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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
159 PM EDT WED OCT 15 2014

CORRECTED END POINT FOR THE EAST POINT TORNADO

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/14/14 TORNADO EVENT- UPDATE 1...

DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF OCTOBER 14TH...A LINE OF
THUNDERSTORMS MOVED THROUGH PORTIONS OF THE ATLANTA METRO. A LOW
LEVEL WIND JET DEVELOPED ON THE BACK SIDE OF THIS LINE WHICH IS
CONDUCIVE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF MULTIPLE SHORT LIVED TORNADOES.
THIS WAS INDEED THE CASE FOR THIS EVENT WITH TWO TORNADOES
INITIALLY BEING SPAWNED IN TANDEM ONLY 2 TO 3 MILES APART NEAR THE
EAST POINT AND CAMP CREEK PARKWAY AREAS. THESE EF0 TORNADOES
PERSISTED FOR SEVERAL MILES CAUSING MAINLY MINOR TREE DAMAGE
BEFORE LIFTING BRIEFLY.

ANOTHER TORNADO WAS THEN GENERATED NEAR THE VININGS AREA...ALSO AN
EF0 TORNADO WITH TOP WINDS OF 80 MPH AND LIKEWISE CAUSING TREE
DAMAGE AND SOME MINOR HOUSE DAMAGE DUE TO THE TREES FALLING ON
THEM. THE TORNADO WOULD THEN LIFT ONCE AGAIN BEFORE DEVELOPING
INTO AN EF1 IN EAST COBB ALONG THE FULTON COUNTY LINE. PEAK WINDS
OF 100 MPH CAUSED MORE EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE THAN THE PREVIOUS
TORNADOES AND LIKEWISE CAUSED SOME MINOR ROOF DAMAGE AS WELL.

AFTER LARGELY SPARING THE ROSWELL COMMUNITY...THE TORNADO
DEVELOPED A FINAL TIME OVER THE ALPHARETTA WHERE THE MOST
EXTENSIVE DAMAGE OCCURRED WITH EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE INCLUDING
NUMEROUS LARGE HARDWOODS BEING SNAPPED. THERE WAS ADDITIONAL
ROOF DAMAGE TO HOMES IN THE AREA CAUSED MAINLY BY TREES FALLING ON
THE HOMES.

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE TORNADOES ALTHOUGH SEMI CONTINUOUS
WERE ALL SPAWNED BY THE SAME STORM THAT MOVED THROUGH THE AREA.


.ALPHARETTA/MILTON TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  7.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCT 14 2014
START TIME:             APPROXIMATELY 555 AM EDT
START LOCATION:         2 MILES WEST OF ALPHARETTA

END DATE:               OCT 14 2014
END TIME:               APPROXIMATELY 610 AM EDT
END LOCATION:           3 MILES NE MILTON


.EAST COBB/FULTON TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.25 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCT 14 2014
START TIME:             APPROXIMATELY 543 AM EDT
START LOCATION:         8 MILES NW OF SANDY SPRINGS

END DATE:               OCT 14 2014
END TIME:               APPROXIMATELY 550 AM EDT
END LOCATION:           3 MILES SW ROSWELL

.VININGS TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1 MILE
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   75 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE:             OCT 14 2014
START TIME:             APPROXIMATELY 533 AM EDT
START LOCATION:         2 MILES SSE OF VININGS

END DATE:               OCT 14 2014
END TIME:               APPROXIMATELY 538 AM EDT
END LOCATION:           1 MILE SSE VININGS

.EAST POINT TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   75 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCT 14 2014
START TIME:             APPROXIMATELY 520 AM EDT
START LOCATION:         1 MILES WEST OF EAST POINT

END DATE:               OCT 14 2014
END TIME:               APPROXIMATELY 528 AM EDT
END LOCATION:           2.5 MILES NNW OF EAST POINT

.CAMP CREEK PARKWAY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   75 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCT 14 2014
START TIME:             APPROXIMATELY 515 AM EDT
START LOCATION:         5 MILES WEST OF COLLEGE PARK

END DATE:               OCT 14 2014
END TIME:               APPROXIMATELY 520 AM EDT
END LOCATION:           4 MILES WNW EAST POINT

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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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