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NOUS41 KPHI 152035 CCA  
PNSPHI  
DEZ001>004-160815-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ  
435 PM EDT MON APR 15 2019  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/15/19 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
UPDATED INFORMATION ON LAUREL DELAWARE TORNADO
 
 
START LOCATION...LAUREL IN SUSSEX COUNTY DELAWARE  
END LOCATION...SEAFORD IN SUSSEX COUNTY DELAWARE  
DATE...APRIL 15, 2019  
ESTIMATED TIME...3:38 AM EDT  
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF2  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...120 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 TO 400 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH...6.2 MILES  
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.5729/-75.5929  
ENDING LAT/LON...38.6270/-75.5042  
* FATALITIES...0  
* INJURIES...1  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
A TORNADO TRAVELED FROM WOODLAND FERRY ROAD NORTHEAST TO PEPPER  
ROAD. ONE BARN WAS DESTROYED. A TREE FELL ON A HOUSE, RESULTING IN  
ONE INJURY. IN ADDITION, THERE WAS ROOF DAMAGE TO SEVERAL OTHER  
HOMES AND BARNS. MANY TREES WERE UPROOTED ALONG THE TORNADO PATH,  
AND A FEW WERE SNAPPED. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO  
EXTEND OUR THANKS TO SUSSEX COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR  
ASSISTANCE IN THIS DAMAGE SURVEY.  
 
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  
 
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
SFJ  
 
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