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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 1:25 PM CST on November 24, 2014

...NWS damage survey for 11/23/14 tornado event...

.Cowikee creek tornado...

Rating: EF-1 estimated peak wind: 100-110 mph path length /statute/: 3.23 miles path width /maximum/: 400 yards fatalities: 0 injuries: 0

Start date: Nov 23 2014 start time: 203 PM CST start location: 5.6 NNE Eufaula al start lat/lon: 31.9603/-85.0940

End date: Nov 23 2014 end time: 207 PM CST end location: 8.8 NNE Eufaula al end_lat/lon: 32.0002/-85.0653

The tornado touched down in the extreme northeastern portion of Barbour County...near where cowikee creek empties into the Walter F George Reservoir...about 1.8 miles southeast of lakepoint resort State Park. From there the tornado moved northeastward and crossed the Reservoir into Georgia roughly due east of the State Park. The tornado then continued into Stewart County Georgia. On its short path in Alabama... damage from this tornado was confined to hundreds of trees that were either snapped off or uprooted.

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.