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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
951 PM EDT SAT SEP 3 2016

...Multiple Tornadoes Confirmed on Sept 2, 2016...

...Tornado Confirmed Near Straits in Carteret County North
Carolina...

Location...Straits in Carteret County North Carolina
Date...September 2, 2016
Estimated Time...920 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...95 MPH
Maximum Path Width...50 yards
Path Length...240 yards
Beginning Lat/Lon...34.724N / 76.573W
Ending lat/Lon...34.726N / 76.574W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
  change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
  NWS Storm Data.

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City NC has
confirmed a tornado near Straits in Carteret County North
Carolina on September 2, 2016.

The tornado briefly touched down near Harkers Island Road just
north of Harkers Island bridge causing significant damage to a
small boat storage facility, minor siding and window damage to a
mobile home, and collapsed the garage door and caused moderate
roof damage to a small business. In addition, several trees had
their trunks snapped or had large branches broken.

This information can also be found on our website at
www.weather.gov/mhx.

For reference...the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0...wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1...wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2...wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3...wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4...wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5...wind speeds greater than 200 mph.

&&

...Tornado Confirmed Near Marshallberg in Carteret County North
Carolina...

Location...Marshallberg in Carteret County North Carolina
Date...September 2, 2016
Estimated Time...923 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...95 MPH
Maximum Path Width...50 yards
Path Length...600 yards
Beginning Lat/Lon...34.725N / 76.508W
Ending lat/Lon...34.730N / 76.507W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
  change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
  NWS Storm Data.

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City NC has
confirmed a tornado near Marshallberg in Carteret County North
Carolina on September 2, 2016.

The tornado briefly touched down near MacBry Road and Through the
Woods Road causing significant roof and porch damage to one home
and knocking down 5 nearby power poles. One mobile home had minor
damage to its siding. Several boats were blown off their trailer
with one being tossed approximately 100 yards. In addition,
several trees had their trunks snapped or had large branches
broken.

This information can also be found on our website at
www.weather.gov/mhx.

For reference...the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0...wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1...wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2...wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3...wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4...wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5...wind speeds greater than 200 mph.

$$

SEK



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