It’s Confirmed: Tornado Hit Bloomingdale Tuesday


A weak tornado with EF-0 intensity touched down near a mobile home on Pop Shearouse Road.  Most of the roof of the mobile home was blown off and some tree damage happened.

As the tornado moved eastward, it got stronger and snapped trees along Stagecoach Road.  Roof fascia was also ripped off of a home.  The degree of tree damage in this area was consistent with an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds estimated to be 90-95mph.

The tornado then kept traveling east toward Cheyenne Road where the damage pattern became more sporadic.  Here, trees were uprooted and damage to the roof of an RV and outbuilding happened.  The tornado continued to produce isolated tree damage as it moved eastward before falling apart near Jimmy DeLoach Parkway.

The tornado touched down at around 4:09pm and lifted around 4:13pm.  It was on the ground for 1 mile and had maximum damage width of 100 yards.

EF0...wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1...wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2...wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3...wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4...wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5...wind speeds greater than 200 mph.


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