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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE LA
325 PM CDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 5/26/15 TORNADO...

.TORNADO IN JEFFERSON PARISH...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 26 2015
START TIME:             122 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         KENNER
START LAT/LON:          29.9718 / -90.2467

END DATE:               MAY 26 2015
END TIME:               123 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           KENNER
END_LAT/LON:            29.9767 / -90.2493

SURVEY SUMMARY: TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE EAST BANK OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER...DAMAGING A PIER AT THE FOOT OF WILLIAMS
BOULEVARD AND SNAPPING HARDWOOD TREES. HIGHEST EF-1 DAMAGE
OCCURRED AT THE START OF THE TORNADO TRACK FROM THE MISSISSIPPI
RIVER TO ALONG REVEREND RICHARD WILSON DRIVE WITH STRUCTURAL
DAMAGE TO HOMES AND A BUSINESS. TORNADO CONTINUED TO TRACK
NORTHWEST TO KENNER AVENUE WHERE IT CAUSED PART OF A ROOF TO PEEL
BACK ON A SINGLE FAMILY HOME. TORNADO THEN WEAKENED TO EF-0 AS IT
LIFTED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE RAILROAD TRACKS.

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 EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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