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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mobile AL
609 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

...NWS Damage Survey For 06/21/17 Ft. Walton Beach Tornado...

.Ft. Walton Beach Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    75-80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.5 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun 21 2017
Start Time:             6:18 AM CDT
Start Location:         Ft. Walton Beach
Start Lat/Lon:          30.41216 / -86.5920

End Date:               Jun 21 2017
End Time:               6:20 AM CDT
End Location:           Ft. Walton Beach
End Lat/Lon:            30.4410 / -86.6178

Survey summary: The tornado touched down near Hollywood Blvd NE
and tracked two and a half miles northeast, ending near the Falcon
House Apartments. The path was non continuous and at times the
only visible damage was at tree top level. The tornado produced
roof damage to a couple of homes, along with damage to oak and
pine trees. The tornado was near its strongest point as it moved
over Ferry Park and produced damage at a baseball field.

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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