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Public Information Statement...Updated for the Vinton tornado...
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA/IL
209 PM CDT MON JUL 18 2016

...NWS Damage Survey Information for July 17, 2016 Tornadoes...

.Additional surveys will be conducted in Benton and Linn counties
on Monday, July 18th to assess the damage near the Vinton and
Walford areas.

.Andrew IA Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    100 mph
Path length /Statute/:  1.0 mile
Path width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             July 17, 2016
Start time:             603 AM CDT
Start location:         0.6 SW of Andrew / Jackson / IA
Start Lat/Lon:          42.1471 / -90.6023

End date:               July 17, 2016
End time:               605 AM CDT
End location:           0.4 E of Andrew / Jackson / IA
End_lat/lon:            42.1541 / -90.5853

Tornado crossed the southern parts of the town of Andrew.
A building at the ag coop was destroyed and numerous trees
were snapped.

.Park View, IA Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    80 mph
Path length /Statute/:  1.0 mile
Path width /Maximum/:   10 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             July 17, 2016
Start time:             625 AM CDT
Start location:         1.7 SSW Parkview / Scott / IA
Start Lat/Lon:          41.6739 / -90.5489

End date:               July 17, 2016
End time:               626 AM CDT
End location:           2.0 SSE Parkview / Scott / IA
End_lat/lon:            41.6700 / -90.5295

Limbs were snapped from a tree and corn crops were damaged.

.Vinton, IA Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated peak wind:    135 mph
Path length /Statute/:  1.62 mile
Path width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               5

Start date:             July 17, 2016
Start time:             501 AM CDT
Start location:         South side of Vinton / Benton / IA
Start Lat/Lon:          42.1531 / -92.0327

End date:               July 17, 2016
End time:               503 AM CDT
End location:           Southeast side Vinton / Benton / IA
End_lat/lon:            42.1587 / -92.0025

Tornado tracked across the southern parts of Vinton, damaging
buildings, trees, power poles, and other structures. The tornado
first damaged trees, then hit the ball field where it destroyed
fencing, the score board and a large light pole. It then tracked
across several multi-family housing buildings, where it mainly
removed the roof structures. From there the tornado intensifed
as it struck a brick apartment building, when was unroofed and
had parts of the walls blown out. The tornado then felled a cell
phone tower and apparently began to weaken as it continued across
a large field. The roofs of another eight homes were damaged as
the tornado finally exited Vinton and continued into farmland
where it dissipated.

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

The information in this statement is PRELIMINARY and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.


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