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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
955 PM CST Fri Feb 21 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 02/20/2014 TORNADO EVENT...UPDATE

.OVERVIEW...A DAMAGE ASSESSMENT WAS CONDUCTED BY PERSONNEL FROM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST. LOUIS FOR PIKE COUNTY
ILLINOIS.

.MARTINSBURG IL TO 1.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF DETROIT IL, (PIKE
COUNTY)

RATING:                 EF-2 
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    120 MPH 
PATH LENGTH:            12.0 MILES
PATH WIDTH:             80 YARDS 
FATALITIES:             0 
INJURIES:               1

START DATE:             FEB 20 2014
START TIME:             225 PM CST 
START LOCATION:         MARTINSBURG PIKE COUNTY  
START LAT/LON:          39.518 / -90.841


END DATE:               FEB 20 2014
END TIME:               235 PM CST 
END LOCATION:           1.5 MILES NORTHEAST OF DETROIT
END LAT/LONG:           39.633 / -90.670         


SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO DEVELOPED OVER THE NORTH SIDE OF
MARTINSBURG ILLINOIS. ONE HOME SUSTAINED MINOR ROOF AND FASCIA
DAMAGE AND ONE WINDOW WAS DAMAGED ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE
HOME. A FEW LARGE TREES AND SEVERAL LARGE BRANCHES WERE DOWNED BY
THE TORNADO. THE TORNADO THEN TRAVELED EAST-NORTHEAST AND SHEARED
A PATH OF LARGE PINE TREES 30 TO 40 FEET TALL 0.5 MILE NORTH OF
MARTINSBURG ALONG AND WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 11. MANY OF THE PINE
TREES WERE SNAPPED FROM NEAR THE BASE TO HALF WAY UP THE TRUNK.
THE WIDTH OF THIS DAMAGE AREA WAS 80 YARDS. THE NEXT DAMAGE WAS
FOUND APPROXIMATELY 300 YARDS SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY
ROAD 7 AND 205TH AVENUE. A ONE STORY RESIDENCE HOME SUSTAINED
MINOR FASCIA DAMAGE AND A FEW PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED AT THE
BASES. THE TORNADO THEN TOTALLY DESTROYED A MEDIUM SIZE MACHINE
SHED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF WATSONS CEMETERY EAST OF THE
INTERSECTION. SEVERAL TOMB STONES WERE DAMAGED. APPROXIMATELY 300
YARDS EAST OF THE CEMETERY ANOTHER FARMSTEAD SUSTAINED DAMAGE. TWO
EMPTY MEDIUM SIZE GRAIN BINS WERE DESTROYED WHILE ANOTHER MACHINE
SHED WAS DESTROYED. DAMAGE WAS FOUND AGAIN AT ANOTHER FARMSTEAD
LOCATED 1.0 MILE WEST OF DETROIT ILLINOIS. THE EAST SIDE OF A TWO
STORY FARM HOUSE WAS MOVED OFF ITS FOUNDATION BY 5 INCHES WHILE
PART OF THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROOF WAS TOSSED TO THE EAST. THE
UPPER HALF OF A LARGE BARN WAS REMOVED AND TOSSED TO THE EAST. ONE
OLD MACHINE SHED WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED WHILE TWO CANVAS HOOP
SHEDS WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED. DEBRIS FROM THE MACHINE SHEDS
WERE TOSSED 1/4 MILE TO THE EAST. THE TORNADO CROSSED HIGHWAY
106 ABOUT 0.5 MILE WEST OF DETROIT AND DAMAGED SEVERAL LARGE
TREES. THE TORNADO THEN DIRECTLY HIT A HOG BUILDING WHICH WAS
SUPPORTED BY STEEL I-BEAMS. THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE STRUCTURE WAS
PUSHED TO THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST. DEBRIS FROM THE ROOF OF THIS
STRUCTURE WAS TOSSED OVER 0.5 MILE TO THE NORTHEAST. THE DAMAGE
WIDTH OVER THIS AREA WAS 80 YARDS WIDE. DAMAGE TO THIS STRUCTURE
WAS EF-2.

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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