National Weather Service declares tornado in Perryville an EF4 - KMOV.com

National Weather Service declares tornado in Perryville an EF4

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Skyzoom4 over damage in Perryville, Mo. (Credit: KMOV) Skyzoom4 over damage in Perryville, Mo. (Credit: KMOV)

PERRYVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) – After an intense investigation, the National Weather Service rated the tornado that tore through Perry County on Tuesday an EF4.

The NWS released the following information about the tornado:

Perryville, Illinois:

Rating: EF4

Path length: 50.4 miles

Maximum Width: 0.6 miles

Peak Winds: 180 miles per hour

The NWS also said the east part of Perry County near the Mississippi River showed evidence of multiple vortexes.

News 4 will continue to update this story as more information about their investigation is released. 

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