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000 NOUS42 KMHX 091605 PNSMHX NCZ090-092015- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC 1205 PM EDT TUE SEP 9 2014 ...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR GREENEVERS IN DUPLIN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA... LOCATION...GREENEVERS IN DUPLIN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA DATE...SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 ESTIMATED TIME...445 PM EDT MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF2 ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...115 MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS PATH LENGTH...350 YARDS BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.828N/77.902W ENDING LAT/LON...34.830N/77.901W * FATALITIES...0 * INJURIES...1 * THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA. ...SUMMARY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR GREENEVERS IN DUPLIN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2014. THE SHORT-LIVED TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 350 YARDS SOUTH OF PASTURE BRANCH ROAD AND LIFTED AS IT PASSED JUST NORTH OF THE ROAD. THREE STRUCTURES WERE HEAVILY DAMAGE OR DESTROYED INCLUDING ONE SINGLE FAMILY HOME AND TWO MANUFATURED HOMES. SEVERAL CARS AT THE RESIDENCES WERE ALSO MOVED OR FLIPPED. ONE MINOR INJURY WAS REPORTED IN THE SINGLE FAMILY HOME. 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. $$

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