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Officials Confirm 5th Tornado In Last Week’s Outbreak

Posted at 4:13 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 16:14:55-04

PADUCAH, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials with the National Weather Service’s Paducah office said Tuesday afternoon that its officials found evidence of a fifth tornado from Thursday’s outbreak of severe weather in the western part of the state.

Authorities said an EF-0 with peak winds of 70 m.p.h. hit about 1:15 p.m. March 14 near Slaughters in Webster County.

The weak twister was captured on video. It traveled just over two miles. The only damage was to an area cornfield.

Four other tornadoes previously were identified, the largest of which was and EF-2 that traveled more that 16 miles through McCracken, Ballard and Carlisle counties.

That tornado damaged a dozens homes, destroyed many barns and outbuildings, and was blamed for the death of four cows, officials said.