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Displaying AFOS PIL: PNSRAH Received: 2014-04-26 22:39 UTC


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
639 PM EDT SAT APR 26 2014

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BRINKLEYVILLE IN HALIFAX COUNTY NORTH
CAROLINA...

LOCATION...BRINKLEYVILLE IN HALIFAX COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...04/25/2014
ESTIMATED TIME...0359 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...87 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2 MILES
* 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 RALEIGH NC HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR BRINKLEYVILLE IN HALIFAX COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON
04/25/2014.

APPROXIMATELY 20 PINES WERE SNAPPED HALFWAY UP NEAR NC-43 WHERE
THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN. AT THIS POINT THE TORNADO CROSSED
THROUGH A HEAVILY WOODED AREA BEFORE CROSSING ITA ROAD. IN THE
VICINITY OF ITA ROAD NEAR SILVERTOWN ROAD, THERE WAS SIGNIFICANT
DAMAGE TO THE ROOF OF 2 MOBILE HOMES. A TOTAL OF 8 MOBILE HOMES
WERE DAMAGED. IN ADDITION, 2 CARPORTS WERE DESTROYED AND A STEEL
ROD DRIVEN THROUGH THE WALL OF THE MOST DAMAGED MOBILE HOME. 2
OTHER HOUSES SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE. NUMEROUS TREES WERE DOWN AND
A FEW OAK AND PINE TREES WERE UPROOTED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED FOR
ANOTHER 1/4 MILE INTO A WOODED AREA.

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

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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