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NWS Says EF-0 Tornado Caused Gallatin Co. Damage

Posted On July 09, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

(Gallatin County, Ky.) – Not only did a bunch of rain hit the ground in Gallatin County Monday evening, but so did a small tornado.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio said early Wednesday that an EF-O tornado with winds up to 80 MPH cut a 200-yard wide path across ½ mile located about two miles southwest of Warsaw. The touchdown area was almost directly across the Ohio River from Belterra Casino Resort & Spa.

The determination was made by a NWS survey team who were dispatched to Gallatin County Tuesday.

The twister which was on the ground for two to three minutes starting at 7:40 p.m. Monday caused damage including toppling two docks and associated structures at Craigs Creek Lake. A number of trees and limbs had also fallen throughout the tornado area.

Straightline winds were blamed for causing tree damage closer to Warsaw and at Gallatin County High School.

No fatalities or injuries were associated with the tornado, according to the weather service.

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