Wednesday, May 27, 2015

EF-0 Tornado Confirmed for May 25, 2015 Winston County

(from Winston County EMA) - The National Weather Service in

Jackson has confirmed that an EF-0 Tornado touched down in western Winston County on Monday, May 25, 2015 at approximately 11:00 am. The storm path was approximately 25 feet wide and traveled for approximately 0.75 miles. This is the first tornado confirmed to have impacted Winston County since April 28th, 2014. That storm left 10 people dead and destroyed over 350 homes and is still forefront in everyone’s mind.

There have been no reports of injuries or of structural damage reported with this most recent impact. The area impacted is approximately 7 miles west of the City of Lousiville in the Whitehall Community. There were several eye witnesses who described the tornado as it touched down.

Buddy King, Emergency Management Director for Winston County: The tornado that struck last April (2014) did not require any investigation for its confirmation, this tornado did require scientific research from the National Weather Service. They have viewed the damaged area as well as made confirmation through review of radar data that was generated during the storm.

Severe weather is a part of life in Winston County, several of the homes in the Whitehall Community have storm shelters. I am very proud of the way Winston County has responded to the threat weather poses on our community. This is evidenced by the numerous requests my office has received for storm shelter information. This shows the efforts our citizens are making to better protect themselves from these type storms.