12aprAll DayCleveland (Bradley County, TN) #1


Start Time: 11:45 pm EDT 

End Time: 11:50 pm EDT 

Rating:  EF2

Estimated Peak Winds: 115 mph

Path length: 3.04 miles

Width: 500 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 6

County:  Bradley

State:  Tennessee

Start Lat/Lon:  35.1613 / -84.864

End Lat/Lon:  35.1561 / -84.8125

Note:  Width listed as 0.56 miles, converted to yards

The storm from Hamilton County moved into Bradley County with a mesocyclone moving directly over downtown Cleveland. A tornado then formed quickly in Cleveland, less than a mile ENE of downtown. A residential section was hit, comprising single family homes as well as mobile homes, with 26 destroyed, 23 receiving major damage, and 62 other dwellings affected. A church in this area was heavily damaged and hundreds of trees were either uprooted or had large limbs snapped. The tornado then moved out of the city before occluding and dissipating in rural areas near Benton Pike east of downtown.


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