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000 NOUS42 KTAE 122015 PNSTAE ALZ065>069-FLZ007>019-026>029-034-108-112-114-115-118-127-128-134- GAZ120>131-142>148-155>161-130815- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Tallahassee FL 415 PM EDT Mon Apr 12 2021 /315 PM CDT Mon Apr 12 2021/ ...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 4/10/21 TORNADO EVENT FINAL UPDATE #3... ...Updated Tornado Summaries for 3 storms and a tornado previously rated EFU is now an EF-0... .Walton County Tornado... Rating: EF1 Estimated Peak Wind: 95 mph Path Length /statute/: 15.7875 miles Path Width /maximum/: 100.0 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 04/10/2021 Start Time: 06:23 AM CDT Start Location: 1 ESE Pond Creek / Walton County / FL Start Lat/Lon: 30.7845 / -86.364 End Date: 04/10/2021 End Time: 06:40 AM CDT End Location: 1 SSE Glendale / Walton County / FL End Lat/Lon: 30.8511 / -86.1099 Survey Summary: A tornado touched down in the vicinity of Crowder Chapel and Hinote Roads near the Shoal River. Several large trees were snapped or uprooted in this area. The tornado then moved east northeast snapping and uprooting several more trees along its path. One property on County Highway 1084 sustained roof damage to the primary residence, a well-built single family home. A large metal building system on the property had large garage doors blown in with subsequent uplift and removal of a substantial portion of the roof. A small garage was also destroyed. A bit further down the highway, another metal building system had a portion of its roof rolled back. The tornado lifted near County Highway 83 just south of Glendale. Damage was consistent with an EF1 tornado with maximum estimated winds around 95 mph. .Laguna Beach Tornado... Rating: EF2 Estimated Peak Wind: 125 mph Path Length /statute/: 0.4505 miles Path Width /maximum/: 100.0 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 04/10/2021 Start Time: 08:42 AM CDT Start Location: 2 WNW Gulf Resort Beach / / FL Start Lat/Lon: 30.2347 / -85.9177 End Date: 04/10/2021 End Time: 08:44 AM CDT End Location: 1 WNW Gulf Resort Beach / Bay County / FL End Lat/Lon: 30.2346 / -85.9102 Survey Summary: A waterspout came ashore near Laguna Beach and heavily damaged a convenience store and a home. This was where the heaviest damage occurred. The convenience store roof was completely torn off of the building and lofted into a nearby house. The concrete block exterior walls were also partially collapsed. It appeared that at least some effort had been made to strap the roof to the walls of the structure, making this damage reflective of an EF-2 rating with maximum winds of 125 mph. Behind the convenience store, a house was heavily damaged with portions of the roof missing, but most of the damage to this home came from the roof of the store landing on it. A projectile piece of wood was observed lodged in the side of another nearby home. Several surrounding homes also had minor roof damage, glass breakage, and fencing damaged or torn down. Another home had a carport structure completely collapsed and a wooden shed blown over and rolled into a fence. .Gulf Lagoon Beach Tornado... Rating: EF0 Estimated Peak Wind: 60 mph Path Length /statute/: 0.4969 miles Path Width /maximum/: 25.0 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 04/10/2021 Start Time: 08:45 AM CDT Start Location: Gulf Lagoon Beach / / FL Start Lat/Lon: 30.166 / -85.7952 End Date: 04/10/2021 End Time: 08:47 AM CDT End Location: Gulf Lagoon Beach / / FL End Lat/Lon: 30.1701 / -85.7883 Survey Summary: Waterspout that came onshore. Patio chairs were observed being thrown in the video(s) of the tornado. .Lynn Haven Tornado... Rating: EF1 Estimated Peak Wind: 105 mph Path Length /statute/: 0.2486 miles Path Width /maximum/: 30.0 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 04/10/2021 Start Time: 09:00 AM CDT Start Location: Lynn Haven / Bay County / FL Start Lat/Lon: 30.2353 / -85.6503 End Date: 04/10/2021 End Time: 09:01 AM CDT End Location: Lynn Haven / Bay County / FL End Lat/Lon: 30.2348 / -85.6462 Survey Summary: Damage was widespread across Lynn Haven Parkway as a line of storms pushed through the area. Despite there being damage well south of the estimated path, much of this damage is estimated to come from straight line winds associated with the squall line. Roof damage to Haney Technical Center and a blown over semi on the Parkway were observed and consistent with these straight line winds. Damage just south of 14th street near the estimated path, including the greatest damage to Grease Pro Express, was found to be consistent with that of a strong EF-1 tornado. At that location, the roof was lifted upwards and displaced/rotated about 30 degrees. Similar, but less intense, was found at homes near the Grease Pro Express. Outside of this location, minor roof damage was observed at many locations, but none of this damage was consistent with a tornado and the estimated duration of the tornado was very brief, 3 minutes at most. Maximum winds were estimated to be 105 mph. 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 events and publication in NWS Storm Data. $$

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