National Weather Service upgrades Linn County tornado to EF-1

A tornado, seen here in an image from video contributed to KATU, rips through rural Linn County on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. It damaged barns (upper inset) and blew debris into fields, where residents worked to clean up (bottom inset). (Inset Photos: Chopper 2/KATU News)

The National Weather Service has upgraded a tornado that touched down in rural Linn County Tuesday afternoon from an EF-0 to an EF-1.

The tornado that traveled 1,200 feet, with a 500-foot wide path. The weather agency said maximum winds were between 65 mph and 75 mph. It touched down at 1:07 p.m.

Lebanon firefighters were called to Spencer's Dairy Farm in the area of Green Mountain Drive in Lacomb, just northeast of Lebanon, on a report that a tornado touched down there. Fire crews found two barns destroyed and three others that were damaged, at least two of those heavily.

Firefighters also found debris spread over three-quarters of mile, and several power lines and trees were blown down.

No homes were damaged, and no injuries to humans or livestock were reported.

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