Tornado Damage Survey Findings - UPDATED 11/20/13

 

A major severe weather outbreak unfolded on Sunday as numerous tornadoes were

spawned from supercell thunderstorms that formed in an unstable and highly sheared

atmosphere.  Provided below are results of several damage surveys conducted by the

National Weather Service in Paducah over the past few days.  Additional damage

assessments are scheduled to take place in Scott County of southeast Missouri today.

 

 

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR MCCRACKEN, MASSAC, POPE, LIVINGSTON, AND LYON COUNTIES...

NOTE: THIS DAMAGE TRACK STARTS IN KENTUCKY, PASSES THROUGH ILLINOIS, AND ENDS IN KENTUCKY. 
SURVEY IS NOW COMPLETE.
   * EVENT TYPE.........EF3 TORNADO
   * EVENT DATE.........SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013
   * EVENT TIME.........205 PM-256 PM
   * EVENT LOCATION.....WOODVILLE KY TO 3 MILES NW OF EDDYVILLE KY
   * PEAK WIND..........145 MPH
   * MAX PATH WIDTH.....500 YARDS (AVERAGE WIDTH APPROX. 225 YARDS)
   * PATH LENGTH........42 MILES
   * INJURIES...........13 PLUS
   * FATALITIES.........3
   * DAMAGE DETAIL......IN MCCRACKEN COUNTY: ABANDONED MOBILE HOME DEMOLISHED, UNDERCARRIAGE REMAINED. 
MANY HOUSES HAD DAMAGE TO SHINGLES AND SIDING. SOME METAL ROOFS SLIGHTLY DAMAGED. WOODEN FENCE RIPPED 
FROM GROUND. CHAIN LINK FENCES BLOWN OVER. TREES UPROOTED OR SNAPPED OFF, SOME STRIKING HOMES. CHURCH 
FOYER DESTROYED. ROAD SIGNS BENT. DAMAGE RATED EF-0/EF-1. 
 
AT USEC, THREE METAL ROLL-UP DOORS ON MAIN PROCESSING BUILDING BLOWN IN ON WINDWARD SIDE. THIS CAUSED 
SOME WALL PANELS ON THE LEEWARD SIDE OF THE LARGE BUILDING TO BLOW OUT. THE TOPS OF THREE STEEL POWER 
TRANSMISSION TOWERS BENT OVER. A FEW POWER LINES SNAPPED. COOLING TOWER SHROUDS BLOWN OFF; SOME SIDING 
ON ONE COOLING TOWER DAMAGED. TRAIN CAR COVERS BLOWN OFF. ONE SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE SHOVED 30 YARDS INTO 
A DITCH, ACROSS THE TORNADO PATH. DAMAGE AT USEC RATED EF-2.  
 
IN MASSAC COUNTY: DOZENS OF MOBILE HOMES DESTROYED, MANY BLOWN 100 FEET OR MORE. ONE HOME LEVELLED WITH 
DOZENS OF HOMES, GARAGES, STORAGE BUILDINGS, BUSINESSES AND OTHER BUILDINGS STRUCTURALLY DAMAGED. SEVERAL 
CARS AND A SCHOOL BUS TOSSED AROUND. AT LEAST HUNDREDS OF TREES SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. DAMAGE WAS IN 
BROOKPORT AND ALONG AND NORTH OF UNIONVILLE ROAD TO THE OHIO RIVER SOUTHWEST OF HAMLETSBURG, AND RATED EF-3.
IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY: SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES WERE DESTROYED. DAMAGE RATED EF-1/EF-2.  IN LYON COUNTY: DAMAGE 
WAS PRIMARILY UPROOTED TREES, AND RATED EF-0/EF-1.

 

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR CALDWELL COUNTY NEAR PRINCETON...

* EVENT TYPE.........EF1 TORNADO  
* EVENT DATE.........SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013  
* EVENT TIME.........318 PM CST (APPROXIMATE)  
* EVENT LOCATION.....3 MILES NORTHWEST OF PRINCETON TO 1 MILE NORTHEAST OF PRINCETON  
* PEAK WIND..........100 MPH  
* MAX PATH WIDTH.....200 YARDS  
* PATH LENGTH........4 MILES  
* INJURIES...........0  
* FATALITIES.........0  
* DAMAGE DETAIL......PARTIAL ROOF AND WALL LOSS TO LARGE METAL BUILDING.  SEVERAL POWER POLES SNAPPED.  
PORCH LIFTED UP FROM FRONT OF HOUSE.  SEVERAL HOUSES AND BUSINESSES WITH PARTIAL SHINGLE LOSS.  DOZENS 
OF TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED.

