Small Tornado Confirmed in SE Missouri

Posted: Dec 10, 2012 3:50 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Dec 10, 2012 4:53 PM

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DONIPHAN (AP) - The National Weather Service confirms that a small tornado was responsible for destroying up to 200 trees and a few outbuildings in southeast Missouri over the weekend.

A survey team inspected the damage in Ripley County on Monday and concluded the area was hit Sunday afternoon by an EF-1 twister, with peak winds of 100 mph.

The tornado touched down shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday about 13 miles northeast of Doniphan. The twister's path was 100 yards wide and one-third of a mile long.

No deaths or injuries were reported.

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