Thursday, February 5, 2009

1 Year Ago Today

A deadly tornado struck three counties in Middle Tennessee one year ago today.  Residents in Sumner, Trousdale, and Macon took shelter as an EF-3 tornado ripped through the several communities in these counties.  Hardest hit was the town of Lafayette, where a large neighborhood near the Lafayette Golf Course took a direct hit.  A natural gas line was severed in Trousdale County.  The ensuing fire could be seen from our the Cookeville webcam, some 70 miles away.  22 people alone in these three counties were killed.  More than 60 were injured.

National Weather Service-Nashville Blog Post by Mark Rose

Video from CNN

Other areas hit in Tennessee included Union University in Jackson. Overall, 28 were killed across Tennessee with more than 150 injuries. Pictures here

Remembering 1 year later from post

As many of you know, I have family in Macon County.  It was a difficult time after the tornado finding my wife's uncle.  He was eventually safe and sound. Macon County photos here and here from the Tennessean .

You can go back through my 'blog archive' section and find articles relating to this tornadic outbreak by clicking here .

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