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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
146 PM CDT Sat May 6 2017

...NWS Damage Survey For May 3, 2017 Tornado Events...

.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.

.Tornado # 2 in and near Clayton in Panola County...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  8.4 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   1,500 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             May 3, 2017
Start Time:             4:14 PM CDT
Start Location:         10 Miles south-southwest of Carthage
Start Lat/Lon:          32.0980/-94.5231

End Date:               May 3, 2017
End Time:               4:22 PM CDT
End Location:           1.5 Miles southwest of Carthage
End_Lat/Lon:            32.1159/-94.3817

This tornado touched down just north of the intersection of CR 152 and
CR 153. The tornado uprooted and snapped several trees while it
paralleled CR 152 as it moved east-southeast towards Clayton. It
damaged a few out buildings and a few homes before it did some
concentrated tree damage near several homes just north of Higway 315
and CR 1970. A large, metal outbuilding was completely rolled over here.
It continued east where it continued to damage homes and numerous trees
along CR 112. The tornado crossed Highway 315 between CR 113 and CR 108.
The tornado did some concentrated tree damage where it cross CR 1081
toppling and splitting numerous trees. The tornado continued east where
it ripped the roof off of a metal building system along CR 108 west of
CR 106. The tornado continued east where it did some significant damage
to two farm buildings; the strongest winds were noted here. The tornado
damaged the roofs of two homes along CR 108 east of CR 106. The tornado
then did some sporadic tree damage before lifting near the intersection
of CR 108 and CR 403.

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 events and publication in
NWS storm data.


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