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November 17, 2013

Thunderstorm hits Jefferson County

No severe damage reported as of Sunday afternoon

MT. VERNON — — A brief but heavy thunderstorm hit Jefferson County early Sunday afternoon, but there were no serious damage reports as of 3:30 p.m. that day, said Steve Lueker, the county's Emergency Management Agency coordinator.

There had been talk of a tornado touching down near Mt. Vernon Airport Sunday. However, Lueker said there was no confirmed touchdown and no apparent damage at the airport.

Lueker said there were reports of significant property damage in Fairfield and Sims in Wayne County, and in parts of Washington County.

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