Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Second Dekalb County EF1 Confirmed

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
746 PM CDT MON APR 20 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 PERSONNEL.
INITIAL FINDINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

* EVENT TYPE: TORNADO
* EVENT DATE: 04/19/09

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100.0 MPH
* PRELIMINARY RATING: EF-1

* PATH LENGTH: 5.3 MILES
* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 150.0 YARDS

* SUMMARY: A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG COUNTY ROAD 121 IN
HAMMONDVILLE. LARGE TREES WERE UPROOTED AND A FEW SMALL TREES
WERE SNAPPED. MINOR ROOF AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED TO A
FEW BUILDINGS. THE TORNADO TRACKED NORTHEAST WITH ADDITIONAL
TREE DAMAGE ALONG ROUTE 885. AN INTERESTING NOTE IS THAT A TREE
FELL ON A HOME ALONG ROUTE 885 THAT WAS ALSO IMPACTED BY A
TORNADO ON MARCH 28TH OF THIS YEAR. THE SURVEY TEAM FOUND THAT
THE TORNADO LIFTED AND TOUCHED BACK DOWN PERIODICALLY ACROSS
NORTHEAST DEKALB COUNTY WITH SPORADIC PATCHES OF TREE DAMAGE
BEFORE FINALLY LIFTING NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 117 AND
LOWERY ROAD.

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: DARDEN/LAMB

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