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The August 4th 2004 Tornado

Map of Westmoreland

 
...TORNADO HITS WESTMORELAND COUNTY...





ABOUT 335 PM WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2004, A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN 

WESTMORELAND COUNTY ABOUT 3 MILES EAST OF GREENSBURG AT CHARTER OAK, 

UNITY TOWNSHIP. 



THE TOUCHDOWN WAS BRIEF AS THE TORNADO MOVED FROM THE NORTHWEST TO 

THE SOUTHEAST. THE PATH LENGTH WAS ESTIMATED TO BE ABOUT 100 YARDS, 

WHILE THE PATH WIDTH WAS ABOUT 30 YARDS. ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WINDS 

WERE ABOUT 65 MPH, CLASSIFYING THIS AS AN F0 TORNADO. 



THE TORNADO UPROOTED SEVERAL TREES AND BROKE MANY BRANCHES, TOSSING 

THEM ABOUT A NEARBY POOL.  NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.
Some photos of the damage:
Tornado Damage 1
Tornado Damage 2
Tornado Damage 3
Tornado Damage 4
Tornado Damage 5
Tornado Damage 6

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