Tornado touches down near Port Orchard, damages homes

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a tornado touched down near Port Orchard, Washington, damaging several homes and toppling trees.

The National Weather Service in Seattle said on Twitter that based on radar imagery and video evidence, a tornado touched down south of Port Orchard shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries.

The service says they will send a team tomorrow morning to survey the area.

KOMO-TV reports damage has been reported on Rhapsody Drive and at the Bethel Tavern.

Video from the television station’s helicopter at the scene shows trees down, homes with roofs ripped off and debris scattered across yards.

Port Orchard is about 15 miles west of Seattle, across Puget Sound