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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
558 PM EDT FRI JUL 10 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 7/10/2015 BULLITT COUNTY EF-0 TORNADO

.OVERVIEW...
A National Weather Service survey, conducted with Bullitt County
Emergency management, confirmed a small EF-0 tornado touched down in
southern Bullitt County, just east of the eastern boundary of Fort
Knox Army Base. This rain-wrapped tornado was only on the ground for
about minute, with most of its damage limited to large limbs and
weaker tree trunks being snapped.  The tornado started along Belmont
Rd (KY Highway 251) 0.7 miles west of Belmont, then traveled
east-northeast through the community of Belmont, and lifting just
east of Church Street. At least three homes were damaged, two from
trees falling on them, with minor roofing damage to a third.  Trees
also fell on at least two out buildings.

EF SCALE RATING:           EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:       70 MPH
PATH LENGTH/STATUE/:       0.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH/MAXIMUM/:       150 YARDS
FATALITIES:                0
INJURIES:                  0

START DATE:                JUL 10 2015
START TIME:                10:53 AM EDT
START LOCATION:            0.7 MILES WSW OF BELMONT
START LAT/LON:             37.8942 / -85.7279

END DATE:                  JUL 10 2015
END TIMES:                 10:54 AM EDT
END LOCATION:              0.2 MILES ENE OF BELMONT
END LAT/LON:               37.8963 / -85.71SS

SURVEY SUMMARY:

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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