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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Columbia SC
351 PM EDT Tue May 29 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR MEMORIAL DAY (5/28/18) TORNADO EVENT...

..Calhoun County EF-0 Tornado...

Start Location...1 ESE Cameron in Calhoun County SC
End Location...1 E Cameron in Calhoun County SC
Date...05/28/2018
Estimated Time...03:06 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 mph
Maximum Path Width...150 yards
Path Length...0.29 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...33.5494 / -80.6966
Ending Lat/Lon...33.5534 / -80.6953
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
The National Weather Service storm survey team determined that a
tornado touched down near the Cameron Community Center on Saint
John Road and traveled north-northeastward for 0.3 miles before
lifting. Damage included uplifted trees, damage to the community
center roof and garage door, a roof torn off of a baseball
dugout, metal roofing ripped from Saint John Baptist Church, and
damage to fencing and signs. Damage was consistent with an EF-
0 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 80 mph. 

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

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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