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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale F4
-- Length 15 Miles
-- Width 800 Yards
State KENTUCKY
County/Area HOPKINS
WFO PAH
Report Source NWS STORM SURVEY
NCDC Data Source PDS
Begin Date 2005-11-15 15:27:00.0 CST
Begin Location 2SW EARLINGTON
Begin Lat/Lon 37.25/-87.53
End Date 2005-11-15 15:50:00.0 CST
End Location 7E HANSON
End Lat/Lon 37.42/-87.35
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 40/0
Property Damage 31M
Crop Damage
Event Narrative This violent tornado reached its peak intensity on the north side of Earlington, near the beginning of its track. Peak winds there were estimated near 220 MPH. Several houses in this area, on either side of U.S. Highway 41, were levelled. Large oak trees were reduced to nubs, and the ground was scoured to bare dirt. A steel beam was carried some distance and became wedged against trees and other debris. 24 people were treated for injuries at a local hospital, and three of the injuries were critical. About 151 homes and buildings were destroyed, 67 suffered major damage, and 303 received minor damage. Damage indications, as well as eyewitness accounts, indicate the occurrence of multiple vortices near Earlington. The tornado continued northeast and weakened, crossing the Pennyrile Parkway at mile marker 41. The tornado lifted less than a mile from the Mclean County border. The average path width was 525 yards. The tornado was close to a half mile wide in places.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 40 31.000M 0.00K
EARLINGTON HOPKINS CO. KY 11/15/2005 15:27 CST Tornado F4 0 40 31.000M 0.00K
Totals: 0 40 31.000M 0.00K