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April 18th Donelson Microburst


A NWS storm survey along with Nashville OEM determined an intense 3 mile long by 1/2 mile wide microburst caused significant wind damage in parts of Donelson and Hermitage. The worst damage was in the Stanford Estates neighborhood in Donelson on Lebanon Pike, where dozens of trees and large tree limbs were snapped or uprooted, with many falling onto homes. A total of 6 homes had significant damage due to downed trees. The roof of a dugout was also partially blown off at the Donelson Christian Academy, and several fences were blown down in the area. Damage was in a clear starburst pattern from the west to the north-northeast across Stanford Estates. Farther to the northeast, more trees were blown down in Hermitage along the Stones River Greenway and in the Ravenwood and Hermitage Hills neighborhoods. A few more trees were blown down in Rotary Park in Hermitage and a baseball field backstop was damaged. Winds were estimated up to 75 mph.


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