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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Louisville KY
1018 PM EST Thu Mar 2 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for 03/01/2017 Straight-Line Winds Event

.Trimble County Kentucky Straight-Line Winds

Estimated Peak Wind:       85 MPH
Path Length/Statue/:       4.5 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       200 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                03/01/2017
Start Time:                6:20 AM EDT
Start Location:            2.5 miles west of Milton, KY
Start Lat/Lon:             38.7319 / -85.4093

End Date:                  03/01/2017
End Time:                  6:25 AM EDT
End Location:              2 miles east of Milton, KY
End Lat/Lon:               -38.7302 / -85.3271

Survey Summary:

An NWS survey team concluded that straight line winds occurred
intermittently just to the south of the Ohio River from 2 miles west
of Milton to 2.5 miles east of Milton. A mobile home park was
damaged with multiple hardwood trees snapped, and a few unanchored
mobile homes sliding off their piers. Winds were estimated around 70-
75 mph in this location. East of Milton, damage was more significant
as large outbuilding were either heavily damaged or completely
destroyed, along with large snapped and uprooted hardwood trees.
Debris was scattered 200-300 yards downwind. Maximum winds were
estimated to be 80 to 90 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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