The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-2 tornado touched down early in the morning on Tuesday, November 6. A team from the NWS was in Grundy County early the following Wednesday to access the damage. They declared a tornado was the cause of damage to the Pelham community.
“In this case, when you have trees uprooted, trees snapped, we know that at least takes 90 mph winds,” said Krissy Hurley, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for NWS Nashville. “So, that equals an EF-1 tornado to cause that kind of damage.”
After assessing more damage, the NWS upgraded the strength in Grundy County to an EF-2 tornado with 115 mph winds.
The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and SVEC worked throughout the storm and into the following days to clear roads and repair power lines. Both kept the community up to date with frequent social media posts.
The storm caused nine tornados to touch down in Tennessee and Alabama.
TornadoHQ.com created the above graphic of the tornado’s path.