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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 7:58 PM EDT on April 20, 2015


... NWS damage survey for April 19th 2015 event...

.Update...
Henry County Alabama tornado modified slightly.
Added Houston County al tornado

.Overview...
A line of strong to severe thunderstorms moved across the region
on Sunday, causing scattered damage. Survey teams have been
deployed to investigate damage in Tallahassee, as well as two
location in se Alabama.

.North Tallahassee tornado...

Rating: EF1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length /statute/: 4.66 miles
path width /maximum/: 350 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 04/19/2015
start time: 12:51 PM EDT
start location: 5 miles north of Tallahassee
start lat/lon: 30.4981/-84.3136

End date: 04/19/2015
end time: 12:59 PM EDT
end location: 1 mile north of Maclay gardens
end lat/lon: 30.5443/-84.2574

Survey summary:
sporadic tree damage was found along a well defined path. Maximum
winds were estimated to be around 95mph, with the most focused
area of damage around Meridian Road and Maclay Road. No
significant structural damage was noted, although one vehicle was
crushed by falling trees. A debris signature on the Tallahassee
Doppler radar was noted at the time and location of the damage.


.Henry County Alabama tornado...

Rating: EF1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length /statute/: 1.75 miles
path width /maximum/: 300 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 04/19/2015
start time: 08:46 am CDT
start location: 5 miles southwest of Abbeville
start lat/lon: 31.5135/-85.3112

End date: 04/19/2015
end time: 08:53 am CDT
end location: 3 miles southwest of Abbeville
end lat/lon: 31.5302/-85.2815

Survey summary:
a short tornado track surveyed just southwest of Abbeville, Alabama.
Eight Railroad cars were flipped off of their tracks along Alabama
Highway 173 just south of a pulpwood plant. Otherwise, damage was
confined to trees on the remainder of the path.


.Jackson County Florida and Houston County Alabama tornado...

Rating: EF1
estimated peak wind: 104 mph
path length /statute/: 19 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 04/19/2015
start time: 09:52 am CDT
start location: 1 mile south of FL state line in Jackson County
start lat/lon: 30.98/-85.41

End date: 04/19/2015
end time: 10:10 am CDT
end location: pansy al
end lat/lon: 31.16/-85.16

Survey summary:
a tornado track surveyed from just south of the Alabama state line in Jackson
County, Florida to pansy, al in Houston County. Damage was confined to numerous
uprooted and snapped trees, except where a large tree badly damaged a house
in Cottonwood. The path varied from 100 to 200 yards. It is possible that
this storm moved into Early County Georgia as well.


Note:
information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending
final review of the event/S/ and publication in NWS storm data.


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