Now that it’s over, Tennessee can officially say that 2020 was an abnormally active and “devastating year” for tornadoes.
The National Weather Service says 35 tornadoes struck the state, killing 27 people, injuring hundreds more and causing billions of dollars in damage.
Middle Tennessee saw the most activity, and 24 counties in all saw touchdowns.
This year was crazy in many regards, and #tornadoes were unfortunately no exception. A preliminary total of 35 tornadoes struck #Tennessee in #2020, sadly killing 27 people, injuring hundreds of others, and causing billions of dollars in damage #tnwx pic.twitter.com/RzJAfBfQ5V
— NWS Nashville (@NWSNashville) December 31, 2020
The strongest tornado was level EF-4 in Putnam County in March. That same storm created the EF-3 that tore through Davidson, Wilson and Smith counties.
In April, a storm of similar strength but shorter duration hit the Chattanooga area.