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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
248 PM EDT Thu Aug 31 2023

...NWS Damage Survey for 08/30/23 Tornado Event...

.Myrtle Grove Road, Wilmington, NC Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.5 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   30 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             08/30/2023
Start Time:             0731 PM EDT
Start Location:         Myrtle Grove /New Hanover County / NC
Start Lat/Lon:          34.0891 / -77.8835

End Date:               08/30/2023
End Time:               0735 PM EDT
End Location:           Myrtle Grove /New Hanover County / NC
End Lat/Lon:            34.1101 / -77.8925

A waterspout spawned by Tropical Storm Idalia came ashore and 
became a tornado near Tidalwalk Drive and lifted near Country
Place Road in southern New Hanover County. An NWS Storm Survey
found numerous oak trees and pine trees snapped or uprooted
along the tornado's path. A tree fell on a storage shed and
one home had a piece of aluminum cornice pulled away from the
home. 


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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

NOTE:
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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