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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
313 PM CDT Thu Jun 20 2024

...NWS Damage Survey for 06/19/2024 Tornado Event...


.Bellville West Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.90 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             06/19/2024
Start Time:             05:25 PM CDT
Start Location:         2 NW Bellville / Austin County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          29.9698 / -96.2826

End Date:               06/19/2024
End Time:               05:27 PM CDT
End Location:           3 WNW Bellville / Austin County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            29.9564 / -96.3103

Survey Summary:
Tornado touched down NW of Bellville near SH36 then tracked along
and across Koy Road. Path then crossed SH 159 near Koy Road
intersection. Could not follow it further as path would have
taken it into private ranch land (inaccessible). Its possible
track may be extended further SE with new information. Numerous
hardwood trees uprooted, snapped. Damage on one business with
metal roof removed. At least two homes sustained damage from high
winds, tree and debris impacts.

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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

NOTE:
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.


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