Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
714 PM EDT SUN AUG 21 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/20/2016 BRIEF EF-0 TORNADO IN KENT COUNTY...

A brief tornado touched down in Kent County near Perkins Avenue
NE between Leonard Street NE and Knapp Street NE. Tree damage and
some property damage from fallen trees occurred as the result of
this brief tornado.

There is preliminary evidence of additional tornado damage in Kent
County that was not the result of this tornado. A NWS storm survey
team will continue investigation on Monday and provide details on
the additional tornado damage when the survey is complete.

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    Between 70 and 80 mph
Path length:            Around 0.75 miles
Path width:             Approximately 25 to 50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Aug 20 2016
Start time:             Approximately 250pm
Start location:         Around 3 miles Northeast of Downtown Grand Rapids

End date:               Aug 20 2016
End time:               Approximately 252pm
End location:           Around 3 miles Northeast of Downtown Grand Rapids

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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