Needmore Tornado - Pike County
August 25th, 2008

EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind:
75 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
0.45 miles
Maximum Path Width:
75 yards
Approximate Start Point:
31.85/-85.95 at 818 am
Approximate End Point:
31.86/-85.95 at 819 am

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Pike County. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds around 75 mph. The total tornado damage path was 0.5 miles long and was 75 yards wide at its widest point.

The tornado touched down near the intersection of Needmore Road and Pike County Road 7749. The tornado then moved north-northeastward, roughly parallel to Needmore Road. Two chicken houses suffered extensive damage. Minor damage occurred to a roof of a home. An outbuilding was destroyed. An awning of a barn, housing a tractor, was destroyed with building supports tossed around 100 feet. Approximately two dozen hardwood trees were snapped off aloft or lost their limbs. Insulation from the home found 6 to 8 miles north of the home.

 

 

 

 

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