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Tornadoes Ripped Through Ky. On This Date Two Years Ago

Reported: Mar. 2, 2014 9:01 PM EST
Updated: Mar. 2, 2014 10:17 PM EST
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WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (Kera Mashek) -- It's hard to think about spring storms on a night when we're expecting ice and snow, but Sunday marked two years since violent thunderstorms and tornadoes ripped through eastern Kentucky and into West Virginia.

One of the twisters is thought to have been on the ground for more than 90 miles.

It tore apart homes and toppled trees in its path.

The tornado first touched town in Menifee County, then made its way through Morgan, Johnson and Lawrence counties in Kentucky before pushing into the Mountain State, where it twisted through two more counties.

At its peak, experts say the largest tornado was an E-F-3, carrying 165 mile per hour winds.

The storms that night and into the following day claimed 22 lives.



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