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NOUS43 KPAH 120148

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah, KY
848 PM CDT WED MAY 11 2016

...NWS Damage Survey for 5/10/2016 Tornado
Event for Graves and Marshall counties of KY.

Rating:                 EF-3
Estimated peak wind:    140 mph
Path length /Statute/:  19 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   450 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               10

Start date:             May_10_2016
Start time:             244 PM (Estimated)
Start location:         6 miles West of Mayfield KY along Lewis Rd

End date:               May_10_2016
End time:               324 PM (Estimated)
End location:           4.5 miles Southwest of Benton KY - East of Bondurant Lane

SURVEY SUMMARY: Dozens of structures including mobile homes, businesses, barns and garages were destroyed. Several homes received major damage or were destroyed. Many dozens of other homes and businesses received minor damage, mainly loss of shingles and facia. Several dozen cars were damaged or destroyed. Some cars were tossed around and lofted atop other cars or stuctures. Thousands of trees were snapped, uprooted, or broken. The tornado was captured on video or camera by numerous individuals. The tornado was reported to have had more than 1 vortex at several different points along its path in both Graves and Marshall counties.

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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