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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
330 PM EDT MON APR 28 2008

...A SMALL...WEAK TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR KINGS MOUNTAIN NORTH CAROLINA...

THE GREENVILLE SPARTANBURG OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
HAS COMPLETED ITS SURVEY OF WIND DAMAGE THAT OCCURRED IN A MOBILE
HOME PARK NEAR KINGS MOUNTAIN NORTH CAROLINA IN CLEVELAND COUNTY ON
MONDAY MORNING.

TWO ASPECTS OF DAMAGE WERE OBSERVED IN THE PARK. STRAIGHT LINE WIND
DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED ON THE EAST END OF THE MOBILE HOME PARK WHERE
SKIRTING WAS BLOWN OFF HOMES...TREE LIMBS WERE DOWNED...AND A LARGE
TREE FELL ON 3 VEHICLES.

TOWARD THE WEST END OF THE MOBILE HOME PARK...DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH
A WEAK TORNADO WAS OBSERVED. A PORTION OF A ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF ONE
HOME AND TOSSED SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET. THE ROOF OVER THE HOME`S DECK
WAS SEVERLY DAMAGED. ANOTHER HOME WAS DISLODGED FROM ITS BLOCKS.
ALSO...A METAL UTILITY SHED WAS DESTROYED WITH PARTS TOSSED IN
OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS. THE DAMAGE OBSERVED WOULD CLASSIFY THE TORNADO
AS A EF-0 WITH WINDS LIKELY IN THE 70 TO 80 MPH RANGE. THE DAMAGE
PATH WAS ONLY ABOUT 200 YARDS AND THE TORNADO WAS ONLY 110 FEET IN
DIAMETER. WITNESSES INDICATED THAT THE STORM HIT AROUND 940 AM.


IF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS NEED...PLEASE CONTACT LARRY GABRIC AT
864-848-9970 X 222.


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GABRIC


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