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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
929 PM EDT FRI SEP 17 2010

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BELLEVILLE IN WOOD COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA...

LOCATION...1 MILE NORTH OF BELLEVILLE IN WOOD COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA
DATE...SEPTEMBER 16 2010
ESTIMATED TIME...810 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF3
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...160 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...300 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2.5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...
ENDING LAT/LON...
* FATALITIES...1
* INJURIES...UNKNOWN

* 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 1 MILE NORTH OF BELLEVILLE IN WOOD COUNTY WEST
VIRGINIA ON SEPTEMBER 16 2010.

THIS TORNADO IS THE SAME TORNADO THAT AFFECTED LOCATIONS NEAR
REEDSVILLE IN MEIGS COUNTY OHIO...JUST ACROSS THE OHIO RIVER.
SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL AND TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED ALONG PORTIONS OF
STATE ROUTE 68...PUB STREAM ACCESS RD...AND LEE CREEK RD. SEVERAL
WELL BUILT SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES RECEIVED MAJOR DAMAGE. IN
ADDITION...A WELL BUILT SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WAS COMPLETELY
DESTROYED...WITH THE FOUNDATION WIPED CLEAN. A STEEL GIRDER
PROJECTILE INSIDE A TRUCK WAS NOTED AS WELL AS SEVERAL CARS THAT
WERE TOSSED A FAIR DISTANCE FROM THEIR ORIGINAL LOCATION.

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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