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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Miami FL
1142 AM EDT Fri Sep 30 2022


...NWS Damage Survey for 09/27/22 and 09/28/22 Hurricane Ian Tornado
Event - Update 1...

.Update...Updated to include a second small tornado track near
Loxahatchee and a brief tornado in Boynton Beach


.North Perry Airport - Pembroke Pines - Cooper City EF-1 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    94 mph
Path Length /statute/:  5.726 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             09/27/2022
Start Time:             07:17 PM EDT
Start Location:         North Perry Airport / Broward County / FL
Start Lat/Lon:          25.9962 / -80.2382

End Date:               09/27/2022
End Time:               07:25 PM EDT
End Location:           1 WNW Cooper City / Broward County / FL
End Lat/Lon:            26.0674 / -80.285

Survey Summary:

A tornado touched down at North Perry Airport (HWO), causing EF-1
damage to 20 general aviation aircraft, including several which flipped
over, damage to 50 feet of fencing, and minor damage to hangar doors
and structures. The tornado crossed Pines Boulevard near the University
Drive intersection, passing over the College Plaza and Pembroke Commons
shopping centers and causing mainly EF-0 damage to signs and trees. It
then continued moving NW into the Pasadena Lakes neighborhood where it
intensified into the high-end EF-0 range, with many large tree branches
broken as well as minor roof damage to two houses. The tornado caused
EF-1 damage to a Publix at the corner of Sheridan Street and Pine Island
Road where the front glass sliding doors were broken off their hinges.
It continued NW through Brian Piccolo Park in Cooper City, uprooting a
large tree near the corner of Palm Avenue and Griffin Road before lifting
just north of Griffin Road.


.Hollywood - Davie EF-0 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  7.5052 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             09/27/2022
Start Time:             07:51 PM EDT
Start Location:         2 SSW Hollywood / Broward County / FL
Start Lat/Lon:          26.0054 / -80.1924

End Date:               09/26/2022
End Time:               08:09 PM EDT
End Location:           1 S Plantation / Broward County / FL
End Lat/Lon:            26.0993 / -80.2533

Survey Summary:

A tornado touched down in the 4800 block of Jefferson Street in Hollywood,
breaking off large tree branches. A well defined tornado debris signature
(TDS) was observed on doppler radar as the tornado moved NW across portions
of Hollywood, crossing the Florida Turnpike near Stirling Road. Trees were
uprooted west of the Turnpike near and south of the Broward College central
campus in Davie, before lifting near the intersection of University Drive
and I-595 in Davie.


.Boca Raton - Delray Beach - Kings Point EF-2 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    130 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.9846 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               2

Start Date:             09/27/2022
Start Time:             08:59 PM EDT
Start Location:         1 NW Boca Raton / Palm Beach County / FL
Start Lat/Lon:          26.3706 / -80.1054

End Date:               09/27/2022
End Time:               09:16 PM EDT
End Location:           3 NE Boca Raton Equestrian / Palm Beach
County / FL
End Lat/Lon:            26.4639 / -80.1482

Survey Summary:

A strong tornado affected portions of Boca Raton and unincorporated Delray
Beach on the evening of September 27th, 2022. The beginning of the identified
damage was at the Florida Atlantic University Campus in Boca Raton, where
siding was torn off of a building. Doppler radar showed evidence of strong
rotation along the track, however damage reports are unavailable for the
remainder of the Boca Raton portion of the track. EF-0 damage was noted at the
American Heritage School just south of Linton Blvd where trees were uprooted and
fences were damaged.

The tornado intensified after crossing Linton Blvd and entered the Kings Point
community. Considerable damage to condominium buildings, trees, and vehicles was
noted. EF-1 and EF-2 damage was common in Kings Point. The roof was completely
lifted off of a small two-story building complex, with an adjacent larger two-story
building complex having about 25% of its roof lifted. Several palm trees were
snapped at the middle, and one of the snapped palm trees crashed into a second
story unit and tore a large hole into the wall. A few cars were flipped and moved,
and many large tree branches were snapped at the top of the tree canopies.

