Damage 'Consistent With a Tornado' Reported in Tompkinsville, Kentucky

The National Weather Service said that on Monday, May 3, thunderstorms splashed through Tompkinsville, Kentucky.


Damage 'Consistent With a Tornado' Reported in Tompkinsville, Kentucky
Damage 'Consistent With a Tornado' Reported in Tompkinsville, Kentucky


The service said a survey team was headed to Munro County after reports of damage in Tompkinsville.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Tompkinsville and a hurricane warning for surrounding areas on Monday morning.

Footage uploaded to Facebook by Monroe County Press shows several trees damaged by litter storms on the streets of Tompkinsville. Credit: Monroe County Press via Storyful

According to Munroe County emergency officials, more than 30 homes were damaged by an EF-1 tornado collapsing in Tompkinsville, Kentucky on Monday morning.

"Significant damage," including a downed tree and powerline was part of a hurricane-warning storm that swept the area around 8 am.

David Rich with Monroe County Emergency Management said an estimated 30 homes were damaged as a result of the storm. He said at least five people were destroyed.

According to Rich, there were no reports of injuries.

The National Weather Service surveyed the damage in Tompkinsville on Monday afternoon and determined that it was the result of an EF-1 storm with maximum winds of 95 mph.

The tornado, which had a width of 60 yards, touched down at about 8:08 am and was on the ground for about three minutes, traveling half a mile.
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