National Weather Service says EF-0 tornado touched down in Monroe County

By National Weather Service

The National Weather Service confirmed a EF-0 Tornado touched down in Monroe County Wednesday night.

According to the NWS:

The tornado first touched down just south of a single family home and moved northeast and resulted in minor damage to the home in the Sipsey Fork area of Monroe County. A column supporting the carport failed and resulted in the collapse of the carport.

In addition, plywood covering an attic entrance was blown inward. The tornado continued northeastward about 150 yards where it caused damage to a mobile home. A large shed was lifted by the tornado and thrown into the side of the mobile home damaging the exterior wall. This resulted in the destruction of the shed. A chicken coop was also destroyed.

An awning was blown up and over the mobile home and several cedar trees were blown over with a few of the trees snapped. The tornado lifted about 50 years beyond the mobile home with a total path length of about 200 yards. The NWS Survey team determined that the maximum peak winds reached 85 mph. The maximum tornado width was 25 yards.

There were no reports of people suffering injuries.

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