EF2 Tornado Hits Part of Omaha Metro Area

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY
645 PM CDT SUN JUN 8 2008

...OMAHA/MILLARD TORNADO INFORMATION...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM SURVEYED THE TRACK
FROM A TORNADO THAT OCCURRED EARLY MORNING ON JUNE 8TH IN
SOUTHWEST OMAHA.  HERE ARE THE SPECIFICS...

STRONG EF2 TORNADO IN SOUTHWEST OMAHA

LOCATION...TOUCHED DOWN AROUND 156TH AND GILES ROAD IN NORTHWEST
SARPY COUNTY...LIFTED AROUND 114TH AND SHIRLEY STREET IN SOUTH
CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY.

ESTIMATED TIME...TOUCHED DOWN AROUND 217 AM...LIFTED AROUND 224 AM

EF-SCALE RATING...EF2

PATH WIDTH...0.5 MILES AT WIDEST POINT

PATH LENGTH...5.75 MILES

INJURIES... 3 KNOWN

FATALITIES... NONE

THIS TORNADO STARTED AROUND 156TH AND GILES ROAD WITH TREE DAMAGE
AND ROOF DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES...THEN TRAVELED NORTHEAST AT 50
MPH.  IT CAUSED CONSIDERABLE TREE AND ROOF DAMAGE ALONG A NEARLY
CONTINUOUS PATH UNTIL IT LIFTED AROUND THE INTERSECTION OF 114TH AND
SHIRLEY STREETS.  THE AREA THAT WAS HIT THE HARDEST WAS IN THE
VICINITY OF 137TH STREET AND Y STREET...WHERE EF2 DAMAGE OCCURRED.
A FEW HOMES HAD ROOFS COMPLETELY BLOWN OFF IN THIS AREA.

IT THEN HIT THE WALMART...SAMS CLUB...HOME DEPOT SHOPPING AREA AFTER
IT CROSSED L STREET JUST EAST OF 132ND STREET.  THE DAMAGE BECAME
MUCH LESS SIGNIFICANT AS IT MOVED NORTH OF CENTER STREET...AND WAS
PRIMARILY CONFINED TO TREE DAMAGE AND MINOR ROOF DAMAGE...WHICH
POSSIBLY WAS CAUSED BY EITHER WEAKER TORNADIC WINDS OR STRAIGHT-LINE
WINDS.

FOR A SPECIFIC MAP AND A MORE DETAILED STORY... SEE
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/OMAHA

ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE
EF0...65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...201+ MPH


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