NWS confirms Campbell County was hit by EF-1 tornado on Saturday
It's the county's 10th tornado since 1950
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – It's official: Campbell County was hit by an EF-1 tornado on Saturday.
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has confirmed that storm damage in the eastern part of the county was caused by a tornado that was on the ground for 11 minutes.
The tornado started 5.5 miles southwest of Red House in Campbell County and ended 1.5 miles southwest of that location.
The tornado touched down at 4:35 p.m., traveling 4.1 miles with speeds of 90-100 mph until it lifted at 4:46 p.m.
The Campbell County tornado had a maximum path width of 275 yards.
Along its path, the National Weather Service reports that the tornado caused minor damage to three home and severely damaged or destroyed four outbuildings. In addition, the tornado overturned one modular home and uprooted or snapped numerous trees.
Since 1050, this is the 10th tornado documented in Campbell County with the last one happening on April 15, 2018.
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