Township – The first tornado of the year in Maine was confirmed by the National
Weather Service in Caribou today. The tornado, an EF1, touched down in Kossuth Township,
a sparsely populated region in Washington County on Monday, August 12th
at around 6:40 pm.
confirmation is the result of a damage survey conducted by the National Weather
Service. The tornado touched town for approximately a quarter mile, taking down
about 120 trees.
The tornado had estimated wind speeds of 90 mph and cut a swath about 200 yards wide when it touched down. No structures were damaged.