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NOUS42 KMLB 191921  
PNSMLB  
FLZ041-044>047-053-054-058-059-064-141-144-147-170000-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL  
320 PM EDT TUE SEP 19 2017  
 
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEYS FOR SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 TORNADOES ASSOCIATED  
WITH HURRICANE IRMA...  
   
..SURVEYS CONDUCTED ON SEPTEMBER 11-13 AND 15-16, 2017
 
 
...NINE TORNADOES CONFIRMED WITHIN BREVARD, VOLUSIA AND  
LAKE COUNTIES...  
   
..ROCKLEDGE TORNADO UPDATED TO EF-1
 
 
   
MELBOURNE BEACH TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70-80 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.20 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 09-10-2017  
START TIME: 919 AM EDT  
START LOCATION: 1 SSE INDIALANTIC  
START LAT/LON: 28.0701, -80.5584  
 
END DATE: 09-10-2017  
END TIME: 919 AM EDT  
END LOCATION: 1 SSE INDIALANTIC  
END LAT/LON: 28.0701, -80.5584  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: BASED ON A NWS STORM SURVEY, A WATERSPOUT MOVED  
ONSHORE MELBOURNE BEACH NEAR AVENUE B, CAUSING MINOR DAMAGE TO THE  
SECOND FLOOR OF TWO HOMES. THE BRIEF EF-0 TORNADO WITH WINDS  
ESTIMATED AT 70 TO 80 MPH CONTINUED INLAND AND DISSIPATED JUST WEST  
OF HIGHWAY A1A.  
   
TURKEY CREEK TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100-110 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.33 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 MPH  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 09-10-2017  
START TIME: 1100 AM EDT  
START LOCATION: 4 SSW INDIALANTIC  
START LAT/LON: 28.0317, -80.5755  
 
END DATE: 09-10-2017  
END TIME: 1102 AM EDT  
END LOCATION: 5 SSW INDIALANTIC  
END LAT/LON: 28.0276, -80.5968  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: BASED ON A NWS STORM SURVEY, A WATERSPOUT THAT  
DEVELOPED ON THE INDIAN RIVER MOVED ONSHORE AND DAMAGED SEVERAL  
RESIDENCES ON WORTH COURT, INCLUDING A WATERFRONT HOME WHOSE SECOND  
FLOOR WAS REMOVED AND CARRIED DOWNWIND. THE EF-1 TORNADO (ESTIMATED  
100 TO 110 MPH) CONTINUED ACROSS US-1, CAUSING MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO A  
UNIVERSITY BUILDING. THE TORNADO THEN IMPACTED OVER A DOZEN MOBILE  
HOMES WITHIN PALM BAY ESTATES, SEVERAL OF WHICH WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED  
OR DESTROYED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED WEST, JUST TO THE NORTH OF  
TURKEY CREEK, DAMAGING MANY TREES AND SEVERAL ADDITIONAL HOMES  
BEFORE MOVING THROUGH A SCHOOL CAMPUS BEFORE DISSIPATING NEAR THE  
HARRIS CORPORATION.  
   
INDIALANTIC TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90-100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.21 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 09-10-2017  
START TIME: 1124 AM EDT  
START LOCATION: 0 W INDIALANTIC  
START LAT/LON: 28.0943, -80.5665  
 
END DATE: 09-10-2017  
END TIME: 1126 AM EDT  
END LOCATION: 1 NW INDIALANTIC  
END LAT/LON: 28.1031, -80.5836  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: A NWS STORM SURVEY REVEALED THAT A WATERSPOUT MOVED  
ONSHORE THE BARRIER ISLAND IN INDIALANTIC NEAR HIGHWAY A1A AND 1ST  
AVENUE. THE EF-1 TORNADO (WINDS ESTIMATED 90-100 MPH) REMOVED PART OF  
THE ROOF OF A BEACHFRONT CONDO AND CARRIED IT ACROSS THE HIGHWAY,  
WHERE IT LANDED ON A BANK. THE TORNADO THEN WEAKENED AS IT TRAVELED  
WEST-NORTHWEST, PRODUCING DAMAGE TO TREES AND ROOF SHINGLES AND  
SOFFITS OF SEVERAL HOMES ALONG A NARROW PATH ACROSS THE BARRIER  
ISLAND, EXITING TO THE INDIAN RIVER NEAR CEDAR LANE AND WEST RIVERIA  
BOULEVARD.  
   
