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Frenchtown hit by tornado

Frenchtown Tornado Damage (Photo Credit: NWS Storm Survey Team)

Frenchtown felt the fury of an EF-1 tornado during the nighttime hours on Tuesday.

“We definitely had a tornado,” said Director of Monroe County Emergency Management Division Mark Hammond.

The National Weather Service first issued a tornado warning for Monroe County around 8:19 p.m. Roughly around 8:23 p.m. a tornado touched down and started a path of damage which ended about 8:32 p.m.

The tornado caused 100 mile per hour winds and was 50-400 feet wide. The path of  the tornado was about 4.3 miles long, damaging 9-12 homes.

Two of the homes were destroyed and tree damage has been reported as well.

No injuries were reported.

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