Photos submitted by Vinnie Tran and Dr. Doug Jeffries on 6/15/2009.
On Friday, June 12, a large cluster of thunderstorms moved through the state, with the leading edge of the storms forming what the National Weather Service refers to as a "bow echo" as winds reached speeds of up to 80 mph (see storm reports from NWS). Clarksville took a direct hit from the storm -- the wind caused some structural damage to buildings in town and much of the city had extensive tree damage. This oak did significant damage to this off-campus residence...thankfully, there were no personal injuries reported in Clarksville as a result of the storm.
A campus icon, the tree in Gilbert's Park, was a casualty of Friday's storm.
Some limbs were brought down at Hurie Athletic Field, damaging some of the fencing around the field.
The tree between Mabee Administration Building and Raymond Munger Memorial Chapel lost a large limb.
A large limb down in Dr. Niece's front yard….
One of the trees in front of Smith-Broyles Science Center was heavily damaged by the strong winds.