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Rare Tornado Hits Washington State, Causing Damage

Video captured the tornado as it tore through the city of Longview, causing damage to several cars and buildings. There were no reports of injuries.

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A rare tornado touched down Thursday afternoon in Longview, Washington, a city located about 50 miles north of Portland, Oregon.

Possible tornado touches down outside #Longview elementary school (RAW VIDEO) http://t.co/xMKrMieo1P #Q13FOX

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Possible tornado touches down outside #Longview elementary school (RAW VIDEO) http://t.co/xMKrMieo1P #Q13FOX

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Video captured the tornado as it tore through the downtown area, causing damage to several cars and buildings.

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A county official told the National Weather Service the tornado moved along a six-block path through town just before 1 p.m.

Huge tree ripped from the ground by possible tornado in Longview. This is near 17th and Hemlock.

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Huge tree ripped from the ground by possible tornado in Longview. This is near 17th and Hemlock.

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Despite the damage, there were no immediate reports of injuries.

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BREAKING: Avoid Vandercook Wy from 7th-12th due to damaged property in Longview, WA after reports of possible Tornado

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Wow! #Longview #tornado damage at Carl's Towing. #koin6news

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Wow! #Longview #tornado damage at Carl's Towing. #koin6news

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Update: The National Weather Service determined the tornado was an EF-1 with winds up to 110 mph. The twister caused damage along a path approximately 1.3 miles long and 200 feet wide.

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