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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 10:20 PM CDT on May 26, 2015

... NWS damage survey for may 25 2015 severe weather event...

.Tornado #3 in Rusk County in northeast Texas...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115-125 mph
path length /statute/: 19.44 miles
path width /maximum/: 600 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 25 2015
start time: 647 PM CDT
start location: 9.20 miles WSW of Henderson TX
start lat/lon: 32.1177 / -94.9438

End date: may 25 2015
end time: 706 PM CDT
end location: 10.22 miles ENE of Henderson TX
end lat/lon: 32.2133 / -94.6311

Survey summary: the damage primarily consisted of numerous snapped and
uprooted trees... and several snapped power poles. Several homes in and
around Henderson received minor to moderate damage. Embedded in the
damage path were distinct areas of strong wind speeds. Two separate
swaths of considerable tree damage were noted... one about 5 miles
west-southwest of Henderson and another about 7 miles east-northeast
of Henderson.

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.

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