Friday, Dec 6, 2013
Tornado Hits the Town of Stonefort
STONEFORT -- A tornado damaged parts of Williamson County Thursday night. The village of Stonefort was in the path of the storm.
Friday morning crews and volunteers were out early cleaning up debris. Officials say Thursday night's storm damaged three barns, two homes and power-lines.
Crews with the Paducah National Weather Service spent the afternoon surveying the damage. They confirm that an EF-1 tornado passed through the town, with wind speeds of about 100 miles per hour. There are several indicators that help determine the strength of a tornado.
"If we're in towns, we're looking for roofs, trees and any structural damage. When you're out in the country then you're looking for mainly tree damage," says National Weather Service Science and Operations Officer, Pat Spodem.
Stonefort Mayor, George Jackson says clean-up will cost the city up to $4,000.
Wind: 9 MPH
Humidity: 93 %