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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
413 PM CDT THU MAY 5 2011

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR FT.
CAMPBELL, KY...

THE FOLLOWING IS THE FINAL DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FOR
DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR FT. CAMPBELL, KY.

 * EVENT TYPE.........EF3 TORNADO

 * EVENT DATE.........TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011

 * EVENT TIME.........1:05 AM CDT

 * EVENT LOCATION.....CAMPBELL ARMY AIR FIELD NORTH TO SOUTH SIDE
   OF INTERSTATE 24.

 * PEAK WIND..........145 MPH

 * AVG. PATH WIDTH....250 YARDS

 * PATH LENGTH........2.5 MILES

 * INJURIES...........NONE

 * FATALITIES.........NONE

 * DAMAGE DETAIL......ONE BUILDING STRUCTURE DESTROYED WAS RATED
   FOR 90 KNOTS (104 MPH) WINDS. SEVERAL VERY LARGE AND HEAVY
   CONSTRUCTED BUILDINGS SUFFERED MAJOR DAMAGE AT THE CAMPBELL
   ARMY AIR FIELD. LARGE DOORS TO THESE BUILDINGS, WHICH WERE
   RATED FOR 100 KNOTS (115 MPH) TO AS MUCH AS 125 KNOTS (144 MPH)
   WINDS, WERE BLOWN IN. SEVERAL OTHER SMALLER BUILDINGS RECEIVED
   MINOR TO MAJOR DAMAGE. NUMEROUS HEAVY VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED,
   WITH AT LEAST 3 FLIPPED OVER. IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF THE
   AIRFIELD, ACROSS FARMLAND, SEVERAL DOZEN TREES WERE SNAPPED OR
   UPROOTED, 2 BARNS WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED, 3 POWER POLES WERE
   BLOWN DOWN, AND SOME SHINGLES WERE BLOWN OFF A HOUSE.
   EYEWITNESS/VIDEO ACCOUNTS: A SECURITY GUARD WITNESSED THE
   TORNADO DURING 2 SEPARATE ILLUMINATIONS PROVIDED BY LIGHTNING.
   THE SECURITY GUARD'S VEHICLE WAS MOVED BACKWARDS APPROXIMATELY
   10 FEET DURING THE TORNADO. A SECOND SECURITY GUARD ALSO
   WITNESSED THE TORNADO. TWO SECURITY CAMERAS RECORDED THE
   TORNADO'S PASSAGE AS WELL. ONE CAMERA SHOWED WINDS BLOWING IN
   OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS OVER AN APPROXIMATE 30 SECOND TIME
   INTERVAL.

SURVEYORS.......SHANKLIN

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