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Public Information Statement...Corrected
National Weather Service Louisville KY
645 PM EST Sun Nov 19 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for 11/18/2017 Tornado Event...

.Meade County, Kentucky Tornado...

EF Scale Rating:           EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:       100-105 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       1.8 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       50 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  1

Start Date:                11/18/2017
Start Time:                4:32 PM EST
Start Location:            3 miles NNW of Irvington, KY
Start Lat/Lon:             37.9222 / -86.3086

End Date:                  11/18/2017
End Time:                  4:34 PM EST
End Location:              3 miles N of Irvington, KY
End Lat/Lon:               37.9287 / -86.2763

Survey Summary:

The tornado touched down just inside the Breckinridge-Meade County
line a mile  north of Irvington.  It pushed a large tobacco barn 15
feet eastward, tore off its roof, and collapsed several walls.
Debris from the barn was scattered over a half mile downwind.  The
tornado moved east-northeast, skipping along a wooded area where
several trees were snapped or uprooted, then hit a mobile home on
Fackler Road, rolling the anchored unit several times, destroying
the home. The owner sustained only minor injuries as he rolled over
with his house, crawling out of a hole after it settled.  A garage
on the property was also destroyed.  The tornado continued skipping
along the northwest side of Sandy Hill Rd, damaging outbuildings on
another farm, before crossing KY highway 261 at Guston Rd.  A split
level home on Guston Rd had part of its roof removed, with
insulation spattered on the lee side of the home.  An occupant of
the home reported he was descending the stairs as the roof was torn
off, and was briefly drawn up the stairs as it occurred. Debris from
the split level home was dropped across the road, where a few more
trees were snapped and uprooted.  The tornado then flattened a fence
and peeled a section of sheet metal on an outbuilding before
lifting. The NWS thanks Meade County EMA and Remote Aerial for their
assistance in this damage survey.

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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