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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
1202 AM CDT TUE APR 4 2006

...PRELIMINARY DAMAGE SURVEY FOR APRIL 2 2006 HIGHLAND ILLINOIS
TORNADO (SOUTHEAST MADISON COUNTY ILLINOIS)...

PERSONNEL FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN ST. LOUIS
CONDUCTED A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED OVER
PARTS OF SOUTHEAST MADISON COUNTY. THE DAMAGE WAS PRODUCED BY A
TORNADO AND STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

AROUND 530 PM CDT THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF ELLIS AND ACORN COUNTY ROADS OR 2 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
HIGHLAND ILLINOIS. TWO GRAIN BINS ON A FARMSTEAD NEAR THIS
INTERSECTION WERE DAMAGED BY THE TORNADO. THE TORNADO TRAVELED OVER
AN OPEN FIELD AND HIT A FARMSTEAD 1/4 MILE WEST OF ILLINOIS HIGHWAY
160. THE HOME SUSTAINED MINOR ROOF..WINDOW AND SIDING DAMAGE HOWEVER
ONE LARGE MACHINE SHED WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED. DEBRIS FROM THE
MACHINE SHED WAS TOSSED 3/4 TO 1 MILE TO THE NORTHEAST ACROSS A
LARGE OPEN FIELD. A GARAGE ON THE FARMSTEAD WAS ALSO DESTROYED. THE
WIDTH OF THE DAMAGE AREA WAS APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS WHILE DAMAGE
INTENSITY WAS RATED F(1).

A NUMBER OF POWER POLES SOUTH OF TOWN ALONG OLD TRENTON ROAD WERE
SNAPPED AND DISPLACED 20 TO 30 YARDS EAST OF THE ROAD. A LARGE RANCH
HOME NORTH OF THE POWER POLE DAMAGE SUSTAINED CONSIDERABLE ROOF AND
WINDOW DAMAGE. SEVERAL LARGE TREES NEAR THIS HOME WERE ALSO DOWNED.
A FIREMAN FROM THE HIGHLAND FIRE DEPARMENT ALSO WITNESSED THE
TORNADO CROSSING THE SOUTHERN PART OF TOWN. THE WIDTH OF THE DAMAGE
AREA WAS 70 YARDS WHILE DAMAGE INTENSITY WAS RATED F(1).

THE TOTAL TORNADIC DAMAGE TRACK WAS 2.0 MILES.

FUJITA SCALE

F0 40-72 MPH
F1 73-112 MPH
F2 113-157 MPH
F3 158-206 MPH
F4 207-260 MPH
F5 261-318 MPH

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