Photo courtesy of National Weather Service
While the weather story of the weekend was heavy rains and a return to winter locally, a strong tornado touched down in one Pennyrile county Saturday.
The National Weather Service has determined an EF-2 tornado touched down around 3:18 Saturday afternoon near Hampton in Livingston County. The twister traveled northeast along Highway 838 for about 1.75 miles.
Maximum winds were estimated at 120 miles per hour and the tornado was about 175 yards wide. No one was injured or killed, but the sanctuary of one church was collapsed and a second church had the steeple and shingles blown off.
A few homes also sustained shingle damage. The survey team also found numerous trees blown down or snapped and several small out buildings with damage.