Wild Video of Moment When An Unexpected Tornado Touched Down in Washington State

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Posted by moku 2018 years ago in News
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A confirmed tornado touched down near Port Orchard in Kitsap County about 45 miles west of Seattle, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle. The service said it hit shortly before 2 p.m. Local media said several homes were damaged and trees toppled. CBS affiliate KIRO-TV in Washington reports the tornado hit before a warning could be issued. Debris, including leaves and litter, was apparently lifted at least 6,000 feet into the atmosphere, KIRO added. The Kitsap County Sheriff's said there was "catastrophic damage" in the Port Orchard area, including downed power lines. They also said local gas companies are checking their systems for any leaks. Authorities also urged motorists to stay clear of the area. There wasn't any immediate reports of any injuries. NWS said it will send a team Wednesday to the area and said it's too early to "speculate on the strength of the tornado."

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