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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
530 PM CDT MON OCT 20 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE OCTOBER 13TH, 2014 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
EVENT HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR DAMAGE IN NORTHEAST TEXAS NEAR GILMER...

.TORNADO #1...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    120-130 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   400 YARDS
FATALITIES:             1
INJURIES:               4

START DATE:             OCT 13 2014
START TIME:             537 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         9 MILES WEST OF ASHDOWN AR
START LAT/LON:          33.6617 / -94.2303

END DATE:               OCT 13 2014
END TIME:               542 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           7 MILES WEST OF ASHDOWN AR
END LAT/LON:            33.6794 / -94.2685


.TORNADO #2...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    65-75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCT 13 2014
START TIME:             543 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         5 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF WILTON AR
START LAT/LON:          32.7279 / -94.2339

END DATE:               OCT 13 2014
END TIME:               544 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           5 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF WILTON AR
END LAT/LON:            33.7288 / -94.2327

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A SEVERE SQUALL LINE QUICKLY RACED EAST INTO SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS
AFTER 530 AM...WITH AN EF2 TORNADO TOUCHING DOWN 9 MILES WEST OF
ASHDOWN NEAR THE ARDEN COMMUNITY. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH
OF HIGHWAY 32...WHERE IT SNAPPED AND UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES. THE
TORNADO THEN CROSSED HIGHWAY 32...WHERE IT COMPLETELY DESTROYED A
MOBILE HOME WITH 5 FAMILY MEMBERS INSIDE. A 33 YEAR OLD MALE WAS
KILLED AND A 34 YEAR OLD FEMALE WAS CRITICALLY INJURED AFTER BEING
THROWN FROM THE MOBILE HOME. THREE CHILDREN...A 16 YEAR OLD FEMALE...
AN 11 YEAR OLD MALE...AND A 6 YEAR OLD MALE WERE INJURED WHEN THEY WERE
TRAPPED IN THE DEBRIS. THE TORNADO ALSO DAMAGED ANOTHER NEARBY MOBILE
HOME AS IT QUICKLY MOVED NORTHEAST...LIFTING AS IT CROSSED COUNTY
ROAD 16. A SECOND BUT MUCH WEAKER TORNADO (EF0) BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN
ABOUT 4 MILES DOWNSTREAM JUST SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD 108...WHERE IT
SNAPPED A NUMBER OF TREES AND DESTROYED A POORLY CONSTRUCTED BARN.


.TORNADO #3...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95-105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCT 13 2014
START TIME:             900 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         4.5 MILES SOUTH OF MANSFIELD
START LAT/LON:          31.9764 / -93.6991

END DATE:               OCT 13 2014
END TIME:               902 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           4.5 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF MANSFIELD
END_LAT/LON:            31.9750 / -93.6838

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A SEVERE SQUALL LINE WITH AN EMBEDDED SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM MOVED
INTO DE SOTO PARISH AROUND 800 AM. THIS SUPERCELL PRODUCED AN EF1
TORNADO AROUND 900 AM MONDAY MORNING. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN
AFTER THE STORM CROSSED HIGHWAY 171 4.5 MILES SOUTH OF MANSFIELD
MOVING EAST...THEN LIFTING AT THE INTERSECTION OF LA 513 AND
OXFORD CUTOFF ROAD. DAMAGE MAINLY CONSISTED OF UPROOTED AND
SNAPPED TREES.


.TORNADO #4...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   300 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCT 13 2014
START TIME:             1116 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         3.5 MILES WEST OF CITY LIMITS OF WEST MONROE
                        NEAR THE 4000 BLOCK OF NEW NATCHITOCHES ROAD
START LAT/LON:          32.4921 / -92.2421

END DATE:               OCT 13 2014
END TIME:               1127 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           0.5 MILE WEST OF HIGHWAY 165 IN MONROE NEAR THE
                        INTERSECTION OF LAMY LANE AND ARMAND STREET
END_LAT/LON:            32.5295 / -92.0932

