Yes, it was a TORNADO which hit the Tri-Counties. It left mobile homes and greenhouses damaged
A National Weather Service team confirmed Tuesday night's event in Carpinteria was a tornado.
It’s official. National Weather Service experts confirmed that it was a tornado that touched down in Carpinteria Tuesday night, damaging more than two dozen mobile homes, and some nearby greenhouses.
It happened at around 6 p.m., at the Sandpiper Mobile Home Park.
Fortunately, no one was injured.
A team of weather service experts visited the damage sites Wednesday before making their final assessment of whether it was extreme wind, or a tornado.
Top wind speeds of 75 miles an hour were reported.
The storm created a second tornado which touched down in the Los Angeles County community of Montebello Wednesday. It caused even heavier damage, but no serious injuries were reported.