MIMS KILBEE STREET TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 115-125 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.55 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 125 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 09-10-2017  
START TIME: 548 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 2 N MIMS  
START LAT/LON: 28.6864, -80.8366  
 
END DATE: 09-10-2017  
END TIME: 550 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 2 NNW MIMS  
END LAT/LON: 28.6943, -80.8606  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: BASED ON A NWS STORM SURVEY, A TORNADO DEVELOPED  
JUST WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF BROCKETT ROAD AND HAMMOCK ROAD IN  
MIMS. THE TORNADO SNAPPED MANY TREES AND PARTIALLY REMOVED THE ROOF  
FROM A MOBILE HOME ON BROCKETT ROAD (STRONG EF-1 STRENGTH), THEN  
MOVED THROUGH A WOODED AREA BEFORE REACHING NEAR THE NORTH END OF NAB  
STREET AND THE EAST END OF BENSON COURT. A PICKUP TRUCK NEAR THE  
CORNER OF BENSON COURT AND LISA DRIVE ROLLED ABOUT 30 FEET WEST INTO  
THE FENCE OF AN ADJACENT YARD. THE TORNADO STRENGTHENED TO EF-2  
INTENSITY WITH ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS OF 115 TO 125 MPH AS IT AFFECTED  
HOMES ON KILBEE STREET, TURNBULL ROAD, AND BREVARD ROAD. NUMEROUS  
HOMES WERE IMPACTED AND SEVERAL WERE LEFT UNINHABITABLE DUE TO SEVERE  
ROOF DAMAGE. A NUMBER OF TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED AS THE  
TORNADO CONTINUED WEST NORTHWEST ACROSS OLD DIXIE HIGHWAY. THE  
TORNADO DISSIPATED SHORTLY AFTER CROSSING US HIGHWAY 1 NEAR  
ROOSEVELT ROAD.  
   
MIMS NORTHGATE MOBILE HOME PARK TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90-95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.48 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 60 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 09-10-2017  
START TIME: 600 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 2 NNW MIMS  
START LAT/LON: 28.6894, -80.8551  
 
END DATE: 09-10-2017  
END TIME: 601 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 2 NNW MIMS  
END LAT/LON: 28.6926, -80.8622  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: BASED ON A NWS STORM SURVEY, AN EF-1 TORNADO, WITH  
ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN 90 TO 95 MPH, SNAPPED AND UPROOTED  
SEVERAL TREES AS IT DEVELOPED NEAR OLD DIXIE HIGHWAY. THE TORNADO  
CONTINUED ACROSS US HIGHWAY 1 AND THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE  
NORTHGATE MOBILE HOME AND RV PARK, DAMAGING OVER A DOZEN HOMES,  
SEVERAL OF WHICH EXPERIENCED PARTIAL ROOF REMOVAL. IN ADDITION,  
SEVERAL POWER POLES SNAPPED IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND ONE LANDED ON A  
HOME. THE TORNADO ALSO ROLLED SEVERAL UNOCCUPIED RV'S ONTO TO THEIR  
SIDES, WHICH WERE BEING STORED IN A PARKING LOT BETWEEN US HIGHWAY 1  
AND THE MOBILE HOME PARK.  
   
UMATILLA TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95-100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.84 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 500 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 09-10-2017  
START TIME: 626 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 5 WSW PAISLEY  
START LAT/LON: 28.9394, -81.6238  
 
END DATE: 09-10-2017  
END TIME: 630 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 2 WNW UMATILLA  
END LAT/LON: 28.9352, -81.6871  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: A NWS STORM SURVEY REVEALED AN EF-1 TORNADO WITH  
ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN 95 AND 100 MPH DEVELOPED NEAR EAST 8TH  
AVENUE IN UMATILLA, UPROOTING AND SNAPPING SEVERAL TREES IN AN OPEN  
FIELD. THE TORNADO MOVED TOWARD A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD BETWEEN  
EAST 8TH AVENUE AND EAST COLLINS STREET AND PEELED BACK THE ROOFS  
FROM SEVERAL HOMES AND UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES. DAMAGE CONTINUED  
INTO NORTH LAKE COMMUNITY PARK WHERE A SCOREBOARD WAS TOPPLED AND  
THREE POWER LINES WERE SNAPPED. THE TORNADO MOVED ACROSS LAKE PEARL  
AND INTO THE OLDE MILL RV RESORT WHERE IT DESTROYED APPROXIMATELY  
TEN RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AND DAMAGED AT LEAST 25 OTHERS. THE  
TORNADO CONTINUED WEST TOWARD DOWNTOWN UMATILLA AND DAMAGED THE ROOFS  
OF THE UMATILLA INN, AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AND A HOME ON BABB ROAD.  
   
