National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in Franklin County

From staff reportsJune 19, 2013 

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Franklin County on Tuesday evening from approximately 6:30 to 6:34 p.m.

According to a preliminary report, the winds tossed a carport across a street, partially lifted the roofs of mobile homes, and blew over headstones in a cemetery.

The tornado was an EF0, the weakest rating in terms of severity but on the upper end of that scale with winds as high as 85 mph.

The storm funnel touched down approximately six miles southeast of Youngsville and had a 1.25 mile long damage path, with a maximum width of 150 yards.

There was additional wind damage before and after the tornado touched down, making the total length of the damage path 3.6 miles long, according to the weather service.

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