Saturday, April 11, 2009

Murfreesboro, Tennessee Tornado

An EF-3 tornado swept through Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Good Friday, April 10. The tornado killed a 9-month old baby and her mom. Here's more from WSMV-TV in Nashville, Tennessee.
Two people were killed and at least 42 were hurt as tornadoes struck Murfreesboro midday on Friday. Seven people had critical injuries, and at least 100 homes were destroyed, in addition to 150 more that were damaged, according to Rutherford County officials.
Rutherford County EMS Randy White confirmed that a 9-week-old girl and her mother, Kori Bryant, 30, died at the corner of Haynes Drive and Sulphur Springs Road. Her child, Olivia, was found in a car seat 200 yards from their house. Amy Jones, 32, was at work at State Farm Insurance when she heard that her house had been leveled. She was stunned when she got to the scene and saw that the 1,800-square-foot home with a garage was lifted completely off the foundation and dropped on her neighbor's home."My house is on top of someone else's house. It's surreal," Jones said.
A detailed storm assessment with aerial as well as ground photos by the NWS in Nashville can be found here.

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