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27aprAll DayGreat Smoky Mountains, TN Tornadoes – April 27, 2011

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A view of damage to the south shore of Lake Chilhowee through Google Earth. Imagery from April 12, 2013.

The 2011 Super Outbreak reached far beyond populated areas into the wilderness. Deep in the Great Smoky Mountains, five tornadoes occurred on April 27 within five hours. These twisters repeatedly pounded areas of the Cherokee National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, tearing large chunks of forest from mountains and shutting down trails for months.

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