Officials: Tornado Began in Charlestown

Published: 5/15/2018 11:17:59 PM
Modified: 5/15/2018 11:18:06 PM

The Associated Press

Charlestown — The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in New Hampshire earlier this month and caused damage in several towns.

Experts confirmed on Monday that the damage in seven towns on May 4 was caused by an EF1 tornado with maximum winds of 80-100 mph. WMUR-TV reported the tornado is the second-earliest ever recorded in the state.

The tornado took down trees along a 36-mile path that started in Charlestown and ran to Webster. Damage also was found in Langdon, Acworth, Lempster, Bradford and Warner.




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