Tornado blows Hartford home six feet off of its foundation

Photos submitted by Ralph Dunn

A tornado that touched down Friday in Norway and traveled northeast for 16 miles before dissipating in Hartford near the intersection of Route 219 and Church Road, apparently hadn’t weakened enough when it hit this cabin.

Photos submitted by Ralph Dunn

These “oak trees are 12 to 20 inches in diameter and were twisted like pretzels,” said Ralph Dunn in an e-mail. The National Weather Service in Gray rated the tornado as EF-1 on the Enhanced Fugita Scale with maximum winds estimated between 100 and 110 mph.

The high winds pushed this cabin in Hartford six feet off of its cement foundation, Dunn reported. This was the sixth confirmed tornado in Maine in 2009. Maine normally averages two tornadoes a year, according the the National Weather Service.

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Beware of green skies,

Beware of green skies, little dogs, and really ugly ladies on bicycles

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