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Public Information Statement...Amended to adjust Plain Dealing track
National Weather Service Shreveport La
244 pm cst Fri Jan 27 2017

...NWS Damage Survey Results For Severe Weather On 01/21/17...

...Amended the Plain Dealing tornado track in Bossier Parish
as the tornado remainded on the ground into northeast Bossier
Parish and crossed into extreme Northwest Webster Parish before
lifting and dissipating. Tornadoes entered in chronological
order according to start time...


.Tornado #1...Near Scottsville, TX in Harrison County...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  7 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   230 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             4:18 PM CST
Start Location:         0.35 miles WNW of Scottsville, TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.5417 / -94.2442

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               4:35 PM CST
End Location:           5.27 miles NNE of Scottsville, TX
End Lat/Lon:            32.6095 / -94.1994

Survey Summary: A survey team determined that damage near and
to the north of Scottsville, Texas was consistent with EF2
tornado damage. Damage consisted of numerous trees snapped
and/or uprooted. Numerous power lines were also downed along
the storm`s path. The tornado first touched down along Hwy 80
one mile west of FM 2199 and continued northeast crossing
FM 1998. The tornado then did its must destructive damage
on Tramel Lane where trees were downed on several homes. One
home had its roof removed. The tornado continued north northeast
along Harkins Lane where more trees were uprooted. The tornado
finally lifted on Cowpen Road.


.Tornado #2...near Jefferson, TX in Marion County...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  0.80 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             4:19 PM CST
Start Location:         3.70 miles WNW of Jefferson, TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.7724 / -94.4178

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               4:23 PM CST
End Location:           3.77 miles WNW of Jefferson, TX
End Lat/Lon:            32.7840 / -94.4162

Survey Summary: A survey team determined that damage just
west of Jefferson, Texas was consistent with EF1 tornado
damage. Damage consisted of numerous trees snapped
and/or uprooted. Numerous power lines were also downed along
the storm`s path. The short tracked tornado did most of its
damage on Kellyville Cutoff road just south of FM 729 and
lifted near Hwy 49 in the Kellyville community. One home was
damaged with the roof removed from a single wide mobile home.
One large tree fell on an outbuilding near Hwy 49. The tornado
lifted before reaching the Berea community.


.Tornado #3...near Smithland, TX in Marion County...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    130 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  13.30 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   800 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             4:50 PM CST
Start Location:         1.33 miles WSW of Smithland, TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.8087 / -94.1962

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               5:28 PM CST
End Location:           3.14 miles SW of Rodessa, LA
End Lat/Lon:            32.9308 / -94.0210

Survey Summary: A survey team determined that damage near
Smithland and across eastern Marion County Texas as well as
just southwest of Rodessa, Louisiana was consistent with
EF2 tornado damage. Damage consisted of numerous trees snapped
and/or uprooted. Numerous power lines were also downed along
the storm`s path. The tornado first touched down just west of
Smithland, Texas near Hwy 43 and intensified near Hwy 49. The
tornado moved several vehicles and deposited a party barge boat
200 yards into a grove of trees. Trees were downed on several
homes and also flipped over a travel trailer. The tornado
continued in a northeast direction, crossing CR 3300 at which
point it removed the roof of a home. A woman inside took shelter
in a bathtub and the tornado lifted the tub out of the home and
deposited it in the woods with the woman still in the tub but
the woman was not injured. The storm then moved along CR 3306
before entering far southeast Cass County, Texas on CR 4455.
The storm then crossed over State Line Road and moved into
northwest Caddo Parish, Louisiana northeast of Vivian, Louisiana
or southwest of Rodessa, Louisiana where it removed the roof
of a cinder block storage building and shifted a single wide
mobile home several feet off its foundation. The tornado lifted
on Old Atlanta Road just south of Myrtis Texas Line Road.


.Tornado #4...Near Plain Dealing, LA, In Bossier Parish...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  10.90 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   990 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             5:12 PM CST
Start Location:         3.75 miles ESE of Plain Dealing, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.8883 / -93.6432

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               5:37 PM CST
End Location:           2.22 miles SW of Springhill, LA
End Lat/Lon:            32.9693 / -93.4818

Survey Summary: A survey team determined that damage just to
the east of Plain Dealing, Louisiana, was consistent with EF2
tornado damage. Damage consisted of numerous trees snapped
and/or uprooted. Numerous power lines were also downed along
the storm`s path. Structural damage consisted of damage to
several homes with 2 mobile homes rolled and completely
destroyed along with several outbuildings. One injury was
reported when a resident was hit in the head by a piece of
lumber rendering the resident briefly unconscious in a
manufactured home that lost its roof. An adjacent exterior
wall was removed with another pushed in. The worse structural
damage was observed near and adjacent to Mott Road. The tornado
continued in a northeast direction uprooting numerous trees and
powerlines along its track, hitting the Muddy Bottoms ATV Park
in extreme Northwest Webster Parish. In the park, the tornado
removed a portion of the roof of a building before lifting in
the extreme northern portion of the park.


.Tornado #5...Near Shongaloo, LA In Webster Parish...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  3.49 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   350 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             5:55 PM CST
Start Location:         3.89 miles SSW of Shongaloo, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.8875 / -93.3193

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               6:07 PM CST
End Location:           2.08 miles SE of Shongaloo, LA
End Lat/Lon:            32.9198 / -93.2729

Survey Summary: A survey team determined that damage just to
the south of Shongaloo, Louisiana was consistent with that EF1
tornado damage. The tornado initially touched down along Elmer Moore
Road and continued northeast across Rodney Martin Road to Wortham and
Thomas Rhone Roads before crossing Highway 159 just south of Shongaloo.
The tornado continued northeast before lifting along Hearn Road.
Damage consisted of numerous trees that were snapped and/or
uprooted. A tree fell on a carport and a portion of a mobile home on
Wortham Road.


