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NOUS41 KILN 011436

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
936 AM EST Wed Mar 1 2017

...Preliminary Damage Surveys Plans...

Due to the multiple waves of severe thunderstorms last
night...information is being gathered and damage survey plans are
underway. We are still learning of where damage has occurred and
this will continue through much of the day today. In
addition...ongoing flooding has closed many roads which will slow
survey teams once they depart.

Once a better picture of where higher end damage has occurred,
another Public Information Statement will be sent with more
specific timing and locations where survey teams will need to focus.

At a minimum...there are several radar-confirmed tornadoes (via
debris signatures) that will need to be surveyed. There are other
swaths of enhanced wind damage on either side of the Ohio River
that may need surveyed once extent of the damage is learned.

It will be important to remember that given that these storms
ended after sunrise...much information needs to be gathered...and
the process will likely take several days to survey the most
significant of the damage. Due to the widespread nature of the
damage...priority will be given to the most significant damage
suspected to be tornadic in nature...and to radar-confirmed


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