Tornado was responsible for Claiborne County storm damage

2:16 PM, Apr 5, 2013   |    comments
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A National Weather Service crew has determined that a weak tornado was, in fact, responsible for damage in New Tazewell on March 24.

According to a Weather Service report, the path of the tornado, which was rated an EF1 with peak winds of 105 miles per hour, stretched across a mile and a half south of town.

The tornado ended its 100-foot-wide path of destruction just east of Claiborne County High School, where it tossed a trailer in the school parking lot and blew out windows on a school bus.

Other damage occurred when trees ripped apart by the twister slammed into homes and power lines.

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