Public Information Statement
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
429 PM CDT FRI MAY 8 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR MAY 6 2014 TORNADO EVENTS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS CURRENTLY CONDUCTING A DAMAGE
SURVEY TO INVESTIGATE DAMAGE REPORTED IN LANCASTER AND GAGE
COUNTIES. THE SURVEY TEAM HAS CONFIRMED AN EF1 TORNADO OCCURRED
IN SOUTHERN LANCASTER AND NORTHERN GAGE COUNTY. THE DAMAGE SURVEY
IS STILL ONGOING AND INFORMATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE UPDATED OVER
THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. OTHER POTENTIAL TORNADO DAMAGE WILL ALSO
BE INVESTIGATED IN JEFFERSON COUNTY AS WELL.

.TORNADO #1...

RATING:                 EF-1
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0
START DATE:             MAY 6 2014
START TIME:             TBD
START LOCATION:         TBD
END DATE:               MAY 6 2014
END TIME:               TBD
END LOCATION:           TBD

THIS TORNADO GENERALLY TRACKED FROM NEAR CORTLAND IN NORTHERN GAGE
TO SOUTH OF HICKMAN PRODUCING SPORADIC DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH. THE
MOST SEVERE DAMAGE FOUND BY THE SURVEY TEAM SO FAR IN RELATION TO
THIS TORNADO OCCURRED 4.5 MILE SOUTH OF HICKMAN WHERE HIGH TENSION
POWER LINES WERE DOWNED. THERE WERE A NUMBER OF FARMSTEADS ALSO
IMPACTED IN SOUTHERN LANCASTER COUNTY. HERE THE DAMAGE WAS CONFINED
TO OUTBUILDINGS AND TREE DAMAGE.

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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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