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Friday mornings EF1 tornado tracked for 8.5 miles through southern Warren County

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The EF1 tornado that hit Warren County Friday morning, started near the airport on 61 South, according to the National Weather Service in Jackson.

It started along Warrenton Lane where some large branches were snapped. The storm quickly intensified as it moved southeast, snapping and uprooting trees. The storm was most intense near Burnt House Road, where there was widespread tree damage and a large tree fell on a house.

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Lisa Palmertree submitted this photo of tree damage on her property.

It just kept going

Numerous hardwood trees had snapped trunks and were uprooted. The tornado continued to snap and uproot trees along Funches Road near Drayton Road. There was also significant tree damage along Fisher Ferry Road and Fonsylvania Road.

Lisa Palmertree lives near Fisher Ferry between Yorktown and Hometown and reported, “It cleared out a quarter mile wide or more of trees. The UPS driver said our place looked worse than anything he ever seen.”

The tornado continued to track southeast, snapping and uprooting trees along an unnamed Warren County Road just south of Halls Ferry before dissipating in a wooded area.

Wind gusts were estimated at 110 mph at the strongest. The tornado path was about 8.5 miles long and a little over a half mile at its widest.

Watch our live report for more details about the storm.

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