SPC Stats

Path length: 5 miles

Width:  200 yards

Fatalities:  2

Injuries:  12

Rating:  F3

County:  Henry

A total of 12 tornadoes were confirmed on November 26, 2001.  The strongest is the topic of this summary.  It hit late in the night in Henry County, TN, southeast of Paris and moved northeast 5 miles ending near Oakland.  10 homes and buildings were destroyed.  46 other were damaged.  There were two fatalities.  Elizabeth Goforth was killed when here double-wide trailer was hit by the tornado.  Her husband, Jerome and two sons (Seth and Hunter) were injured.  3-year-old Seth died from his injuries a few days after the event.

Tornado Path

SPC coordinates:  Start: 36.25 / -88.25      End: 36.28 / -88.23

Note:  Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.

Damage Photos via NWS Paducah

Newspaper Clippings

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