La Plata Volunteer Fire Department
Today is a Memory we will Never Forget. The La Plata Tornado that struck 14 Years Today in which one person had been killed, more than 120 hurt and much more than $114 Million in Damages. The Tornado ended up being an F4.
The tornado very first touched straight down in Marbury, Md., 12 miles west of La Plata, at 6:56 p.m. EDT before intensifying to an F3 as it approached the west side of La Plata. An additional weaker tornado after that created simply south for the very first tornado and both tornadoes crossed the heart of Los Angeles Plata between 7:02 p.m. EDT and 7:07 p.m. EDT, causing widespread F2 and F3 harm.
The worst damage had been ranked F5 with winds between 261 and 318 mph. However, the nationwide climate provider assessment team later on determined several of that was because traveling debris from a nearby lumber company. For that reason, the final assessment rated the tornado as an F4 with winds 207 to 260 miles per hour on the Fujita Scale. Altogether, 638 houses and 143 companies had been damaged. The twister racked up above $100-million in damages.