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Public Information Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
155 PM EDT Thu Jun 14 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR JUNE 13 WILKES BARRE TOWNSHIP TORNADO...

Location...Wilkes-Barre Township in Luzerne County Pennsylvania
Date...June 13 2018
Estimated Time...1000 pm EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF2
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...130 mph
Maximum Path Width...200 yards
Path Length...0.75 mile
Beginning Lat/Lon...41.2436/-75.8467
Ending Lat/Lon...41.2390/-75.8392
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...6

...Summary...
A severe thunderstorm moved across Luzerne County between 930 and
1030 pm on Wednesday June 13 2018, producing an EF2 tornado in 
Wilkes-Barre Township around 1000 pm. The tornado touched down 
near Mundy Street and Highland Park Boulevard by the Wyoming 
Valley Mall and traveled about a half mile southeast toward I-81 before 
dissipating. Numerous roofs were destroyed and windows blown out.  
Structures were sheared off near their foundation. Power poles 
were snapped with numerous lines down.

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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