NWS confirms Pike County tornado

National Weather Service survey crews have confirmed that a tornado struck Thursday in Pike County, Ill.

With estimated winds of about 120 mph, the tornado was rated as and EF2 and touched down near Martinsburg at about 2:25 p.m. tracking east-northeast before lifting near Detroit at about 2:35 p.m.

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The tornado damaged several homes and machine sheds, two empty grain bins and a facility for hogs. It also caused extensive tree damage including a number 30 to 40 foot tall pine trees which were snapped off at their base.

The length of the path was estimated at about 1.5 miles and the width about 80 yards.


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