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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
447 PM CDT THU MAY 15 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/14/14 TORNADO EVENT IN
CHRISTIAN COUNTY KENTUCKY...

.TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 14 2014
START TIME:             436 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         5 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF HOPKINSVILLE 
     
END DATE:               MAY 14 2014
END TIME:               440 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           8.5 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF HOPKINSVILLE

HALF DOZEN HOMES SUSTAINED LIGHT TO MODERATE DAMAGE SUCH AS
SHINGLES BLOWN OFF AND A 2-BY-4 IMPALED INTO A HOUSE. TWO POLE
BARNS DESTROYED. PORTABLE STORAGE BUILDING ON CINDER BLOCKS MOVED
20 TO 25 YARDS BUT NOT DAMAGED. NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED AND UPROOTED.

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

.THUNDERSTORM WIND...

PEAK WIND;              ESTIMATED 125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS 
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 14 2014
START TIME:             440 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         4 MILES NORTHEAST OF HOPKINSVILLE

END DATE:               MAY 14 2014
END TIME:               440 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           4.2 MILES NORTHEAST OF HOPKINSVILLE

DOWNBURST REMOVED 150 FEET OF ROOF FROM A SELF STORAGE BUILDING.
J-BOLTS ANCHORED THE ROOF TO THE STRUCTURE. 

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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