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The Ferguson community in Pulaski County was hit by two tornadoes in 2013.  The first tornado, an EF-0 with peak winds of 65 to 75 mph, occurred on January 30th.  The tornado touched down near the end of Lake Cumberland Regional Airport runway and then traveled a half mile through a residential area causing some roof and siding damage and downing several trees.  This tornado has the distinction of being the first documented tornado to have occurred in eastern Kentucky during the month of January.

The second tornado occurred on March 24th.  This EF-1 tornado with estimated peak winds of around 100 mph amazingly touched down near the end of the January tornado's path, destroying a warehouse building on Waddle Street that was also damaged during the January tornado.  The tornado then continued approximately 700 yards causing additional structure damage and downing multiple trees along it's path.

Fortunately, no deaths or injuries were reported with either tornado.