Gaino Tornado - February 17, 2008
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A National Weather Sservice Survey Team has assessed the damage in southeastern Barbour County and determined it was the result of a tornado ranking EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale...with estimated winds up to 100 mph. The path length was 21.39 miles long and 75 yards wide at its widest point. The tornado touched down near River Road along Highway 10 where it snapped two wooden power poles. It then tracked northeast across John Martin Road before lifting near the intersection of Ccounty Road 79 South and Highway 30. Along the path, numerous trees were uprooted or snapped and several mobile homes sustained minor damage. This damage occurred at approximately 415 pm. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect from 410 pm until 515 pm. A Tornado Warning was in effect from 405 pm until 445 pm. No injuries were reported.