Blue Springs Tornado - January 11, 2008

Estimated Maximum Wind:
95 mph
Damage Path Length:
3.48 miles
Maximum Path Width:
150 yards
Approximate Start Point:
31.64/-85.53 at 204 AM
Approximate End Point:
31.68/-85.49 at 210 AM

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed storm damage in southern Barbour County and has determined that the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with estimated maximum winds around 95 mph. The tornado damage path was 3.48 miles long and was 150 yards wide at its widest point.

The tornado touched down just southwest of the intersection of CR-33 and CR-72, where it damaged the roof of a mobile home, and tore off a covered deck and a portion of the attached roof of another home. Several large trees were also uprooted in this area. The tornado then tracked northeastward near Blue Springs State Park, with limited tree damage. Near the intersection of CR-70 and CR-41, a pecan tree was partially snapped and twisted, and another
home sustained significant roof damage. Tornado debris punctured the roof of another home across the street. A total of 4 homes and one mobile home was damaged.



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