New Minden, IL Tornado Preliminary Damage Survey

A preliminary rating of EF 4 has been given to the tornado that hit near the town of New Minden, IL.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
438 PM CST Sun Nov 17 2013

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/17/13 TORNADO EVENT...

DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR NORTHERN WASHINGTON COUNTY ILLINOIS
NEAR NEW MINDEN.

RATING: PRELIMINARY EF-4
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: AT LEAST 166 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: AT LEAST 3 MILES
FATALITIES: 2
INJURIES: 2

THIS IS A PRELIMINARY DAMAGE SURVEY RESULT AS ONLY A PORTION OF
THE ENTIRE TRACK HAS BEEN EXAMINED.

THE WORST DAMAGE DISCOVERED SO FAR HAS BEEN WEST OF NEW MINDEN.
A SMALL FARM SUSTAINED A DIRECT HIT. THE OUTBUILDINGS AND BARNS
SUSTAINED VARYING DEGREES OF DAMAGE...BUT THE HOMESTEAD WAS TOTALLY
DESTROYED WITH ONLY THE FOUNDATION REMAINING.

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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