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Old 02-06-2008, 02:55 PM
 
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Has Chattanooga had very many serious tornados? Please tell me that the topography protects Chattanooga somehow. I've been worried about moving my family to Chattanooga after seeing the tornado damage in Tenessee on TV today.
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Location: South of DAYTON
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Default YES, Mountain reduce.

YES< MARY: Welcome, we told ya what you wish to hear. More info/comments on the main/ state board.
Two years ago MARCH there was identical event,(Memphis , N.W. Corner of state, KY border. Again, quite few dead, just when we were halfway getting house built,(NO basement). Always second doubts.
The more East , temperature has effect not to be so strong of gradient change(Damage). Two months ago we did have the church roof damage, no deaths in Kimball, I-24 west of Chatt. Yes Walden ridge plateau may help breakup rotation effect.
Say HELLO when you get here.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:48 AM
 
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We have had several severe tornadoes touch down here in Chattanooga over the years. They say if you live in the mountains, you don't have to worry. That is not true. I live in Lookout Valley, surrounded by mountains, and it tore our valley up last April of 2011. But it is a beautiful place to live and the people are about the friendliest people I know. Especially out here where we live. They have great shelters you can put in the ground for safety.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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I think the statistic I heard was: We've had more tornadoes in the last 10 mos then we've had in the last 60 years.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Mountains of Tennessee
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As you can see, we are not officially in Tornado Alley, but it can happen if the weather conditions are right. We have had a few over the past couple of years, but we could also go another 60 years without having one.
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