Owner cleaning up after F-0 tornado destroys barn in Moses Lake

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 19, 2010 at 7:35 PM

Updated Thursday, May 20 at 8:23 PM

MOSES LAKE, Wash. -- The National Weather Service confirmed Thursday a weather event in Moses Lake Wednesday night was an F-0 tornado.

The tornado touched down northeast of Moses Lake Wednesday night around 6:15 p.m.

A homeowner in the area says he watched as it picked up a barn and threw it, ripped into pieces, nearly 30 feet away. The barn was reportedly lifted 20 feet into the air as well. This happened five miles northeast of road "P".

The owner of the horse barn, Rick Call, says no one was hurt, including the animals.

The National Weather Service estimates the tornado was 300 feet wide and on the ground for a 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile.

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