The National Weather Service Storm Survey confirmed that an EF2 tornado touched down in Christian County on April 30.

The weather service made the report after surveying damage on the ground, and determined that the tornado tracked from a spot two miles north of central Ozark to a point five miles northwest of Rogersville.

According to the National Weather Service, the tornado touched down at 8:28 p.m. and lifted at 8:40 p.m. Winds reached a maximum gust speed of 134 mph. The tornado cut a path 400 yards wide and approximately 10 miles long.

Three injuries have been reported to the National Weather Service, though the Christian County Emergency Management Agency reported earlier May 1 that four persons were transported to Springfield hospitals as a result of non-life-threatening injuries suffered during the story.

At least 73 homes were damaged or destroyed, and “hundred of trees were uprooted.”

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