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NOUS42 KILM 151635
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NCZ087-096-097-099>101-SCZ017-023-024-032>034-039-046-160200-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
1135 AM EST SAT NOV 15 2008

...NWS STORM SURVEY FINDS TORNADO DAMAGE NEAR ST. PAULS NC...

A NWS STORM SURVEY DETERMINED THAT AN EF-0 TORNADO (80 MPH) OCCURRED
JUST EAST OF ST. PAULS NC. THE PATH LENGTH WAS APPROXIMATELY 1.1
MILES AND THE MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH WAS 40 YARDS. ESTIMATED DAMAGE
AMOUNT UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.

SPECIFICALLY THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR MOBILE HOMES JUST
NORTHEAST OF LESTER ROAD AROUND 135 AM EST SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15TH.
THERE WAS SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO 1 MOBILE HOME IN THIS LOCATION ALONG
WITH SOME TREES DOWN. THE TORNADO TRACKED NORTH NORTHEAST CROSSING
HIGHWAY 20 NEAR RALPH`S AUTO REPAIR. ALL OF THE BAY DOORS WERE BLOWN
OUT AT THE AUTO REPAIR SHOP. IN ADDITION...THERE WERE 17 STORAGE
BUILDINGS ON THE REPAIR SHOP PROPERTY THAT WERE DESTROYED ALONG WITH
DAMAGE TO 4 VEHICLES...A TOW TRUCK...AND A TRACTOR TRAILER. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED TO MOVE NORTH NORTHEAST KNOCKING TREES DOWN ACROSS
THE RAILROAD TRACKS NORTH OF HIGHWAY 20...AND CAUSING MODERATE
DAMAGE TO ANOTHER MOBILE HOME ALONG BRITT ROAD. THE TORNADO FINALLY
DISSIPATED JUST NORTH OF BRITT ROAD.

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