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A list of Scott County’s tornadoes

Two tornadoes touched down in Norma and Straight Fork on Thursday, April 8, 2021, damaging several homes but fortunately resulting in no injuries. They were the 11th and 12th recorded tornadoes in Scott County’s history. Here is a look at all of them:

March 14, 1933
Strength: F-2
Width: N/A
Length: N/A
Distance: N/A
Injuries: 13
Deaths: 0
At 8:50 p.m. on March 14, 1933, a tornado touched down along S.R. 63 in Huntsville, injuring 13 people and destroying several homes. Note: A tornado database maintained by Mississippi State University lists the tornado as occurring on March 21, 1932. However, records by Huntsville native Joe D. Duncan indicates the storm occurred on March 14, 1933. There were major tornado outbreaks in the Southeast, including Tennessee, on both dates. Read the story.

April 3, 1974
Strength: F-3
Width: 350 yards
Distance: 12.2 miles
Injuries: 11
Deaths: 0
At 11:50 p.m. on the evening of April 3, 1974, an F3 tornado touched down near Sunbright and Morgan County and tracked into Scott County, injuring 11 people and destroying several homes. Read the story.

April 3, 1974
Strength: F-3
Width: 400 yards
Distance: 13.0 miles
Injuries: 21
Deaths: 0
At 11:50 p.m. on April 3, 1974, an F3 tornado touched down along Coopertown Road in West Oneida and stayed on the ground for 13 miles to near Isham Road in Winfield, near the Scott-Kentucky border. It injured 21 people and destroyed several homes. Read the story.

March 16, 1996
Strength: F-0
Width: 100 yards
Distance: 1.0 mile
Injuries: 1
Deaths: 0
At 6:15 p.m. on March 16, 1996, an F0 tornado touched down briefly in the Pine Hill neighborhood east of Oneida, injuring one person. It was the first tornado in Scott County’s history not associated with a widespread severe weather outbreak.

April 20, 2000
Strength: F-1
Width: 20 yards
Length: 0.3 mile
Injuries: 0
Deaths: 0
At 8:50 p.m. on April 20, 2000, a small tornado touched down very briefly in the Annadell area of Scott County, off of Widows Lane. No one was injured.

November 10, 2002
Strength: F-1
Width: 50 yards
Length: 4.1 miles
Injuries: 0
Deaths: 0
At 6:40 p.m. on November 10, 2002, a small tornado touched down near Edward Smith Road south of S.R. 52 in Elgin, and tracked 4.1 miles to near East Robbins off Brimstone Road. No one was injured.

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November 10, 2002
Strength: F-1
Width: 50 yards
Length: 4.2 miles
Injuries: 0
Deaths: 0
At 6:50 p.m. on November 10, 2002, the same storm cell that had produced a tornado in Elgin and Robbins spawned another F1 tornado near Newport Cemetery Road in Norma. The tornado remained on the ground for 4.2 miles before lifting along the northern slopes of Silcox Mountain near the Rockhouse community. No one was injured.

May 8, 2009
Strength: EF-2
Width: 200 yards
Length: 4.5 miles
Injuries: 0
Deaths: 0

At 4:58 p.m. on the afternoon of May 8, an EF2 tornado touched down along Hurricane Road, near Cordell Mountain, and tracked for 4.5 miles parallel to S.R. 63 in the Straight Fork community, before crossing Straight Fork Mountain and ending along the headwaters of Roach Creek. No one was injured.

April 8, 2021
Strength: EF-2
Width: 200 yards
Length: 0.3 mile
Injuries: 0
Deaths: 0
At 6:14 p.m. on the evening of April 8, 2021, a tornado impacted the Norma area of eastern Scott County, remaining on the ground briefly around Howard Day Road, impacting primarily wooded areas. Read the story.

April 8, 2021
Strength: EF-2
Width: 200 yards
Length: 0.5 mile
Injuries: 0
Deaths: 0
At 6:15 p.m. on the evening of April 8, 2021, the same storm cell produced a brief tornado in the Straight Fork area of eastern Scott County, damaging several homes along Straight Fork Road. No injuries were reported. Read the story.

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