobile homes damaged, one home and one mobile home and one church were destroyed. Sheds and outbuildings were also destroyed. There were three injuries.
EF1 S of Millen Jenkins 32°46′N 81°57′W / 32.76°N 81.95°W / 32.76; -81.95 1133 1.7 miles
(2.8 km)
Large wedge tornado; numerous trees and power lines were knocked down on Old West Savannah Road and Highway 25 South. Damage was reported to about 50 houses and two churches, where one person was injured.
EF3 Cobbtown area Toombs, Emanuel, Candler, Tattnall 32°28′N 82°14′W / 32.467°N 82.233°W / 32.467; -82.233 1135 7 miles
(11 km)
Homes were damaged, trees and power lines were knocked down, and a convenience store was destroyed near Highway 23 and Highway 25. Two people suffered minor injuries.
EF1 SE of Nevils Bulloch 32°16′N 81°45′W / 32.26°N 81.75°W / 32.26; -81.75 1210 2.25 miles
(3.6 km)
A mobile home was destroyed and another was heavily damaged, along with several farm buildings.
EF4 N of Darien McIntosh 31°41′N 81°58′W / 31.683°N 81.967°W / 31.683; -81.967 1352 11 miles
(17 km)
Two commercial buildings were blown away, with part of the roof landing on Interstate 95 near milepost 50 and boats thrown up to 650 yards (550 m) away. Nine people were injured inside one of the buildings, but none seriously. Several other businesses were damaged, including a marina which was destroyed.
EF1 Sea Island Glynn 31°18′N 81°38′W / 31.300°N 81.633°W / 31.300; -81.633 1840 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Tornado reported in the Sea Palms resort area. Many trees were snapped or uprooted, a few of which fell on buildings. No other building damage reported.
South Carolina
EF0 SE of Johnston Edgefield 33°50′N 81°49′W / 33.83°N 81.81°W / 33.83; -81.81 0809 unknown Tornado reported between Edgefield and Johnston. Damage limited to trees and power lines.
EF0 NE of Baynham Aiken 0831 3 miles
(4.8 km)
No damage reported
EF0 SE of Ridge Spring Aiken 33°48′N 81°37′W / 33.80°N 81.62°W / 33.80; -81.62 0928 unknown Damage limited to trees
EF0 WNW of Wagener Aiken 33°42′N 81°29′W / 33.70°N 81.49°W / 33.70; -81.49 1007 8 miles
(12.8 km)
Weak tornado damaged a few trees.
EF0 SE of Varnville Hampton 1230 unknown Weak tornado with no damage
EF2 SW of Charleston Charleston 32°43′N 80°14′W / 32.72°N 80.23°W / 32.72; -80.23 2210 12 miles
(20 km)
Large wedge tornado crossed Wadmalaw Island, Johns Island and James Island. The heaviest damage was on Wadmalaw Island, but damage was reported on all three islands.
Indiana
EF0 S of Markleville Madison 1225 unknown A trailer was carried away, one home had roof damage and numerous trees were damaged
Kentucky
EF1 Cumberland Falls State Park McCreary, Whitley 36°50′N 84°20′W / 36.84°N 84.34°W / 36.84; -84.34 1310 1.5 miles
(2.4 km)
Many trees were knocked down in the park, one of which fell on a park ranger station.
EF1 Grahn Fork Carter 1420 1.2 miles
(2 km)
Several houses suffered structural damage, and a mobile home lost its roof.
EF1 E of Wooton Leslie 37°18′N 83°29′W / 37.300°N 83.483°W / 37.300; -83.483 1427 200 yds
(180 m)
Heavy tree and power line damage as a result of a tornado in the area.
Ohio
EF0 NE of West Jefferson Madison, Franklin 40°01′N 83°28′W / 40.017°N 83.467°W / 40.017; -83.467 1710 300 yds
(270 m)
Tornado reported according to CNN coverage. Narrow line of damage along Highway 142 with damage mainly to trees.
North Carolina
EF0 SE of Morganton Burke 2030 unknown Damage limited to trees
EF0 NE of Cat Square Lincoln 2048 unknown Brief touchdown in an open field
EF0 SE of Kirkland New Hanover 2203 unknown No damage reported
EF0 E of West Concord Cabarrus 2219 unknown Brief touchdown
EF2 NW of Lewiston to NW of Cremo Bertie 36°14′N 77°19′W / 36.233°N 77.317°W / 36.233; -77.317 2225 15 miles
(24 km)
Tornado damaged several houses and destroyed some mobile homes and a church. Numerous trees knocked down. Two people were injured
EF2 SE of Maysville Onslow, Jones 2257 5 miles
(8 km)
Outbuildings were destroyed and several homes were heavily damaged. 6 people were injured.
EF0 NW of Morton Fork Onslow 2328 unknown No damage reported
EF1 Morehead City Carteret 34°44′N 76°44′W / 34.74°N 76.73°W / 34.74; -76.73 0006 3 miles
(4.8 km)
Brief tornado knocked down some trees and flipped a trampoline. Minor damage to businesses also reported.
EF0 SW of Crab Point Carteret 0017 unknown Brief waterspout that moved onshore
EF1 N of Beaufort Carteret 0027 unknown Brief tornado touchdown
Sources: Storms Reports for May 11, 2008, NWS Peachtree City, NWS Wilmington, OH, NWS Jackson, KY, NWS Jacksonville, NWS Columbia, NWS Wakefield, NWS Newport/Morehead City, NWS Charleston, SC, NWS Charleston, WV

