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NOUS43 KPAH 252202

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah, KY
359 PM CST Sun Feb 25 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 2/24/2017 Christian County TORNADO EVENT...

.Hopkinsville Kentucky Tornado...

Rating: EF-2
Estimated peak wind: 135 mph
Path length: 5.8 miles
Path width: 200 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 9

Start date:             February 24, 2018
Start time:             8:44 PM CST
Start location:         South side of Hopkinsville

End date:               February 24, 2018
End time:               8:51 PM CST
End location:           5.5 miles east of Hopkinsville

Three apartment buildings near the intersection of the Pennyrile
Parkway and Pembroke Road were destroyed with the roof and most
walls blown down on the second story. Another apartment building was
heavily damaged. All injuries occurred in the apartment complex. One
car was flipped and blown some distance with 2 others blown from
their original positions and several others damaged. At least 4
retail buildings sustained major roof and siding damage with windows
and doors blown in or broken. Four barns were heavily damaged or
flattened and four houses sustained mainly minor roof damage. Two
large commercial buildings were damaged with one sustaining major
roof and wall damage. Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted.
Tornado began approximately 1/2 mile west of intersection of Fort
Campbell Blvd and Pennyrile Parkway and ended 5.5 miles east of
Hopkinsville just east of Overby Lane.

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 event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.


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