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NWS Rates Riegelwood Tornado as F3

RIEGELWOOD -- Officials with the National Weather Service took a tour of the tornado damage Friday. They are rating the tornado as an F3 and say it had winds up to 200 miles per hour.

The crew of meteorologists believe the tornado hit near the entrance of Holly Tree Drive, headed across the mobile home park and out across Highway 87.

They say their analysis will help them create earlier warnings in the future, but they still advise people to have a weather radio in their home.

Reported by Joe Keiley

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