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Tornado #6:  Garrett Tornado (Moultrie and Douglas Counties)

 

Garrett tornado track 

Summary:

Rating: EF-1
Peak wind: 110 mph
Touched down: 12:30 pm CST
3.5 miles northeast of Lovington (Moultrie County)
Lifted: 12:40 pm CST
2.4 miles east of Atwood (Douglas County)
Path length: 9.3 miles
Path width: 0.25 mile
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

 

Survey Results:

The tornado touched down in an open field about 3.5 miles northeast of Lovington, then tracked northeastward and crossed into Douglas County about 5 miles north of Arthur at 12:37 PM CST.  In Moultrie County,  major roof damage occurred to 8 homes, while 1 garage was destroyed and 17 outbuildings were severely damaged. Numerous trees and power poles were snapped.  In Douglas County southwest of Garrett, the tornado damaged the roofs of 3 homes and 5 outbuildings, as well as numerous trees and power poles. It crossed U.S. Highway 36 and tracked into the town of Garrett where it damaged the roofs of about two dozen homes and mobile homes before dissipating.

 

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