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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
1213 PM EDT Fri Apr 1 2016

...NWS Damage Survey for 03/31/2016 Straight-Line Winds Event

.Breckinridge County Straight-Line Winds

EF Scale Rating:           N/A
Estimated Peak Wind:       50-60 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       0.5 miles, sporadic
Path Width/Maximum/:       25-30 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  2

Start Date:                03/31/2016
Start Time:                3:42 PM EDT
Start Location:            West side of Harned
Start Lat/Lon:             37.756, -86.427

End Date:                  03/31/2016
End Time:                  3:44 PM EDT
End Location:              Harned, KY
End Lat/Lon:               37.754, -86.411

Survey Summary:

The National Weather Service in conjunction with Breckinridge County
Emergency Management performed a storm survey in the Harned Kentucky
community. The first damage occurred along the Breckinridge Middle
school football field where some bleachers were blown down. A narrow
channel of winds struck the crown of the middle school gymnasium and
peeled back the roofing material.  Winds were estimated in the 55 to
60 mph range. The winds were concentrated in a 25 yard area.  A
minor injury occurred with a child being struck by a small tile.

About a half a mile further east on Nancy Butler Lane two single
wide trailers were damaged.  The first trailer was lifted and pushed
about 5 feet. A woman was thrown and a refrigerator fell on her, but
the oven stopped the fridge from doing further harm.  Winds were
estimated at 50 mph and she broke her arm.  On the right side of the
road a mobile home on blocks was picked up and flipped over about 10
feet.  Winds were estimated at 55 mph.  A barn just east of the
mobile damage sustained some minor roof damage. Winds were estimated
at 50 mph.

We would like to thank EMA Director Eric Vertrees for his assistance
on 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/SCG



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