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EF-1 confirmed at Delta

Friday, February 1, 2013

DELTA, Mo. -- A tornado with winds of up to 100 miles per hour has been confirmed to have blown through Delta during Tuesday night's storm.

According to the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., at about 9:15 p.m. an EF-1 tornado originated 1.5 miles southwest of Delta and lifted one mile west of Blomeyer, Mo. The tornado left a path of almost 6 miles and was reported to have had an average path width of 75 yards.

The tornado ripped the outer roof from the Delta One Stop, and metal and lumber from the roof was blown onto the nearby home of Jeremy and Elizabeth Henson, causing significant damage to the home and vehicles.

The tornado also caused power lines to be knocked down in Delta, and electricity wasn't restored until early Wednesday. There were no serious injuries or fatalities reported in connection with the tornado.

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