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NOUS43 KPAH 281600

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah, KY
1100 AM CDT THU APR 28 2016


Event:                  Tornado
Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    100 mph
Path length /Statute/:  7.5 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   250 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             04/26/2016
Start time:             5:38 p.m.
Start location:         6.5 miles NW of Evansville near the intersection
                        of Highway 65 and Mill Road.

End date:               04/26/2016
End time:               5:48 p.m.
End location:           1.75 miles NE of Evansville along N Villa Drive
                        just south of Morgan Avenue.

Summary:  Dozens of trees were uprooted or broken. At least 8 buildings
          were damaged on Diamond Avenue due to fallen electric
          transmission poles and lines. At least 1 building had part of
          its metal roofing peeled up Skylane Airport and minor damage
          occurred to some homes and fences. Straight line wind damage
          also occurred mainly south of the tornado track with several
          trees uprooted and tree limbs broken. Several eye witnesses
          observed the tornado mainly along the northwest section of its

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

The information in this statement is PRELIMINARY and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

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