EF-3 tornado rips through Barton County killing 3, injuring 1

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The National Weather Service confirms an EF-3 tornado tore through parts of Jasper and Barton counties near Golden City.

The tornado dropped around 8:51pm and was on the ground for 22 minutes and was 12 miles long.

It had a maximum width of a half a mile and peak winds around 142 miles per hour.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirms 86-year-old Kenneth G. Harris and 83-year-old Opal P. Harris died in the storm that hit southeast 80th Lane and MO-126.

The couple was found 200 yards from their residence.

56-year-old Betty R. Berg also died in the storm, while her husband, 56-year-old Mark M. Berg, had serious injuries and has been taken to Freeman Hospital for treatment.

The Berg’s were found at the scene of their manufactured home just west of Golden City, off 126 Highway.

You can view the full report from the National Weather Service in Springfield here.

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