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000 NOUS41 KRNK 200029 PNSRNK NCZ001>006-018>020-VAZ007-009>020-022>024-032>035-043>047-058-059- WVZ042>044-507-508-201230- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Blacksburg VA 829 PM EDT Thu Apr 19 2018 ...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY SUMMARY FOR CAMPBELL COUNTY TORNADO EVENT SUNDAY APRIL 15 2018... Under the guidance of the NWS Blacksburg office, Campbell County Public Safety officials surveyed damage five miles east-southeast of Rustburg, and confirmed an EF1 tornado with a 1.7 mile long path length and maximum wind speeds of 90 MPH. Here are some specifics: Start Location...5 miles east-southeast of Rustburg End Location...6 miles east-southeast of Rustburg Date...April 15, 2018 Estimated Time...656 to 659 PM EDT Maximum EF- Scale Rating..EF1 Estimated Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 MPH Maximum Path Width...400 yards Path Length...1.7 miles Beginning Lat/Lon...37.247781/-79.012131 Ending Lat/Lon...37.261656/-78.987255 * Fatalities...none * Injuries...none ...Summary... The tornado first touched down five miles east-southeast of Rustburg near Carwile Road doing EF0 damage, where several small trees were uprooted or snapped. The tornado then tracked northeast peaking at EF1 along New Chapel Road and lifted just south of the New Chapel Road and Bethany Road intersection. A roof was blown off a garage and a manufactured home was moved off its foundantion. A metal roof from a large shed was also peeled off. The National Weather Service would like to express sincere gratitude to Campbell County Public safety for their assistance with this 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 * 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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