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May 27, 2019
EF1 Tornado Confirmed South of Hollansburg, Ohio


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
National Weather Service Wilmington OH
621 PM EDT Wed May 29 2019

...CORRECTED DATE INFORMATION FOR EF1 TORNADO CONFIRMED SOUTH OF
HOLLANSBURG IN SOUTHWESTERN DARKE COUNTY OHIO...

Location...2 Miles south of Hollansburg in Darke County, Ohio
Date...........................May 27, 2019
Start Time.....................9:48 PM EDT
End Time.......................9:50 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating........EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 MPH
Maximum Path Width.............100 yards
Path Length....................1.5 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.9705N / 84.8105W
Ending Lat/Lon......39.9721N / 84.7838W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries.....0

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Wilmington Ohio has confirmed an
EF1 tornado beginning just inside the Ohio state line in southwest
Darke County, about 2 miles south of the village of Hollansburg.

Damage began as tree damage, and with a barn roof and walls lifted
and carried about 200 yards downwind along Hollansburg-Richmond Road.
There was evidence of convergent debris pattern and some evidence
of back splatter indicative of a tornado. The tornado continued
over open field until it destroyed another barn just south of Moore
Road, completely removing the roof and roof joists and collapsing
exterior walls. There was also siding and awning damage to the home,
as well as a large uprooted tree.

The tornado continued to Payne Road, but had weakened to EF0
strength at this point, resulting in some roof and siding damage to
a barn.

With the tornado beginning right at the Indiana-Ohio state line, the
survey team also traveled into Wayne County Indiana to determine if
any damage occurred upstream of this damage. The team traveled along
Hill Road and Route 227 south of Bethel in Wayne County Indiana.
There was no evidence of tree or structural damage in this area.

The National Weather Service would like to thank both Darke and
Wayne County emergency management for their support with the survey
efforts.

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

* 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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JDR