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000 NOUS41 KPHI 231441 PNSPHI NJZ007-009-010-015-017>019-027-PAZ054-055-060>062-070-071-101>106- 240245- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 1041 AM EDT Thu May 23 2019 ...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/19/19 BUCKS COUNTY PA TORNADO... Start Location...Tinicum Township in Bucks County PA End Location...Tinicum Township in Bucks County PA Date...May 19, 2019 Estimated Time...9:51 PM EDT Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...95 mph Maximum Path Width...100 yards Path Length...0.25 miles Beginning Lat/Lon...40.4929/-75.1404 Ending Lat/Lon...40.4951/-75.1363 * Fatalities...0 * Injuries...0 ...Summary... A storm survey team determined a tornado briefly touched down over the Beaver Valley Campgrounds in Tinicum Township, Bucks County, PA near Ottsville on Sunday evening. The tornado tracked from southwest to northeast across the property for approximately one quarter of a mile with a maximum path width of about 100 yards. The tornado was on the ground for approximately one minute. Dozens of trees were uprooted with several trees snapped in a manner consistent with tornadic winds. The tornado reached its maximum width and intensity near the end of its path where three camping trailers were significantly damaged by fallen trees. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of this tornado. 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. $$ Kruzdlo/O`Brien/Staarmann

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