May 13 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Tuesday, May 13, 2008
EF#
Location
County
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Damage
Missouri
EF0 SE of Mindenmines Barton 37°28′N 94°35′W / 37.467°N 94.583°W / 37.467; -94.583 0127 0.1 miles (0.16 km) A brief tornado touched down in a strip pit, causing no damage.[46]
Sources: NCDC: Storm Data

May 14 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Wednesday, May 14, 2008
EF#
Location
County/Parish
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Damage
Texas
EF0 SE of Burnet Burnet 1010 unknown Minor damage to a mobile home and vehicle
EF1 E of New Summerfield Rusk 31°59′N 94°58′W / 31.99°N 94.97°W / 31.99; -94.97 1430 4 miles
(6.4 km)
A manufactured home was destroyed, as were several outbuildings, a barn and a shed. Extensive tree damage along its path.
EF0 SE of Plains Yoakum 2015 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Brief tornado
EF0 N of Lubbock Lubbock 2102 unknown Brief tornado but damaged the roof of a warehouse while car windows were blown out.
EF0 W of Westbrook Mitchell 2205 2 miles
(3.2 km)
Damage to trees near Interstate 20
EF0 W of Edleona Nolan 2235 unknown Brief tornado
EF0 SE of Lake Trammell Nolan 2253 unknown Brief tornado
EF0 Melvin area McCulloch 2307 unknown Brief tornado
EF0 W of Brady McCulloch 31°14′N 99°40′W / 31.233°N 99.667°W / 31.233; -99.667 2316 1 mile
(1.6 km)
Tree damage was reported on both sides of Brady Creek Reservoir.
EF0 N of Lake Victor Burnet 0125 unknown Brief tornado uprooting trees
EF0 W of Dublin Erath 0130 unknown No damage reported
Sources: Storms Reports for May 14, 2008, NWS San Angelo, NWS Shreveport

May 15 event[edit]

List of reported tornadoes – Thursday, May 15, 2008
EF#
Location
County/Parish
Coord.
Time (UTC)
Path length
Damage
Texas
EF1 Winnsboro area Franklin 0550 3 miles
(4.8 km)
Damage reported to a mobile home and trees embedded in straight-line wind damage.
EF0 SE of Buna Jasper 30°25′N 93°56′W / 30.41°N 93.93°W / 30.41; -93.93 0900 0.25 mile
(400 m)
Roof was blown off a barn
Louisiana
EF1 SW of Deridder Beauregard 30°49′N 93°24′W / 30.81°N 93.40°W / 30.81; -93.40 0915 unknown Main damage was to trees. Two people were injured
EF0 SE of Deridder Beauregard 30°45′N 93°15′W / 30.75°N 93.25°W / 30.75; -93.25 0925 0.5 mile
(800 m)
Several trees uprooted
EF0 SW of Gueydan Vermilion 30°03′N 92°51′W / 30.050°N 92.850°W / 30.050; -92.850 1112 0.25 mile
(400 m)
One barn collapsed. Minor tree damage reported.
EF2 Maurice area Vermilion, Lafayette 30°11′N 92°12′W / 30.183°N 92.200°W / 30.183; -92.200 1115 9 miles
(15 km)
Several houses were damaged, at least one of which was heavily damaged. A mobile home was also destroyed.
EF0 NW of Esther Vermilion 1135 7 miles
(11 km)
Minor damage to several buildings, including at the Grand Isle Shipyard. Numerous trees knocked down.
EF0 SW of Lafayette (1st tornado) Lafayette 1135 0.5 mile
(800 m)
Minor roof damage to several houses, and scattered tree damage.
EF1 SW of Lafayette (2nd tornado) Lafayette 30°19′N 92°05′W / 30.317°N 92.083°W / 30.317; -92.083 1140 1 mile
(1.6 km)
15 to 17 homes sustained significant tornado damage in the Oil Center area. Numerous trees fell, some landing on cars.
EF1 Breaux Bridge St. Martin 1155 5 miles
(8 km)
Three houses and three businesses were destroyed, and 37 other houses were damaged. One person was injured in a house removed from its foundation.
EF1 SW of Folsom St. Tammany 30°37′N 90°13′W / 30.61°N 90.22°W / 30.61; -90.22 1400 6 miles (9.7 km) Damage confined to several large pine trees.
EF1 ENE of Enon Washington 30°45′N 90°01′W / 30.75°N 90.02°W / 30.75; -90.02 1420 2.5 miles (4.0 km) Damage confined mainly to trees.
Mississippi
EF1 Camp Shelby area Lamar, Forrest 31°17′N 89°30′W / 31.283°N 89.500°W / 31.283; -89.500 1505 15 miles
(24 km)
Widespread tree damage along its path, damaging several houses and destroying a car and a mobile home.
EF1 WSW of McLaurin Forrest 31°17′N 89°30′W / 31.283°N 89.500°W / 31.283; -89.500 1515 1.25 miles
(2.1 km)
A church lost a part of its roof.
Alabama
EF0 Cohasset Conecuh, Covington 1727 15 miles
(24 km)
Three houses and a mobile home were damaged, along with some trees.
Sources: Storms Reports for May 15, 2008, NWS Austin/San Antonio, NWS Mobile, NWS Lake Charles, NWS Jackson, MS

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