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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
1000 PM CDT WED MAY 11 2016

...NWS Damage Survey for May 9 2016 Severe Weather Events...

.UPDATE...Additional straight line wind damage found in Red
River and Bowie Counties in Northeast Texas...

.Tornado #1 in Bowie County Texas...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    85-95 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  2 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   390 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             May 9 2016
Start Time:             859 PM CDT
Start Location:         0.21 miles northeast of Spring Hill
Start Lat/Lon:          33.6108 / -94.6584

End Date:               May 9 2016
End Time:               903 PM CDT
End Location:           2.2 miles north northeast of Spring Hill
End Lat/Lon:            33.6399 / -94.6522

Survey Summary: Tornado touched down along FM 2735 just east of
Highway 259 before lifting along CR 3313. Although the primary
damage was snapped and uprooted trees, one home had minor
siding loss and one outbuilding was damaged.

.Tornado #2 in Bowie County Texas...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    85-95 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  0.25 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   120 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             May 9 2016
Start Time:             906 PM CDT
Start Location:         3.44 miles northeast of Spring Hill
Start Lat/Lon:          33.6413 / -94.6154

End Date:               May 9 2016
End Time:               907 PM CDT
End Location:           3.55 miles northeast of Spring Hill
End Lat/Lon:            33.6434 / -94.6153

Survey Summary: Tornado touched down and lifted along CR 3303 snapping
and uprooting several trees.

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

.Straight Line Wind Damage in Northern Red River County...

Estimated Peak Wind:    80-90 mph
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Event Date:             May 9 2016
Event Time:             809 PM CDT
Location:               8.66 miles north of Clarksville

Survey Summary: Two trees were uprooted along Highway 37
approximately between 8 and 9 miles north of Clarksville.

.Straight Line Wind Damage in Red River County West of
Clarksville...

Estimated Peak Wind:    85-95 mph
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Event Date:             May 9 2016
Event Time:             8:56 PM CDT
Start Location:         6.4 miles west of Clarksville
End Location:           Southern portions of Clarksville

Survey Summary: A swath of sporadic straight line wind damage
was found extending from west of Clarksville along CR 1245 and
CR 1286 eastward into southern portions of the city of Clarksville.
Most of the damage consisted of snapped and uprooted trees. A
few isolated instances of shingle loss and minor roof damage was
found within the city limits of Clarksville.

.Straight Line Wind Damage in Bowie County From Near Hooks
to Near Nash...

Estimated Peak Wind:    90-100 mph
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Event Date:             May 9 2016
Event Time:             1043 PM CDT
Start Location:         1 mile east northeast of Hooks
End Location:           1 mile north of Nash

Survey Summary: Widespread wind damage started approximately 1 mile
east northeast of Hooks and continued almost to Leary. Several trees
were snapped and uprooted. A number of homes lost shingles, with one
mobile home losing an entire roof structure suspended over the home.
several outbuildings were damaged or destroyed.

This damage path continued eastwards towards Texarkana. Some of the
most concentrated damage occurred along FM 2148, CR 2213, North
Kings Highway, and along Interstate 30 between Leary and Nash.
Numerous very large hardwood trees were uprooted and snapped. One
very large tree fell onto a house causing major damage to the
structure. The front face of a paint store was blown away when the
winds hit two pillars of the facade which extended several feet
above the roof and was completely exposed to the high winds. Peak
wind gusts in this area were estimated to be between 90 and 100 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.

$$

Palmer/Nuttall



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