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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 3:05 PM EDT on October 22, 2014

...Tornado confirmed near 5 southwest Landrum in Greenville County South Carolina...

Location...5 southwest Landrum in Greenville County South Carolina date...10/14/2014 estimated time...8 PM EDT maximum ef-scale rating...EF-0 estimated maximum wind speed...75-80 mph maximum path width...50 yards yards path length...nine tenths of a mile beginning lat/Lon...35.11n ending lat/Lon...82.24w * fatalities...0 * injuries...0

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in NWS storm data.

...Summary... the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg SC has confirmed a tornado near 5 southwest Landrum in Greenville County South Carolina on 10/14/2014.

A brief..weak tornado with a narrow discontinous path of primarily tree damage was surveyed in northern Greenville County South Carolina. The tornado initially touchdown near the intersection of Highway 11 and Tugaloo Road. The tornado uprooted several trees and snapped off a few softwood trees. The tornado continued to the northeast where it touched down again along good Road. Several trees were blown down and a shed roof was blown off.

This information can also be found on our website at weather.Gov/gsp.

For reference...the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into 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.