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Issued by NWS Nashville, TN

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
445 PM CDT THU JUL 16 2015

...UPDATED NWS DAMAGE SURVEYS FOR JULY 14 2015 TORNADOES...

.TORNADO #1 PICKETT/FENTRESS COUNTIES...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  11 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   300 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE:             JULY 14 2015
START TIME:             146 PM

END DATE:               JULY 14 2015
END TIME:               205 PM

SUMMARY:
EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON DALE HOLLOW LAKE SOUTH OF BYRDSTOWN
THEN MOVED SOUTHEAST ACROSS FAR SOUTHERN PICKETT COUNTY. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED SOUTHEAST ACROSS WESTERN FENTRESS COUNTY
CROSSING HIGHWAY 52 AND MANSON ROAD BEFORE LIFTING NEAR BOATLAND
ROAD SOUTHWEST OF JAMESTOWN. ONE HOME SUFFERED MAJOR DAMAGE NORTH
OF HIGHWAY 52 AND A NEARBY MOBILE HOME HAD MINOR DAMAGE. POWER
POLES AND POWER LINES WERE KNOCKED DOWN ON HIGHWAY 52. HUNDREDS OF
TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG THE PATH WITH SEVERAL ROADWAYS
COMPLETELY BLOCKED INCLUDING HIGHWAY 52...MANSON ROAD...AND
BOATLAND ROAD.

SPECIAL THANKS GO TO THE PICKETT COUNTY AND FENTRESS COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES FOR ASSISTING WITH THIS DAMAGE
SURVEY.


.TORNADO #2 PUTNAM COUNTY...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JULY 14 2015
START TIME:             249 PM

END DATE:               JULY 14 2015
END TIME:               255 PM

SUMMARY:
EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR DOUBLE SPRINGS ROAD AND NASHVILLE
HIGHWAY THEN MOVED SOUTHEAST BEFORE LIFTING NEAR I-40 AND PARK
WEST DRIVE. 12 TO 15 HOMES AND 1 BUSINESS WERE DAMAGED AND
SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. NUMEROUS TREES
AND POWER LINES WERE BLOWN DOWN INCLUDING ONTO THE RAILROAD
TRACKS NEAR DOUBLE SPRINGS ROAD.

SPECIAL THANKS GO TO THE PUTNAM COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
AGENCY FOR ASSISTING WITH THIS DAMAGE SURVEY.

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 THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

$$

HURLEY/WHITEHEAD/SHAMBURGER


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