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NOUS44 KJAN 172325

625 PM CDT Thu Jun 17 2021

...Public Information Statement...

...NWS Damage Survey For 06/13/21 Wind Event...

.Okatibbee Lake Damaging Wind...

Rating:                 TSTM/Wind
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  7.2633 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   7500.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             06/13/2021
Start Time:             03:09 PM CDT
Start Location:         6 NE Collinsville / Lauderdale County /
Start Lat/Lon:          32.5454 / -88.7613

End Date:               06/13/2021
End Time:               03:31 PM CDT
End Location:           2 S Collinsville / Lauderdale County / MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.4687 / -88.843

Summary: A swath of 75-85mph damaging winds occurred in the
Okatibbee Lake area on the afternoon of Sunday June 13th. 60-
70mph winds downed scattered trees along Hwy 495, Pine Springs
Rd, and Okatibbee Creek Park. Winds likely spread out and
accelerated as they surged southwest across the open waters of
the lake. Multiple focused swaths of extensive wind damage
occurred along Center Hill Martin Rd, Hamrick Rd and Okatibbee
Dam Rd. Extensive tree damage was also noted at Twitley Branch
Campground/Park, Collinsville Park and along the Okatibbee dam
and West Bank park. Numerous hardwood and softwood trees were
uprooted along the immediate western shore of the lake. As the
surging winds spread further west, they quickly weakened to 60-
70mph with only a few scattered trees down along Hwy 19.

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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