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National Weather Service Confirms 3rd Tornado Struck Cape Cod

Eversource crews work to restore power in Harwich after severe thunderstorms and a tornado caused damage on Cape Cod on Tuesday. (Courtesy Harwich Police Deptartment)
Eversource crews work to restore power in Harwich after severe thunderstorms and a tornado caused damage on Cape Cod on Tuesday. (Courtesy Harwich Police Deptartment)

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a third tornado struck Cape Cod last week.

The weather service said Monday the third tornado struck Yarmouth at about noon on July 23 and was on the ground for about a minute.

The EF1 storm, the second weakest of six tornado strengths, with maximum wind speeds of 90 mph, had a maximum width of 50 yards and a path of one-quarter of a mile.

The National Weather Service previously said two EF1 tornados with wind speeds of up to 110 mph touched down on July 23 — one in Barnstable and Yarmouth, another in Harwich.

The storms ripped the roof off a hotel and knocked out power to tens of thousands of customers, but there were no injuries reported.

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