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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1015 PM CDT SAT APR 30 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/29/2016 TORNADO EVENT...

.TORNADO # 1 IN SOUTHERN HARRISON COUNTY...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  5.65 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 29 2016
START TIME:             10:21 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         13.5 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MARSHALL
START LAT/LON:          32.3490/-94.2631

END DATE:               APRIL 29 2016
END TIME:               10:33 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           12.0 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MARSHALL
END_LAT/LON:            32.4100/-94.2003

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO BEGAN IN EXTREME SOUTHERN HARRISON
JUST SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD 1311...WHERE IT TWISTED AND UPROOTED
NUMEROUS TREES. IT CONTINUED NORTH-NORTHEAST AND PASSED JUST EAST
OF COUNTY ROAD 1320...WHERE IT BEGAN TO MOVE MORE NORTHEAST. IT
TRAVELED TO THE NORTHEAST IN PARALLEL WITH CANEY CREEK AND LIFTED JUST
WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 1207. ALL ALONG THE PATH THE TORNADO TWISTED
SEVERAL TREE TRUNKS...KNOCKED OVER NUMEROUS TREES...AND UPROOTED
MANY MORE.

.TORNADO # 2 IN EASTERN HARRISON COUNTY...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  5.75 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 29 2016
START TIME:             10:46 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         4.0 MILES NORTHWEST OF WASKOM
START LAT/LON:          32.5287/-94.1199

END DATE:               APRIL 29 2016
END TIME:               10:59 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           8.4 MILES NORTH OF WASKOM
END_LAT/LON:            32.6039/-94.0770

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG AND EAST OF COUNTY
ROAD 2705 AND JUST NORTH OF FM 134...WHERE IT UPROOTED SEVERAL TREES.
IT TRAVELED NORTH-NORTHEAST WHERE IT SEVERELY DAMAGED TWO MOBILE HOMES
ALONG BENNETT ROAD OFF OF COUNTY ROAD 2705. IT CONTINUED NORTH-NORTHEAST
WHERE IT CAUSED SCATTERED TREE AND POWERLINE DAMAGE ALONG FM 9. IT
CONTINUED FURTHER NORTHEAST...WHERE IT SNAPPED AND UPROOTED SEVERAL
MORE TREE ALONG FM 1999 BEFORE LIFTING.

.TORNADO # 3 IN NORTHERN SMITH COUNTY IN LINDALE...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110-115 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1 MILE
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   400 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 29 2016
START TIME:             5:50 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         1 MILE SOUTH OF THE LINDALE TOWN CENTER
START LAT/LON:          32.4991/-95.4076

END DATE:               APRIL 29 2016
END TIME:               5:54 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           1/2 MILE SOUTHEAST OF THE LINDALE TOWN CENTER
END_LAT/LON:            32.5105/-95.4008

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO BEGAN JUST WEST OF US-69 NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF US-69 AND MAYOR STREET. INITIAL DAMAGE WAS TO
TREES AND MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO HOMES...BUT AS THE TORNADO CROSSED
US-69 IT CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE HIBBETT SPORTS AND DOLLAR TREE
STORES ON THE EAST SIDE OF US-69. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST
CAUSING TREE AND ROOF DAMAGE IN SUBDIVISIONS BETWEEN US-69 AND CR
431. THE TORNADO BEGAN TO LIFT NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF CR 431 AND
PIERCE STREET.

.TORNADO # 4 IN NORTHERN SMITH COUNTY EAST OF LINDALE...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    120-125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  6.25 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   1/2 MILE
FATALITIES:             2
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 29 2016
START TIME:             5:55 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         2.5 MILES SE OF LINDALE
START LAT/LON:          32.5007/-95.3712

END DATE:               APRIL 29 2016
END TIME:               6:04 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           7.62 MILE NE OF LINDALE
END_LAT/LON:            32.5581/-95.2877

SURVEY_SUMMARY: THIS SURVEY IS NOT COMPLETE. REPEATING...THIS
SURVEY IS NOT COMPLETE. THE TORNADO WAS A PART OF A MULTI-VORTEX
TORNADIC SUPERCELL BEGINNING NEAR THE INTERSECTIONS OF CR 499 AND
CR 4100. THE TORNADO TRAVELLED NORTHEAST CAUSING NUMEROUS DAMAGE
MAINLY TO TREES ALONG ITS PATH. THE STORM BECAME STRONGEST BETWEEN
FM 16 AND FM 2710...WHERE A CELL PHONE TOWER...A HOUSE...AND TWO
MOBILE HOMES SUSTAINED MAJOR DAMAGE FROM ESTIMATED EF2 WINDS. THE
SURVEY TEAM ENDED THE SURVEY ON CR 323 NORTH FM 2710 AND JUST SHY
OF THE WOOD COUNTY LINE. THE SURVEY TEAM WILL RETURN TO COMPLETE
THE SURVEY ON SUNDAY.

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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