Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Mt. Holly, NJ

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
802 PM EDT WED JUL 1 2015

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR HONEY BROOK IN CHESTER COUNTY
PENNSYLVANIA...

LOCATION...HONEY BROOK IN CHESTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
DATE...JUNE 30 2015
ESTIMATED TIME...211 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...95
MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.1163N 75.8866W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.1242N 75.8790W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* 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 MOUNT HOLLY NJ HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR HONEY BROOK IN CHESTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA ON JUNE
30 2015.

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM ACCOMPANIED CHESTER COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS TO ASSESS DAMAGE IN HONEY
BROOK. TREES WERE UPROOTED AND OR SNAPPED ALONG THE DAMAGE PATH.
DEBRIS WAS SCATTERED ACROSS THE ROADWAYS AND FARM FIELDS.
SEVERAL ROADS WERE IMPASSABLE DUE TO DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES.

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED ALONG A LINE FROM GIVEN ROAD
TO TALBOTVILLE ROAD. DAMAGE TO PRIVATE RESIDENCES INCLUDED ROOF
PANELS TORN OFF ALONG WITH A MOBILE HOME UNSEATED FROM ITS
MOORINGS. TWO PEOPLE WERE TRAPPED WITHIN THE MOBILE HOME AND HAD TO
BE RESCUED BY THE LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT. A BARN ALONG TALBOTVILLE
ROAD HAD ITS ROOF TORN OFF AND WALL DAMAGED DURING THE STORM.

TREES TO THE SOUTH OF AN EASTWARD FACING HOME ON TALBOTVILLE ROAD WERE
NOTED TO BE LAYING IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION WHILE TREES TO THE NORTH
OF THE HOME WERE NOTED TO BE LAYING IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION, INDICATIVE
OF TORNADIC DAMAGE. IN ADDITION, THERE WAS CLEAR VIDEO OF A FUNNEL CLOUD
ALONG THE RIDGE LINE LOOKING SOUTHWARD TOWARDS HONEY BROOK.

THANK YOU TO THE CHESTER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, LOCAL
OFFICIALS AND RESIDENTS IN AND NEAR THE HONEY BROOK AREA FOR PROVIDED
ASSISTANCE WITH THE SURVEY.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/PHI.

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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GORSE/KLEIN/MEOLA/GAINES



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