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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
526 PM CDT FRI APR 4 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/04/14 TORNADO EVENT...

.IOTA TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 04 2014
START TIME:             811 AM
START LOCATION:         2 N IOTA / ACADIA / LA
START LAT/LON:          30.371788 / -92.501634

END DATE:               APR 04 2014
END TIME:               812 AM
END LOCATION:           2 N IOTA / ACADIA / LA
END_LAT/LON:            30.365927 / -92.489892

SURVEY SUMMARY: A TORNADO BLEW PART OF A TREE ON A HOUSE...AND
TORE PART OF THE ROOF OFF A BARN...NORTH OF IOTA.

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.

$$

ERICKSON





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