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Public Information Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Louisville KY
139 PM EST Sun Nov 19 2017

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

.Beaver Dam, Kentucky Tornado...

EF Scale Rating:           EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:       95-100 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       2 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       60 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  1

Start Date:                11/18/2017
Start Time:                3:32 PM EDT
Start Location:            1/2 mile WSW of Beaver Dam
Start Lat/Lon:             37.3994 / -86.9046

End Date:                  11/18/2017
End Time:                  3:34 PM EDT
End Location:              1/2 mile SSE of Beaver Dam
End Lat/Lon:               37.3956 / -86.8695

Survey Summary:

This small tornado was embedded in a fast moving squall line that
raced east at 55 mph.  The twister first touched down at a home on
U.S. Highway 62 just west of Goshen Church Road, tearing off
shingles and uprooting a tree.  It moved east-southeast, uprooting
and snapping trees near the intersection of Hwy 62 and Goshen Church
Rd, along with damaging some small outbuildings.

It next downed a tree on Mine Fork Road that fell between a home and
outbuilding, damaging both structures and causing a minor head
injury to the occupant of the shed. Continuing over open fields, it
next hit several residences along Hill, Mulberry, and South Mulberry
streets before crossing U.S. Highway 231 and causing minor roof
damage to the Post Office.

The greatest damage occurred in this two block area, where up
to a dozen outbuildings were destroyed or heavily damaged, and
sections of roofing were lifted off homes and garages.  Fences
in the neighborhood were blown in a cyclonic pattern, providing
evidence of the tight rotation pattern of the storm.  After
crossing Hwy 231, the tornado damaged several large warehouses,
scattering wood and sheet metal debris.  Along Bruce School Road,
a chain link fence was flattened, and insulation was sucked out
of the damaged roof of a two story home, then spattered along
the east side of the home and adjacent vehicles.

Another large tree was uprooted in this yard before the tornado
lifted.  Sheet metal and shingles were lifted into trees along
the route of the storm.  The NWS thanks Ohio County EMA for
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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JBS



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