Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 14, 2014

Weather service confirms tornado in Taylor County

GRAFTON — The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Taylor County last week during a summer storm.

The weather service says the EF1 tornado traveled about four-and-a-half miles and carried winds of up to 100 miles per hour.

The tornado damaged two homes, destroyed a carport and uprooted or snapped numerous trees. There were no injuries.

The weather service says the tornado touched down around 3:55 p.m. last Tuesday about 2 miles north of Grafton. The twister then traveled northeast.

Investigators believe the tornado traveled about 3 miles through uninhabited land. Downed trees were seen in this area but a survey wasn’t conducted because of a lack of roads.


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