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Public Information Statement 
National Weather Service Louisville KY
426 PM EST Thu Mar 2 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for 03/01/2017 Tornado Event...

.Scott County, Indiana Tornado...

EF Scale Rating:           EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:       105 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       Approx 2 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       100 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  3

Start Date:                03/01/2017
Start Time:                6:05 AM EST
Start Location:            4 Smiles SSW Scottsburg, IN
Start Lat/Lon:             38.6261 / -85.7842

End Date:                  03/01/2017
End Time:                  6:07 AM EST
End Location:              5 miles SSW of Scottsburg, IN
End Lat/Lon:               38.6210 / -85.7455

Survey Summary:

The tornado touched down on Interstate 65 at approximately mile
marker 25.5. Moving east south east, it collapsed a wall on a large
cinderblock building, then destroyed two metal outbuildings and
flipped an unanchored mobile home on a farmstead just east of the
Interstate. It continued skipping east uprooting and snapping trees
and destroying and anchored mobile home on Underwood Road.  Three
residents were in the home at the time when it rolled over and
disintegrated. They received minor injuries. The tornado then
damaged an out building and numerous more trees as it headed east
toward toward Double or Nothing Road. Near the intersection of
Double or Nothing Road and Radio Tower Road, it destroyed a large
garage and pushed a doublewide manufactured home off its foundation.
The tornado was embedded in a 1-2 mile wide area of 60 to 80 mile an
hour winds that extended further east for over 10 miles, and may
have briefly touched down within this area as well.

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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JBS


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