PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
502 AM CDT WED APR 27 2011

...RESULTS OF NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEYS...

ON TUESDAY APRIL 26TH...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONDUCTED DAMAGE
SURVEYS FROM THE STORMS OF THE NIGHT BEFORE. HERE ARE THE FINDINGS
FROM THE SURVEYS.

AT APPROXIMATELY 915 PM ON APRIL 25TH...A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR
COUNTY ROAD 3015 JUST WEST OF CROCKETT IN HOUSTON COUNTY. THE TORNADO
DESTROYED AN UNOCCUPIED MOBILE HOME AND DAMAGED SEVERAL OTHERS. IT
CROSSED ROUTE 21 AND UPROOTED SEVERAL TREES ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF
THE ROAD. IT ALSO DAMAGED THE CROWN OF A ROOF ON ONE BUILDING...AND
PEELED AWAY SHEET METAL FROM THE ROOF OF ANOTHER BUILDING WHICH WAS
OPEN ON THE WEST SIDE. TORNADO DAMAGE IS RATED EF1 ON THE ENHANCED
FUJITA SCALE WITH A PATH LENGTH OF 1 MILE AND A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF
AROUND 100 YARDS.

AT APPROXIMATELY 945 PM ON APRIL 25TH...DOWNBURST STRAIGHT LINE WINDS
DOWNED NUMEROUS TREES OVER WEST CENTRAL TRINITY COUNTY. IT IS ALSO
BELIEVED THAT A TORNADO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR A PATH OF MORE INTENSE
DAMAGE MAINLY IN THE AREA OF MOORE CEMETARY ROAD. MANY LARGE TREES
WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED. THE MAXIMUM DAMAGE FROM THE DOWNBURST AND
TORNADO FELL IN THE EF1 CATEGORY. TORNADO DAMAGE PATH LENGTH WAS
ABOUT ONE HALF MILE...AND THE WIDTH WAS 100 YARDS.

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