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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mobile AL
146 PM CDT Tue Apr 24 2018

...NWS Damage Survey For The Gulf Shores, AL Tornado Event...

.Gulf Shores, AL Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.16 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   25 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             April 22, 2018
Start Time:             3:05 pm CDT
Start Location:         3.4 miles west of Gulf Shores, AL
Start Lat/Lon:          30.2376, -87.7571

End Date:               April 22, 2018
End Time:               3:06 pm CDT
End Location:           3.4 miles west of Gulf Shores, AL
End Lat/Lon:            30.2399, -87.7567

Survey summary: A strong waterspout moved onshore at the 2200
block of West Beach Boulevard. The tornado produced roof and
siding damage to two homes. Several windows were also blown out.

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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