EF1 Tornado Confirmed in Middlesboro on Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Jackson, KY conducted a damage survey and confirmed that an EF1 tornado touched down late in the afternoon on Tuesday October 26, 2010 in the city of Middlesboro, Bell County, Kentucky.

Time:  Touchdown for approximately 1 to 2 minutes between 6:10 pm EDT and 6:15 pm EDT.
Location: From just West of State Hwy 2079 North of Fleetwood Road, East-Northeast to just West of Hwy 25E in Middlesboro.
EF-Scale: EF-1
Estimated Max Winds: 105 MPH
Path Width: 1/10th to 1/8th of a mile
Path Length: 7/10th of a mile
Injuries: None
Fatalities: None

Path of EF1 Tornado through Middlesboro on October 26, 2010
Damage pictures are available at the points marked with a red asterisk.
(Click here for a larger map of the track)


Touchdown along N 19th Street (back to map)

Damage to a large metal fence and hardware store near touchdown.

Damage to hardware store warehouses near touchdown.

Damage to hardware store warehouses near touchdown.

Damage to hardware store warehouse roof shorlty after touchdown.

Damage to hardware store warehouses shortly after touchdown.

Pieces of roof trusses driven into and through a roof.

Damage to hardware store warehouses shortly after touchdown.

Gravel driven into and through siding.

Piece of lumber driven into a metal wall.

Shingles driven into a chain link fence.


Wilderness Road Residential Area (back to map)

2x4 driven through the side of a house.

Roof truss fragments driven into a concrete basement wall.

Wood fragments driven deep into lawn.


Trucking Station on Mack Avenue (back to map)

Large garage doors on windward side of building blown inward.

Garage door on leeward side of building blown outward.


Recycle Center on N 15th Street (back to map)

Wood fragments driven into an inside wall.

Door on windward side of building torn down and rolled up and laying against buckled leeward side door.


Mall (back to map)

Damage to hardware store warehouses near touchdown.

Damage to hardware store warehouses near touchdown.



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