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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
217 PM EDT MON OCT 29 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/29/2018 TORNADO EVENT...

.FISHERS ISLAND TORNADO...

START LOCATION...FISHERS ISLAND IN SUFFOLK COUNTY NEW YORK
END LOCATION...FISHERS ISLAND IN SUFFOLK COUNTY NEW YORK 
DATE...10/29/2018
ESTIMATED TIME...7:35 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...65-85 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...UNKNOWN YARDS
PATH LENGTH...APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...APPROXIMATELY 41.25/-72.00 
ENDING LAT/LON...APPROXIMATELY 41.28/71.98
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...UNKNOWN

...SUMMARY...
FISHERS ISLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT AND SUFFOLK COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY 
MANAGEMENT REPORTED NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN ACROSS FISHERS 
ISLAND. IN ADDITION, SMALL BUILDINGS WERE REMOVED OFF THEIR FOUNDATIONS. 
THERE ARE NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES ACROSS THE ISLAND AND NUMEROUS BOATS 
WERE TOSSED AROUND NEAR THE WATER. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DUAL-POL 
RADAR CONFIRMS A WATERSPOUT MOVED ONSHORE ACROSS THE ISLAND SHORTLY 
AFTER 730 AM BECOMING A TORNADO, BEFORE MOVING BACK OFFSHORE AS A 
WATERSPOUT.

THIS IS A PRELIMINARY TORNADO SURVEY REPORT FOR FISHERS ISLAND. 
A MORE DETAILED REPORT WILL BE ISSUED TOMORROW AFTER THE NATIONAL 
WEATHER SERVICE CONDUCTS AN ON SITE INVESTIGATION IN COLLABORATION 
WITH SUFFOLK COUNTY OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND OTHER LOCAL OFFICIALS.

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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