Storm Damage Assessments
April 28, 2002


Map of counties in the Paducah CWA.


Damage Survey Photos and Radar Images
Click here for photos from the NWS Aerial Survey on April 29, 2002.
Southern Illinois Damage Photos (Union, Johnson) and Radar Images

Bollinger County Damage Photos
Bollinger County Tornado Path Map

Union County details



Public Information Statement
ABUS34 KPAH 302134
PNSPAH

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
435 PM CDT TUE APR 30 2002
 
...SUMMARY OF EVENTS FOR APRIL 28TH 2002...

THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF THE 8 TORNADOES AND THE STRAIGHT LINE WIND 
EVENT THAT OCCURRED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING...APRIL 28TH 2002. THIS 
INFORMATION IS BASED ON THE LATEST AERIAL AND GROUND SURVEYS AND 
SUPERSEDES ALL PREVIOUS INFORMATION. 

FRANKLIN COUNTY ILLINOIS:
    MICROBURST
    ESTIMATED MAX WIND SPEEDS: 90 MPH
    TIME OF DAMAGE: 1220 AM CDT
    DAMAGE PATH WIDTH: 1/2 MILE
    PATH LENGTH: 3 MILES
    FATALITIES: NONE
    INJURIES: NONE 
    DAMAGE AREA: 1 MILE SOUTH OF SESSER IL...TO 2 MILES EAST OF      
                 SESSER IL.

BOLLINGER COUNTY MISSOURI
    F3 TORNADO
    ESTIMATED MAX WIND SPEEDS 180 MPH
    ESTIMATED TIME OF TOUCHDOWN: 1240 AM CDT
    DAMAGE PATH WIDTH: 150-200 YARDS
    PATH LENGTH: 4 MILES
    FATALITIES: 1 (12 YR OLD BOY) 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MARBLE HILL   
                MO.
    INJURIES: 16
    DAMAGE AREA: 6 TO 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MARBLE HILL MO.

SALINE COUNTY ILLINOIS
    F2 TORNADO
    ESTIMATED MAX WIND SPEED: 130 MPH
    ESTIMATED TIME OF TOUCHDOWN: 109 AM CDT
    DAMAGE PATH WIDTH: 200 YARDS    
    PATH LENGTH: 8 MILES
    FATALITIES: NONE
    INJURIES: 3
    DAMAGE AREA: 1 MILE WEST OF GALATIA IL TO 7 MILES EAST OF        
                 GALATIA IL.

UNION COUNTY...JOHNSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
    F3 TORNADO
    ESTIMATED MAX WIND SPEED: 180 MPH
    ESTIMATED TIME OF TOUCHDOWN: 123 AM CDT
    DAMAGE PATH WIDTH: 400 YARDS    
    PATH LENGTH: 19 MILES
    FATALITIES: 1 (69 YR OLD WOMAN) IN DONGOLA ILLINOIS (UNION       
                COUNTY)             
    INJURIES: 6 
    DAMAGE AREA: 4 MILES WEST OF MILL CREEK TO 1 MILE EAST OF        
                 CYPRESS.
    
SOUTHEASTERN JOHNSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
    F2 TORNADO
    ESTIMATED MAX WIND SPEED: 130 MPH
    ESTIMATED TIME OF TOUCHDOWN: 152 AM CDT
    DAMAGE PATH WIDTH: 400 YARDS    
    PATH LENGTH: 7 MILES
    FATALITIES: NONE
    INJURIES: 2
    DAMAGE AREA: 3 MILES SOUTH OF VIENNA IL TO GANNTOWN IL.

POPE COUNTY ILLINOIS...LIVINGSTON COUNTY KENTUCKY
    F3 TORNADO
    ESTIMATED MAX WIND SPEED: 190 MPH
    ESTIMATED TIME OF TOUCHDOWN: 202 AM CDT
    DAMAGE PATH WIDTH: 200 YARDS    
    PATH LENGTH: 24 MILES
    FATALITIES: NONE
    INJURIES: 1
    DAMAGE AREA: 1 MILE SOUTH OF DIXON SPRINGS IL TO 5 MILES EAST OF 
                 JOY KY.

WESTERN CRITTENDEN COUNTY KENTUCKY
    F1 TORNADO
    ESTIMATED MAX WIND SPEED: 80 MPH
    ESTIMATED TIME OF TOUCHDOWN: 238 AM CDT
    DAMAGE PATH WIDTH: 100 YARDS    
    PATH LENGTH: 2 MILES
    FATALITIES: NONE
    INJURIES: NONE
    DAMAGE AREA: 1 MILE NORTH OF SHERIDAN KY. 

CENTRAL CRITTENDEN COUNTY KENTUCKY
    F1 TORNADO
    ESTIMATED MAX WIND SPEED: 90 MPH
    ESTIMATED TIME OF TOUCHDOWN: 243 AM CDT
    DAMAGE PATH WIDTH: 200 YARDS    
    PATH LENGTH: 1 MILES
    FATALITIES: NONE
    INJURIES: NONE
    DAMAGE AREA: 4 TO 5 MILES NORTHEAST OF MARION KY.

EASTERN CRITTENDEN COUNTY...WEBSTER COUNTY...HOPKINS COUNTY KENTUCKY 
    F3 TORNADO
    ESTIMATED MAX WIND SPEED: 200 MPH
    ESTIMATED TIME OF TOUCHDOWN: 250 AM CDT
    DAMAGE PATH WIDTH: 880 YARDS    
    PATH LENGTH: 25 MILES
    FATALITIES: NONE
    INJURIES: 26 (IN WEBSTER COUNTY)
    DAMAGE AREA: 7 MILES WEST OF PROVIDENCE KY TO JUST SOUTHEAST OF  
                 HANSON KY.

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ZAGORSKI/SHANKLIN/POOLE


		



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