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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
204 PM EDT TUE OCT 7 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/6/14 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE # 1...

.CATOOSA COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.3 MILES /535 YARDS/
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCT 06 2014
START TIME:             APPROXIMATELY 740 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         1 MILE NNW RINGGOLD
START LAT/LON:          34.9304/-85.1225

END DATE:               OCT 06 2014
END TIME:               APPROXIMATELY 740 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           1 MILE NNW RINGGOLD
END_LAT/LON:            34.9307/-85.1174

AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST NORTH OF RINGGOLD AT APPROXIMATELY
740 PM EDT OCTOBER 6. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND LESS THAN HALF
A MILE AND FOR LESS THAN A MINUTE...BUT DOZENS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED
OR UPROOTED IN THE CALLOWAY FARMS SUBDIVISION. AT LEAST TWO HOMES
SUSTAINED DAMAGE WITH SEVERAL WINDOWS BLOWN OUT AND DAMAGE TO SHINGLES
AND GUTTERS. ONE HOME LOST A SECTION OF ITS ROOF AND ATTIC WALL AND
ON ANOTHER THE GARAGE DOORS WERE BLOWN OUT.

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 EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

$$

SN/CK/TDP





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