Short-lived Tornado Confirmed in Mount Olive Illinois

...PRELIMINARY DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS CONFIRM SHORT-LIVED TORNADO IN
MOUNT OLIVE ILLINOIS...

* MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING: EF-2

* FATALITIES: NONE

* INJURIES: 3 MINOR

* BEGIN TIME/LOCATION: 05/20/2013 1014 PM

* END TIME/LOCATION:   05/20/2013 1015 PM

* MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WIND SPEED: 120-125 MPH

* PATH LENGTH: APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE

* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 75 YARDS

* DISCUSSION/DAMAGE: PRELIMINARY SURVEY RESULTS INDICATE A TORNADO
  TOUCHED DOWN IN THE DOWNTOWN PORTION OF MOUNT OLIVE AND TRAVELED
  EAST. THE DAMAGE PATH WAS 4 BLOCKS LONG AND RANGED FROM 50-75
  YARDS WIDE. THE SECOND STORY OF A BRICK BUILDING WAS BLOWN
  OFF...LARGE SECTIONS OF SEVERAL ROOFS WERE BLOWN 2 BLOCKS TO THE
  NORTH...A HISTORIC 2 STORY HOME HAD THE ROOF BLOWN OFF...AND
  WINDOWS WERE BLOWN OUT OF SEVERAL HOMES AND BUSINESSES.

THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION WAS DETERMINED BY A NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING
FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE STORM DATA.



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