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Weather Service: Decatur storm included tornado

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DECATUR -- The National Weather Service now says a strong storm that blew through the Decatur area last week included a tornado.

According to The Herald & Review ( ), the weather service confirmed Wednesday that the EF-1 tornado was the cause of a 2-mile-wide stretch of damage in Decatur. The Friday tornado's maximum winds were 90 mph.

The tornado didn't injure anyone, but damaged a cemetery and buildings in the area.

A house in nearby Argenta was also heavily damaged by what the weather service says were straight-line winds.

Jackie Gentry was among three people who rode out the storm in an interior hallway. She said the home's roof was tossed into the backyard and garage moved off its foundation.

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