Storm that hit Parrott, Belspring area was a tornado

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down near Belspring in Pulaski County on Monday afternoon.

The NWS survey team put the storm at EF1 with estimated maximum winds at 100 mph.  The tornado traveled 3.1 miles and was 300 yards wide.

According to the NWS, the tornado touched down as an EF1 just west of Belspring Road, snapping trees and tossing farm trailers dozens of feet, then headed northeast and crossed Belspring Road snapping and uprooting dozens of large trees.  One tree fell on a house, shed and two vehicles.

It then produced significant damage to an unattached garage and workshop, lifting the roof off and throwing it back to the southwest onto the top of a two-story house next to it, severely damaging the house with roofing material and parts of cinder blocks.

The NWS reported the tornado crossed Depot Road along the New River where the damage widened to about 300 yards with snapped and uprooted trees and only minor structural damage.

It then crossed the New River and eventually ended near McCoy Road in McCoy.