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Second Tornado Confirmed by National Weather Service

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has confirmed a second tornado touched down in southern West Virginia this week.

The weather service says the EF2 tornado traveled more than 3 miles after it touched down around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday a half mile west of Odd in Raleigh County. It had maximum winds between 120 and 125 miles per hour.

The tornado destroyed a structure and uprooted numerous trees. There were no injuries.
An EF1 tornado touched down Tuesday night in Mercer County between Matoaka and Spanishburg. The weather service says the tornado traveled more than 5 miles and had maximum winds of 105 miles per hour.

The Mercer County tornado uprooted trees and severely damaged a mobile home. A woman and her 4-year-old son suffered non-life threatening injuries.