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NWS confirms tornado strike in Elkton

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Updated: 5/06/2013 6:26 pm
ELKTON, Fla. -- The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-0 tornado briefly touched down in Elkton on Saturday.

According to the Science and Operations Officer, Pete Wolf, a mangled barn just off of State Road 207 is proof of the twister.

"We look to see how damage is laid down, if trees are pointing down in the same direction or even a divergent pattern we know that's straight line winds," said Wolf. "If it converges together or shows spin, if trees lie in different directions it's most likely a tornado."

[SLIDESHOW: STORM DAMAGE]

A team of meteorologists with the National Weather Service surveyed the damage.

According to Wolf, much of the other damage in the area was caused by strong gusts of straight-line winds.

Wolf says an EF-0 and straight line winds can pack speeds from 60 to 80 miles-per-hour.
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