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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
201 PM EDT Wed Oct 2 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 09/05/19 TORNADO EVENT...

.Brookfield Community Tornado near Gordon Rd in Wilmington NC...

Start Location...Brookfield Community in New Hanover County NC
End Location...Brookfield Community in New Hanover County NC
Date...Sep 05 2019
Estimated Time...639 AM to 641 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EFO
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 mph
Maximum Path Width...25 yards
Path Length...0.3 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...34.2749/-77.8726
Ending Lat/Lon...34.2777/-77.8769
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
A short-lived tornado impacted the Brookfield Community near
Gordon Rd in the Wilmington area. The tornado formed just south of
Stones Edge Loop causing some damage to trees. The tornado moved
across Northbrook Rd and knocked large limbs down. It also caused
the walls to buckle at a home along Northbrook Rd., destroyed a
nearby shed, and knocked several large limbs out of a large tree.
The tornado moved northwest causing damage to an old shed on the
south side of Briercrest Dr. The tornado then crossed Briercrest
Dr. causing minor damage to a home and knocking large limbs out of
trees. The tornado lifted in the vicinity of Gordon Rd. east of
North Kerr Ave.

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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