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NOUS43 KLMK 112007

400 PM EDT Wed May 11 2016

...NWS Damage Survey for May 10 2016 Severe Thunderstorm Event...

.Breckinridge County, Kentucky Tornado...

EF Scale Rating:          EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      95 mph
Path Length/Statue/:      0.4 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:      25 yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start Date:               May 10 2016
Start Time:               3:22 PM EDT
Start Location:           3.1 miles ESE of Garfield, KY
Lat/Lon:                  37.778/-86.300

End Date:                 May 10 2016
End Time:                 3:23 PM EDT
End Location:             3.5 miles ESE of Garfield, KY
End Lat/Lon:              37.771/-86.293

Survey Summary: A very narrow intense damage path of rotating winds
90-95 mph was embedded within a 3-mile wide area of straight-line
winds in eastern Breckinridge County. The tornado left a distinct
path in the vegetation and destroyed a part of a large metal barn
near the Rosetta General Store. It also caused the walls of 2
adjacent outbuildings and a garage to buckle out.

By far the most damage, however, was caused by wind-driven hail up
to 1 inch in diameter, which sandblasted the west sides of several
homes, shredded vinyl siding, and shattered windows. Numerous trees
sustained damage ranging from broken limbs to uprooting within the 3-
mile wide straight-line wind damage area.

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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