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NOUS43 KLMK 082208

0605 PM EDT Wed Apr 08 2015

...NWS Preliminary Damage Survey for the 04/07/15 Perry County
Indiana Tornado...

Tornado Information:

EF Scale Rating:           EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:       90-95 MPH
Path Length        :       2.6 miles
Path Width/Maximum :       100 yards
Fatalities:                0
Injuries:                  0

Start Date:                Tue, April 7, 2015
Start Time:                4:27 PM EDT
Start Location:            2.5 miles NNW of Branchville, IN

End Date:                  Tue April 7, 2015
End Times:                 04:30 PM EDT
End Location:              2.6 miles NNE of Branchville, IN

Survey Summary:
The tornado first touched down just east of Lake Celina where one
tree was uprooted and others were snapped.  The tornado then
continued east across IN-37 where it uprooted and snapped several
dozen trees along Old IN-37.  The damage continued east towards
Ottoman Road where a carport was destroyed, along with additional
trees that were snapped and uprooted.  From there, the tornado took
a jog to the northeast across Orchid and St. Croix Roads where it
caused substantial tree damage, uprooting and snapping the trunks
15-20 feet high on approximately 100 trees.  The tornado then lifted
just east of Saint Croix Road.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 MPH
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 MPH
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 MPH
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 MPH
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 MPH
EF5...Violent...>200 MPH

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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