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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 12:43 AM EDT on May 27, 2015


... Tornado confirmed in Beavercreek in Greene County Ohio...

Location... Beavercreek in Greene County Ohio
date... may 26, 2015
estimated start time... 516 PM EDT
estimated end time... 517 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 105 mph
maximum path width... 70 yards
path length... 0.5 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 39.6968n / 84.1031w
ending lat/Lon... 39.7027n / 84.0952w
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 2

* 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 Wilmington OH has confirmed a
tornado in Beavercreek in Greene County Ohio on may 26, 2015.

A damage survey completed by the National Weather Service in
Wilmington with assistance from the Greene County emergency
management director and Beavercreek Fire Department confirmed an
EF1 tornado occurred late Tuesday afternoon in Greene County.

The tornado initially touched down at the Greene crossing
shopping Plaza on Indian ripple Road. At least 5 cars were lifted
and rolled/damaged... with the 2 injuries reportedly having
occurred in 2 of the vehicles which were rolled. As many as 22
cars in the parking lot at Greene crossing Plaza were
damaged... with most of the damage being blown out windows.

Additional roof... window and awning damage occurred to a
restaurant building... as well as to the strip mall within The
Plaza. The most significant damage was shattered windows... as well
as a partial collapse of a brick roof facade at fitworks... along
with a rooftop hvac unit being pushed off the roof. The damage to
cars and the roof damage is consistent with 100 to 105 mph
wind... or EF1 damage.

Damage continued into the subdivision to the northeast of the
Greene crossing shopping center... with roof damage to homes
including uplift of roofing material... all at or less than 20
percent. Numerous trees were also downed. There was continued
evidence of debris backsplatter along Rockledge... Ellen... Vineland
and Walbridge streets... which is conducive with tornado damage. So
while damage was still indicative of a tornado... the degree of
damage was slightly weaker in the subdivision... in the 80 mph or
EF0 range.

While there was additional storm damage east of I-675... damage to
these subdivisions was more minor and spotty... with no sound
evidence of backsplatter/rotation. Damage from I-675 northeast to
near Shakertown Road was attributed to straight line wind.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/iln.

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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