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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
651 PM CDT Fri May 5 2017

...NWS Damage Survey For May 3, 2017 in Angelina County...

.Tornado # 1 in and near Lufkin in Angelina County...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  5.8 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   300 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             May 3 2017
Start Time:             5:31 PM CDT
Start Location:         1 Mile southeast of Lufkin
Start Lat/Lon:          31.3323/-94.7158

End Date:               May 3 2017
End Time:               5:37 PM CDT
End Location:           6 Miles southeast of Lufkin
End_Lat/Lon:            31.2967/-94.6280

This tornado touched down at the intersection of Church Street and
Grant Avenue and began to move east-southeast through southeast
Lufkin. During this stretch, several large trees were uprooted
knocking over power poles and taking down power lines. A few of
these trees fell directly on homes. The tornado crossed the 287
loop between Highway 69 and CR 841. Several large trees were
uprooted and numerous large branches were broken off as it
paralleled Fannie Carrell Road as it continued southeast,
eventually crossing CR 841 near Fish Road. The tornado lifted near
the intersection of Glen Gary Road and CR 326 but not before
knocking over several more large trees there, with one on a home.

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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