‘Significant damage’ reported in Tompkinsville after EF-1 tornado

Kentucky

MONROE COUNTY, Ky. (WKRN) — More than 30 homes were damaged when an EF-1 tornado touched down in Tompkinsville, Kentucky Monday morning, according to Monroe County emergency officials.

The “significant damage,” which also included downed trees and powerlines, was part of a tornado-warned storm that moved through the area around 8 a.m.

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David Rich with Monroe County Emergency Management said an estimated 30 homes were damaged as a result of the storm. At least five of those were destroyed, he added.

There were no reports of injuries, according to Rich.

The National Weather Service surveyed the damage in Tompkinsville Monday afternoon and determined it was the result of an EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of 95 mile per hour.

The tornado, which had a width of 60 yards, touched down at approximately 8:08 a.m. and was on the ground for about three minutes, traveling half a mile.

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