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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:09 AM EDT on June 24, 2016


... June 23rd tornado event summary...

National Weather Service damage survey team from this office was dispatched Thursday to
investigate storm damage across portions of Kosciusko, Huntington and Wells counties. As of
this morning, the team has confirmed 2 tornadoes in Huntington County southeast of Huntington.

Sporadic wind damage was noted in an arc from just southeast of Mentone and extending east
southeast to south of Claypool with estimated winds of 70 mph. An area of concentrated widespread
wind damage was found in the Yellow Creek Lake area. An additional isolated area of widespread
wind damage was found along sr 25 in the Palestine Lake area.

An isolated pocket of wind damage was found along and just west of sr 1 south of Bluffton with
estimated winds of 70 mph.

A photogrammetric survey analysis was conducted for the Brookston Indiana area of White
County where it was determined that a straightline microburst wind event occurred with estimated
90 mph winds. Extensive and widespread damage to trees occurred in Brookston along with some
structural damage to primarily farm buildings outside Brookston.

.Tornado #1 5 miles south/southeast of Huntington...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 105 mph
path length /statute/: 2.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: June 23 2016
start time: 12:51 am EDT
start location: 5.0 miles SSE of Huntington
start lat/lon: 40.80298 / -85.46538

End date: June 23 2016
end time: 12:56 am EDT
end location: 6.0 miles se of Huntington
end_lat/lon: 40.80150 / -85.41959

.Tornado #2 5.2 miles southeast of Huntington...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 120 mph
path length /statute/: 2.4 miles
path width /maximum/: 300 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: June 23 2016
start time: 12:57 am EDT
start location: 5.2 miles se of Huntington
start lat/lon: 40.81000 / -85.43548

End date: June 23 2016
end time: 01:02 am EDT
end location: 7.5 miles se of Huntington
end_lat/lon: 40.78232 / -85.40948

Survey_summary: multiple tornado tracks were uncovered southeast of Huntington.

Tornado #1 touched down just west of sr 5 and caused extensive damage tree damage and some
structural damage to a home with multiple large limbs down on the home and multiple
vehicles. Additional extensive damage to trees, power poles and numerous structures then extended
eastward along CR 200 S to east of CR 100 E.

Tornado #2 developed in a corn field south of CR 100 S and west of CR 100 E and moved southeast
crossing the previous tornado path near CR 200 S and continued southeast crossing CR 200 E south
of CR 300 S before dissipating in a wooded area. Extensive damage was noted with this intense EF2
tornado especially in an heavily wooded area east of CR 100 E and south of CR 200 S with evidence
of a multiple vortex structure noted in extensive tree and crop damage that occurred here. Additional
structural damage to homes, barns and other outbuildings was common along the remaining path of
this tornado.

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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