CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – October 28, 2010
The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touchdown in Chattanooga from Tuesday's storms.
Meteorologist Tim Troutman inspected damage near Chickamauga Dam on Wednesday and determined an EF2 tornado had struck.
Troutman told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the twister probably produced winds of 115 miles per hour.
The forecaster said the tornado left a damage path about 100 yards wide and traveled for just over a mile on the ground, first touching down near the dam and lifting as it began to climb a ridge.
Hamilton County Emergency Services director Bill Tittle says the only injuries were minor and occurred in a seven-car crash as the tornado tossed fencing onto a bridge over the dam.
Mike & Hali were there! But in fact unable to catch a glimpse of the notorious twister cloud . . . but plenty of ominous clouds nevertheless.
Photos: Storm Clouds 1—Chattanooga, 2010; Storm Clouds 2—Chattanooga, 2010