.Tornado #6...Near Natchez, LA, In Natchitoches Parish...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    125 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  2.05 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             5:56 PM CST
Start Location:         0.53 miles NE of Natchez, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.6798 / -93.0378

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               6:03 PM CST
End Location:           2.52 miles ENE of Natchez, LA
End Lat/Lon:            31.6847 / -93.0034

Survey Summary: A survey team determined that damage near Natchez,
Louisiana, was consistent with EF2 tornado damage. Damage consisted
of numerous trees snapped and/or uprooted. Numerous power lines
were also downed along the storm`s path. Structural damage
consisted of 5 homes suffering significant damage, one of which
lost its roof with 3 exterior walls collapsed. One man injured his
arm inside his home. Several outbuildings were also severely
damaged in and around the Cane River. The storm appeared to dissipate
just short of the Red River.


.Tornado #7...Northwest of Colfax, LA, in Grant Parish...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  2.25 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             7:00 PM CST
Start Location:         3.53 miles NW of Colfax, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.5566 / -92.7472

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               7:13 PM CST
End Location:           4.22 miles NNE of Colfax, LA
End Lat/Lon:            31.5801 / -92.7213

Survey Summary: A survey team determined that damage northwest of
Colfax, Louisiana, was consistent with EF1 tornado damage. Damage
consisted of numerous trees snapped and/or uprooted. Numerous power
lines were also downed along the storm`s path. Structural damage
consisted of a single wide mobile home flipping over and injuring a
woman inside. A tree also fell on a home causing major damage.
Several trees also fell on a local cemetery. Several barns and/or
outbuildings suffered damage as well. A 3000 pound trailer was
flipped over blocking Highway 71. A large TV antenna was also toppled
on a home.


.Tornado #8...southwest of El Dorado, AR, in Union County...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    93 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  2.87 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             7:04 PM CST
Start Location:         8.59 miles SW of El Dorado, AR
Start Lat/Lon:          33.1731 / -92.8069

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               7:09 PM CST
End Location:           6.96 miles W of El Dorado, AR
End Lat/Lon:            33.2110 / -92.7859

Survey Summary: A survey team determined that damage southwest of
El Dorado, Arkansas was consistent with that of EF1 tornado damage.
Damage consisted of several small snapped pines at initial touchdown
but as the storm moved north northeast towards Guinn Road and Hwy 82,
the tornado intensified, uprooting several large pine trees. The
storm then traveled in a near northerly direction and lifted without
much more damage witnessed.


.Tornado #9...east of El Dorado, AR, in Union County...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    74 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  0.61 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             7:38 PM CST
Start Location:         10.94 miles ESE of El Dorado, AR
Start Lat/Lon:          33.1909 / -92.4785

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               7:40 PM CST
End Location:           10.96 miles E of El Dorado, AR
End Lat/Lon:            33.1994 / -92.4766

Survey Summary: A survey team determined that damage east of
El Dorado, Arkansas was consistent with that of EF0 tornado damage.
Damage consisted of a few small trees snapped near the Lawson Community.
The tornado hit a single wide mobile home, peeling back a portion of
the roof with one portion of the wall detached. The tornado dissipated
shortly thereafter.


.Tornado #10...South of Georgetown, LA, in Grant Parish...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  1.21 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             7:51 PM CST
Start Location:         9.50 miles SSW of Georgetown, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.6285 / -92.4195

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               7:54 PM CST
End Location:           8.95 miles S of Georgetown, LA
End Lat/Lon:            31.6329 / -92.3994

Survey Summary: A survey team determined that damage south of
Georgetown, Louisiana, was consistent with EF1 tornado damage. The
tornado first touched down on Highway 165 and moved east northeast
damaging Camp Hardtner where numerous trees were snapped and/or
uprooted. Shingles were removed from several structures and a tree
fell on a home doing severe damage.


.Tornado #11...Jena, LA, in LaSalle Parish...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  0.15 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             8:29 PM CST
Start Location:         Jena, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.6791 / -92.1562

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               8:30 PM CST
End Location:           Jena, LA
End Lat/Lon:            31.6779 / -92.1540

Survey Summary: A survey team determined that damage in Jena,
Louisiana, was consistent with EF1 tornado damage. Snapped trees
were witnessed west of Highway 3104 near Highway 8. A wooden barn
was damaged and an uprooted tree fell on a church. A gas station
canopy was blown 50 yards away and a brick facade from a local
business collapsed from the wall of the building. Other storage
buildings were heavily damaged as well.


.Tornado #12...southeast of Marion, LA in Union Parish...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    83 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  0.69 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jan 21 2017
Start Time:             8:48 PM CST
Start Location:         5 miles SE of Marion, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.8662 / -92.1665

End Date:               Jan 21 2017
End Time:               8:49 PM CST
End Location:           5.32 miles SE of Marion, LA
End Lat/Lon:            31.8701 / -92.1569

Survey Summary: A survey team determined that damage southeast
of Marion, Louisiana was consistent with EF0 tornado damage.
Damage consisted of a few small snapped trees at the initial
point of touchdown. The tornado moved east northeast and caused
considerable damage to a metal shed and before lifting, removed
a metal roof from another outbuilding and deposited it in an
open field.


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.

$$

Berry/15



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