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN NORTH CENTRAL OUACHITA PARISH AS AN
EMBEDDED SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM WITHIN THE SQUALL LINE...MOVED
ACROSS THE PARISH SHORTLY AFTER 1100 AM. THE TORNADO INITIALLY
UPROOTED AND SNAPPED LARGE TREES AS IT MOVED ALONG A PATH EAST
NORTHEAST TOWARD THE CITY OF WEST MONROE. IN THE CITY OF WEST
MONROE...ROOF DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED TO MANY HOMES AND BUSINESSES. IT
CROSSED INTERSTATE 20 NEAR THOMAS ROAD WHERE MANY BUSINESS SIGNS
AND ELECTRICITY POLES WERE DAMAGED OR BLOWN DOWN. THE TORNADO
CONTINUED EAST TOWARD PARKWOOD DRIVE WHERE CONSIDERABLE EF2 DAMAGE
WAS OBSERVED TO A 100-FOOT TELEVISION TRANSMISSION TOWER. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED EAST NORTHEAST INTO THE HEART OF WEST MONROE
WHERE NUMEROUS HOMES AND VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED DUE TO UPROOTED AND
SNAPPED TREES. WEST MONROE HIGH SCHOOL WAS IN THE DIRECT PATH OF
THE TORNADO AND RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE TO A NUMBER OF
ITS BUILDINGS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST NORTHEAST CROSSING THE
OUACHITA RIVER JUST NORTH OF THE LOUISVILLE AVENUE BRIDGE AND
MOVING INTO THE GARDEN DISTRICT IN THE CITY OF MONROE. IN THIS
AREA...THE TORNADO WAS DETERMINED TO BE AT ITS WIDEST AT ROUGHLY
300 YARDS. THE TORNADO SNAPPED 15 POWER POLES NEAR THE RIVER AND
DID HEAVY DAMAGE TO THE SECOND FLOOR OF AN APARTMENT COMPLEX ALONG
RIVERSIDE DRIVE. NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED IN THE
CITY OF MONROE WITHIN A BOUND FROM LOUISVILLE AVENUE TO THE SOUTH
AND FORSYTHE AVENUE TO THE NORTH. THIS AREA RECEIVED SOME OF THE
STRONGEST WINDS AS WITNESSED BY THE DENSITY OF SEVERE DAMAGE TO
HOMES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST...CAUSING DAMAGE TO BUSINESSES
AND HOMES NEAR OLIVER ROAD...THEN LIFTING AS IT MOVED NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF LAMY LANE AND ARMAND STREET. SIGNIFICANT TO
SPORADIC WIND DAMAGE WAS NOTED ALONG A WIDE SWATH ALONG THE EAST
SIDE OF THE PATH WHERE THE REAR FLANK DOWNDRAFT OF THE
THUNDERSTORM EMANATED AND ULTIMATELY CULMINATED IN STRAIGHT-LINE
WINDS.


.TORNADO #5...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90-100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   225 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCT 13 2014
START TIME:             1111 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WEST MONROE LA
START LAT/LON:          32.4375 / -92.2781

END DATE:               OCT 13 2014
END TIME:               1113 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WEST MONROE LA
END_LAT/LON:            32.4420 / -92.2674

SURVEY SUMMARY:
AN EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG CAPLES ROAD NEAR THE INTERSECTION
OF THE WESTERN BRANCH OF MURRY CIRCLE...SNAPPING NUMEROUS TREES AS IT
CROSSED EASTERN MURRY CIRCLE AND GARDNER ROAD. SEVERAL HOMES ON MURRY
CIRCLE AND GARDNER ROAD SUSTAINED DAMAGE FROM FALLING TREES...BEFORE THE
TORNADO LIFTED AS IT MOVED ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF CHENIERE LAKE.


.TORNADO #6...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95-105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   275 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCT 13 2014
START TIME:             0452 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         6.5 MILES NORTHWEST OF GILMER TX
START LAT/LON:          32.7681 / -95.0456

END DATE:               OCT 13 2014
END TIME:               0500 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           3.5 MILES NORTH OF GILMER TX
END_LAT/LON:            32.7840 / -94.9475

SURVEY SUMMARY:
AN EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF FM 852 NEAR THE BISON
ROAD AND FM 852 INTERSECTION. THE TORNADO MOVED EAST CROSSING FM 852
AND PASSING ALONG ARMADILLO ROAD NORTH OF LAKE GILMER AND THEN
CROSSING CHEROKEE TRACE...REACHING HIGHWAY 271 NEAR ANTELOPE ROAD
BEFORE LIFTING. THE TORNADO CAUSED DAMAGE TO NUMEROUS TREES BY
SNAPPING AND UPROOTING THEM ALONG THE PATH. SOME HOMES SUSTAINED
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH DUE TO FALLEN TREES. SEVERAL BARNS
HAD SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH. ONE HORSE HAD SIGNIFICANT
INJURIES WHILE A RANCHER LOST TWO COWS AS TREES FELL ON THEM.

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


.THUNDERSTORM WIND #1...

PEAK WIND ESTIMATED:    70-80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCT 13 2014
START TIME:             425 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         MOUNT VERNON TX
START LAT/LON:          33.1601 / -95.2333

END DATE:               OCT 13 2014
END TIME:               429 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           MOUNT VERNON TX
END LAT/LON:            33.1601 / -95.2333

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A SEVERE SQUALL LINE MOVED EAST INTO NORTHEAST TEXAS DURING
THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF OCTOBER 13TH...WHICH RESULTED IN
ESTIMATED 70-80 MPH DOWNBURST WINDS ACROSS THE SOUTH SIDE OF
MOUNT VERNON TEXAS. DAMAGE CONSISTED IN THE SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF
A ROOF OF A POORLY CONSTRUCTED SMALL BUSINESS AND A PARTIAL
COLLAPSE OF THE EXTERIOR WALLS. A NEARBY BANK ALSO EXPERIENCED
MINOR ROOF DAMAGE.

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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