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Downburst winds associated with the Thunderstorm that produced the tornado. The downburst winds from the thunderstorm that spawned the tornado were more widespread and caused more damage than the tornado itself!! See below for a sample of the damage.

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Above, pieces of a roof and siding that was ripped off and blown downstream. Estimated winds of about 60 to 70 mph which occurred in Popular Ridge along Poplar Ridge road.


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The structure where the debris in the previous photo originated.


The top of a slio was ripped off in this photograph by the strong winds and dropped into the barn adjacent to it. Notice the other trees snapped and uprooted in this general area. Winds here were about 70 mph. Location was also near Venice Center.


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Trees down in Poplar Ridge.


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Large willow tree was uprooted in Venice Center.


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Part of this metal shed was blown in by the strong thunderstorm winds. Both windows were blown out. This was close to Scipio Center


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Shingles were blown off the roof of this house near Scipio Center.


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Another Barn sustained significant damage from about 70 mph winds from this thunderstorm. The barn was also near Scipio Center.


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Large Cottonwood was uprooted. The root ball on the tree was over 10 feet high. This tree was amid several others that were uprooted and snapped by the strong thunderstorm winds. Wind was estimated at 70 mph. Location was close to Venice Center.


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Posted May 18, 2004