Tornado Hits Eureka... Again

Eight Injured In EF3, June 26 Tornado

The recent tornado may have left a mangled football sign that stated “Eureka Down,” (pictured above), but a portion of the sign also said “Tornadoes To Go On,” and that is just what this community will do.

For the second time in less than two years, the Eureka community was hit by devastation. Recovery efforts were just wrapping up from the July 7, 2016 tornado, when Eureka was hit again this last Tuesday, June 26 with an EF3 tornado. The 2018 tornado was larger than the one in 2016 as this one was a quarter mile in width and traveled at a wind speed of 152 mph. On July 7, 2016, two tornadoes struck Greenwood County. The first, an EF3, touched down in the northwest part of Greenwood County and destroyed residences and leveled trees in its path. The second tornado on July 7, 2016, an EF2, touched down at the Eureka Country Club and traveled southeast through town. It, too, leveled structures and trees in its path.

 

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