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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1050 AM EDT WED AUG 29 2012...CORRECTED TYPOS

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/27/12 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE 1...
...WIND EVENT IN VERO BEACH MONDAY MORNING CONFIRMED AS A TORNADO...

.OVERVIEW...A PERSISTENT RAINBAND FAR TO THE EAST OF TROPICAL STORM
ISAAC...WHICH WAS LOCATED OVER THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO...SPAWNED
AN ISOLATED EF0 TORNADO...RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO NEARLY 100
STRUCTURES (MOSTLY MOBILE HOMES) IN VERO BEACH.

.VERO BEACH TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80-85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   180 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             AUG 27 2012
START TIME:             1103 AM EDT
START LOCATION:         5 W VERO BEACH SOUTH / INDIAN RIVER COUNTY /
FL START LAT/LON:       27.6256 / -80.4956

END DATE:               AUG 27 2012
END TIME:               1105 AM EDT
END LOCATION:           1 WNW PARADISE PARK / INDIAN RIVER COUNTY /
FL END LAT/LON:         27.6468 / -80.5065

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE HIGH-END EF0 TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN JUST
SOUTHEAST OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY FIRE STATION NUMBER 7 ON 12TH
STREET IN VERO BEACH. A DISCONTINUOUS PATH OF DAMAGE STRETCHED 1.6
MILES THROUGH THE VERO BEACH ESTATES AND COUNTRYSIDE VILLAGE MOBILE
HOME PARKS...CROSSED STATE ROAD 60...THEN LIFTED JUST NORTH OF THE
PARADISE PARK RESIDENTIAL AREA. A TOTAL OF 95 STRUCTURES /MOSTLY
MOBILE HOMES/ WERE DAMAGED...WITH 62 RECEIVING MINOR DAMAGE AND AN
ADDITIONAL 33 SUSTAINING MAJOR DAMAGE DUE TO WIND AND RAIN. MUCH OF
THE DAMAGE WAS DUE TO DEBRIS IMPACT FROM ADJACENT CARPORTS AND
ENTRYWAY AWNINGS. THERE WERE SEVERAL SHORT LOCATIONS ALONG THE PATH
WHERE DAMAGE WAS MINIMAL OR NON-EXISTENT AT GROUND LEVEL. INDIAN
RIVER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND FIRE RESCUE OFFICIALS ASSISTED
WITH THE DAMAGE SURVEY.

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 200MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200MPH

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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