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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Ruskin FL
354 PM EDT Tue May 21 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/20/19 TORNADO EVENT...

.Overview...Broadcast media pictures and videos showed damage to the
roof and lanai of a mobile home in Tice, near the location of where
a waterspout was photographed around the same time. An investigation
of the damage pictures concluded that an EF-0 briefly touched down and
damaged the mobile home, before lifting back up then touching down
again over the Caloosahatchee River as a waterspout.

.Tice Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    65 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.1 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   30 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             May 20, 2019
Start Time:             6:48 PM EDT
Start Location:         3 NE Fort Myers / Lee County / FL
Start Lat/Lon:          26.6681 / -81.8214

End Date:               May 20, 2019
End Time:               6:50 PM EDT
End Location:           3 NE Fort Myers / Lee County / FL
End Lat/Lon:            26.6687_/_-81.8220

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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