Alpine storm confirmed as EF-1 tornado

demolished house
Photo courtesy of Curt Clayton
December 17th, 2019     Featured General News

Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton said the National Weather Service has confirmed the storm which struck the Alpine area late Monday was a tornado.

“They said it was an EF-1 with 90 miles per hour winds,” he said. “The track was five miles long and 300 yards wide.”

He added that Hwy. 9 and all county roads were now open, although a section of Hwy. 9 may be open only to one-lane traffic as MDOT crews continue to remove debris.

Apparently only one structure, unoccupied, was demolished although about 10 were damaged. The only injury reported was concerning a woman who sustained some leg lacerations.

damaged house

Photo courtesy of Curt Clayton


house in back

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