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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
National Weather Service WILMINGTON NC
233 PM EDT Sat Apr 20 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/19/19 OLANTA SC TORNADO EVENT...

.Olanta SC Tornado Event...

Start Location...Near Olanta in Florence County SC
End Location...Near Olanta in Florence County SC
Date...Apr 19 2019
Estimated Time...3:00 PM to 3:02 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 mph
Maximum Path Width...30 yards
Path Length...0.6 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...33.9314/-79.9557
Ending Lat/Lon...33.9386/-79.9517
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
The brief EF-0 tornado touched down south of Woods Bay Rd and west
of Highway 31 near Olanta, SC. The tornado moved toward the
north-northeast and prior to crossing Woods Bay Rd caused minor
damage to a house, lifted a large roof off of a large outbuilding
and shed, and caused several trees to be uprooted. The tornado
crossed Woods Bay Rd causing some damage to trees as it lifted in
the vicinity of Douglas Swamp.

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

* 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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