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NOUS43 KPAH 252202

Public Information Statement 
National Weather Service Paducah, KY 
359 PM CST Sun Feb 25 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 2/24/2017 Christian County TORNADO EVENT...

.Hopkinsville Kentucky Tornado...

Rating: EF-2 
Estimated peak wind: 135 mph 
Path length: 5.8 miles 
Path width: 200 yards 
Fatalities: 0 
Injuries: 9

Start date:             February 24, 2018 
Start time:             8:44 PM CST
Start location:         South side of Hopkinsville

End date:               February 24, 2018 
End time:               8:51 PM CST 
End location:           5.5 miles east of Hopkinsville

Three apartment buildings near the intersection of the Pennyrile 
Parkway and Pembroke Road were destroyed with the roof and most 
walls blown down on the second story. Another apartment building was 
heavily damaged. All injuries occurred in the apartment complex. One 
car was flipped and blown some distance with 2 others blown from 
their original positions and several others damaged. At least 4 
retail buildings sustained major roof and siding damage with windows 
and doors blown in or broken. Four barns were heavily damaged or 
flattened and four houses sustained mainly minor roof damage. Two 
large commercial buildings were damaged with one sustaining major 
roof and wall damage. Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted. 
Tornado began approximately 1/2 mile west of intersection of Fort 
Campbell Blvd and Pennyrile Parkway and ended 5.5 miles east of 
Hopkinsville just east of Overby Lane.

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.