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Weather service confirms tornado in Jackson County

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RIPLEY, W.Va. (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado in Jackson County during a recent storm.

The weather service says the tornado touched down Friday night about 2 miles outside Ripley and traveled about one-and-a-half miles. It toppled trees along a path of up to 200 yards wide and caused minor damage to a church.

The tornado was rated EF0, the lowest rated tornado with maximum winds of 80 miles per hour.

Downburst winds associated with the same storm caused more severe damage. The weather service says the winds destroyed two machine sheds, pushed two empty hay trailers about 60 yards and caused significant tree damage.

One home and three garages were flooded when Stationcamp Run left its banks.

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