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Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
1158 AM EDT TUE JUL 15 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR IONIA COUNTY TORNADO EVENT ON 07/07/2014...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.75 MILE
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JULY 7 2014
START TIME:             APPROXIMATELY 1234 AM EDT
START LOCATION:         EAST OF PINE ROAD JUST SOUTH
                        OF EAST KIMBALL ROAD

END DATE:               JULY 7 2014
END TIME:               APPROXIMATELY 1238 AM EDT
END LOCATION:           M-21 JUST WEST OF SPAULDING ROAD

TWO HOMES LOST ROOFING MATERIAL AND TWO FARM BUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED
ALONG EAST KIMBALL ROAD. TREE AND CROP DAMAGE ALSO OCCURRED ALONG
THE TORNADO PATH. A PLASTIC PLAYGROUND SLIDE WAS CARRIED ABOUT 1500
FEET AND SEVERAL CALF CRIBS WERE CARRIED ABOUT 500 FEET.

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.

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OSTUNO





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