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Douglas County EF-1 Tornado

Damage Path - Douglas County
County Rating # of Fatalities/Injuries KML
Douglas EF-1

0 Fatalities / 

0 Injuries


Rating: EF-1
Peak Wind: 90 mph
Path Length: 1.5 miles
Path Width: 250 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0
Start Date: May 3, 2021
Start Time: 10:00 AM EDT
Start Location: 1 E Bill Arp
Start Lat/Lon: 33.6681 / -84.7821
End Date: May 3, 2021
End Time: 10:03 AM EDT
End Location: 2 WSW Chapel Hill
End Lat/Lon: 33.6717 / -84.7572




An EF-1 tornado briefly touched down in Douglas County along North Summers Circle. The tornado uprooted and snapped a few trees at the beginning of the track. The tornado intensified as it crossed Kings Highway, snapping and uprooting trees along Plum Crest Road, Cherry Dale Drive, Orchard Road, and Apple Valley Road. The NWS survey determined at least 10 homes had trees fall on them in this area. The tornado continued east, crossing Apple Way Court and Yeager Road and snapping and uprooting trees there as well as along Greenwood Drive before lifting as it approached Dorset Shoals Road.


This large pine tree was downed onto a home on Cherry Dale Drive. Multiple trees were downed along Apple Valley Road.

KFFC Reflectivity (10:02 AM EDT) KFFC base velocity (10:02 AM EDT)