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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
137 PM EDT TUE JUN 23 2015

...LOW END EF-2 CONFIRMED EAST OF BIRCH RUN...

.NWS DAMAGE SURVEY HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO EAST OF
BIRCH RUN IN SAGINAW COUNTY TO 2 MILES SOUTH OF
MILLINGTON IN TUSCOLA COUNTY.

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    115 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  11.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   250 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               2

START DATE:             JUNE 22 2015
START TIME:             1001 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         2.9 MILES EAST OF BIRCH RUN
                        43.25/-83.74

END DATE:               JUNE 22 2015
END TIME:               1017 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           2 MILES SOUTH OF MILLINGTON
                        43.25/-83.52

SURVEY_SUMMARY: AN NWS STORM SURVEY INDICATED TORNADO
STARTED IN THE PINE RIDGE RV CAMPGROUND IN FAR SOUTHEAST
SAGINAW COUNTY AND TRACKED GENERALLY EAST ALONG BIRCH RUN
ROAD...LIFTING NEAR MCPHERSON ROAD IN TUSCOLA
COUNTY 2 MILES SOUTH OF MILLINGTON. TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN
AND SHINGLES WERE OBSERVED OFF HOUSES. THE TORNADO PEAKED
IN INTENSITY NEAR BUELL AND BELSAY ROADS...WITH ESTIMATED
WIND SPEEDS UP TO 115 MPH. MAJOR STRUCTURE DAMAGE OCCURRED
TO ONE HOUSE...WITH ANOTHER HOME SUFFERING DAMAGE TO ROOF
AND WALL. TWO MINOR INJURIES OCCURRED AT THE CAMPGROUND.

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.

$$

SF



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