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NWS Survey Results: EF-2 and Two EF-0 Tornadoes Touched Down in Christian and Muhlenberg Counties Sunday Evening

NWS Survey Results: EF-2 and Two EF-0 Tornadoes Touched Down in Christian and Muhlenberg Counties Sunday Evening

Bill Stephens

March 30th, 2016

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Preliminary survey results by a storm damage assessment team found that one EF-2 and two EF-0 tornadoes struck Christian and Muhlenberg Counties Sunday evening.

According to the National Weather Service, an EF-2 tornado touched down around 7:00 just east of the Trigg/Christian County line in the Cerulean/Bainbridge Grove area along Highway 91, the Princeton Road. The EF-2 tornado packed peak winds of 115 miles per hour was one the ground for about 15 ½ miles and was 200 yards wide. On the Princeton Road the EF-2 tornado destroyed a barn and damaged a shop and home. Officials say a trench box weighing over 2-thousand pounds was thrown at least 80 yards. A total of 16 barns were destroyed along the path of the tornado and ten more received minor to moderate damage. Officials say two homes sustained moderate damage and ten tractors/farm implements were damaged as well as numerous trees uprooted and snapped along the tornado’s path.

An EF-0 tornado packing winds of 80 miles per hour touched town about 5.4 miles west of Crofton in northern Christian County and was on the ground for about 3 ½ miles and was 75 yards wide causing minor damage to two homes and snapped numerous trees.

Officials indicate an EF-0 tornado touched down just west of the Christian/Muhlenberg County line around 7:35 and traveled northeast into Muhlenberg County with peak winds of 74 miles per hour. It was tracked on the ground for about 5 miles and was about 50 yards wide and left behind numerous uprooted and damaged trees.

Fortunately, there were no injures reported in Christian or Muhlenberg County.

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