Path length: 3.8 miles
Width: 1000 yards
County: Robertson, Sumner
This was one of 3 tornadoes confirmed on March 4, 1955. It moved to the ENE on the south side of Mitchellville. 20-30 homes damaged or destroyed. 50 head of livestock and 4,000 chickens were killed. 20 barns and 1 new brick school was destroyed. There were 4 injuries and no fatalities. Per an article in The Leaf-Chronicle from March 5, 1955, Bobby Hinton received the most serious injury. “He was hit by a brick from a disintegrating garage.”
We gathered information for this event from the SPC & NCDC Databases, the March 1955 Climatological Data National Summary (CDNS) and Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes and found the following differences:
- SPC/NCDC have the length at 3.8 miles.
- Grazulis & CDNS put the length at 5 miles.
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