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Trees were downed and a tin roof was ripped off a building after a tornado touched down in Maine on Saturday, the state's first in over three years.
The National Weather Service (NWS) said the tornado touched down around 3:30 p.m. in Hiram, located in southwestern Maine’s Oxford County, and continued to Sebago in Cumberland County.
The region of the state was under tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings at the time.
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According to the NWS office in Gray, the EF0 tornado had an estimated maximum wind speed of 80 mph and traveled along a nearly 5-mile-long path.
"Eyewitnesses, including video footage, saw the tornado form near or over an island along the western side of Barker Pond," the forecast office said in a statement. "A number of softwood trees were snapped or uprooted on the east side of the lake at the end of Barker Pond Road."
Video obtained by WGME-TV shows the tornado forming over the lake.
No fatalities or injuries were reported in the statement issued by the NWS office.
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An EF-0 tornado has winds between 65 and 85 mph, according to the NWS.
The ratings of tornadoes on the Enhanced-Fujita Scale.
Tornadoes that are rated EF-0 can cause "minor damage."
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The twister on Saturday was the first confirmed tornado in Maine since June 1, 2017, when five separate ones touched down in the state, according to the Portland Press Herald.
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