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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Louisville KY
435 PM EDT Sat Jun 24 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for 06/23/2017 Tornado Event...

.LaRue County, KY Tornado

EF Scale Rating:           EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:       90 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       5.1 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       75 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                06/23/2017
Start Time:                5:37 PM EDT
Start Location:            2.8 miles south of Hodgenville, KY
Start Lat/Lon:             37.5286, -85.7440

End Date:                  06/23/2017
End Time:                  5:45 PM EDT
End Location:              5 miles east of Hodgenville, KY
End Lat/Lon:               37.5723, -85.6687

Survey Summary:

The tornado first downed a large tree in front of a vacant farm
house on McDowell Rd 2.8 miles south of Hodgenville.  It damaged
tree tops at the Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park as it
moved northeast, then downed several more trees in a wooded area
along Earl Jones Rd.  At the end of Earl Jones Rd, the tornado
destroyed one cinder block and wood barn and damaged the roof of
another, scattering debris several hundred yards to the north and
northeast. It also snapped and uprooted numerous trees in the area,
some which fell on a home and vehicle.

The tornado then skipped intermittently over primarily open farmland
for several miles before uprooting and snapping several trees along
Leafdale Road west of highway 470.  In addition to the cyclonic
damage pattern in the tree damage here, the tornado destroyed a
small outbuilding just prior to lifting.

Most of the damage caused by the tornado was EF-0 intensity, but low-
end EF-1 damage was observed on both Earl Jones Rd and on Leafdale
Rd.

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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