UPDATE: Tornado confirmed in Scotland County

A suspected tornado destroys a workshop in Scotland County, MO Saturday.

UPDATE 11 a.m. Oct. 16:

A survey team from the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado struck Scotland County, MO Saturday evening.

A preliminary survey said an EF-1 tornado, with winds of 95mph, hit 2.1 miles east of Gorin. The width was only 10 yards wide and the tornado traveled a tenth of a mile.

The tornado damaged two farm outbuildings and destroyed one other.

There were no reported injuries.


One town in Scotland County, Missouri was hit particularly hard Saturday.

According to the National Weather Service, a suspected tornado hit eastern Scotland County shortly after 5 p.m. Most of the damage was confined just east of Gorin.

A resident was outside in his pickup truck when he heard a loud explosion.

In just seconds a nearby workshop owned by his father was completely leveled.

The possible tornado then ripped through the intersection of State Highway U and Scotland County Road 113, knocking down multiple power lines in the area.

Roofs and part of a nearby grain bin was also destroyed. However, the house on the property remained untouched - it was a close call for one family member.

"(My) dad was right in the midst of it, just moving his truck around and it actually pushed his truck down into the field beside the shop," said Kenneth Hoover.

There were no reports of injuries.

The family of the destroyed workshop said they'll begin assessing and cleaning up on Monday.

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