 

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR SOUTHEAST HOPKINS COUNTY KENTUCKY...

* EVENT TYPE.........EF3 TORNADO  
* EVENT DATE.........SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013  
* EVENT TIME.........332 PM TO 340 PM CST  
* EVENT LOCATION.....4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF NORTONVILLE TO 3 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WHITE PLAINS  
* PEAK WIND..........140 MPH  
* MAX PATH WIDTH.....200 YARDS  
* PATH LENGTH........8 MILES  
* INJURIES...........1 MINOR INJURY  
* FATALITIES.........0  
* DAMAGE DETAIL......4 HOMES DESTROYED, INCLUDING 1 DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME. A DOZEN HOMES WITH MINOR
TO MODERATE DAMAGE. SEVERAL SHEDS AND BARNS DESTROYED.  HUNDREDS OF TREES, SOME VERY LARGE, SNAPPED AND 
UPROOTED.  MOST OF THE MAJOR DAMAGE WAS ALONG RED HILL ROAD.

 

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR MUHLENBERG COUNTY...

* EVENT TYPE.........EF1 TORNADO  
* EVENT DATE.........SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013  
* EVENT TIME.........350 PM CST  
* EVENT LOCATION.....5.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GREENVILLE KY  
* PEAK WIND..........100 MPH  
* MAX PATH WIDTH.....80 YARDS  
* PATH LENGTH........0.9 MILES  
* INJURIES...........0  
* FATALITIES.........0  
* DAMAGE DETAIL......THIS FAST MOVING TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR TWO OLDER MOBILE HOMES ON GREENS 
CHAPEL ROAD...TEARING PARTS OF THE ROOF OFF BOTH HOMES AND TOPPLING TREES.  THE TORNADO THEN MOVED 
EAST-SOUTHEAST UP A KNOLL...WHERE IT BUCKLED THE WEST-FACING DOOR OF AN ATTACHED GARAGE...ALLOWING 
THE 100 MPH WINDS TO BLOW OUT THE SIDE WALLS...INCLUDING PART OF THE CINDER BLOCK FOUNDATION. SEVERAL 
LARGE TREES AROUND THE HOME WERE EITHER UPROOTED OR SNAPPED AND PATIO FURNITURE WAS SCATTERED UP TO 
100 YARDS TO THE EAST.  THE TORNADO CONTINUED OVER OPEN PASTURE BEFORE TEARING THE ROOF AND TWO WALLS 
OFF A METAL OUTBUILDING AND UPROOTING SEVERAL TREES. JUST BEFORE CROSSING HIGHWAY 189...THE PATIO ROOF 
OF A BRICK HOME WAS TORN OFF AND BLOWN 100 YARDS TO THE NORTHEAST...ALONG WITH ADDITIONAL TREE DAMAGE. 
THE TORNADO CONTINUED 200 YARDS EAST OF HIGHWAY 189...WHERE IT SNAPPED SEVERAL TREE TRUNKS 30 FEET HIGH 
BEFORE LIFTING.

 

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR UNION AND HENDERSON COUNTIES...

* EVENT TYPE.........EF3 TORNADO   
* EVENT DATE.........SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013   
* EVENT TIME.........241 PM   
* EVENT LOCATION.....1.2 MILES NORTHWEST OF MORGANFIELD TO 1 MILE EAST OF CORYDON.   
* PEAK WIND..........145 MPH   
* MAX PATH WIDTH.....200 YARDS   
* PATH LENGTH........14.5 MILES   
* INJURIES...........0   
* FATALITIES.........0   
* DAMAGE DETAIL......CHURCH ROOF LIFTED AND BLOWN SIDEWAYS. NUMEROUS HOMES WITH ROOF DAMAGE...SOME 
SUBSTANTIAL STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. ONE HOME WITH TOTAL ROOF LOSS. NUMEROUS HARDWOOD TREES SNAPPED OR 
UPROOTED...SOME WERE VERY LARGE. SEVERAL BARNS AND OUTBUILDINGS DESTROYED. ONE MOBILE HOME SLID OFF 
FOUNDATION. ANOTHER MOBILE HOME DISINTEGRATED (NO WALLS...ROOF OR FLOORING FOUND) AND STEEL I-BEAM 
UNDERCARRIAGE THROWN 50 YARDS WITH TIE DOWN STRAPS SHEARED OFF (THEY WERE IN CONCRETE). LARGE STEEL 
CONSTRUCTED BARNS/STORAGE BUILDINGS DESTROYED...STEEL I-BEAMS ALONG ROOF WERE TWISTED. FULL GRAIN BINS 
HAD TOPS BLOWN OFF. METAL FOUND IN FIELDS AND WRAPPED AROUND TREES ALONG PATH. NUMEROUS POWER LINES 
DOWN...SOME POWER POLES BLOWN OVER. ONE WELL BUILT HOME HAD A TWO CAR GARAGE COMPLETELY RIPPED OFF. 
WINDOWS AND DOORS ALSO BLOWN OUT OF HOME ALONG WITH SIDING/ROOF DAMAGE.

