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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
438 PM CDT MON SEP 25 2006

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR PERRY COUNTY MISSOURI AND JACKSON
COUNTY ILLINIOS ...

THE FOLLOWING IS THE PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSESSMENT FOR DAMAGE THAT
OCCURRED OVER PERRY COUNTY MISSOURI AND JACKSON COUNTY ILLINOIS ON
SEPTEMBER 22 2006.

* EVENT DATE: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22 2006

* EVENT TIME: APPROXIMATELY 407 PM - 430 PM

* EVENT TYPE: F4 TORNADO

* EVENT LOCATION: APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES SOUTHEAST OF PERRYVILLE
  MISSOURI TO 2 MILES NORTH OF MURPHYSBORO ILLINOIS.

* PEAK WIND: 210 MPH

* AVERAGE PATH WIDTH: APPROXIMATELY 150 YARDS

* PATH LENGTH: APPROXIMATELY 27.5 MILES OF CONTINUOUS PATH (8 MILES
  IN PERRY COUNTY AND 19.5 MILES IN JACKSON COUNTY).

* INJURIES: 5 INJURIES REQUIRING MEDICAL ATTENTION...INCLUDING
  ONE BROKEN ARM. MULTIPLE MINOR INJURIES.

* FATALITIES: NONE

* DISCUSSION/DAMAGE: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 3 MILES
  SOUTHEAST OF PERRYVILLE MISSOURI AND LIFTED APPROXIMATELY 2
  MILES NORTH OF MURPHYSBORO ILLINOIS. PEAK WIND SPEED WAS REACHED
  IN THE COMMUNITY OF CROSSTOWN MISSOURI. DAMAGE REPORTS INCLUDE 4
  WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES THAT WERE LEVELED TO THE FOUNDATION. OVER
  100 OTHER HOMES RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. SEVERAL VEHICLES
  TOSSED. OVER 100 UTILITY POLES BROKEN OFF. HUNDREDS OF TREES
  BROKEN OFF OR UPROOTED. DAMAGE COSTS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.


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