The National Weather Service has found evidence that a strong EF-3 tornado touched down in Scott County, in southeast Missouri, Sunday afternoon.
A survey team found a damage path 19 miles long and up to 600 yards wide about 12 miles north of Sikeston. Two stick-built homes were destroyed, three mobile homes were completely destroyed and others damaged, three empty railroad cars were overturned, irrigation systems were blown around and “many dozen” large or very large trees were snapped along with nine power poles.
Winds are estimated to have reached up to 140 miles an hour.
The tornado is one of many in what weather experts think could prove to be the largest November tornado outbreak in the U.S. in years, with touchdowns reported in 12 states. Damage is still being assessed in other areas. 8 deaths have been attributed to Sunday’s storms.
Evidence has also been found of a weak EF-0 tornado that touched down Sunday in southeast Perry County near Frohna. Winds estimated at up to 70 miles an hour snapped trees at the base and limbs blown down in a damage page about 150 yards long and 50 yards wide.