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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
1139 AM CDT Mon Aug 7 2017

...NWS Survey for 08/05/2017 Pampa/Skellytown Microburst
Wind Event...

.Pampa/Skellytown Microbursts...

Peak Wind Estimated:    90 mph
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Aug 5 2017
Start Time:             7:30 PM CDT
Start Location:         Skellytown, TX

End Date:               Aug 5 2017
End Time:               7:59 PM CDT
End Location:           Pampa, TX

Summary: Two separate microbursts were observed with thunderstorms
in the Skellytown and Pampa areas on Saturday evening. Twenty-one
power poles were snapped in the Skellytown area with another roughly
50 poles snapped in the northwest and northern parts of the city of
Pampa. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped and portions of roof
coverings were removed from several homes. A large RV was also
overturned. Winds of up to 90 mph are estimated to be the cause of
the damage.

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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