Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF3
-- Length 16.9 Miles
-- Width 1320 Yards
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-04-28 00:01:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 0N CLIP
Begin Lat/Lon 36.65/-81.95
End Date 2011-04-28 00:17:00.0 EST-5
End Location 3E MC CALL GAP
End Lat/Lon 36.816/-81.725
Deaths Direct/Indirect 3/1 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 50/0
Property Damage 3.00M
Crop Damage 0.50M
Episode Narrative Favorable atmospheric conditions resulted in a deadly tornado outbreak across southwest Virginia on the 27th. The tornadoes produced from light to heavy damage to many homes and businesses across southeast Virginia. The thunderstorms produced 4 tornadoes across the area along with 4 deaths and 50 injured.
Event Narrative Glade Spring Tornado. An NWS storm survey reported an EF3 tornado formed south of Abingdon and tracked northeast to the Glade Spring area then moved into Smyth County Virginia. The 140 mph wind speed associated with the tornado, destroyed a small church as well as producing extensive damage to many residences and businesses. The tornado crossed I-81 at the Glade Spring exit (Exit 29) and caused extensive damage to a large truck stop as well as flipping trucks on the property. One truck turned on its side and smashed into the corner of the restaurant.
Three people died and 50 were injured by the tornado. A 59 year old man and a 67 year old women died when the tornado destroyed their mobile homes. In addition, a 71 year old man died in his home. An indirect death occurred when a 60-year-old woman, driving a car rear-ended a stationary tractor trailer.

Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death (Direct) 59 Male Mobile/Trailer Home
Death (Direct) 71 Male Permanent Home
Death (Direct) 67 Female Mobile/Trailer Home
Death (Indirect) 60 Female Vehicle/Towed Trailer


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 3 50 3.188M 500.00K
GATE CITY SCOTT CO. VA 04/27/2011 16:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
THREE SPGS WASHINGTON CO. VA 04/27/2011 20:45 EST-5 Hail 2.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO POND WASHINGTON CO. VA 04/27/2011 20:55 EST-5 Funnel Cloud 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUFFALO POND WASHINGTON CO. VA 04/27/2011 20:55 EST-5 Hail 1.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WISE WISE CO. VA 04/27/2011 21:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
HASKELL WASHINGTON CO. VA 04/27/2011 21:04 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
VANCE WASHINGTON CO. VA 04/27/2011 21:13 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
RUSH CORNER WASHINGTON CO. VA 04/27/2011 21:19 EST-5 Hail 1.25 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ABINGDON WASHINGTON CO. VA 04/27/2011 21:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
GREEN COVE WASHINGTON CO. VA 04/27/2011 23:05 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
CLIP WASHINGTON CO. VA 04/28/2011 00:01 EST-5 Tornado EF3 3 50 3.000M 500.00K
Totals: 3 50 3.188M 500.00K