Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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000 NOUS42 KILM 202140 PNSILM SCZ023-210145- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC 540 PM EDT MON APR 20 2015 ...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR LAMAR IN DARLINGTON COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA... LOCATION...LAMAR IN DARLINGTON COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA DATE...APRIL 19 2015 ESTIMATED TIME...634 PM EST MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0 ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS PATH LENGTH...0.50 MILES BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.13N/80.12W ENDING LAT/LON...34.14N/80.12W * 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 WILMINGTON NC HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR LAMAR IN DARLINGTON COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA ON APRIL 19 2015. AN EFO TORNADO DAMAGED 2 CHICKEN HOUSES AND PARTIALLY DESTROYED ANOTHER CHICKEN HOUSE OFF US HIGHWAY 401 NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF LYNCHES RIVER ROAD. THE TORNADO CROSSED US HIGHWAY 401 KNOCKING DOWN NUMEROUS TREES AND LIFTED AS IT CROSSED WEST LYNCHES RIVER ROAD. A PIECE OF SHEET METAL FROM A CHICKEN HOUSE WAS FOUND IN A FIELD OFF HUDSON STREET 1 3/4 MILES AWAY. THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/ILM. 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. $$ DRH/CRM

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