In Kings Point, 2 people were injured in their homes when their roof collapsed. One
person was rescued from her bathroom after her roof collapsed. A total of about 30
people were evacuated.

Just north of the Kings Point community, large tree branches were broken off trees at
a Home Depot parking lot at Jog Road and Atlantic Avenue.The tornado continued north
of Atlantic Avenue and entered the Villages of Oriole where EF-1 damage was observed to
a few homes, mainly in the form of roof uplift and loss of roof covering/shingles. The
tornado lifted in the area of Jog Road and N. Oriole Blvd.


.Wellington - Lion Country Safari EF-1 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  7.4868 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             09/27/2022
Start Time:             09:23 PM EDT
Start Location:         3 SW Wellington / Palm Beach County / FL
Start Lat/Lon:          26.6478 / -80.2864

End Date:               09/27/2022
End Time:               09:30 PM EDT
End Location:           2 N Lion Country Safari Park / Palm Beach
County / FL
End Lat/Lon:            26.7386 / -80.3517

Survey Summary:

At approximately 9:27 PM, a tornado spun up over or very near the Wanderers Golf Course
in Wellington, FL. The first identifiable EF-1 damage was reported at a neighborhood
adjacent to the golf course, with roof damage to several houses and many broken tree
branches. The tornado proceeded to move northeastward, crossing Flying Cow Ranch Road
and Southern Boulevard into Loxahatchee, FL. The tornado then caused abundant tree branch
damage in the area where Hanover Circle meets Buck Ridge Trail.


.Loxahatchee EF-1 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.3854 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   0.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             09/27/2022
Start Time:             09:30 PM EDT
Start Location:         2 NNE Lion Country Safari Park / Palm
Beach County / FL
Start Lat/Lon:          26.7335 / -80.3347

End Date:               09/27/2022
End Time:               09:36 PM EDT
End Location:           3 N Lion Country Safari Park / Palm Beach
County / FL
End Lat/Lon:            26.7483 / -80.3499

Survey Summary:

Around the same time as the Lion Country Safari tornado was moving through Loxahatchee,
another tornado developed briefly to the east of it, moving to the NW starting just NW of
Lion Country Safari. The tornado started near Dellwood Road and produced EF1 tree damage as
well as roof damage to a single family home. The last damage point available was along Capet
Creek Court where significant damage to the roof of a stable was observed.


.Moore Haven EF-0 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.1615 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             09/28/2022
Start Time:             02:25 AM EDT
Start Location:         1 ESE Moore Haven / Glades County / FL
Start Lat/Lon:          26.8268 / -81.0774

End Date:               09/28/2022
End Time:               02:33 AM EDT
End Location:           1 ENE Moore Haven / Glades County / FL
End Lat/Lon:            26.8381 / -81.0913

Survey Summary:

A tornado moved NW over portions of Moore Haven early Wednesday morning,
September 28th. First signs of damage was tree damage near Park Avenue and
Yaun Road, with siding and panel damage to a home on Park Avenue, as well as
two storage trailers tipped near the Sportsman Village on Daniels Road next
to the US 27 bridge. The damage path ended near the Moore Haven Yacht Club
where siding damage to homes were observed. Damage is consistent with the
higher end of the EF-0 scale.


.Boynton Beach EF-0 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    76 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.0373 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   0.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             09/28/2022
Start Time:             05:56 AM EDT
Start Location:         1 WSW Ocean Ridge / Palm Beach County /
FL
Start Lat/Lon:          26.5279 / -80.0679

End Date:               09/28/2022
End Time:               05:57 AM EDT
End Location:           1 WSW Ocean Ridge / Palm Beach County /
FL
End Lat/Lon:            26.5284 / -80.0683

Survey Summary:

Damage pictures from a property south of Boynton Beach Blvd, and the reported
time of the event line up with a circulation observed on radar on the morning of
9/28. A few uprooted trees and damage to back yard decorations were consistent
with EF-0 level winds.


&&

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 events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

$$


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