January 30, 2013 Meade County EF-0

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 ...EF-0 Tornado Confirmed in Meade County...

Damage Type:  Tornado

Date:  January 30, 2013

Begin Time:  4:05am EST
End Time:  4:05am EST

Begin Point:  5.5 miles southeast of Brandenburg
End Point:  5.8 miles east-southeast of Brandenburg

EF Scale:  EF-0
Wind speed:  80 mph

Path length:  1 mile
Path width:  200 yards

Narrative:  This tornado touched down in a grove of trees near the end of Kurtz Drive.  The tornado traveled to the northeast and damaged homes on Kurtz Drive and at the intersection of Thornhill Drive and Gaines Road.

Continuing to the northeast, at a home east of Gaines Road the owner reported that the water was evacuated out of all four toilets in the building as the tornado passed by.  At the home next door the front door was pulling away from the building.  Residents reported a loud roar.

The tornado continued northeast through some woods and lifted after damaging a small shed off of Tom Cain Road.

EF-Scale:  The Enahnced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories:
EF-0:  Weak, 65 to 85 mph
EF-1:  Weak, 86 to 110 mph
EF-2:  Strong, 111 to 135 mph
EF-3:  Strong, 136 to 165 mph
EF-4:  Violent, 166 to 200 mph
EF-5:  Violent, >200 mph


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