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Tornado touched down in Marstons Mills, National Weather Service confirms

Tornado touches down on Cape Cod
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BARNSTABLE - A tornado touched down on Cape Cod Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service confirmed. 

The small EF-0 tornado touched down in Barnstable near the village of Marstons Mills at 11:52 a.m., uprooting trees and knocking down an electrical pole. The estimated peak wind speeds were 80 mph. 

"Witnesses described a chaotic event, observing airborne fence posts and branches," the National Weather Service said.

The tornado was on the ground for approximately four minutes starting at Evergreen Drive and lifting over Joe Thompson Rd 1.1 miles away. The width of the tornado was approximately 650 yards. 

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No injuries were reported.  

One homeowner said he looked outside and decided it was time for him and his wife to take cover. "When that tornado came through, we were looking out the back and I said to her, 'run, get to the basement,'" Brian Malone said. "Everything just started moving, you knew it wasn't just a regular storm."  

It was the second tornado confirmed to have touched down in Massachusetts Tuesday. In Mattapoisett, an EF-1 tornado was on the ground for about three minutes. 

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