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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1052 PM EDT SAT APR 11 2015 /952 PM CDT SAT APR 11 2015/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/09/2015 THUNDERSTORM WIND EVENT

...SUMMARY OF DAMAGE NORTH OF MOSCOW MICHIGAN...

PEAK WIND /ESTIMATED/:  80 TO 85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   40 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE:             APR 9 2015
START TIME:             621 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         0.5 NW MOSCOW
START LAT/LON:          42.057340/-84.515030

END DATE:               APR 9 2015
END TIME:               625 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           1.8 NE MOSCOW
END LAT/LON:            42.0671/-84.4844

A SURVEY OF DAMAGE WAS PERFORMED BY HILLSDALE COUNTY EMERGENCY OF
AN AREA OF DAMAGE NORTH OF THE TOWN OF MOSCOW.

TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG A NARROW SWATH FROM MOSCOW ROAD...
NORTHEAST ACROSS BIBBENS ROAD...TO MOSHERVILLE ROAD. AFTER
CROSSING MOSHERVILLE ROAD TWO PROPERTIES WERE IMPACTED. A HOME
SUFFERED MODERATE ROOF DAMAGE FROM A FALLEN TREE. SEVERAL WINDOWS
WERE ALSO BROKEN. ADDITIONAL TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ON THE
PROPERTY. A FARM JUST TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE FIRST RESIDENCE
SUFFERED VARYING DEGREES OF DAMAGE. THE MOST EXTENSIVE DAMAGE
OCCURRED TO AN OLDER BARN THAT SUFFERED A TOTAL WALL AND ROOF
COLLAPSE. ADJACENT BUILDINGS SUFFERED LESS SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WITH
A HOME SEEING DAMAGE TO THE SIDE OF THE RESIDENCE. NO FURTHER
DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED AFTER THIS POINT.

WHILE THE MAJORITY OF THE DAMAGE WAS THE RESULT OF STRAIGHT LINE
WINDS...AT LEAST ONE LOCATION SUGGESTED SOME WEAK ROTATION MAY
HAVE OCCURRED...WITH SOME REPORTS OF FUNNEL CLOUDS HAVING BEEN
RECEIVED FROM THE AREA. WE WILL CONTINUE TO REVIEW THE DATA AND
UPDATE THIS SUMMARY IF ANY CHANGES ARE REQUIRED.

WE WISH TO THANK HILLSDALE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AS WELL AS
A RESIDENT IMPACTED BY THE DAMAGE FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THE
SURVEY.

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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