Storm blows new roof off Tri-State church - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

NWS confirms EF-2 tornado hit Muhlenberg Co.


One of the hardest hit areas in the Tri-State by the overnight storms was Muhlenberg County.

NWS is now confirming the tornado that hit last night was an EF-2 with peak winds of 120 mph and a 5 mile path.

In the Penrod community, much of the roof of the Penrod Missionary Baptist Church was blown off in the storm  

Most of the roof pieces were blown into the church's cemetery. A couple of tombstones were knocked over by the roof debris.

Church Deacon Larry Howard says this is the second roof they've lost in six months.

"We had a wind storm come through and blew our steeple off and messed up the roof. We just had it replaced in July. Now we have to do it all over again," Howard said.

The porch of the church's fellowship hall was also blown off.

Church officials say rain is leaking inside the church now and church members are working inside.

Church services there are canceled Wednesday night. Future services will be held in the fellowship hall next door. 

There is also damage reported to several homes in the area of Penrod and Dunmor. No one was seriously hurt in the storm.

Click here to see more pictures of the damage at Penrod Missionary Baptist Church.

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