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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Memphis TN
402 PM CDT Fri Sep 1 2017

...NWS Damage Survey For 08/31/17 Tornado Event...

.OVERVIEW...
As the remnants of Harvey moved across the Mid-South,
thunderstorms produced several tornadoes.

.Tornado in Itawamba County, MS...

Rating: EF1
Estimated Peak Wind: 105-110 mph
Path Length /Statute/: 2.5 miles
Path Width /Maximum/: 150 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date: 08/31/2017
Start Time: 123 PM CDT
Start Location: 12 NW Fulton, Itawamba County, MS
Start Lat/Lon: 34.4294/-88.5135

End Date: 08/31/2017
End Time: 127 PM CDT
End Location: 15 NW Fulton, Itawamba County, MS
End Lat/Lon: 34.4615/88.5325

SURVEY SUMMARY:
This tornado developed in a wooded area south of
Houston-Palestine Road.  As the tornado crossed Houston-
Palestine, it damaged trees and two mobile homes. The
tornado damaged trees along Natchez Trace Parkway and
homes along Palestine Road. The most significant damage
occurred along Highway 370 where a double-wide mobile
home was carried 100 feet and a small commercial
building suffered roof damage. The tornado dissipated
north of Highway 370.

.Tornado in Prentiss County, MS...

Rating: EF0
Estimated Peak Wind: 70 mph
Path Length /Statute/: 0.3 miles
Path Width /Maximum/: 30 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date: 08/31/2017
Start Time: 143 PM CDT
Start Location:  4 S Booneville, Prentiss County, MS
Start Lat/Lon: 34.5998/-88.5679

End Date: 08/31/2017
End Time: 143 PM CDT
End Location: 3.8 S Booneville, Prentiss County, MS
End Lat/Lon: 34.6034/88.5686

SURVEY SUMMARY:
This brief tornado developed in a wooded area south of
County Road 5131. It uprooted a few trees, damaged the
roof and carport of an uninhabited home, and damaged the
roof of a barn. The tornado dissipated just east of
County Road 5031.

.Tornado in Benton County, MS...

Rating: EF0
Estimated Peak Wind: 70 mph
Path Length /Statute/: 0.2 miles
Path Width /Maximum/: 30 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date: 08/31/2017
Start Time: 1157 AM CDT
Start Location: 4 miles SW Michigan City, Benton County, MS
Start Lat/Lon: 34.9455/-89.3006

End Date: 08/31/2017
End Time: 1157 AM CDT
End Location: 4 miles SW Michigan City, Benton County, MS
End Lat/Lon: 34.9491/89.3024

SURVEY SUMMARY:
This brief tornado occurred just west of the intersection
of Highway 7 and Highway 72 in northwest Benton County. The
tornado uprooted a few trees and unroofed a metal barn.


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 200mph
EF5...Violent...>200mph

NOTE: in collaboration with emergency management, media, and
neighboring NWS offices, the NWS Office in Memphis has
identified these additional tornadoes:

- South of Helena, AR - EF rating to be determined
- Just north of Tupelo, MS - likely EF0
- Between Savannah and Crump, TN - likely EF0
- Near Olive Mill, TN - likely EF1

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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Woodall/Belles/Salem



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