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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
511 PM CDT Sun Apr 7 2019

...NWS damage survey for 04/07/19 tornado event...

.Chase Field Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    85 mph
Path Length (statute):  0.58 miles
Path width (maximum):   30 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

State date:             Apr 07 2019
Start time:             0724 am cdt
Start location:         05 miles SE Beeville / Bee County / TX
Start lat/lon:          28.3691 / -97.6643

End date:               Apr 07 2019
End time:               0725 am cdt
End location:           05 SE Beeville / Bee County / TX
End lat/lon:            28.369 / -97.6550

Survey summary:
EF-0 tornado touched down on Chase Field and traveled about 1/2 mile across the
airport property before dissipating. The tornado damaged approximately 50 unsecured
recreational vehicles (RVs) and severely damaged or destroyed 12 RVs.  Several
hangers had roof damage with asphalt roofing materials blown off onto the airport
tarmac. Several unsecured, full sized single-wide mobile homes were also blown over.

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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