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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
1111 PM EDT Tue May 28 2024

...NWS Damage Survey for 05/27/24 Wayne County, PA Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.4 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   70 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/27/2024
Start Time:             06:20 PM EDT
Start Location:         1 SE Rutledgedale / Wayne County / PA
Start Lat/Lon:          41.7003 / -75.1748

End Date:               05/27/2024
End Time:               06:22 PM EDT
End Location:           1 SE Rutledgedale / Wayne County / PA
End Lat/Lon:            41.7009 / -75.1674

Survey Summary:

A brief tornado touched down near the intersection of Oregon
Turnpike and Cochecton Turnpike in West Damascus in the early
evening of May 27th. The tornado initially produced minor tree
and crop damage and lifted some debris into powerlines. It then
continued eastward and crossed Cochecton Turnpike as well as
Rutledgedale Road, uprooted a very large tree, and lofted
additional debris into the tree. The tornado then crossed
through a farm and caused significant roof and structural damage
to a couple of barns. This is where the tornado was at its peak
strength, with a metal roof partially lifted off a barn and a
large wooden door ripped off another barn. Debris was also lofted
down a hill roughly 100 feet away. Some minor tree and crop damage
was observed down this hill, which was the last visible damage
of the survey and the determined location where the tornado lifted.

We would like to thank the Damascus Township Emergency Management
Coordinator, Wayne County Emergency Management, and local impacted
residents for their help in completing this survey.


EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0.....65 to 85 mph
EF1.....86 to 110 mph
EF2.....111 to 135 mph
EF3.....136 to 165 mph
EF4.....166 to 200 mph
EF5.....>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.