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The Today File

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June 13, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Weather Service confirms tornado today in Oregon

McMINNVILLE, Ore.  — The National Weather Service says it was indeed a tornado that damaged several buildings Thursday in the community of McMinnville, Ore.

No one was hurt but McMinnville Fire Chief Rich Leipfert says three commercial building — all used for storage — were damaged. He says a porch roof also sustained minor damage.

Weather Service meteorologist Miles Higa in Portland says a storm-survey team dispatched to the site confirms a tornado but has not yet determined its wind speed or strength.

McMinnville is southwest of Portland.

Higa says the agency also received reports of funnel clouds seen in or near Hillsboro, Albany and Harrisburg, Ore.

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