 

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR SOUTHEAST PERRY COUNTY MISSOURI...

* EVENT TYPE.........EF0 TORNADO   
* EVENT DATE.........SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013   
* EVENT TIME.........1226 PM   
* EVENT LOCATION.....2.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FROHNA...NEAR INDIAN CREEK   
* PEAK WIND..........70 MPH   
* MAX PATH WIDTH.....50 YARDS   
* PATH LENGTH........150 YARDS (BRIEF TOUCHDOWN)   
* INJURIES...........0   
* FATALITIES.........0   
* DAMAGE DETAIL......A BRIEF TOUCHDOWN TOOK DOWN SMALL TO MEDIUM TREES AND TREE LIMBS. SOME MEDIUM 
SIZED TREES SNAPPED AT BASE.

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR SCOTT COUNTY MISSOURI...

 * EVENT TYPE.........EF3 TORNADO

 * EVENT DATE.........SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013

 * EVENT TIME.........107 PM (ESTIMATED FROM RADAR)

 * EVENT LOCATION.....3.5 MILES NORTHWEST OF VANDUSER TO 4.5 MILES
                      NORTHEAST OF BLODGETT.

 * PEAK WIND..........140 MPH

 * MAX PATH WIDTH.....600 YARDS

 * PATH LENGTH........19 MILES

 * INJURIES...........0

 * FATALITIES.........0

 * DAMAGE DETAIL......TWO STICK BUILT HOMES DESTROYED: ONE OF THESE

HOMES HAD COMPLETE ROOF LOSS AS WELL AS MOST EXTERIOR WALLS AND SOME
INTERIOR WALLS BLOWN OUT. A VEHICLE WAS ALSO BLOWN OUT OF THE
GARAGE. THE OTHER HOME HAD A LARGE PORTION OF THE ROOF BLOWN OFF AND
SOME EXTERIOR WALLS BLOWN OUT. THREE EMPTY RAILROAD CARS OVERTURNED.
A 60X80 BUILDING BLOWN AWAY. THREE MOBILE HOMES COMPLETELY DESTROYED
WITH NUMEROUS OTHERS WITH MODERATE TO MAJOR DAMAGE. SEVERAL
IRRIGATION SYSTEMS BLOWN AROUND. MANY DOZEN LARGE OR VERY LARGE
TREES SNAPPED. NINE POWER POLES SNAPPED.

 

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR WAYNE COUNTY ILLINOIS...

 * EVENT TYPE.........EF2 TORNADO

 * EVENT DATE.........SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2013

 * EVENT TIME.........108 PM - 120 PM

 * EVENT LOCATION.....SIMS TO FAIRFIELD

 * PEAK WIND..........134 MPH

 * MAX PATH WIDTH.....150 YARDS

 * PATH LENGTH........10 MILES

 * INJURIES...........0

 * FATALITIES.........0

 * DAMAGE DETAIL......TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF
SIMS. QUICKLY INTENSIFIED AND DESTROYED A DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME ON
THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF SIMS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND
CROSSED HIGHWAY 15...PRODUCING TREE AND POWER POLE DAMAGE. THE
TORNADO MOVED EAST AND MOVED ACROSS THE WAYNE COUNTY
LANDFILL...DAMAGING THE BUILDING ON THE GROUNDS. THE TORNADO

CONTINUED INTO THE NORTH SIDE OF FAIRFIELD AND PRODUCED MAINLY MINOR
DAMAGE TO HOMES.

 


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