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NOUS44 KHUN 041644
PNSHUN
ALZ001>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-050445-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1144 AM CDT FRI APR 4 2014

...STORM DAMAGE IN LAWRENCE COUNTY BEING EVALUATED...

EARLY THIS MORNING...A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS DESTROYED
SEVERAL CHICKEN HOUSES AND SNAPPED SIX TO EIGHT TREES NEAR THE GROUND
AROUND THE WOLF SPRINGS COMMUNITY ALONG COUNTY ROAD 136...IN
NORTHWEST LAWRENCE COUNTY.

LAWRENCE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS BEEN OUT SURVEYING THE
DAMAGE AND COMMUNICATING WITH THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST
OFFICE IN HUNTSVILLE. BASED ON THE CONCENTRATION OF THE DAMAGE AND
ORIENTATION OF HOW THE DAMAGE IS SPREAD OUT...IT HAS BEEN INITIALLY
DETERMINED THAT THIS STORM DAMAGE IS THE RESULT OF STRAIGHT-LINE
WINDS...NOT A TORNADO. ANALYSIS OF RADAR DATA SUPPORTS THIS INITIAL
CONCLUSION AS WELL.

THE METAL AND WOOD CHICKEN HOUSES SUSTAINED TOTAL COLLAPSE OF THE
ROOF STRUCTURE AND WALLS/DOORS WHICH SUGGEST THAT MAXIMUM WINDS WERE
ESTIMATED BETWEEN 75 AND 85 MPH.

PLEASE NOTE...THIS INFORMATION IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS ARE SURVEYING ADDITIONAL SPOTS OF
DAMAGE TO DETERMINE IF AN OFFICIAL STORM SURVEY BY THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE IS NEEDED.

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NADLER




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