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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah, KY
745 PM CDT Wed May 12 2021

...NWS Damage Survey for 05/04/21 Tornado Event...

.EARLY MORNING THUNDERSTORMS ON MAY 4TH PRODUCED A TORNADO IN
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY MISSOURI...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.8 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             None
Injuries:               None

Start Date:             May 4 2021
Start Time:             319 AM CDT
Start Location:         1.4 miles WNW of Dorena MO

End Date:               May 4 2021
End Time:               325 AM CDT
End Location:           2.7 miles NE of Dorena MO

The tornado began in open farmland just north of Highway 102 and
uprooted and snapped some large trees along Highway 77, and
proceeded east-northeastward toward the Mississippi River,
damaging a pivot sprinkler system and totally destroying an
equipment shed near the levee. Many trees on the east side of the
levee had trunks and limbs snapped, and some trees were uprooted.
To the south of the tornado path, sporadic straight-line wind
damage occurred to trees along Highway A and the levee road, and
along County Road 507 and the levee road.

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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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