Thursday, March 21, 2013

Report of Possible Tornado UPDATED

Just after 4 pm on Thursday March 21, 2013 a wind event caused extensive damage to a barn near Hockinson.  Witnesses describe it as a twister.  It hit the building from a westerly direction, picking up pieces of the roof and spreading it over a 10 acre area to the east.  The building partially collapsed after the event.

Fire District 3 responded to assist the salvage of building contents.  There were no injuries, and no other property damage reported.

The National Weather Service sent a team to investigate and confirmed it was a tornado classifying it as an  EF-0 meaning sustained winds of 65-85 mph.

Photos Courtesy of Fire District 3

Original Report:

This afternoon with a strong storm cell moving through the area, CRESA Dispatch received a call of a possible funnel cloud in the Hockinson area.  We are aware of the call and the National Weather Service is investigating.  Reports are that it took the roof off of a small barn.  We will update more as we gather information.

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