NWS confirms tornado in Bracken County

BERLIN, KY (FOX19) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down near Berlin in Bracken County on March 2.

A damage survey performed Monday confirms that a brief and weak tornado touched down near Haley Ridge Road and lifted before crossing Willow Lennoxburg Road.

The EF0 twister had a maximum wind speed of 85 miles per hour, a 50 yard path and a length of one-tenth of a mile. It touched down at approximately 5:02 p.m.

No injuries were reported from this tornado.

Damage consisted of a destroyed garage, snapped power line pole and heavy damage to a barn. Several two by fours from the barn were driven one to two feet into the ground. At the end of the path the damage consisted of numerous medium sized trees snapped. The damage associated with the barn showed evidence of rotation.

There were numerous observations of minor tree and roof damage between Powersville and Germantown. This damage was classified as straight line wind damage with estimated wind speeds of 60 mph to 70 mph.