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May 10, 2006
Highland County Tornado

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON OH
501 PM EDT THU MAY 11 2006

...BRIEF F0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN HIGHLAND COUNTY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS DETERMINED THAT
DAMAGE JUST NORTH OF ROCKY FORK LAKE...OR ABOUT SIX MILES EAST OF
HILLSBORO...WAS CAUSED BY A TORNADO.

THE TORNADO OCCURRED ON WEDNESDAY MAY 10TH AT ABOUT 620 PM. THE
DAMAGE IN HIGHLAND COUNTY WAS CONSISTENT WITH THE F0 CATEGORY ON THE
FUJITA SCALE...WITH WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN 40 AND 72 MPH.

THE DAMAGE WAS SCATTERED ALONG A HALF MILE PATH...BEGINNING NEAR A
RESTAURANT ALONG NORTH SHORE ROAD.  THE BUILDING SUSTAINED MINOR
SIDING DAMAGE AND A SMALL TREE WAS DOWNED.  ADDITIONAL DAMAGE WAS
FOUND TO A REAL ESTATE OFFICE ALONG NORTH BEACH ROAD...JUST NORTH
OF ITS INTERSECTION WITH NORTH SHORE ROAD.  PORTIONS OF THE ALUMINUM
ROOFING WERE PEELED BACK OR COMPLETELY RIPPED OFF.  PIECES OF THE
ROOF AND FIBERGLASS WERE STREWN IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS
FROM THE BUILDING ITSELF.

THE MOST EXTENSIVE DAMAGE OCCURRED AT A RESIDENCE ABOUT A TENTH OF A
MILE NORTH-NORTHEAST OF THE REAL ESTATE OFFICE.  THE RIDGE OF THE
ROOF WAS COMPLETELY BROKEN...WITH SHINGLES PEELED IN NUMEROUS
AREAS.  SEVERAL PARTS OF THE GUTTERS WERE REMOVED AND DEPOSITED 50-
100 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE HOUSE.  AN ENCLOSED ROOM ON THE
FRONT PATIO WAS COMPLETELY REMOVED FROM THE DECK...WITH THE MAJORITY
OF THE STRUCTURE BEING DEPOSITED INTO A DECK AND ABOVE-GROUND POOL
BEHIND THE HOUSE. THIS RESULTED IN ADDITIONAL DAMAGE TO BOTH THE DECK
AND THE POOL.  THE PATIO FURNITURE AND OTHER SMALL DEBRIS WERE STREWN
IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT LOCATIONS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE HOUSE...EXTENDING
NORTHEAST INTO A FIELD BEHIND THE RESIDENCE. A FEW TREES BETWEEN 6
AND 12 INCHES IN DIAMETER WERE SNAPPED FROM THE REAL ESTATE OFFICE TO
THE RESIDENCE.

$$

RYAN/CONIGLIO

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