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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah, KY
149 PM CDT THU MAY 12 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/07/2016 TORNADO EVENT for Pike County IN.

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    90 mph
Path length /Statute/:  4.5 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   70 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             May 7 2016
Start time:             8:20 PM EDT
Start location:         6.5 miles southeast of Petersburg IN

End date:               May 7 2016
End time:               8:27 PM EDT
End location:           4.5 miles northeast of Otwell IN

SURVEY SUMMARY: The tornado began along Hwy 356 and then turned
more east and northeast along East Co. Rd 325N. One home received
substantial damage with the attached garage blown down and some
windows and doors were broken. A farm building and a small shed
were blown down and dozens of trees were broken or uprooted.

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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