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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1202 PM CDT TUE JUN 23 2015

...SURVEY UPDATE...

THE SURVEY TEAMS IN LEE COUNTY AND COAL CITY TO BRAIDWOOD AREA
HAVE SOME PRELIMINARY FINDINGS:

GRUNDY COUNTY-WILL COUNTY- COAL CITY TO BRAIDWOOD AREA:

THE SURVEY TEAM HAS FOUND AN APPROXIMATELY THREE QUARTER MILE
WIDE PATH OF TORNADO DAMAGE OF EF-2 INTENSITY JUST EAST OF INTERSTATE
55 ALONG THE GRUNDY-WILL COUNTY LINE...NORTH OF GODLEY AND WEST-
SOUTHWEST OF BRAIDWOOD. THE SURVEY TEAM HAS NOT YET SURVEYED THE
WORST DAMAGE IN AND NEAR COAL CITY.

LEE COUNTY-WOODHAVEN LAKES SOUTH OF SUBLETTE

THE SURVEY TEAM HAS FOUND AN APPROXIMATELY QUARTER MILE WIDE PATH
OF TORNADO DAMAGE OF AT LEAST EF-2 INTENSITY...BUT HAS JUST BEGUN
SURVEYING THE WORST DAMAGE IN WOODHAVEN LAKES.

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

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