The National Weather Service has confirmed a small EF-0 tornado touched down in Williamson County south of Fairview on September 1.
A severe thunderstorm warning was issued around 4:22 p.m. on September 1. That warning was quickly followed by a tornado warning in effect until 5 p.m. after radar indicated rotation eight miles south of Fairview.
The tornado touched down in the area of Green Chapel Road and traveled east over North Lick Creek Road to Bending Chestnut Road, lifting before it reached Interstate 840. The NWS reported the tornado had peak wind speed of 75 miles per hour and cut a 25-yard wide path on the ground for 2.8 miles.
Initial reports indicate damage from the tornado was restricted to trees and not structures. There were also no reports of injuries attributed to the tornado.
According to the National Weather Service, this storm system also produced flash flooding and wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour in other parts of the county. Some of the impacts included downed or damaged trees and flooded roadways.
The Williamson County Emergency Management Agency (WCEMA) is looking for the public’s assistance to document damages resulting from the storms September 1. The information will be used to assist the department in collecting consolidated impact information and for the National Weather Service as they assess the damage.
Residents can report damage through the established online form on the WCEMA storm impacts page at http://www.williamsonready.org/261/Storm-Impacts. This survey can be used year-round during severe weather events.
The survey will collect specific information about:
- What is damaged
- Types of damage
- Extent of damage
- Contact Information
“We want the community to know that they can use this survey whenever Williamson County suffers from a severe weather event,” said WCEMA Director Todd Horton. “This survey helps us better understand the impacts to our community, helps determine our community’s eligibility for disaster related financial assistance, and provides community members with a convenient avenue to share their storm related impacts.”
For more information about WCEMA and to register for the Williamson County Emergency Alert System, visit www.williamsonready.org.