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Public Information Statement...Updated
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
320 PM EDT TUE SEP 19 2017

...NWS damage surveys for September 10, 2017 tornadoes associated
with Hurricane Irma...

...Surveys conducted on September 11-13 and 15-16, 2017...

...Nine tornadoes confirmed within Brevard, Volusia and
Lake Counties...

...Rockledge Tornado updated to EF-1...

.Melbourne Beach Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    70-80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.20 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             09-10-2017
Start Time:             919 am EDT
Start Location:         1 SSE Indialantic
Start Lat/Lon:          28.0701, -80.5584

End Date:               09-10-2017
End Time:               919 am EDT
End Location:           1 SSE Indialantic
End Lat/Lon:            28.0701, -80.5584

Survey_Summary: Based on a NWS storm survey, a waterspout moved
onshore Melbourne Beach near Avenue B, causing minor damage to the
second floor of two homes. The brief EF-0 tornado with winds
estimated at 70 to 80 mph continued inland and dissipated just west
of Highway A1A.

.Turkey Creek Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100-110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.33 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   75 mph
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             09-10-2017
Start Time:             1100 am EDT
Start Location:         4 SSW Indialantic
Start Lat/Lon:          28.0317, -80.5755

End Date:               09-10-2017
End Time:               1102 am EDT
End Location:           5 SSW Indialantic
End Lat/Lon:            28.0276, -80.5968

Survey_Summary: Based on a NWS storm survey, a waterspout that
developed on the Indian River moved onshore and damaged several
residences on Worth Court, including a waterfront home whose second
floor was removed and carried downwind. The EF-1 tornado (estimated
100 to 110 mph) continued across US-1, causing minor roof damage to a
university building. The tornado then impacted over a dozen mobile
homes within Palm Bay Estates, several of which were heavily damaged
or destroyed. The tornado continued west, just to the north of
Turkey Creek, damaging many trees and several additional homes
before moving through a school campus before dissipating near the
Harris Corporation.

.Indialantic Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90-100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.21 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             09-10-2017
Start Time:             1124 am EDT
Start Location:         0 W Indialantic
Start Lat/Lon:          28.0943, -80.5665

End Date:               09-10-2017
End Time:               1126 am EDT
End Location:           1 NW Indialantic
End Lat/Lon:            28.1031, -80.5836

Survey_Summary: A NWS storm survey revealed that a waterspout moved
onshore the barrier island in Indialantic near Highway A1A and 1st
Avenue. The EF-1 tornado (winds estimated 90-100 mph) removed part of
the roof of a beachfront condo and carried it across the highway,
where it landed on a bank. The tornado then weakened as it traveled
west-northwest, producing damage to trees and roof shingles and
soffits of several homes along a narrow path across the barrier
island, exiting to the Indian River near Cedar Lane and West Riveria
Boulevard.

.Mims Kilbee Street Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115-125 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.55 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   125 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             09-10-2017
Start Time:             548 pm EDT
Start Location:         2 N Mims
Start Lat/Lon:          28.6864, -80.8366

End Date:               09-10-2017
End Time:               550 pm EDT
End Location:           2 NNW Mims
End Lat/Lon:            28.6943, -80.8606

Survey_Summary: Based on a NWS storm survey, a tornado developed
just west of the intersection of Brockett Road and Hammock Road in
Mims. The tornado snapped many trees and partially removed the roof
from a mobile home on Brockett Road (strong EF-1 strength), then
moved through a wooded area before reaching near the north end of Nab
Street and the east end of Benson Court. A pickup truck near the
corner of Benson Court and Lisa Drive rolled about 30 feet west into
the fence of an adjacent yard. The tornado strengthened to EF-2
intensity with estimated wind speeds of 115 to 125 mph as it affected
homes on Kilbee Street, Turnbull Road, and Brevard Road. Numerous
homes were impacted and several were left uninhabitable due to severe
roof damage. A number of trees were snapped and uprooted as the
tornado continued west northwest across Old Dixie Highway. The
tornado dissipated shortly after crossing US Highway 1 near
Roosevelt Road.

.Mims Northgate Mobile Home Park Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90-95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.48 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   60 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             09-10-2017
Start Time:             600 pm EDT
Start Location:         2 NNW Mims
Start Lat/Lon:          28.6894, -80.8551

End Date:               09-10-2017
End Time:               601 pm EDT
End Location:           2 NNW Mims
End Lat/Lon:            28.6926, -80.8622

Survey_Summary: Based on a NWS storm survey, an EF-1 tornado, with
estimated wind speeds between 90 to 95 mph, snapped and uprooted
several trees as it developed near Old Dixie Highway. The tornado
continued across US Highway 1 and the northern portion of the
Northgate Mobile Home and RV Park, damaging over a dozen homes,
several of which experienced partial roof removal. In addition,
several power poles snapped in the development and one landed on a
home. The tornado also rolled several unoccupied RV`s onto to their
sides, which were being stored in a parking lot between US Highway 1
and the mobile home park.

