Monday, October 22, 2012

Tornado in Valley!


Tornado in Sutter county... funnel cloud 

in Elk Grove

6:55 PM, Oct 22, 2012   |   3  comments

Damage from possible tornado on Rhone River Drive in Elk Grove, Oct. 22, 2012
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - One or more possible
 tornadoes touched down in Sutter County, Elk Grove
 and Lake of the Pines Monday afternoon, according
 to authorities.
Meantime, a tornado warning from the
 National Weather Service remained in 
effect for central Placer County including
 Auburn, northwestern El Dorado County
 and southwestern Nevada County until 7:15 p.m.
Sutter County Sheriff's department spokeswoman
 Brenda Baker said her department received
 two tornado sightings. The first was at 3:01 p.m. 
near Highway 99 and the second at Mallard Lake
 Golf Center where trees were knocked down.
The Cosumnes Fire District and Elk Grove 
Police Department also confirmed a funnel 
cloud sighting south 
of Elk Grove at Grant 
Line Road west of Highway
 99 later Monday afternoon.
Elk Grove police received 
several second-hand reports
 of damage from the weather
 event. On the 9300 block of 
Rio Ranch Circle two businesses
 and a home sustained damage
; the roof collapsed at International
 Paper on the 10200 block of
 Waterman Road; four trees
 were uprooted on Rhone River 
Drive and there was damage 
to a structure on the 9500 block of Surritt Way.
Cosumnes Fire said approximately 20 homes in or near Oreo Ranch had broken windows, snapped trees and 
downed fences.
As thunderstorms traveled in a generally northeasterly direction through the afternoon and early evening, there was National Weather Service radar indication and public reports of a tornado near Lake of the Pines, eight miles north of Auburn.
Cal Fire said a church near its Grass Valley location had major roof damage and a tree toppled from its property onto a house at 10160 Combie Road.
There have been no reports of injuries.
The National Weather Service issued several tornado warnings for southern Butte County, Yuba County, Nevada County and Placer County beginning about 2:45 Monday afternoon.
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