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Public Information Statement...Corrected
National Weather Service Louisville KY
1021 AM EDT Sat May 20 2017

Corrected for Path Info, Time, and Some Typos

...NWS Damage Survey for 05/19/2017 Tornado Event

.Crawford County, Indiana Tornado

EF Scale Rating:           EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:       90
Path Length/St. Miles/:    0.2
Path Width/Maximum/:       50 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                05/19/2017
Start Time:                4:22 PM EDT
Start Location:            2SW Sulphur
Start Lat/Lon:             38.21N/86.49W

End Date:                  05/19/2017
End Time:                  4:24 PM EDT
End Location:              1.5 SW Sulphur
End Lat/Lon:               38.22N/86.49W

Survey Summary:

The National Weather Service performed a storm damage survey
southwest of Sulphur, Indiana from a storm on Friday afternoon May
19.  All of the damage was along Old Union Chapel Road off of
Highway 62 near T and T Auto.  The tornado formed in an open
pasture field Southwest of Old Union Chapel Road.  It knocked over
several cedar trees, and split several sections on some maple trees
before striking a barn near the road.  Winds in this area were
estimated between 80 and 85 mph. The eastern edge door of the barn was blown out along with
significant roof damage above the door.  Several pieces of the barn
roof along with many pieces of a wood pile next to the barn were
thrown 125 yards downwind into the auto body shop vehicle lot area.
This smashed out several of the windows of the vehicles. Tornado
winds were strongest at that point at 90 mph. A single wide trailer took roof damage along its entrance. An old
RV had its roof removed and large sections of debris was thrown
downwind about 100 yards.  A bed of a pickup truck, not attached,
was picked up and thrown 150 yards downwind into a field. Another
RV was tipped over on its side.  Winds were estimated in this area
to be between 80 and 85 mph. The very back of the auto shop had its roof damaged. There were 3
trees knocked down or snapped northeast of the autobody shop and no
damage was observed beyond 150 yards northeast of the auto shop. Several witnesses observed the tornado, and there is video evidence
too.  There were reports of a tornado near the 86 mile marker of
Interstate 64. However there was no damage observed.   The National Weather Service would like to think Crawford County
Emergency Manager Larry Allen for all of his assistance on the
damage survey early Saturday morning. If we receive any aerial information, the track may change, but for
now this is all the damage we are able to access.

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



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