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February 22, 2014

NWS: EF1 tornado touched down at Lucy's Branch Park


An EF1 tornado touched down at Bay Hill Drive at the marina on the northern end of the Tennessee River in Limestone County, the National Weather Service reported.

The marina at Lucy's Branh Park sustained minor damage and several of the condos and homes here had minor structural damage; trees were snapped and uprooted here as well. Utility poles were snapped along snake road as the tornado strengthened to EF1 intensity.

The tornado moved northeast and snapped trees and utility poles as it crossed Wright Road. The peak wind was estimated at 105 mph. 

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