Damage in Clay County Determined to be Straight Line Winds

A DAMAGE ASSESSMENT TEAM CONSISTING OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
AND CLAY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SURVEYED DAMAGE ALONG HIGHWAYS
421...11...1482...AND 66.  DAMAGE WAS ALSO SURVEYED ALONG LAUREL
BRANCH ROAD.  DAMAGE THROUGHOUT CLAY COUNTY WAS INTERMITTENT...AND
WAS CONSISTENT WITH THAT CAUSED BY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS NOTED NEAR THE HENSLEY COMMUNITY ON
HIGHWAY 11...OR ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ONEIDA. 2 MOBILE HOMES
AND AN OLD STORE BUILDING HAD THEIR ROOFS BLOWN OFF.  ALL THE TREES
IN THIS AREAS WERE LAID OUT TO THE NORTHEAST...AND THE ROOFS AND
ROOF DEBRIS WERE BLOWN NORTHEAST ONTO HIGHWAY 11.  AN OLD BARN ALSO
COLLAPSED AT THIS LOCATION...AND NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED.
MAXIMUM WINDS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN 80 AND 90 MPH.

A FEW TREES WERE ALSO NOTED TO BE BLOWN DOWN BY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS
IN FAR NORTHWEST LESLIE COUNTY ON HIGHWAY 1482...AS WELL AS IN THE
WESTERNMOST TIP OF PERRY COUNTY ON HIGHWAY 484.


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