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Tornado rips roofs in Washington state

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(AP Photo/The Daily News, John Markon). Workmen begin removing debris from two trees near the Columbia Theatre that snapped in the high winds, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in Longview, Wash. (AP Photo/The Daily News, John Markon). Workmen begin removing debris from two trees near the Columbia Theatre that snapped in the high winds, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in Longview, Wash.
(AP Photo/The Daily News, John Markon). Technicians from Twin City Glass inspect wind damage at the entrance of the Manchester Brothers store on Vandercook Way, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in Longview, Wash. (AP Photo/The Daily News, John Markon). Technicians from Twin City Glass inspect wind damage at the entrance of the Manchester Brothers store on Vandercook Way, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in Longview, Wash.

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) - A rare tornado has ripped roofs off several buildings, uprooted trees and shattered windows in the southwest Washington city of Longview, but there were no reports of injuries.

Meteorologist Miles Higa says a National Weather Service storm survey team from nearby Portland, Oregon, estimates the Thursday afternoon tornado carved more than a mile-long path and packed winds of 86 to 110 mph.

Police Chief Jim Duscha tells the Daily News of Longview the full extent of damage won't be known until Friday. Crews quickly started cleaning up under sunny skies that followed the windstorm.

Tornadoes are rare in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest.

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