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NOUS43 KLMK 130003

...NWS Damage Survey for 04/12/2019 Tornado Event...

.Oldham County Kentucky Tornado

EF Scale Rating:           EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:       100 mph
Path Length/Statue/:       8.3 miles
Path Width/Maximum/:       300 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                04/12/2019
Start Time:                6:45 AM EDT
Start Location:            2 miles west northwest of Pewee Valley, KY
Start Lat/Lon:             38.3236/-85.5184

End Date:                  04/12/2019
End Time:                  6:54 AM EDT
End Location:              2 miles west of Ballardsville, KY
End Lat/Lon:               38.3705/-85.3776

Survey Summary:

This tornado mostly did damage to the upper halves of several trees
along its 8 mile path.  There were a couple of spots where it fully
descended to the surface and caused more widespread damage.  At one
point, along Sunset Lane, multiple trees were snapped and/or
uprooted, with debris wrapping around the circulation to the back
side of a house.  Farther east, along Shelburn Dr, a front porch
with four columns was lifted, collapsing the columns and picking up
the front half of the roof and sending it about 100 yards northeast.
Sporadic damage continued onto Camden Lane, after passing Crestwood
Station shopping center. More damage occurred in the Curry Creek
area, just off Camden. The track then continued east northeast and
damage became more widespread along Fox Trail Dr, and Moody Ln. In
one location, the gutter of a tall house was ripped off and thrown
100 yards to the left of the track of the tornado. The tornado then
caused a tree to fall onto a house off Wiano Dr. The last visible
damage was on Georgie Way.  The survey team went to a ridge off of
the new La Grange Parkway and could not find further tree damage.
Thanks to the Oldham County EM Director Jerry Nauert for identifying
some points to survey.

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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