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December 25, 2015 track map

Tornado Statistics
# Counties Rating Time (CST) Length (miles) Width (yards) Fatalities Injuries
1 Bedford EF1 0716 0.48 75 0 0


Barely over one day after a major tornado outbreak affected Tennessee and surrounding states, another round of severe storms and flooding impacted Middle Tennessee on Christmas Day. One brief tornado touched down in Shelbyville, TN in Bedford County, causing minor damage. Other minor wind damage occurred near Baxter, TN in Putnam County, where 3 barns had minor roof damage and a few trees were blown down.


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EF1 Shelbyville Tornado
Counties: Bedford
Time: 7:16 AM CST
EF Scale: EF1
Estimated Peak Winds: 90 mph
Damage Path Length: 0.48 miles
Damage Path Width: 75 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries 0

This low end EF1 tornado started at the northwest side of the Newell Rubbermaid plant and moved east-southeast through the rest of the plant complex including the neighboring Calsonic plant. Two large sections of roof were peeled back at the Rubbermaid plant. Roof gravel was blown in all directions and damaged several company vehicles. Six empty tractor trailers were blown around and partially stacked upon each other. Several garage doors failed and at least 3 were blown into the facility. One large tree between the two facilities was blown over. At Calsonic, two windows were blown out, a carport was damaged, a glass doorway was blown in, a few tree branches were broken and metal signs were smashed to the ground. This information is from a storm survey conducted jointly by NWS Nashville and the Bedford County Emergency Management Agency on December 26.