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June 16, 2009 -- Lewis County Tornado

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF1 tornado in Tollesboro in Lewis County, Kentucky.




PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
309 PM EDT WED JUN 17 2009

...EF1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN LEWIS COUNTY KENTUCKY...

LOCATION...TOLLESBORO KENTUCKY
DATE...JUNE 16TH 2009
ESTIMATED TIME...925 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90-95 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.25 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.5627 N / 83.5904 W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.5629 N / 83.5867 W

A SURVEY OF DAMAGE CONDUCTED TODAY HAS CONFIRMED A BRIEF TORNADO
TOUCHDOWN IN LEWIS COUNTY KENTUCKY IN THE TOWN OF TOLLESBORO. DAMAGE
WAS CONSISTENT WITH THAT OF AN EF1 SCALE TORNADO. SEVERAL HOMES OR
MOBILE HOMES RECEIVED MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WITH 3 MOBILE HOMES
LIFTED OFF THEIR FOUNDATIONS. A BARN WAS DESTROYED AND ANOTHER WAS
DAMAGED. SEVERAL TREES AND LARGE BRANCHES OF TREES WERE DOWNED. A
TRUCK WAS ALSO DAMAGED.

MOST OF THE DAMAGE OCCURRED IN TOLLESBORO KY OFF STATE ROUTE 10
IN THE HAMPTON LANE ROAD AREA. SOME OTHER MINOR STRAIGHT LINE WIND
DAMAGE OCCURRED NEAR THE TORNADO DAMAGE AREA IN THE TOWN OF
TOLLESBORO.

Approximate Tornado Track
Tollesboro, Kentuckcy

Damage Photos from the Tollesboro Tornado
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