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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
426 PM EDT TUE APR 8 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 4/7/2014 TORNADO EVENT UPDATE #2...

...NEW DETAILS REGARDING EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SPALDING COUNTY...

.SPALDING COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.94 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               3

START DATE:             APRIL 7 2014
START TIME:             9:50 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         8 MILES NW OF GRIFFIN
START LAT/LON:          33.3025/-84.3850

END DATE:               APRIL 7 2014
END TIME:               9:52 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           4 MILES SSE OF WOOLSEY
END_LAT/LON:            33.3086/-84.3705

EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN APPROXIMATELY 8 MILES NORTHWEST OF
GRIFFIN...INITIALLY SNAPPING AND UPROOTING SEVERAL
TREES...INCLUDING TWO VERY LARGE PINES...IN A PASTURED AREA OF A
FARM OFF VAUGHAN ROAD. APPROXIMATELY 20 FENCE POSTS ALONG THE
PROPERTY WERE PULLED UP FROM THE GROUND. A TRAMPOLINE WAS ALSO
DESTROYED. THE TORNADO TRAVELED NORTHEAST TOWARDS GA HWY 92 WHERE
IT CONTINUED TO DOWN OR SNAP PINES AND HARDWOODS. NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF GA HWY 92 AND BICYCLE ROAD...THREE INDIVIDUALS
WERE INJURED WHEN THEIR CARS WERE EITHER STRUCK BY OR RAN INTO
DOWNED TREES. THE SIGN AT LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH WAS DESTROYED. A HOME
ALONG GA HWY 92 SUSTAINED MAJOR DAMAGE WHEN A LARGE PINE FELL ON
IT. AT LEAST 14 OTHER HOMES SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE TO ROOFS. ONE
WALL OF A BRICKED IN CAR PORT AT A HOME WAS DESTROYED WHEN A POLE
BOLTED TO IT WAS DOWNED BY THE WINDS. SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS
SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE AS WELL. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO CAUSE
DAMAGE TO HOMES AND DOWNING TREES ALONG DIANE DRIVE BEFORE
LIFTING. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR 0.94 MILES AND FOR
APPROXIMATELY 2 MINUTES.


EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

$$

LGB/KDF





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