Our deepest thanks to our forensic architects and engineers who responded quickly to the aftermath of the March tornadoes in Tennessee, in parallel with the onset of the unprecedented Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Our licensed professionals responded immediately, with PPE in hand, to our clients’ requests to perform damage evaluations throughout Tennessee. Many of the buildings damaged by the tornadoes were single-family residences, exhibiting a wide variety of distress. Nelson Forensics professionals’ rapid response to evaluate these damaged buildings, and their capacity to complete evaluations swiftly, facilitated quick resolutions to questions of fact.
From late March 2 to early March 3, 2020, the National Weather Service reported that several thunderstorms generated at least ten tornadoes across Tennessee. Damage surveys concluded that seven tornadoes touched down in Middle Tennessee. The two strongest tornadoes were an EF-3 tornado that tracked over 60 miles across the Nashville metro area, and an EF-4 tornado which touched down in Putnam County during the early morning hours of March 3. These powerful tornadoes resulted in widespread damage, hundreds of injuries, and unfortunately fatalities.
According to the National Weather Service, these tornadoes were the worst experienced in Tennessee since the devastating tornadoes of April 27, 2011 across East Tennessee, and the Super Tuesday tornadoes on February 5-6, 2008.
For the past 26 years, Nelson’s Catastrophe Response Teams have evaluated tens of thousands of buildings and other structures following severe weather events nationwide. Nelson’s engineers and architects have evaluated affected buildings for imminent life safety issues, to determine the extent of damage due to extreme weather, and to develop appropriate scopes of repair for weather-damaged components.
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