Small tornado detected in St. Helens, minimal damage

Photo of the tornado reported in St. Helens, Oregon courtesy Leslie Jean on Facebook.

ST. HELENS, Pray. – A small tornado struck on Pittsburg Road in the city of St. Helens Tuesday.

According to the Portland National Weather Service, the scale of the system is unknown so they will send staff to investigate.

According to The Chronicle newspaper, the roof of a house fell off and several bushes were snapped off. One of the trees fell onto a platform.

No human damage is reported.

NWS reports that it is possible to see rotation this afternoon, to see movement look for shelter.

News in development.

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