Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Tornado Chronicles: Cloverport, KY Tornado of 3-2-12...

At about 3:38pm EST on Friday, March 2, 2012, a tornado touched down about 4.5 miles South/Southwest Hawesville, KY. The tornado continued on a path generally toward the East/Northeast for approximately 17.4 miles before lifting about 9.5 miles East of Cloverport at 3:53pm EST:  

The maximum path width was 200 yards, and the tornado was rated EF-2 intensity.

Thus far I have not been able to locate any photos or videos of the damage.  The National Weather Service (NWS) survey indicates that the EF-2 damage took place on New Bethel Cloverport Road where 2 structures were destroyed.  Otherwise, damage was mostly confined to trees, outbuildings, siding and some peeling off of roof shingles along the tornado's path.

Additional EF-2 damage took place toward the end of the tornado's path, with a 200 yard long chicken coop destroyed near Silas Miller Road.  Hundreds of chickens were lost or killed at that location.

If you have interest in this tornado event, please bookmark this post and check back for updates.  This will include damage and/or tornado photos and video(s) as they become available.

This tornado was just one of many associated with the outbreak that took place across the Midwest, Ohio and Tennessee Valley region on Friday, March 2, 2012.  Please see this post for a "Table of Contents" index listing of the other Tornado Chronicles posts associated with the outbreak. 

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