EF 2 Tornado in NW Douglas County

From the National Weather Service....

DOUGLAS COUNTY...STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE BROUGHT DOWN A LARGE CEDAR TREE NEAR A CHURCH AT THE INTERSECTION OF E 900 RD AND N 400 RD.

A DAMAGE SWATH IN NORTHWESTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY WAS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY A TORNADO. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 104 AM ON FRIDAY MAY 2 2008, 5 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF CLINTON.

THE TORNADO REMOVED A GARAGE AND APPROXIMATELY TWO THIRDS OF A HOUSE FROM ITS FOUNDATION UPON TOUCHDOWN. THE TORNADO CARRIED DEBRIS FROM THIS HOUSE A FEW HUNDRED YARDS AWAY. THE TORNADO DAMAGE AT THIS LOCATION HAS BEEN ASSIGNED A PRELIMINARY RATING OF EF-2.

THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST FOR TWO MINUTES AND THEN CAUSED A METAL OUTBUILDING TO COLLAPSE BEFORE LIFTING AT APPROXIMATELY 106 AM ON FRIDAY MAY 2 2008, 4 MILES NORTHWEST OF CLINTON LAKE. THE TORNADO DAMAGE AT THIS LOCATION HAS BEEN ASSIGNED A PRELIMINARY RATING OF
EF-0. IN SUMMARY...THE TORNADO IN NORTHWEST DOUGLAS COUNTY HAS BEEN ASSIGNED A PRELIMINARY RATING OF EF-2 DUE TO DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED

WHEN IT TOUCHED DOWN. THE TORNADO LASTED 2 MINUTES...TRAVELED ALONG A 2 MILE PATH AND WAS...AT ITS LARGEST...UP TO 100 YARDS WIDE. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 104 AM...AND LIFTED AT APPROXIMATELY 106 AM.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 18545234 - wibw.com/a?a=18545234