MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR (KPTV) - The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado briefly touched down Sunday and damaged a farm in Multnomah County.
The Plumper Pumpkin Patch and Tree Farm on Old Cornelius Pass Road had a bit of damage after a tornado passed through Sunday evening.
Jim Kessinger told FOX 12 that the storm damaged their solar panels, threw pumpkins around, and knocked down corn in their corn maze as well as a tent.
Thankfully, no humans or animals on the farm were injured.
Kessinger says he grew up in Kansas and has seen a lot of tornadoes, but has never seen one here.
"It was real sudden. It was just raining super hard, hard thunder burst then the rain started dying down, and we were sitting at the table and I could see the cloud forming. And after it had already passed, then we got an alert," Kessinger told FOX 12.
Kessinger thinks there may be a few thousand dollars worth of damage, but he's just thankful it wasn't worse.
The National Weather Service Portland sent a team to the farm Monday to survey the damage.
They confirmed that a tornado touched down briefly on Sunday. The EF rating is still under review.
BREAKING: @NWSPortland talking with us, confirming there was a brief tornado that touched down along Old Cornelius Pass Rd yesterday, damaging crops, solar panels, a tent and barn doors at a pumpkin farm. @fox12oregon pic.twitter.com/QfZwvlNZHy— Kelsey Watts (@KelseyWattsKPTV) September 9, 2019
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