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NOUS43 KLSX 020453

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
1053 PM CST Wed Mar 1 2017

1053 PM CST Wed Mar 1 2017


Versailles, IL

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    110 mph
Path length:            Approx 0.75 miles
Path width:             Approx 50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start date:             February 28th 2017
Start time:             9:33 PM

End date:               February 28th 2017
End time:               9:34 PM


The tornado first touched down on the far west side of Versailles
where it caused minor tree damage.  The tornado traveled northeast
and impacted a house which sustained roof damage.  On the other side
of the road, two single wide mobile home trailers were overturned.
Damage at this location was rated high end EF-1.  Farther to the
northeast, more substantial tree damage occurred.  Several mature trees
were topped, split and snapped at various heights above the ground.
The surrounding structures sustained corresponding roof, siding and
fascia damage.  Damage was also rated high end EF-1 along this portion
of the track.  The tornado continued northeast and crossed Illinois
Highway 99 and caused additional minor tree damage.  The tornado moved
northeast through the far northeast portion of town causing additional
EF-0 tree, roof and fascia damage to structures.  The tornado dissipated
as it moved out of the northeast corner of Versailles.

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

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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