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NOUS43 KPAH 182132

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah, KY
432 PM CDT Sun Jun 18 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/18/2017 Draffenville KY Microburst EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...A microburst developed along the leading edge of
a bowing line of thunderstorms over Marshall County near
Draffenville, Kentucky.


Peak wind /Estimated/:  85 mph
Path length /Statute/:  3 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             June 18, 2017
Start time:             917 am CDT
Start location:         1.25 miles west of Draffenville, Kentucky
                                        - along Foust Sledd Road

End date:               June 18, 2017
End time:               922 am CDT
End location:           1.75 miles east of NW Draffenville, Kentucky
                                        - east of Cypress Road


A garage was blown off its foundation and pivoted approximately
40 degrees. A roof covering between the garage and the house collapsed.
The adjacent house also had siding and the exterior covering at the
attic level blown out at one end. A car had its rear window broken
or blown out. At least a half dozen homes had lost some shingles or
other relatively light exterior damage. At least two other garages
sustained partial loss of roofs and siding. A boat dock business had
numerous docks or other property blown around. Several trees uprooted
and dozen of trees had broken limbs.


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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