Tornadoes of February 6, 2008

February 5-6, 2008
Counties:  Meade
EF-scale: 
EF1
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  350 yards
Path length:  6.5 miles
Time:  11:54pm EST to 12:05am EST
Notes:
This tornado caused extensive tree and power line damage near Happy Ridge Road, Wood Dale Road, and Maple Grove Drive.  Several businesses were damaged in the Broadway and Lakeview Drive area.  A cinder block storage building was toppled.  The tornado knocked down the exterior wall of another building.  A storage building was lifted up and thrown across Broadway.  The Old Brandenburg Telephone Company Office had roof damage.  A church was damaged near the intersection of Broadway and KY 933.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Hardin
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  400 yards
Path length:  7.1 miles
Time:  12:21am EST to 12:25am EST
Notes:
The tornado destroyed a trailer and an outbuilding along Hansborough Road.  It caused major roof damage along Bethlehem Academy Road, with one home losing the roof completely.  Several boats were flipped over, and a large bus was pushed two feet.  The tornado pushed in garage doors at an industrial building along Ring Road.  This building also suffered significant roof damage.  At Central Hardin High School the tornado snapped concrete pillar stadium lights at the football stadium.  The press box was thrown onto the playing field and destroyed.  The basketball gym and a wing of the school experienced roof damage.  Along Black Branch Road just east of the school complex the tornado caused some structural damage to homes.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Hardin
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  1.2 miles
Time:  12:27am EST to 12:29am EST
Notes:
This tornado knocked a trailer off its foundation at the intersection of Miller Road and Porter Lane.  Anotehr trailer near this location was completely destroyed.  Another trailer along Miller Road was turned on to its roof.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Nelson
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  1.3 miles
Time:  12:38am EST to 12:42am EST
Notes:
An outbuilding was destroyed and the top half of a silo was knocked off.  Near Patton Road there was an enhanced area of tree damage, with the trees laying in a convergent pattern.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Spencer
EF-scale: 
EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  220 yards
Path length:  0.7 miles
Time:  12:38am EST to 12:40am EST
Notes:
This small tornado destroyed two mobile homes and did extensive roof and tree damage.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Spencer
EF-scale: 
EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  1
Path width:  220 yards
Path length:  0.6 miles
Time:  12:43am EST to 12:45am EST
Notes:
This brief twister destroyed two barns and did heavy damage to several other barns and homes.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Shelby
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  250 yards
Path length:  7 miles
Time:  12:46am EST to 12:52am EST
Notes: Most of the damage caused by this tornado was concentrated in the Flood Road area, as it intensified while moving to the northeast.  The tornado destroyed a large well-built barn and threw the structure 50 yards.  It moved an 18,000 pound trailer four feet, and flipped it.  Another barn was destroyed, and every shingle was blown off a well constructed roof.  Several other homes suffered some degree of roof damage.  Besides the structural damage, about 40 large hardwood trees were uprooted along the path.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Nelson
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  2
Path width:  300 yards
Path length:  0.8 miles
Time:  12:50am EST to 12:52am EST
Notes: This tornado destroyed or heavily damaged two shop buildings at a construction company.  A couple trailers on the company site were rolled over.  Farther along the tornado's path, it knocked a mobile home off the foundation, and rolled it over two nearby cars.  Two occupants of the mobile home were injured.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Shelby
EF-scale: 
EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  1
Path width:  125 yards
Path length:  0.4 miles
Time:  12:52am EST to 12:54am EST
Notes: A large barn was destroyed.  Sheet metal from the barn was thrown over 300 yards, and some metal from the barn was 50 yards to the west.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Washington KY
EF-scale:  EF1

Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  150 yards
Path length:  0.3 miles
Time:  1:01am EST to 1:03am EST
Notes: Touchdown was on Pleasant Drive about two miles southeast of Springfield.  The tornado blew the roof off of a house and threw it about 125 yards downwind.  Several pine trees were snapped and small outbuildings were destroyed.  A 14" diameter pine tree was snapped and moved about 45 yards downwind as well.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Washington KY
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  250 yards
Path length:  1 mile
Time:  1:06am EST to 1:08am EST
Notes:
Touchdown was on Russell Lane about 8 miles east northeast of Springfield.  The tornado completely blew away a large, well constructed outbuilding.  Six-by-six inch posts were snapped and piled up, while metal sheeting was blown about a quarter of a mile away.  Concrete joists weighing two hundred pounds were displaced.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Franklin
EF-scale:  EF1

Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  170 yards
Path length:  2.4 miles
Time:  1:08am EST to 1:12am EST
Notes: Numerous hardwood trees were downed on a steep ridge near Elkhorn Creek.  The tornado increased in intensity as it moved to the northeast, and did extensive roof damage to two homes on the west side of Lucas Lane.  It destroyed five barns on the east side of the road.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Mercer
EF-scale:  EF1

Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  350 yards
Path length:  0.9 miles
Time:  1:20am EST to 1:22am EST
Notes:
The touchdown point was on the east side of Harrodsburg and it casued three walls of a warehouse to collapse.  Near the intersection of KY 152 and Mac Court extensive tree damage occurred.  Metal sheeting was found in trees.  A large tree fell on a house and power lines, and that same house had its garage destroyed.  A small branch was driven into the side of a car and a chimney was knocked down from the side of a house.  Near KY 152 and Montrose Street the roof of a factory was blown in and extensive tree damage occurred.  An elementary school suffered quite a bit of roof and ceiling damage.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Harrison KY
EF-scale: 
EF2
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  1
Path width:  440 yards
Path length:  3.5 miles
Time:  1:29am EST to 1:34am EST
Notes:
This tornado touched down near 812 Mount Vernon Road, damaging a barn and home at that location.  Along Connersville Road the tornado lifted the roofs off of three homes, and damaged three others.  It also destroyed several barns and outbuildings, and snapped numerous hardwood trees.  It damaged a few more barns and trees before lifting about half a mile southwest of Cynthiana.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Clark KY
EF-scale: 
EF0
Deaths:  0
Injuries:  0
Path width:  125 yards
Path length:  0.9 miles
Time:  1:51am EST to 1:52am EST
Notes: This quick tornado destroyed two barns and caused substantial damage to three others.  A house was damaged, and a corn crib was destroyed.  Many trees were uprooted and a few were snapped.

February 6, 2008
Counties:  Allen, Monroe (from Macon, TN)
EF-scale: 
EF3
Deaths:  4
Injuries:  11
Path width:  440 yards
Path length:  10.4 miles
Time:  1:40am CST to 1:53am CST
Notes: This tornado destroyed 12 homes and mobile homes, mainly in the Amos community and in the Tracy Lane area.  Many other homes and buildings were damaged.  Four people were killed near Tracy Lane, and eleven others were injured in southeast Allen County.  The tornado continued through rural and wooded sections of eastern Allen County, and crossed into Monroe County near Fountain Run.

Morning Weather Map

Weather Map February 6, 2008


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