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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
725 PM EDT SAT JUL 18 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/17/2015 TIPPECANOE COUNTY TORNADOES...

.OVERVIEW... A ROTATING THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED TWO TORNADOES ACROSS
TIPPECANOE COUNTY DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON OF JULY 17. BOTH
TORNADOES OCCURRED SOUTHEAST OF THE LAFAYETTE AREA AND WERE RATED
EF-1. TREES WERE DOWNED AND A COUPLE OF GARAGES WERE DESTROYED.

.TORNADO 1...

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH
PATH LENGTH: 0.21 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 75 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: JUL 17 2015
START TIME: 4:33 PM EDT
START LOCATION: 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE

END DATE: JUL 17 2015
END TIME: 4:33 PM EDT
END LOCATION: 10 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE

SURVEY SUMMARY: NWS SURVEY REVEALED EF1 DAMAGE WITH APPROXIMATELY
100 MPH WINDS AFFECTING A RESIDENCE SOUTH OF NEWCASTLE
ROAD...BETWEEN COUNTY ROAD 775 EAST AND COUNTY ROAD 900 EAST IN
SOUTHEAST TIPPECANOE COUNTY. NUMEROUS TREES WEST OF THE AFFECTED
RESIDENCE HAD TOPS SHEARED OFF OR WERE DOWNED COMPLETELY AND A
GARAGE AT THE RESIDENCE WAS DESTROYED.

.TORNADO 2...

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 97 MPH
PATH LENGTH: 0.28 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: JUL 17 2015
START TIME: 4:38 PM EDT
START LOCATION: 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE

END DATE: JUL 17 2015
END TIME: 4:39 PM EDT
END LOCATION: 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LAFAYETTE

SURVEY SUMMARY: NWS SURVEY REVEALED EF1 DAMAGE WITH APPROXIMATELY 97
MPH WINDS IN THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF TIPPECANOE COUNTY...SOUTH OF
THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 52 AND COUNTY ROAD 900 SOUTH. OBSERVED
DAMAGE INCLUDED A COLLAPSED GARAGE...DOWNED TREES...AND AT LEAST ONE
HOME WITH VINYL SIDING REMOVED.

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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