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BREAKING NEWS: Tornado Causes Damage In Concord
By Editor Becky Watts

CONCORD - A storm system came through Pike County on Saturday night that set off storm alerts and warning systems to alert citizens of a possible tornado. Yesterday, the National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down here in Pike County.

The storm summary advises that a tornado touched down just northeast of Concord in west-central Pike County. It snapped or uprooted multiple trees along its path before lifting up near the intersection of West Road and Hollonville Road. There was also straight line wind damage before the rotation started which can be seen in the Concord area.

Based on radar and ground surveys, the tornado appeared to do most of its damage to a number of pine trees along West Road near Bottoms Road.

The tornado struck at 6:27 p.m. and made a 2.1 mile path in the 5 minutes that it was on the ground. It was 200 yards wide at its widest point.

The National Weather Service rated the tornado as an EF0 with 75-80 mph winds. There were no injuries or fatalities.

Pike County’s E-911 advised that it had two 911 calls. The first advised of debris in the roadway and the second was a minor wreck involving hitting a tree that was down.

There were two alarm calls. On the scene of one of these alarm calls, the deputy advised that a tree had uprooted in the homeowner’s yard.

There was a downed stop sign, a total of 8 trees down, and 2 power lines down. One of the trees fell on a power line causing a fire.

Pike County Times obtained permission to use photos from Concord. Photos of the storm’s path are courtesy of the National Weather Service.

Rating: EF0
Estimated Peak Wind: 75-80 mph
Path Length /statute/: 2.1 miles
Path Width /maximum/: 200 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0
Start Date: 10/10/2020
Start Time: 6:27 PM EDT
Start Location: 1.1 miles NE of Concord Start
Lat/Lon: 33.1031 / -84.42617
End Date: 10/10/2020
End Time: 6:32 PM EDT
End Location: 3.1 miles NE of Concord
End Lat/Lon: 33.13307 / -84.41811

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Submitted 10.12.20