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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
913 PM EDT FRI SEP 17 2010

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR REEDSVILLE IN MEIGS
COUNTY OHIO...

LOCATION...2 MILES NORTH OF REEDSVILLE IN MEIGS COUNTY OHIO
DATE...SEPTEMBER 16 2010
ESTIMATED TIME...8 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF3
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...150 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...300 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2.5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...
ENDING LAT/LON...
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...10-15..2 SERIOUS

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON WV HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR 2 MILES NORTH OF REEDSVILLE IN MEIGS COUNTY OHIO ON
SEPTEMBER 16 2010.

SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL AND TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED ALONG STATE
ROUTE 124 AND PORTIONS OF COUNTY HIGHWAY 50. SEVERAL FARM
BUILDINGS AND SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOMES WERE DESTROYED. IN
ADDITION...A WELL BUILT SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WAS COMPLETELY
DESTROYED...WITH MOST OF THE FOUNDATION WIPED CLEAN. OTHER
RESIDENCES RECEIVED MAJOR DAMAGE. PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES OF THE
NUMBER OF HOMES THAT RECEIVED MAJOR DAMAGE OR WERE DESTROYED IS
NEAR 25 HOMES.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/RLX.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

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