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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mobile AL
1143 PM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

...NWS Damage Survey For The Crenshaw County, AL Tornado Events...

.Rural Western Crenshaw County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.9 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             April 22, 2018
Start Time:             1:43 pm CDT
Start Location:         8.4 miles west-northwest of Luverne, AL
Start Lat/Lon:          31.7537, -86.4005

End Date:               April 22, 2018
End Time:               1:50 pm CDT
End Location:           9.4 miles northwest of Luverne, AL
End Lat/Lon:            31.8056, -86.3837

Survey summary: The EF-1 tornado touched down just prior to
crossing Jeffcoast Road, and then moved north-northeast
destroying a manufactured home, causing moderate damage to a
second manufactured home, destroyed a shed, and uprooted and
snapped large trees, one of which fell on a vehicle. The tornado
was at its widest as it then cut through a grove of trees, and
open fields before crossing Chapel Hill Road. A metal roof was
then torn off a barn and thrown one-third of a mile back to the
south. The tornado then caused sporadic damage as it passed
through mainly wooded areas uprooting and snapping large trees,
with one falling on a house causing minor damage, before lifting
lifting near Center Ridge Road.

.Rural Northeast Crenshaw County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.1 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   175 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             April 22, 2018
Start Time:             2:11 pm CDT
Start Location:         3.3 miles south-southeast of Highland Home, AL
Start Lat/Lon:          31.9085, -86.3063

End Date:               April 22, 2018
End Time:               2:15 pm CDT
End Location:           2.0 miles southeast of Highland Home, AL
End Lat/Lon:            31.9362, -86.2883

Survey summary: The tornado touched near Daniel Mill Road causing
minor tree damage and then passed through mainly wooded areas as
it moved north-northeast. The tornado strengthened to an EF-1
before reaching Oliver Myers Road, passing through mainly wooded
areas uprooting and snapping large trees as it approached a small
lake in the Magnolia Shores area. The tornado caused minor to
moderate damage to several homes around the lake, mainly to roofs
and siding. The tornado then proceeded through more woods before
dissipating.

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 events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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