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Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
700 PM CDT FRI JUN 27 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/27/14 TORNADO EVENT...

.THORNWELL TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    70 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   300 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JUN 27 2014
START TIME:             146 PM
START LOCATION:         3 SW THORNWELL / JEFFERSON DAVIS / LA
START LAT/LON:          30.0599 / -92.8295

END DATE:               JUN 27 2014
END TIME:               200 PM
END LOCATION:           3 NW THORNWELL / JEFFERSON DAVIS / LA
END_LAT/LON:            30.1266 / -92.825

SURVEY_SUMMARY: A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN RURAL JEFF DAVIS PARISH
NEAR THORNWELL. IT WAS VIDEOTAPED BY SEVERAL PEOPLE. THE TORNADO
TOUCHED DOWN ON GOOSE ISLAND ROAD WHERE IT BLEW SOME TREES DOWN.
WHEN IT CROSSED LA HIGHWAY 14 IT DAMAGED A SMALL BARN AND SEVERAL
TREES. THE TORNADO PARALLELED HIGHWAY 99 AS IT MOVED NORTH...
REMAINING OVER MAINLY CRAWFISH AND RICE FIELDS. A COUPLE OF POWER
POLES WERE BENT OVER...ONE WAS SNAPPED. A LARGER BARN WAS DESTROYED
ALONG HIGHWAY 99...AND SEVERAL MORE TRESS WERE SNAPPED. THE TORNADO
DISSIPATED ALONG WEST NIBLETT ROAD WHERE IT BLEW DOWN A TREE ACROSS
A DRIVEWAY.

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/LANDRENEAU




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