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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
1141 AM CDT TUE AUG 18 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/17/15 TORNADO EVENT...

.COVINGTON COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             AUG_17_2015
START TIME:             414_PM_CDT
START LOCATION:         4 SW COLLINS
START LAT/LON:          31.5904/-89.5962

END DATE:               AUG_17_2015
END TIME:               419_PM_CDT
END LOCATION:           2 SSE COLLINS
END_LAT/LON:            31.6119/-89.5564

SURVEY_SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO DOWNED NUMEROUS LARGE LIMBS AND SNAPPED
OFF THE TOPS OF SEVERAL TREES ALONG ITS PATH. TWO POWERPOLES WERE
DOWNED WHEN LIMBS FELL ON POWERLINES...TAKING THE POLES DOWN. A
CARPORT WAS FLIPPED BY THE TORNADO.

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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SW/CME/AEG



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