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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Louisville KY
137 PM EST Fri Mar 3 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for 03/01/2017 Straight-Line Wind Event...

.Bourbon County Straight-Line Winds...

EF Scale Rating:           N/A
Estimated Peak Wind:       75 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       1/3 mile
Path Width/Maximum/:       500 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                03/01/2017
Start Time:                7:00 AM EDT
Start Location:            4 miles north of Paris
Start Lat/Lon:

End Date:                  03/01/2017
End Time:                  7:05 AM EDT
End Location:              4.2 miles north of Paris
End Lat/Lon:

Survey Summary:

The National Weather Service conducted a storm survey in northern
Bourbon county and determined two concentrated areas of straight-
line wind damage. The first area was along the 700-800 block of
Ruddles Mill road. Several barns sustained significant damage with
debris being thrown 100 yards east. Several trees were split or
uprooted also. Most of the barns that sustained damage were on hilly
surfaces.
At Hillcroft Farm, 1818 Millersburg road, a large metal barn
sustained significant roofing damage. Further south on Hwy 68 at
Alder Nest Farms, a roof on a metal barn collapsed. During the
survey, sporadic tree damage could be seen along Hwy 68 and 27. We
would like to thank EMA Director Mike Withrow for his assistance for
scouting damage reports.

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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Gordon/Smith/Peak



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