PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY

438 PM CST TUE JAN 4 2000

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR CRITTENDEN AND WEBSTER COUNTIES IN

NORTHWEST KENTUCKY...

A METEOROLOGIST FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN PADUCAH

SURVEYED DAMAGE IN CRITTENDEN AND WEBSTER COUNTIES THIS AFTERNOON.

THE SURVEY YIELDED THE FOLLOWING:

EVENT TYPE: F-3 TORNADO

WIND ESTIMATE: 160 MPH

DAMAGE PATH: APPROXIMATELY 1/4 MILE WIDE BY 15 MILES LONG

PATH LENGTH ESTIMATED FROM MAP

BEGAN NEAR CRAYNE (SOUTH OF MARION) IN CRITTENDEN

COUNTY AND RAN PARALLEL TO THE CRITTENDEN/CALDWELL

COUNTY LINE TO DIAMOND IN WEBSTER COUNTY

DAMAGE: 100 HOMES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED

MANY OUTBUILDINGS AND BARNS DESTROYED

DAMAGE ESTIMATES UNDETERMINED AT THIS TIME

INJURIES: 3 MINOR INJURIES

TIME: APPROXIMATELY 3:10 PM

JANUARY 3, 2000

TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR

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