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Tornado damages commercial buildings in McMinnville

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Friday, June 14, 2013

The small twister is one of several spotted in Oregon Thursday afternoon.

Three commercial buildings, all of them used for storage, were among those damaged, Mc­Minnville Fire Chief Rich Leipfert said. The porch roof on one nearby home sustained minor damage, Leipfert said.

A two-person National Weather Service storm survey team dispatched to the scene confirmed that the damage was caused by a tornado but did not immediately determine its wind speed or strength, Weather Service meteorologist Miles Higa said Thursday night from Portland.

Read more at the Eugene Register-Guard.

 

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