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National Weather Service confirms tornado in Benton Co.

The National Weather Service in Springfield has confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down in Benton County Wednesday night.

The ABC 17 Stormtrack weather team continuously covered the tornado warning that encompassed Benton County from around 9:45 p.m. through 10:30 p.m.

A survey team found a 3.25 mile long damage path that started about 3 miles northwest of Warsaw. Meteorologists determined the tornado touched down at around 9:56 p.m.

The tornado was between 1/4 and 1/2 mile wide and uprooted several trees along the path. The estimated wind speed was 94 mph.

The team also found a metal building damaged, a boat dock flipped, and 7 boats sunk in the water near the dock. A fireworks tent was also blown over.

An ABC 17 News viewer sent photos of damage at the Lakeview RV Park outside Warsaw, where several trees and campers were damaged. There were also boats flipped and docks damaged at the Truman Marina.

Click here for a map of storm reports from across Mid-Missouri Wednesday night. Red dots indicate confirmed tornadoes, blue dots for wind damage, yellow for damaging wind gusts, and green for severe hail.

This is a look at the velocity scope over the storm in Benton County as ABC 17 Stormtrack reported on the storm, showing the area of rotation near Warsaw.

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