Two tornadoes found the ground Friday in Cadiz
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Pictured above is tree damage from Friday night’s tornado, which hit the northern outskirts of Cadiz, uprooting at least a dozen trees and damaging at least four houses.
Pictured above is tree damage from Friday night’s tornado, which hit the northern outskirts of Cadiz, uprooting at least a dozen trees and damaging at least four houses.
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Aside from some uprooted trees and some roof damage to a few homes on the outskirts of north Cadiz, a tornado that hit Friday night caused little damage and no injuries or fatalities, said Cadiz Public Works Director Kerry Fowler.

According to the National Weather Service, two tornadoes, an EF-0 and an EF-1, hit Trigg County on Friday night. The EF-1 touched down at 8:14 p.m. and ended at 8:18 p.m. and traveled 2.5 miles, touching down almost 2 miles southwest of Cadiz and ending 0.7 miles northeast of Cadiz. Fowler said the storm siren in town was activated at 7:51 p.m.

Fowler also stated that it caused damage to at least four homes between Calvary Church on 274 and Line Street, with roof damage to two of those homes. The NWS said that at least 12 trees were uprooted or snapped and that one tree fell on a power line, which ripped the electrical box off of a home.

Ricky Turner of Pennyrile Electric said that about 175 customers lost power as a result of the tornado, and that while about three were without power for more than three hours, most had it restored in less than an hour.

According to the NWS, the EF-1 tornado had a peak wind speed of 90 miles per hour and an average path width of 100 yards. The EF-0 tornado touched down at 8:14 p.m. about 4 miles southwest of Cadiz and went almost 100 feet before disappearing, and had a peak wind speed of about 80 miles per hour and an average path width of about 100 feet, added the NWS.
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