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Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
300 PM CST Fri Jan 6 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for 01/02/2017 Tornado Event - Update 2

.Boyce Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      105 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    0.5 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     50 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               January 2 2017
Start time:               1106 AM CST
Start location:           5 ESE Boyce, Rapides Parish, LA
Start Lat/Lon:            31.3704/-92.5896

End date:                 January 2 2017
End time:                 1107 AM CST
End location:             5 ESE Boyce, Rapides Parish, LA
End_lat/lon:              31.3727/-92.5808

Survey Summary:
A tornado touched down along Boogaerts Road, removing part of
the roof of a single-wide mobile home. A carport was tipped over,
and several trees were snapped. Two other homes received minor
damage from flying debris.

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

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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