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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Melbourne FL
230 PM EDT MON APR 10 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/06/17 TORNADO EVENT...

...EF2 TORNADO CONFIRMED...

.OVERVIEW...A short lived EF-2 tornado is confirmed in Okeechobee
County.
The damage track was mainly to the east of US-441 and south along
358 Blvd located in the northeast portion of Okeechobee County.

.FORT DRUM TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    115 mph
PATH LENGTH (STATUTE):  0.4 miles
PATH WIDTH (MAXIMUM):   150 yards
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               1

START DATE:             APR 6 2017
START TIME:             09:51 AM EDT
START LOCATION:         .1 Miles West US441/358 Blvd
START LAT/LON:          27.5739 / -80.8215
END DATE:               APR 6 2017
END TIME:               10:02 AM EDT
END LOCATION:           .3 Miles East US441/358 Blvd
END LAT/LON:            27.5739 / -80.7680

SURVEY SUMMARY: A NWS storm survey crew found a short and narrow
path of damage mainly east of US441 and south of 358 Blvd. Damage
included many trees snapped and twisted above the base and uprooted,
three manafacured homes destroyed and 17 homes were damaged.

EF SCALE: The enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

NOTE:
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS storm data.

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Johnson


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