The National Weather Service says it was an EF-1 Tornado that hit a Morgan County Town
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The National Weather Service says it was an EF-1 Tornado that hit a Morgan County Town

Updated story: The National Weather Service in Sunbright yesterday (Wednesday) surveying damage caused by what they say is an EF1 tornado.

Sam Roberts with the National Weather Service says maximum winds of 105 mph were associated with this twister which was about 100 yards wide and it’s path 2.8 miles long.

Cleanup continues as several homes and businesses were damaged.

Original story: The National Weather Service says a tornado did touch down near Sunbright.

Morgan County E-911 says the tornado was confirmed just after 5:30 p.m. yesterday (Tuesday). No fatalities have been reported. Wartburg Police Chief Michael Cox says no injuries were reported during yesterday’s (Tuesday’s) twister.

Highway 27 was shut down and traffic was being rerouted because of downed trees, powerlines and debris on the roads. Most power has been restored after thousands were in the dark after the storm. Officials set up an emergency shelter at Central High School in Wartburg.

Several businesses suffered significant damage from the tornado including Schubert Funeral Home. It’s not known when the funeral home will reopen but services will continue in Wartburg.

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