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...NWS Damage Survey for 04/05/2017 Straight-Line Winds Event

.Scott County Straight-Line Winds

EF Scale Rating:           N/A
Estimated Peak Wind:       70
Path Length/Statue/:       1/4 mile
Path Width/Maximum/:       300
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                04/05/2017
Start Time:                6:56 PM EDT
Start Location:            2 miles E of Stamping Ground, KY
Start Lat/Lon:             38.2701/-84.6540

End Date:                  04/05/2017
End Time:                  6:57 PM EDT
End Location:              2 miles E of Stamping Ground, KY
End Lat/Lon:               38.2674/-84.6499

Survey Summary:

The National Weather Service in conjunction with Scott County
Emergency Management performed a storm survey across two
concentrated areas of wind damage Wednesday evening. There was also
isolated wind damage throughout the entire county which was not the
focus of the survey.  The first area was at 806 Duvall Station Rd. in Stamping Ground, KY.
A 50 by 30 barn was slammed by 65 mph winds.  Much of the barn was
thrown 75 to 150 yards, but a few pieces of metal sheeting was
thrown an eighth of a mile.  One heavy section of the beam was
thrown 70 yards narrowly missing the residence.  This weighed over
100 pounds  unfortunately did not strike the house or anyone in it.
Other portions of the barn struck the house doing some roof, gutter,
and shingle damage. Another solid portion of the barn struck a
softwood tree knocking it over.  Portions of the wood frame was
partially impaled into the ground near the house. The National Weather Service would like to thank Deputy Emergency
Manager Mike Hennigan for his help in the 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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JDG



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