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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
349 PM CDT SAT SEP 10 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 09/09/16 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...At least four tornadoes occurred in east
central Illinois during the evening of September 9th,
between 630 pm and 730 pm. One tornado occurred in
southeast Champaign County and one was in western
Clark County. Other tornadoes were reported in
Vermilion County, but an NWS damage assessment team is
still evaluating this area. An update will be provided
when the assessment is completed.

.TORNADO #1...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated peak wind:    125 mph
Path length /Statute/:  4.7 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Sep 09 2016
Start time:             633 pm CDT
Start location:         3.4 S Sidney / Champaign County / IL

End date:               Sep 09 2016
End time:               648 pm CDT
End location:           2.7 SSW Homer / Champaign County / IL

SURVEY SUMMARY:
The tornado touched down in a field 3.4 miles south of
Sidney at 633 pm CDT. The tornado damaged corn and bean
fields as it tracked to the east-northeast. The tornado
continued through fields for about 2 miles before damaging
the roof of a house and destroying a garage and large shed.
A car and a large RV were also damaged. A barn was destroyed
less than one mile away, before the tornado moved into a
cemetery. Several headstones and two trees were damaged.
The tornado slightly turned more toward the east knocking
over trees along 800 North road. The tornado then did the
greatest damage to a farmstead where it destroyed three
outbuildings and pushed a house off of its foundation, which
caused it to collapse. The tornado dissipated about one-half
mile to the east northeast in a field.

.TORNADO #2...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    70 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.1 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   10 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Sep 09 2016
Start time:             644 pm CDT
Start location:         1.4 S Casey / Clark County / IL

End date:               Sep 09 2016
End time:               645 pm CDT
End location:           1.4 SSE Casey / Clark County / IL

SURVEY SUMMARY:
The tornado touched down in a field about 1.4 miles south
of Casey, Illinois. The tornado stayed in the field and
damaged crops before dissipating after one-tenth of a mile.

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.

$$

Miller/Bak/Schaffer


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