MORGAN COUNTY TORNADO RATED EF-1, TRACK AND AREAS AFFECTED IN STORY

A damage assessment team from the National Weather Service has completed a survey of the damage from a tornado yesterday in Morgan County.

The supercell thunderstorm that spawned the tornado developed in northern Cumberland County and strengthened quickly as it moved toward Morgan County.

A tornado warning was issued by the weather service at 5:07 p.m. for Morgan County, including Sunbright.

A tornado watch was in effect for Cumberland County, but not for Morgan County when the tornado hit.

At 5:21 p.m., a tornado debris signature (debris brought high enough from a tornado into the sky that is detected by radar) was observed on radar in the vicinity of Sunbright.

The tornado track began near Summers Hill Road and Deer Lodge Highway producing damage to numerous residential and commercial structures in downtown Sunbright

The tornado continues northeast across White Oak Creek crossing the railroad tracks near the intersection of Dynatex Road and Raymond Webb Road. There was damage to some metal buildings, hardwood trees, and barns in this area.

The tornado re-intensified and tracked along Mill Creek Road producing damage to several homes and barns before it dissipated near Davis Road.

Officials announced the tornado received a rating of EF-1 (winds between 86 to 110 mph) with estimated peak winds of 105 miles an hour. The tornado was on the ground for 2.8 miles and had a maximum width of 150 yards at one point.

No injuries or fatalities were reported.