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Public Information Statement...Updated
National Weather Service Mobile AL
208 PM CST Thu Feb 9 2017

...NWS Damage Surveys For 02/07/2017 Severe Weather Event...
...Updated Event Time Information...

.Andalusia, AL Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80-85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.50 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start Date:             Feb 7 2017
Start Time:             3:23 pm CST
Start Location:         2.5 miles east of Andalusia, AL
Start Lat/Lon:          31.3141/-86.4634

End Date:               Feb 7 2017
End Time:               3:24 pm CST
End Location:           3 miles east of Andalusia, AL End
Lat/Lon:                31.3147/-86.4548

Survey summary: A tornado moved across an area on the east side of
Andalusia, Alabama which affected two residential areas and a campground.
The tornado caused shingle damage to several roofs, downed several trees,
and overturned several campers and RVs. One individual suffered minor
injuries. Damage also occurred to a large metal storage building at the
Covington County Water Authority. Numerous water pipes from the water
facility were tossed by the tornado.


.Okaloosa Island and Destin, FL Thunderstorm Straight Line Wind Event...

Peak Wind:              70-90 mph
Path Length /statute/:  Sporadic damage along roughly 6 miles
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start Date:             Feb 7 2017
Start Time:             3:34 pm CST

End Date:               Feb 7 2017
End Time:               3:40 pm CST

Survey summary: A severe thunderstorm moved across Okaloosa Island and
Destin, Florida, which produced areas of straight line wind damage along and
near U.S. Highway 98. Several buildings were damaged in and around Destin
with significant roof damage to a few condos and businesses. An EMS vehicle
was damaged on Okaloosa Island with one injury. Numerous trees and power
lines were downed. Three gas station pumps were blown over at a gas
station in Destin. There were two wind measurements at Okaloosa Pier
and on Choctawhatchee Bay that recorded wind gusts of 87 mph. Several
land based station recorded wind gusts in excess of 60 mph.


.Niceville, FL Thunderstorm Straight Line Wind Event...

Peak Wind:              70-90 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.2 miles
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Feb 7 2017
Start Time:             3:34 pm CST
Start Location:         Near Hwy 85 and Lewis St.
Start Lat/Lon:          30.5268 -86.4939

End Date:               Feb 7 2017
End Time:               3:37 pm CST
End Location:           Near Mile Marker 12 on Highway 293
End Lat/Lon:            30.5369 -86.4421

Survey summary: A severe thunderstorm moved across Niceville, FL and
produced a corridor of straight line wind damage from near the
intersection of Highway 85 and Lewis Street to near Mile Marker 12
on Highway 293. Numerous trees and power lines were downed along the
path with some landing on vehicles. Several downed trees caused
damage to homes in the area. A church suffered roof damage and some
damage to the brick facade.

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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