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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
813 PM EDT Tue May 14 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR HOUSTON COUNTY TORNADO EVENT

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.94 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   100.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/12/2019
Start Time:             10:33 AM CDT
Start Location:         1 E Dothan / Houston County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          31.2212 / -85.3765

End Date:               05/12/2019
End Time:               10:34 AM CDT
End Location:           2 E Dothan / Houston County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            31.2229 / -85.361

Survey Summary:

A tornado touched down near the Dothan City cemetery, knocking
down a few gravestones before producing minor damage to a
building and nearby trees. It crossed Main Street and impacted
another business producing minor roof and pillar damage along with
snapped trees. It continued to move northeast with minor roof
damage to a building and produced a clear, narrow path through a
wooded area and across an open field with the last known point
right before 431/210.

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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