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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
636 PM EDT WED APR 30 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 4/28/14 WHITFIELD COUNTY TORNADO EVENT...

RATING: 		EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 	97 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 	3.4 MILES 
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 	100 YARDS 
FATALITIES: 0 
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 		APR 28 2014 
START TIME: 		11:05 PM EDT 
START LOCATION: 	5 MILES EAST OF COHUTTA / WHITFIELD COUNTY / GA 
START LAT/LON: 		34.9510/-84.8718

END DATE: 		APR 28 2014 
END TIME: 		11:10 PM EDT 
END LOCATION: 		4 MILES WNW OF GREGORY / WHITFIELD COUNTY / GA
END_LAT/LON: 		34.9876/-84.8321

SURVEY_SUMMARY: TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST EAST OF COHUTTA AT ABOUT 50 YARDS
WIDE THEN PROCEEDED NORTHEAST AND COLLAPSED A CHICKEN COOP KILLING 16000 
CHICKENS. THE TORNADO ALSO DESTROYED A FARM STRUCTURE NOT IN USE IN THE SAME
LOCATION. IT THEN PROCEEDED FURTHER NORTHEAST AND GREW WIDER TO 100 YARDS 
WHERE IT SNAPPED SOME TREES AND CROSSED THE STATE LINE INTO TENNESSEE.  

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 EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA. 

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