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Public Information Statement...Corrected
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
925 AM EDT Fri May 26 2017

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NORTH OF MOCKSVILLE IN DAVIE COUNTY
NORTH CAROLINA...

Location...3 SSE Courtney in Davie County North Carolina
Date...05/24/2017
Estimated Time...400 to 416 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF2
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...115 mph
Maximum Path Width...100 yards
Path Length...2 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...36.02N / 80.62W
Ending lat/Lon...36.05N / 80.61W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...1

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

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg SC has
confirmed a tornado near Courtney, north of Mocksville, in Davie
County North Carolina on May 24, 2017.

The tornado touched down one-quarter mile south of the intersection
of highways 601 and 801, where trees were blown down. Damage was
spotty at first but increased across the Four Corners Road area.
The tornado intensity and coverage continued to increase north-
northeastward across the northwest part of Davie County. At least
100 trees were felled or snapped by the tornado and one home was
damaged - with partial roof failure. A storage building was destroyed
and a mobile home demolished. The mobile home occupant was thrown
approximately 30 feet but survived.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.gov/gsp.

For reference: the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0...Wind speeds 65 to 85 mph
EF1...Wind speeds 86 to 110 mph
EF2...Wind speeds 111 to 135 mph
EF3...Wind speeds 136 to 165 mph
EF4...Wind speeds 166 to 200 mph
EF5...Wind speeds greater than 200 mph

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Gerapetritis/Sturey



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