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Tornado confirmed near Evergreen in Appomattox county Virginia Wednesday

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Blackburg, VA (National Weather Service report)-- TORNADO Confirmed near Evergreen in Appomattox countyVirginia...Location...EVERGREEN In Appomattox county VirginiaDate...02/24/2016Estimated time...3:29pm est maximum EF-scale rating...EF-3Estimated maximum wind speed...136 to 165mph maximum pathWidth...400 yd (preliminary) path length...13 miles (preliminary)* fatalities...1* injuries...7* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject toChange pending final review of the event(s) and publication inNWS storm data....SUMMARY...The national weather service in Blacksburg VA has confirmed a Tornado near evergreen in Appomattox county Virginia on 02/24/2016.A tornado tracked just to the southeast of the town of AppomattoxIn Virginia...IMPACTING The community of evergreen before endingJust west of holiday lake state park. This tornado was on theGround for 13 miles with a width of 400 yards...AND Damaged over100 homes and structures...INCLUDING One well-belt brickHouse. One fatality and seven injuries resulted from thisTornado.A special thank you goes out to Appomattox emergency management,Virginia department of emergency management, and the centralVirginia all-hazards incident management team...WHO ProvidedCrucial services during this assessment process.This information can also be found on our website atWeather.gov/rnk.For reference...THE Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoesInto 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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