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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:10 AM EDT on July 26, 2014

... NWS damage survey for 07/25/14 tornado event...

.Update... Rating changed to EF1.

.Overview... Strong thunderstorms developed over southeast Volusia
County late Friday afternoon following a sea breeze collision. One
of the storms became severe and produced a tornado which impacted
Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach.

.Edgewater tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100-105 mph
path length /statute/: 1.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jul 25 2014
start time: 424 PM EDT
start location: 2 WNW Edgewater / Volusia County / FL
start lat/lon: 28.9807 / -80.9281

End date: Jul 25 2014
end time: 429 PM EDT
end location: 2 N Edgewater / Volusia County / FL
end_lat/lon: 28.9948 / -80.9053

Survey summary: the tornado touched down at the Massey Ranch Airpark
in Edgewater where three small aircraft were flipped and three
hangars sustained major damage. The tornado continued northeast and
uprooted numerous trees and caused minor roof damage to several
homes in an adjacent neighborhood. Farther downstream... sporadic
tree damage and minor structural damage occurred. The tornado lifted
near the Halifax river... approximately 1.5 miles from where it
touched down. 69

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

Note: 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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