Tuesday, April 4, 2023

NWS Preliminary Storm Damage Investigation

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Memphis TN
100 PM CDT Mon Apr 3 2023

...NWS Memphis Storm Survey information for March 31st Storms...

Multiple survey crews from NWS Memphis with assistance from NWS crews
from Shreveport, LA, Jackson, MS and Birmingham, AL continue to
investigate storm damage across the Midsouth.

So far, survey crews have determined that three EF-3 tornadoes
touched down in the following areas: 1 in Wynne, AR, 1 in
Covington, TN and 1 in Adamsville, TN.

An additional EF-1 Tornado track was identified in Desoto county
MS near Eudora.

An area of significant straight line wind damage occurred near a
tornado warned storm in south Shelby county, TN.

Unfortunately we have learned of numerous injuries and fatalities:
-Wynne, AR, EF-3; 4 fatalities.
-Covington, TN EF-3; 1 fatality 28 injuries.
-Adamsville, TN EF-3; 9 fatalities.
-South Shelby County, TN, Straight Line Wind; 3 fatalities.

These results are still preliminary. More details such as path
length, width, injuries, fatalities and specifics along the path
of each storm will emerge in the following days.

These surveys are especially complex due to the number of storms
and overlapping paths and will likely take several more days to
complete. We appreciate the gracious help from our neighboring
NWS offices, local media, emergency management and others.

Other areas of damage across the Midsouth will also be investigated
as discovered and as needed. Please continue to send us damage
information including time and location along with pictures or
video to us via email or social media.



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