Two confirmed tornadoes in Carroll County Sunday Morning

A National Weather Service storm survey was conducted in Carroll County.  Two tornadoes originated from the same thunderstorm, one tornado in western Carroll County near Yeoman, the other in eastern Carroll County.  

The first touchdown actually occurred just west of Lake Freeman in White County near Freeman and Chalmers roads around 1:05 AM EDT.  This tornado caused minor tree and structural damage on the west side of the lake. The tornado crossed the lake with further light damage on the east side of the lake near county road 875 N.  Additional and more significant damage occurred at US 421 and county road 875 N with a church receiving roof damage and a boat storage facility having a structure destroyed. This tornado tracked another couple miles, destroying a barn near 750 N and 625 W before lifting.  Based on the damage it appears this was an EF1 tornado with winds near 100 mph.

A second touchdown occurred near 700 N around Rockfield in eastern Carroll County around 1:20 AM EDT.   This second touchdown destroyed two hog barns before continuing on into Cass County.  Based on the damage observed this appeared to be a high EF1 tornado with winds approaching 110 mph.  


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