Washington, IL Tornado Preliminary Damage Survey

Preliminary Damage Survey in Washington, IL

...PRELIMINARY NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/17/13 TORNADO EVENT IN WASHINGTON, IL...

.OVERVIEW...A brief, preliminary damage survey was done in
the City of Washington, Illinois in Tazewell County during
the evening of November 17th. A survey team from the NWS
Lincoln office will be doing a more complete survey of the
damage today.

At this time, there is one confirmed fatality. Many media
reports are indicating three. However, these reports are
confusing the fact that two fatalities also occurred in
Washington COUNTY near the town of New Minden, IL. See
www.weather.gov/LSX for information about this from the
St. Louis, MO NWS office.

.Washington, IL...

PRELIMINARY RATING: EF-4
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 170-190 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: Not determined at this time
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: Not determined at this time
FATALITIES: 1 confirmed
INJURIES: 75 (estimated)

START DATE: Nov 17 2013
START TIME: 11:05 am CST

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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.


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