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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
657 PM EDT SAT SEP 8 2012

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR CANARSIE IN KINGS COUNTY NEW YORK...

LOCATION...CANARSIE IN KINGS COUNTY NEW YORK
DATE...SEPTEMBER 8 2012
ESTIMATED TIME...11:05 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...110 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1/2 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...40.62N / 73.90W
ENDING LAT/LON...40.63N / 73.90W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK NY HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR CANARSIE IN KINGS COUNTY NEW YORK ON SEPTEMBER
8TH 2012.

THIS TORNADO WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SAME SEVERE THUNDERSTORM 
THAT PRODUCED A WEAKER TORNADO NEAR BREEZY POINT IN QUEENS 
COUNTY. THAT TORNADO WAS GIVEN AN EF0 CLASSIFICATION. 

THERE WAS STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES AS WELL AS DAMAGE
TO SEVERAL LARGE TREES IN CANARSIE PARK.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY THANKS THE NEW YORK CITY
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR SUPPORT IN CONDUCTING
THESE SURVEYS.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/NYC.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES
INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

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