NWS confirms 2 tornadoes hit near Angola

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The National Weather Service in North Webster confirmed two tornadoes hit Angola during Saturday’s storms.

A damage survey team visited an area south of Angola Sunday afternoon. They confirmed an EF-1 and EF-0 touched down south of Angola and north of Pleasant Lake.

The first tornado was classified as an EF-0 with peak wind speeds of 80 miles per hour and a path approximately 200 yards wide and .7 mile long.

It was one the ground from 6:30 p.m. to 6:31 p.m. It first touched down in a field west of County Road 150 West and north of West Waymire Road. 

NWS said a witness saw the tornado touch down and intensify rapidly as it tracked east northeast removing part of a roof. The tornado also damaged two barns and damaged a number of trees.

The second tornado, an EF-1, had an estimated peak wind speed of 105 mph and was on the ground for .9 mile. It was on the ground for six minutes between 6:34 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. It had a path width of 375 yards. 

Weather service officials said the EF-1 tornado first touched down near County Road 150 West and West 175 South and then lifted near South Kankamp Road and Shadow Lake Drive.

The survey team found the EF-1 tornado caused widespread, extensive tree damage. It also caused minor roof damage to a number of structures.

Click here to read the preliminary report.

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