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Flood Warning
Issued: 12:42 PM CST Feb. 25, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Cairo
* until further notice.
* At 12:00 PM Sunday the stage was 51.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 40.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 53.5 feet by
Friday evening then begin falling.


Lat... Lon 3709 8946 3717 8916 3709 8907 3680 8900
      3651 8918




1004 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at New Madrid
* until further notice.
* At 9:00 PM Saturday the stage was 34.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 34.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 41.0 feet by
Friday morning then begin falling.


Lat... Lon 3662 8962 3669 8927 3651 8918 3650 8935
      3648 8935 3648 8964




Public Information Statement
Issued: 4:52 PM CST Feb. 25, 2018 – National Weather Service

... NWS damage survey for 2/24/2018 McCracken County tornado event...

.McCracken County Kentucky tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 65 mph
path length /statute/: 0.15 mile or 200 yards
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Feb 24 2018
start time: 738 PM CST
start location: 2 miles southeast of Lone Oak, KY
start lat/lon: 37.0097 -88.6386

End date: Feb 24 2018
end time: 739 PM CST
end location: 2 miles southeast of Lone Oak, KY


Survey summary:
eyewitness account of tornado. Large Pine trees uprooted and
snapped. A few shingles off garage and house.


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.


Surveyor... Hooper


452 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

... NWS damage survey for 2/24/2018 McCracken County tornado event...

.McCracken County Kentucky tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 65 mph
path length /statute/: 0.15 mile or 200 yards
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Feb 24 2018
start time: 738 PM CST
start location: 2 miles southeast of Lone Oak, KY
start lat/lon: 37.0097 -88.6386

End date: Feb 24 2018
end time: 739 PM CST
end location: 2 miles southeast of Lone Oak, KY


Survey summary:
eyewitness account of tornado. Large Pine trees uprooted and
snapped. A few shingles off garage and house.


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.


Surveyor... Hooper

359 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

... NWS damage survey for 2/24/2017 Christian County tornado event...

.Hopkinsville Kentucky tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 135 mph
path length: 5.8 miles
path width: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 9

Start date: February 24, 2018
start time: 8:44 PM CST
start location: south side of Hopkinsville

End date: February 24, 2018
end time: 8:51 PM CST
end location: 5.5 miles east of Hopkinsville

Summary:
three apartment buildings near the intersection of the pennyrile
parkway and Pembroke Road were destroyed with the roof and most
walls blown down on the second story. Another apartment building was
heavily damaged. All injuries occurred in the apartment complex. One
car was flipped and blown some distance with 2 others blown from
their original positions and several others damaged. At least 4
retail buildings sustained major roof and siding damage with windows
and doors blown in or broken. Four barns were heavily damaged or
flattened and four houses sustained mainly minor roof damage. Two
large commercial buildings were damaged with one sustaining major
roof and wall damage. Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted.
Tornado began approximately 1/2 mile west of intersection of Fort
Campbell Blvd and pennyrile parkway and ended 5.5 miles east of
Hopkinsville just east of Overby Lane.

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.


Sp

359 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

... NWS damage survey for 2/24/2017 Christian County tornado event...

.Hopkinsville Kentucky tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 135 mph
path length: 5.8 miles
path width: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 9

Start date: February 24, 2018
start time: 8:44 PM CST
start location: south side of Hopkinsville

End date: February 24, 2018
end time: 8:51 PM CST
end location: 5.5 miles east of Hopkinsville

Summary:
three apartment buildings near the intersection of the pennyrile
parkway and Pembroke Road were destroyed with the roof and most
walls blown down on the second story. Another apartment building was
heavily damaged. All injuries occurred in the apartment complex. One
car was flipped and blown some distance with 2 others blown from
their original positions and several others damaged. At least 4
retail buildings sustained major roof and siding damage with windows
and doors blown in or broken. Four barns were heavily damaged or
flattened and four houses sustained mainly minor roof damage. Two
large commercial buildings were damaged with one sustaining major
roof and wall damage. Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted.
Tornado began approximately 1/2 mile west of intersection of Fort
Campbell Blvd and pennyrile parkway and ended 5.5 miles east of
Hopkinsville just east of Overby Lane.

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.


Sp


218 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

... NWS damage survey for 2/24/2017 New Madrid County tornado event...

.Matthews Missouri tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 120 mph
path length: 1 mile
path width: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: a few minor injuries caused by windows blown
out at rest home

Start date: February 24, 2018
start time: 6:30 PM CST
start location: south side of Matthews

End date: February 24, 2018
end time: 6:33 PM CST
end location: 1 mile east of Matthews

Dozens of homes with roofs partially or completely torn off. Semi
trucks blown over and destroyed. Numerous buildings destroyed.

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.


Sp

218 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

... NWS damage survey for 2/24/2017 New Madrid County tornado event...

.Matthews Missouri tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 120 mph
path length: 1 mile
path width: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: a few minor injuries caused by windows blown
out at rest home

Start date: February 24, 2018
start time: 6:30 PM CST
start location: south side of Matthews

End date: February 24, 2018
end time: 6:33 PM CST
end location: 1 mile east of Matthews

Dozens of homes with roofs partially or completely torn off. Semi
trucks blown over and destroyed. Numerous buildings destroyed.

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.


Sp


112 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

... Quad state residents and travelers urged to avoid flooded areas...

Although the rain is gone and the over land flood warnings from
the National Weather Service in Paducah have been lifted, you
strongly urged to stay away from flooded roadways and low lying
areas the next few days.

Many Highway and emergency management crews have placed Road closure
signs up across many of the flooded roadways across the region.
Several roads across the area have been seriously damaged due to
the excessive rainfall this past week.

Please do not attempt to travel around these signs or barricades.
They have been put up for your safety! You are placing yourself
and those who may have to Rescue you in serious danger, if you
disregard the signs and barricades associated with flooded areas.

Due to the widespread river flooding on the Ohio River and its
tributaries, as well as some locations on the Mississippi River,
many smaller creeks and streams feeding into these rivers will not
drain for several hours and possibly up to a week.

Keep small children and pets away from swollen waterways and fast
moving waters as the water slowly recedes.

Be especially cautious while traveling at night, since it may be more
difficult to see the dangers of flooded roads in time.

If find yourself approaching a flooded roadway, please "turn
around, don't drown".


Smith

112 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

... Quad state residents and travelers urged to avoid flooded areas...

Although the rain is gone and the over land flood warnings from
the National Weather Service in Paducah have been lifted, you
strongly urged to stay away from flooded roadways and low lying
areas the next few days.

Many Highway and emergency management crews have placed Road closure
signs up across many of the flooded roadways across the region.
Several roads across the area have been seriously damaged due to
the excessive rainfall this past week.

Please do not attempt to travel around these signs or barricades.
They have been put up for your safety! You are placing yourself
and those who may have to Rescue you in serious danger, if you
disregard the signs and barricades associated with flooded areas.

Due to the widespread river flooding on the Ohio River and its
tributaries, as well as some locations on the Mississippi River,
many smaller creeks and streams feeding into these rivers will not
drain for several hours and possibly up to a week.

Keep small children and pets away from swollen waterways and fast
moving waters as the water slowly recedes.

Be especially cautious while traveling at night, since it may be more
difficult to see the dangers of flooded roads in time.

If find yourself approaching a flooded roadway, please "turn
around, don't drown".


Smith


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