A dairy farm was damaged after a funnel cloud touched down in Lebanon Tuesday afternoon.

A funnel cloud made contact with four barns at Spencer’s Dairy Farm on Green Mountain Drive in Lacomb around 1:26 p.m.

The barns suffered extensive wind damage to their roof structures, according to the Lebanon Fire District.

Two of the barns, totaling more than 23,000 square feet, were destroyed.

Officials said there were no reported injuries of people or livestock.

National Weather Service officials are traveling to the farm to determine if the damage was caused by a funnel cloud or by a tornado. 

Matthew Cullen, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said a funnel cloud is a tornado that is developing in the air as it rotates in the sky. It is not considered a tornado until it touches the ground, Cullen said.

“We have not confirmed reports that it was a tornado,” Cullen said.

Cullen said the crew will analyze the damage to the structures and land and determine the path of the damage.

“They’ll be searching for evidence of rotation, and see if damage occurred in random spots, or if damage fell in a straight line,” Cullen said.

Debris from barns spread up to a quarter mile away but did not damage eight homes in the surrounding area, according to Lebanon Fire.

Multiple power lines were downed and branches were scattered around the area.

Source: Statesmanjournal