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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
635 PM EDT SUN APR 3 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/01/2016 SEVERE WEATHER EVENT...
...UPDATED TO INCLUDE HOUSTON COUNTY TORNADO...
...UPDATED TO ADJUST END POINT AND INTENSITY OF ALLENTOWN TORNADO...

.DURING THE MORNING HOURS OF FRIDAY, APRIL 1, A LINE OF STRONG
TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED AREAS OF WIND DAMAGE...ALONG
WITH SEVERAL TORNADOES...FROM TAYLOR COUNTY TO TWIGGS/WILKINSON
COUNTY. FOLLOWING GROUND AND AERIAL SURVEYS IN CONJUNCTION WITH
LOCAL/STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT...NWS PEACHTREE CITY IS STILL
ATTEMPTING TO DETERMINE SPECIFIC TORNADO TRACKS FROM THE
THUNDERSTOM WIND DAMAGE. MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND BELOW ON WHAT
WE HAVE FINALIZED AT THIS TIME.

.CENTERVILLE TO WARNER ROBINS TORNADO (HOUSTON COUNTY)...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   350 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               UNKNOWN - NONE MAJOR

START DATE:             APR 01 2016
START TIME:             0742 AM EDT
START LOCATION:         0.5 MILE NORTHEAST OF CENTERVILLE
START LAT/LON:          32.623067 / -83.677560

END DATE:               APR 01 2016
END TIME:               0750 AM EDT
END LOCATION:           0.5 MILE NORTH OF WARNER ROBINS (TOWN)
END_LAT/LON:            32.625887 / -83.605316

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST NORTHEAST OF CENTERVILLE IN NORTHERN
HOUSTON COUNTY AT APPROXIMATELY 7:42 AM EDT FRIDAY /APRIL 1/. THE
TORNADO INITIALLY TOOK OUT SOME TREES ALONG SENTRY OAKS DRIVE THEN
STRENGTHENED QUICKLY AS IT MOVED EAST ACROSS NAPIER AVE, FISHER ST,
AND CARTER CIRCLE. IT WAS IN THIS NARROW LOCATION WHERE THE TORNADO
BRIEFLY PEAKED TO EF-1 INTENSITY WITH ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WINDS AROUND
90 MPH. MULTIPLE LARGE TREES WERE EITHER SNAPPED OR UPROOTED...SOME
FALLING ON RESIDENCES. ACTUAL STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS MINOR ASIDE FROM
WHERE TREES FELL ON HOMES. THE WEAK TORNADO CONTINUED TO TRACK EAST-
NORTHEAST CAUSING SPORADIC DAMAGE IN THE FORM OF SNAPPED/UPROOTED
TREES BETWEEN WATSON BLVD AND GREEN STREET. THE TORNADO CROSSED
NORTH DAVIS DRIVE WITH UPROOTED TREES IN A CONVERGENT PATTERN. A
LARGE OAK TREE WAS SNAPPED AT THE INTERSECTION OF DUKE AVE AND NORTH
SIXTH STREET. NO ADDITIONAL DAMAGE WAS SEEN EAST OF THIS POINT TOWARD
THE ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE PERIMETER. IT IS YET TO BE DETERMINED IF THE
TORNADO CROSSED OVER ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE. HOWEVER...A MEASURED WIND
GUST OF 83 MPH OCCURRED ON THE NORTH END OF THE AIR FIELD. THIS
LOCATION WAS BETWEEN 1 AND 2 MILES NORTH OF WHERE THE APPARENT
CIRCULATION/DISSIPATING TORNADO MOVED ACROSS THE BASE.


.ALLENTOWN TORNADO...

...UPDATED PEAK WIND/PATH LENGTH AND END POINT...
...INCLUDED SURVEY SUMMARY...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.40 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   300 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 01 2016
START TIME:             850 AM EDT
START LOCATION:         2.5 MILES SW CENTER OF ALLENTOWN
START LAT/LON:          32.573 /-83.259

END DATE:               APRIL 01 2016
END TIME:               855 AM EDT
END LOCATION:           0.25 MILES S CENTER OF ALLENTOWN
END_LAT/LON:            32.589109 / -83.224451 **UPDATED END POINT**

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN EXTREME EASTERN TWIGGS COUNTY
AROUND 8:50 AM EDT FRIDAY. THE TORNADO DAMAGED TWO DOUBLE WIDE
MANUFACTURED HOMES...ONE SIGNIFICANTLY...WITH A MAJORITY OF THE
ROOF UPLIFTED AND PARTIAL COLLAPSE OF THE EXTERIOR /FRONT WALL/.
TREES SURROUNDING THE RESIDENCES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. THIS
DAMAGE IS CONSISTENT WITH AN EF-1 RATING WITH MAX WINDS OF AROUND
95 MPH.

THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED NORTHEAST...CROSSING I-16...WITH ABOUT A
300-YARD-WIDE SWATH OF TREES DOWN ON EITHER SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE.
THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED OVER A RURAL AREA BEFORE DOING ADDITIONAL
DAMAGE ALONG HIGHWAY 112/MAIN STREET ABOUT 1/2 MILE SOUTHWEST OF
THE CENTER OF ALLENTOWN. TWO TRAILERS /USED FOR STORAGE/ SUSTAINED
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WITH SEVERAL TREES UPROOTED. JUST BEFORE LIFTING...
THE TORNADO SNAPPED SEVERAL TREES IN A VERY NARROW PATH ALONG AND
JUST WEST OF US HWY 80. NO FURTHER DAMAGE WAS SEEN DOWNSTREAM.


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 200MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200MPH*

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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NADLER



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