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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
1016 PM CDT FRI MAY 2 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE APRIL 28TH 2014 NORTHERN WAYNE COUNTY
MISSISSIPPI TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...THE NWS SURVEY TEAM FOUND TWO DISTINCT TORNADO TRACKS
ACROSS THE NORTHERN PORTION OF WAYNE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI NORTH OF
U.S. HIGHWAY 84.

.TORNADO #1 ACROSS NORTHWEST WAYNE COUNTY...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.75 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               4

START DATE:             APRIL 28 2014
START TIME:             953 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         18.6 MILES WNW WAYNESBORO / WAYNE / MISSISSIPPI
START LAT/LON:          31.7659 / -88.9432

END DATE:               APRIL 28 2014
END TIME:               956 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           16.9 MILES WNW WAYNESBORO / WAYNE / MISSISSIPPI
END_LAT/LON:            31.7600 / -88.9141

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM FOUND EVIDENCE
CONSISTENT WITH A SMALL WEAK TORNADO THAT MOVED INTO NORTHWEST WAYNE
COUNTY FROM NORTHEAST JONES COUNTY. THE TORNADO TRACKED FROM THE WEST
TO EAST AT AROUND 50 MPH. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED TO A
CHICKEN FARM AND TO A MOBILE HOME THAT WAS ROLLED OFF ITS FOUNDATION.
A FAMILY OF FOUR WERE INSIDE THE MOBILE HOME AT THE TIME IT WAS HIT
BY THE TORNADO AND ESCAPED WITH MINOR INJURIES.
 
.TORNADO #2 ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WAYNE COUNTY...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  9.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   250 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 28 2014
START TIME:             1009 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         8.6 MILES NW WAYNESBORO / WAYNE / MISSISSIPPI
START LAT/LON:          31.7579 / -88.7559

END DATE:               APRIL 28 2014
END TIME:               1020 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           8.8 MILES NNE WAYNESBORO / WAYNE / MISSISSIPPI
END_LAT/LON:            31.8024 / -88.6096

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM FOUND EVIDENCE
CONSISTENT WITH A STRONG TORNADO THAT MOVED ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND
NORTHEAST WAYNE COUNTY. THE TORNADO TRACKED FROM THE WEST TO EAST AT
AROUND 50 MPH. A SINGLE FAMILY HOME LOCATED ON WALLER RIDGE ROAD...AND
SEVERAL SINGLE FAMILY HOMES AND MOBILE HOMES ON SPINKES HAYES ROAD
SUFFERED HEAVY DAMAGE OR WERE DESTROYED. MINOR TO MODERATE DAMAGE
OCCURRED TO NUMEROUS OTHER RESIDENCES FROM SPINKES HAYES ROAD TO
MATHERVILLE DIAMOND ROAD.

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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