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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
815 PM EDT TUE MAY 4 2021

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FINDS EVIDENCE OF EF-2 TORNADO NEAR ABBEVILLE 
AND GREENWOOD ON MAY 3 2021...

.LOWNDESVILLE AND GREENWOOD SC...

RATING:                 EF2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  29.6534 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               1

START DATE:             05/03/2021
START TIME:             02:04 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         3 SW LOWNDESVILLE / ABBEVILLE COUNTY / SC
START LAT/LON:          34.174 / -82.6964

END DATE:               05/03/2021
END TIME:               02:55 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           3 NW GREENWOOD / GREENWOOD COUNTY / SC
END LAT/LON:            34.2234 / -82.1845

SURVEY SUMMARY:
TREE DAMAGE BEGAN NEAR RUSSEL LAKE ON HARPERS FERRY RD SOUTHWEST 
OF LOWNDESVILLE SC. BUILDING DAMAGE OCCURRED EAST OF THERE AT TATER 
HILL RD. A PERSON WAS INJURED AS HE WAS BLOWN OFF HIS BACK PORCH. 
SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE CONTINUED UNTIL A HOME ON FAIRFIELD CHURCH RD 
RECEIVED EF-2 DAMAGE. EF-1 TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED FROM HIGHWAY 71 TO 
HIGHWAY 28. THE TORNADO INTENSIFIED AGAIN WITH EF-2 TREE DAMAGE ON
STEVENSON RD. EF-1 TREE DAMAGE CONTINUED AS THE TORNADO MOVED EAST. 
EF-1 BUILDING AND TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED NEAR HIGHWAY 25 AND CALHOUN 
RD. THE TORNADO LIFTED JUST EAST OF HIGHWAY 25.


&&

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.

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