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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
437 PM CDT SAT OCT 18 2014

...A NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE OCTOBER 13TH, 2014 TORNADO EVENT
YIELDS ANOTHER TORNADO TOUCHDOWN IN OUACHITA PARISH...

.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.

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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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