GOLDSBORO — Remember that crazy weather on Monday, Nov. 30? Well, Toto, we are not in Kansas anymore. The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Caroline County.
“It touched down. There was minor damage. One family lost a roof. There were no trees reported down,” said Anna Sierra, director of Caroline County Emergency Services. She is responsible for the management and strategic direction of the 911 center, emergency medical services and is the governor’s appointed local emergency manager.
This tornado was classified as a EF Zero tornado. “EF” stands for Enhanced Fujita Scale. An EF Zero tornado has winds of 65 to 85 mph.
They are characterized by light damage including peeled off roofs, branches broken off trees and shallow rooted trees being knocked over, according to Weather.gov.
The twister touched down at 3:13 p.m. at Route 313 near Baltimore Corner on the border of Queen Anne’s and Caroline counties, according to the NWS. It traveled northeast toward Templeville, leaving a 5.3-mile path that measured 75 yards at its widest point, NWS said.
The tornado lasted seven minutes, and the peak wind speed was 85 mph, NWS records show.
Damage reported included a roof blown off a barn onto a house and roofs twisted and blown off two other barns, NWS said. No injuries were reported.