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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Louisville KY
505 PM EDT Thu Apr 6 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for 04/05/2017 Tornado Event
.Henry County Kentucky Tornado

EF Scale Rating:           EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:       100 mph
Path Length/Statute/:      1.6 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       100 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                04/05/2017
Start Time:                5:54 PM EDT
Location:                  2 miles ENE of Eminence KY
Start Lat/Lon:             38.375/-85.142

End Date:                  04/05/2017
End Time:                  5:56 PM EDT
End Location:              3 miles N Pleasureville KY
End Lat/Lon:               38.391/-85.129

Survey Summary:

The National Weather Service along with Henry County Emergency
Management surveyed a small tornado path in Henry County. There
were also areas of wind and hail damage along US 421.  First evidence of the tornado was just south of US 421 where it
passed between two farms. Barns on either side of the path were
damaged with the debris thrown clockwise which indicated an anticyclonic
rotation. Also, on houses siding was severely damaged by hail, with
witnesses saying the hail was several inches deep. The tornado crossed
US 421 and continued northeast.

The last evidence of tornado was a house on Point Pleasant Road. The
tornado blew in a garage door and caused siding damage again to due hail.

The National Weather Service would like to thank Emergency Manager Jody
Rucker for his help in this 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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