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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
319 PM EDT TUE SEP 4 2012

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR CAMDEN IN KENT COUNTY DELAWARE...

LOCATION...CAMDEN IN KENT COUNTY DELAWARE
DATE...9/3/12
ESTIMATED TIME...3:20 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING... EF-0 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH 
PATH WIDTH...35 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...215 YARDS
BEGINNINGLAT/LON...39.10/-75.56 
ENDINGLAT/LON...39.10/75.56
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...2

* 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 MOUNT HOLLY NJ HAS CONFIRMED A
EF-0 TORNADO WITH ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WINDS OF 85 MPH NEAR CAMDEN
IN KENT COUNTY DELAWARE ON 9/3/12. THE TORNADO TOUCHDOWN POINT WAS
NEAR DAWSON LANE IN THE BARCLAY FARMS SUBDIVISION. THE TORNADO
TRACKED PARALLEL TO NEARBY TRAIN TRACKS FROM SOUTH TO NORTH. THE
TORNADO CAUSED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES IN THE
SUBDIVISION FROM DALBY LANE TO CAREY LANE. ONE FIREFIGHTER WAS
INJURED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO A RESIDENT OF
THE AREA. ANOTHER PERSON WAS INJURED DUE TO A CUT FROM GLASS. BOTH
INJURIES WERE MINOR AND THE INJURED WERE RELEASED FROM THE
HOSPITAL. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ACKNOWLEDGES HELP AND
ASSISTANCE FROM THE KENT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. 

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

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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