Path length: 3.8 miles
Width: 1000 yards
County: Robertson, Sumner
This was one of three 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 one new brick school were destroyed. There were four 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.
March 1955 Climatological Data National Summary
Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, VT: The Tornado Project of Environmental Films. Page 985.
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