At approximately 1:30 am on Saturday, April 1st. a long track tornado that had already caused a large amount of damage to some of our neighbors to the west set down in Marshall County. The NWS classified it as a very strong EF1 storm with maximum sustained winds at 110 mph. The storm damage for Marshall County shows a 3.9-mile track extending from Egypt Road to the county line on Tennessee Central Road at the Rutherford County line.
There were a total of 8 barns and outbuildings destroyed and 6 more damaged. There were also 2 commercial buildings damaged along with several RV units and farm equipment either damaged or destroyed. There was one concrete silo destroyed. There were 8 houses damaged and 2 destroyed.
A CSX train was stopped in the area as their protocol requires for a tornado warning. 5 rail cars carrying freight was lifted off the rails and carried several feet. There was no hazardous cargo on board. This occurred at rail marker OBA223 near Blackwell Road and Hwy. 31-A. There were no storm related injuries reported.