Friday, October 09, 2009

EFO in Lawrence County, AL

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
420 PM CDT FRI OCT 9 2009

...PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY INFORMATION FROM LAWRENCE COUNTY...

A PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY OF THE DAMAGE INCURRED ACROSS LAWRENCE
COUNTY HAS BEEN COMPLETED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...IN
CONJUNCTION WITH LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. INITIAL FINDINGS ARE
AS FOLLOWS:

* EVENT TYPE: TORNADO
* EVENT DATE: 10/07/09

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH
* PRELIMINARY RATING: EF-0

* PATH LENGTH: 0.75 MILES
* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 25 YARDS

* SUMMARY: A TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN ACROSS SOUTHWEST
LAWRENCE COUNTY BETWEEN 1:15 AM AND 1:45 AM CDT EARLY WEDNESDAY
MORNING. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED ALONG COUNTY ROAD
59...SEVERAL MILES SOUTHWEST OF MOULTON...WHERE A CHICKEN HOUSE
COLLAPSED AND SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF THE ROOF COVERING.
PARTIAL UPLIFT OF A MOBILE HOME METAL ROOF OCCURRED ALONG COUNTY
ROAD 58 ALONG WITH SEVERAL SURROUNDING LARGE TREES THAT WERE
UPROOTED AND SNAPPED.

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: NADLER/COYNE

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