.Umatilla Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95-100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.84 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   500 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             09-10-2017
Start Time:             626 pm EDT
Start Location:         5 WSW Paisley
Start Lat/Lon:          28.9394, -81.6238

End Date:               09-10-2017
End Time:               630 pm EDT
End Location:           2  WNW Umatilla
End Lat/Lon:            28.9352, -81.6871

Survey_Summary: A NWS storm survey revealed an EF-1 tornado with
estimated wind speeds between 95 and 100 mph developed near East 8th
Avenue in Umatilla, uprooting and snapping several trees in an open
field. The tornado moved toward a residential neighborhood between
East 8th Avenue and East Collins Street and peeled back the roofs
from several homes and uprooted numerous trees. Damage continued
into North Lake Community Park where a scoreboard was toppled and
three power lines were snapped. The tornado moved across Lake Pearl
and into the Olde Mill RV resort where it destroyed approximately
ten recreational vehicles and damaged at least 25 others. The
tornado continued west toward downtown Umatilla and damaged the roofs
of the Umatilla Inn, an elementary school, and a home on Babb Road.

.Ormond Beach Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100-110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.78 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   175 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             09-10-2017
Start Time:             904 pm EDT
Start Location:         6 NNW Daytona Beach
Start Lat/Lon:          29.2901, -81.0572

End Date:               09-10-2017
End Time:               905 pm EDT
End Location:           4 NNW Holly Hill
End Lat/Lon:            29.2905, -81.0703

Survey_Summary: Based on a NWS storm survey, a waterspout moved
onshore from the Halifax River near Dix Avenue and North Beach Street
in Ormond Beach, causing tree damage and minor siding and shingle
damage to a few two story homes. The tornado continued inland and
produced strong EF-1 damage (estimated 100 to 110 mph) to several
homes and trees near the intersection of Hernandez Avenue, North
Ridgewood Avenue and Rosewood Avenue. Several homes sustained major
roof damage. The tornado then downed trees and produced debris impact
at the Ormond Beach Fire Station 93 and damaging the roofs of two
commercial buildings near US Highway 1 and Wilmette Avenue. The
tornado dissipated just west of US Highway 1.

.Rockledge Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95-105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.30 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   60 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             09-10-2017
Start Time:             914 pm EDT
Start Location:         5 S Merritt Island
Start Lat/Lon:          28.2791, -80.6899

End Date:               09-10-2017
End Time:               915 pm EDT
End Location:           5 S Merritt Island
End Lat/Lon:            28.2809, -80.6944

Survey_Summary: A NWS storm survey confirmed that a waterspout moved
onshore along Rockledge Drive near River Woods Drive and produced EF-
1 tornado damage (winds estimated 95-105 mph) along a short track.
Approximately six homes sustained significant roof damage and
numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. A portion of one roof was
removed and at least one other home had a portion of its metal roof
peeled back. Several homes adjacent to the area of the most
significant damage also experienced a lesser degree of shingle
damage. At least one screen patio was destroyed, several others were
damaged, and some fences were blown over and carried downwind.

.North Merritt Island Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100-110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.36 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             09-10-2017
Start Time:             948 pm EDT
Start Location:         5 WNW Cape Canaveral
Start Lat/Lon:          28.4171, -80.6767

End Date:               09-10-2017
End Time:               950 pm EDT
End Location:           5 NNE Cocoa
End Lat/Lon:            28.4460, -80.7211

Survey_Summary: A NWS storm survey confirmed that a tornado formed on
North Merritt Island within or southeast of The Savannahs
subdivision, producing strong EF-1 damage (winds estimated 100-110
mph) to numerous homes on Savannahs Trail. Over a dozen homes
sustained significant shingle damage and approximately six pool
screen enclosures were destroyed. Numerous trees were snapped. The
tornado continued northwest and crossed East Hall Road and
Leilani Lane, producing tree and minor roof damage to a few homes.
The tornado then traveled through the southern portion of the Island
Lakes Mobile Home Park at EF-1 strength (estimated winds of 95 to
105 mph) and impacted over 25 mobile homes. Several mobile homes
were destroyed and many others sustained moderate to major damage
(the neighborhood was nearly completed evacuated for Hurricane Irma).
The tornado then weakened, but toppled the steeple at the Orsino
Baptist Church, after crossing North Courtney Boulevard. Tree damage
and minor roof damage occurred along the remainder of the path until
the Indian River was reached.

$$

Analysis of additional damage reports associated with Hurricane Irma
will continue over the next several days. Further tornadoes may be
confirmed during the next several days.

The NWS thanks Lake County Emergency Management for assistance with
the Umatilla storm survey and the Ormond Beach and Cape Canaveral
Fire Departments for additional details.

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 events and publication in NWS
storm data.

$$

Spratt/Ulrich/Rodriquez



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