Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
748 PM CDT FRI OCT 3 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 2014 CHRISTIAN COUNTY,
KENTUCKY TORNADO EVENT...

.TORNADO NEAR HOPKINSVILLE KENTUCKY...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             NONE
INJURIES:               NONE

START DATE:             OCTOBER 3, 2014
START TIME:             115 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         6.5 MILES WEST OF HOPKINSVILLE JUST NORTH OF
                        THE HIGHWAY 272 AND HENSLEY LANE JUNCTION

END DATE:               OCTOBER 3, 2014
END TIME:               117 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           5 MILES WEST OF HOPKINSVILLE OR 1 MILE EAST
                        OF HIGHWAY 272 AND PETSCH LANE

THE TORNADO REMOVED HALF OF THE ROOF INCLUDING SOME RAFTERS OF A TOBACCO BARN
AT THE BEGINNING OF ITS PATH ALONG HENSLEY LANE. THE ONLY OTHER STRUCTURE DAMAGED
WAS THE SQUARE DEAL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT WHICH HAD A LARGE PORTION OF ITS
ROOF BLOWN OFF. SEVERAL TREES, SOME LARGE, WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG THE 1.5 MILE PATH.

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 OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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SHANKLIN/YORK


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