Denton Co Texas damage report from 2007-04-24


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
445 PM CDT WED APR 25 2007

...DAMAGE ASSESSMENT RESULTS FROM THE APRIL 24 STORMS IN DENTON
COUNTY...

METEOROLOGISTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH
CONDUCTED AN ASSESSMENT OF STORM DAMAGE ACROSS DENTON COUNTY FROM
THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING APRIL 24TH. BASED ON
OBSERVED DAMAGE PATTERNS...RADAR INDICATIONS...AND EYEWITNESS
INTERVIEWS...THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT TWO TORNADOES TOUCHED DOWN IN
DENTON COUNTY.

THE FIRST TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF LINCOLN PARK...
WHICH IS ABOUT 8 MILES EAST OF DENTON AT APPROXIMATELY 220 PM.
DAMAGE WAS CONCENTRATED TO A SMALL AREA AND WAS MAINLY TO A
RESTAURANT AND ADJACENT GROUNDS. SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE TO THE
RESTAURANT AND SNAPPED TREE LIMBS WERE OBSERVED. ALSO A NEARBY
TRAILER WAS ROLLED 20 FEET AND SIGN DAMAGE AT A GAS STATION WAS
ALSO OBSERVED ACROSS THE STREET. THE DIRECTION THAT DEBRIS WAS
SCATTERED SUGGESTED A CYCLONIC MOTION WHICH IS CONSISTENT WITH A
BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN. WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 70-75 MPH WITH A
PRELIMINARY RATING OF EF-0.

THE SECOND TORNADO TOUCHDOWN IN DENTON COUNTY OCCURRED IN WESTERN
FLOWER MOUND AT 719 PM. THE TORNADO BEGAN NEAR BOLO LANE JUST NORTH
OF LAKE GRAPEVINE WITH SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE OCCURRING IN THIS
AREA WITH ONE HOUSE LOSING PART OF ITS ROOF. THE DAMAGE...MAINLY TO
TREES...CONTINUED EAST-NORTHEAST OVER A HALF MILE TO COUER DU LAC
LANE WHERE THE TORNADO ENCOUNTERED A SUBDIVISION WITH SUBSTANTIAL
ROOF DAMAGE TO TWO HOMES. TREES...FENCES...AND A HORSE BARN WERE
DAMAGED IN THIS AREA. SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE CONTINUED EAST-NORTHEAST
ALMOST A MILE WHERE THE TORNADO REACHED ANOTHER SUBDIVISION AND MORE
DAMAGE TO ROOFS WAS NOTED. THIS TORNADO WAS ESTIMATED TO BE
APPROXIMATELY 50 YARDS WIDE...AND TO HAVE A PATH LENGTH OF ABOUT 2.5
MILES. PRELIMINARY WIND SPEEDS WITH THIS TORNADO ARE ESTIMATED TO BE
80-85 MPH WHICH IS ON THE UPPER END OF EF-0. THIS TORNADO RATING
MAY BE INCREASED TO EF-1 AS ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING EVIDENCE IS
REVIEWED.

$$

BUNTING/RYAN

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Putnam has been storm chasing since 1990 and is a co-founder of Hook-Echo.com. For his day job, Putnam works in emergency management for information technology.
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