Double Springs Straight Line Wind Damage - May 11th, 2008

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Winston County. It has been determined the damage was the result of intense downburst of straight line winds. These winds were consistent with maximum winds around 100 mph, similar to damage that would be created by an EF-1 tornado.

The wind damage area was about one half of a mile long and around one quarter of a mile wide. This damage was centered at the Double Springs Elementary School. Numerous trees were blown down and the roof of the school sustained damage. Several nearby homes also sustained roof damage both directly from the wind and from fallen trees. Additional sporadic wind damage occurred elsewhere in Winston County.



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