Sunday, March 29, 2009

Yesterday's tornado confirmed in Dekalb County

Just posted by Andy Kula with the NWS Huntsville:

Two tornadoes (so far) have been confirmed in the NWS HUN
County Warning area; in Huntland, TN, and this one near Valley Head......


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
641 PM CDT SUN MAR 29 2009

...PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY INFORMATION FROM DEKALB COUNTY...

A PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY OF THE DAMAGE INCURRED ACROSS DEKALB
COUNTY HAS BEEN COMPLETED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND LOCAL
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL. INITIAL FINDINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

* EVENT TYPE: TORNADO
* EVENT DATE: 03/28/09

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 105 MPH
* PRELIMINARY RATING: EF-1

* PATH LENGTH: 2.6 MILES
* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 50 YARDS

* SUMMARY: NUMEROUS LARGE PINES AND OTHER TREES WERE SNAPPED AND
UPROOTED ALONG COUNTY ROADS 610 AND ROUTE 885...ABOUT 4 MILES
WEST OF VALLEY HEAD. A LARGE TREE FELL ON A HOUSE ALONG ROUTE
885 CAUSING SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE. TREES WERE ALSO UPROOTED
ALONG COUNTY ROAD 608 AND ADDITIONAL DAMAGE WAS FOUND NEAR
HIGHWAY 11 AND BETHEL ROAD...JUST SOUTH OF HAMMONDVILLE.

THESE FINDINGS ARE PRELIMINARY AND ARE SUBJECT TO ADJUSTMENT.
PICTURES AND SUMMARY MATERIALS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB
PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/HUNTSVILLE /ALL LOWER CASE/.

SURVEYED BY: COYNE/NADLER

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