Hampton EF-2 Tornado - June 20, 2011

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This tornado touched down approximately 5 miles south-southwest of Hampton at 5:25 p.m. CDT, just south of Interstate 80, where a home suffered some roof damage and a grain truck was overturned. A cattle shed was also destroyed, trees were damaged, and a few wooden power poles were snapped.  A few moments later the tornado crossed over the interstate in front of many spectators.  Just north of the interstate, roof panels were ripped from an outbuilding and more power poles were broken.  A roof was partially removed from a double-wide trailer just southwest of Hampton and irrigation pivots were knocked over.  The tornado continued on a path just west of Hampton, move north-northeast.  Along its path, grain bins and irrigation pivots were destroyed, numerous tree trunks were snapped and irrigation piping was destroyed, including being wrapped around trees and power poles.  Approximately 60 power poles were destroyed, at least 16 irrigation pivots were damaged, along with 7 homes and 10 outbuildings.  The tornado lifted 4 miles north-northeast of Hampton, about 10 miles from its touchdown point, at 5:45 p.m. CDT.  The maximum wind speed of this tornado was estimated to be 125 miles per hour.


Overturned pivots near Hamton, Nebraska. Photo by NWS Staff. Irrigation piping  throw into trees. Photo by NWS Staff. Another photo of irrigation debris. Photo by NWS Staff.
 Overturned pivots near Hampton, Nebraska. Photo by NWS Staff. Irrigation piping  throw into trees. Photo by NWS Staff. Another photo of irrigation debris. Photo by NWS Staff.
Debris thrown into a field near Hampton, Nebraska. Photo by NWS Staff. Damage to trees and irrigation piping debris. Photo by NWS Staff. Debris wrapped around a tree. Photo by NWS Staff.
Debris thrown into a field near Hampton, Nebraska. Photo by NWS Staff.
Damage to trees and irrigation piping debris. Photo by NWS Staff.
Debris wrapped around a tree. Photo by NWS Staff.
Irrigation piping wrapped around a heavily damaged tree. Photo by NWS Staff. Another photo of irrigation piping wrapped. Photo by NWS Staff. Damage to trees along side a gravel road in Hamilton County Nebraska. Photo by NWS Staff.
 Irrigation piping wrapped around a heavily damaged tree. Photo by NWS Staff. Another photo of irrigation piping wrapped. Photo by NWS Staff. Damage to trees along side a gravel road in Hamilton County Nebraska. Photo by NWS Staff.

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