Severe weather that passed through the Tri-State Saturday afternoon included wind as the main threat and when the storm reached Beaver Dam in Ohio County, residents saw more than straight line winds. 

Beaver Dam tornado damage
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The National Weather Service in Louisville sent a damage survey team to Ohio County and they have determined an EF-1 did touch down on the east-southeast side. '

Here is their official report:

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Louisville KY
113 PM EST Sun Nov 19 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for 11/18/2017 Tornado Event...  	

.Beaver Dam, Kentucky Tornado...

EF Scale Rating:           EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:       95-100 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       2 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       60 yards
Fatalities:                1	
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                11/18/2017
Start Time:                3:32 PM EDT
Start Location:            1/2 mile WSW of Beaver Dam
Start Lat/Lon:             37.3994 / -86.9046		

End Date:                  11/18/2017 
End Time:                  3:34 PM EDT 
End Location:              1/2 mile SSE of Beaver Dam 
End Lat/Lon:               37.3956 / -86.8695

Survey Summary:

This small tornado was embedded in a fast moving squall line that 
raced east at 55 mph.  The twister first touched down at a home on 
U.S. Highway 62 just west of Goshen Church Road, tearing off 
shingles and uprooting a tree.  It moved east-southeast, uprooting 
and snapping trees near the intersection of Hwy 62 and Goshen Church 
Rd, along with damaging some small outbuildings.  

It next downed a tree on Mine Fork Road that fell between a home and 
outbuilding, damaging both structures and causing a minor head 
injury to the occupant of the shed. Continuing over open fields, it 
next hit several residences along Hill, Mulberry, and South Mulberry 
streets before crossing U.S. Highway 231 and causing minor roof 
damage to the Post Office. 

The greatest damage occurred in this two block area, where up 
to a dozen outbuildings were destroyed or heavily damaged, and 
sections of roofing were lifted off homes and garages.  Fences 
in the neighborhood were blown in a cyclonic pattern, providing 
evidence of the tight rotation pattern of the storm.  After 
crossing Hwy 231, the tornado damaged several large warehouses, 
scattering wood and sheet metal debris.  Along Bruce School Road, 
a chain link fence was flattened, and insulation was sucked out 
of the damaged roof of a two story home, then spattered along 
the east side of the home and adjacent vehicles.  

Another large tree was uprooted in this yard before the tornado 
lifted.  Sheet metal and shingles were lifted into trees along 
the route of the storm.  The NWS thanks Ohio County EMA for 
assistance in this damage survey. 

EF Scale:  The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into 
the following categories:

EF0...Weak.....65 to 85 MPH
EF1...Weak.....86 to 110 MPH
EF2...Strong...111 to 135 MPH
EF3...Strong...136 to 165 MPH
EF4...Violent..166 to 200 MPH
EF5...Violent..>200 MPH

A resident suffered a minor head injury.

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