Clinton County Tornadoes

April 11, 2008


As a powerful thunderstorm moved from southwest to northeast across Clinton County on the afternoon of April 11, 2008, several tornadoes were spawned.  The twisters caused significant damage, especially in the northeastern portions of the county.  In all, four tornado touchdowns occurred in Clinton County:

Tornado #1
Tornado Rating:  EF-1 (95 mph)
Path length:  1/4 mile
Path width:  150 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0
Start time:  12:39pm CDT
End time:  12:40pm CDT

Tornado #2
Tornado Rating:  EF-1 (105 mph)
Path length:  1/4 mile
Path width:  150 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0
Start time:  12:41pm CDT
End time:  12:42pm CDT

Tornado #3
Tornado Rating:  EF-2  (115 mph)
Path length:  3.1 miles
Path width:  300 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0
Start time:  12:44pm CDT
End time:  12:47pm CDT

Tornado #4
Tornado Rating:  EF-2  (125 mph)
Path length:  1.5 miles, and then into Wayne County
Path width:   300 yards
Injuries:  0
Fatalities:  0
Start time:  12:46pm CDT
End time:  12:49pm CDT (and then on into Wayne County)

Track Map:

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NWS Photos (click on the image for a larger picture):

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Emergency Management Photos (click on the image for a larger picture):

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Public Photos (click on the image for a larger picture):

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Rachel Matthews-Cross/Chris Allen/WBKO
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Jamie Russell
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The man in the photo is 6 feet tall.  Jeff Burris
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A 2x4 driven into the ground.  Jeff Burris
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Hail in Cumberland County.
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Aliea Garner
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Aliea Garner
 tree upside down

The following photos were sent to us by Daniel Wilson of WHVE-FM.  Note in the first 3 photos how the wall of the house, on the east side of the structure, has bowed out.  Note, too, the effects inside the house, such as the wall being pulled away from the floor, and also being pulled away from a cabinet that had been nailed to the wall (leaving all the glassware on the cabinet intact!).
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