TWELVE YEAR FLASHBACK: NWS CONFIRMS PALESTINE TORNADO AT 100 MPH - Burning Springs Swathe Declared High Wind

(09/22/2022)

Roof torn from Palestine's Bethesda Baptist Church,
windows are blown out (Photo by Stormy McCoy Fought)

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The National Weather Service confirmed at least four tornadoes Thursday with severe damage. Homes and structures were destroyed, one man is dead and a couple dozen people were hospitalized.

Two tornadoes in West Virginia, Belleville at 160 mph and Palestine, Wirt County, at 100 mph.

High winds tore a swathe through the Burning Springs area, but has yet to be declared a tornado.

Wirt County continues to clean-up and have phone and
electric service restored Saturday, following the severe
Thursday night storm (Photos by John Griffin)