ORMOND BEACH TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100-110 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.78 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 175 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 09-10-2017  
START TIME: 904 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 6 NNW DAYTONA BEACH  
START LAT/LON: 29.2901, -81.0572  
 
END DATE: 09-10-2017  
END TIME: 905 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 4 NNW HOLLY HILL  
END LAT/LON: 29.2905, -81.0703  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: BASED ON A NWS STORM SURVEY, A WATERSPOUT MOVED  
ONSHORE FROM THE HALIFAX RIVER NEAR DIX AVENUE AND NORTH BEACH STREET  
IN ORMOND BEACH, CAUSING TREE DAMAGE AND MINOR SIDING AND SHINGLE  
DAMAGE TO A FEW TWO STORY HOMES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED INLAND AND  
PRODUCED STRONG EF-1 DAMAGE (ESTIMATED 100 TO 110 MPH) TO SEVERAL  
HOMES AND TREES NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HERNANDEZ AVENUE, NORTH  
RIDGEWOOD AVENUE AND ROSEWOOD AVENUE. SEVERAL HOMES SUSTAINED MAJOR  
ROOF DAMAGE. THE TORNADO THEN DOWNED TREES AND PRODUCED DEBRIS IMPACT  
AT THE ORMOND BEACH FIRE STATION 93 AND DAMAGING THE ROOFS OF TWO  
COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS NEAR US HIGHWAY 1 AND WILMETTE AVENUE. THE  
TORNADO DISSIPATED JUST WEST OF US HIGHWAY 1.  
   
ROCKLEDGE TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95-105 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.30 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 60 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 09-10-2017  
START TIME: 914 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 5 S MERRITT ISLAND  
START LAT/LON: 28.2791, -80.6899  
 
END DATE: 09-10-2017  
END TIME: 915 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 5 S MERRITT ISLAND  
END LAT/LON: 28.2809, -80.6944  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: A NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMED THAT A WATERSPOUT MOVED  
ONSHORE ALONG ROCKLEDGE DRIVE NEAR RIVER WOODS DRIVE AND PRODUCED EF-  
1 TORNADO DAMAGE (WINDS ESTIMATED 95-105 MPH) ALONG A SHORT TRACK.  
APPROXIMATELY SIX HOMES SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE AND  
NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. A PORTION OF ONE ROOF WAS  
REMOVED AND AT LEAST ONE OTHER HOME HAD A PORTION OF ITS METAL ROOF  
PEELED BACK. SEVERAL HOMES ADJACENT TO THE AREA OF THE MOST  
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE ALSO EXPERIENCED A LESSER DEGREE OF SHINGLE  
DAMAGE. AT LEAST ONE SCREEN PATIO WAS DESTROYED, SEVERAL OTHERS WERE  
DAMAGED, AND SOME FENCES WERE BLOWN OVER AND CARRIED DOWNWIND.  
   
NORTH MERRITT ISLAND TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100-110 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.36 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 09-10-2017  
START TIME: 948 PM EDT  
START LOCATION: 5 WNW CAPE CANAVERAL  
START LAT/LON: 28.4171, -80.6767  
 
END DATE: 09-10-2017  
END TIME: 950 PM EDT  
END LOCATION: 5 NNE COCOA  
END LAT/LON: 28.4460, -80.7211  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: A NWS STORM SURVEY CONFIRMED THAT A TORNADO FORMED ON  
NORTH MERRITT ISLAND WITHIN OR SOUTHEAST OF THE SAVANNAHS  
SUBDIVISION, PRODUCING STRONG EF-1 DAMAGE (WINDS ESTIMATED 100-110  
MPH) TO NUMEROUS HOMES ON SAVANNAHS TRAIL. OVER A DOZEN HOMES  
SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT SHINGLE DAMAGE AND APPROXIMATELY SIX POOL  
SCREEN ENCLOSURES WERE DESTROYED. NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED. THE  
TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHWEST AND CROSSED EAST HALL ROAD AND  
LEILANI LANE, PRODUCING TREE AND MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO A FEW HOMES.  
THE TORNADO THEN TRAVELED THROUGH THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE ISLAND  
LAKES MOBILE HOME PARK AT EF-1 STRENGTH (ESTIMATED WINDS OF 95 TO  
105 MPH) AND IMPACTED OVER 25 MOBILE HOMES. SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES  
WERE DESTROYED AND MANY OTHERS SUSTAINED MODERATE TO MAJOR DAMAGE  
(THE NEIGHBORHOOD WAS NEARLY COMPLETED EVACUATED FOR HURRICANE IRMA).  
THE TORNADO THEN WEAKENED, BUT TOPPLED THE STEEPLE AT THE ORSINO  
BAPTIST CHURCH, AFTER CROSSING NORTH COURTNEY BOULEVARD. TREE DAMAGE  
AND MINOR ROOF DAMAGE OCCURRED ALONG THE REMAINDER OF THE PATH UNTIL  
THE INDIAN RIVER WAS REACHED.  
 

 
 
ANALYSIS OF ADDITIONAL DAMAGE REPORTS ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE IRMA  
WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. FURTHER TORNADOES MAY BE  
CONFIRMED DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.  
 
THE NWS THANKS LAKE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR ASSISTANCE WITH  
THE UMATILLA STORM SURVEY AND THE ORMOND BEACH AND CAPE CANAVERAL  
FIRE DEPARTMENTS FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS.  
 
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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