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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS/BATON ROUGE LA
304 PM CST WED DEC 24 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 12/23/2014 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...NWS STORM SURVEY TEAMS FOUND A TORNADO PATH IN
TANGIPAHOA PARISH. IN ADDITION...VERY SPORADIC MINOR TREE DAMAGE
OCCURRED NORTHEAST OF THE TORNADO TRACK IN TANGIPAHOA AND
WASHINGTON PARISHES FROM THE MESOCYCLONE CIRCULATION.

.TORNADO 1...

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:111-115 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:4.63 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:150 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: DEC_23_2014
START TIME: 0119_PM_CST
START LOCATION: 1.5 MILES EAST OF AMITE_/_TANGIPAHOA PARISH_/_LA
START LAT/LON: 39.7289_/_-90.4799

END DATE: DEC_23_2014
END TIME: 0128_PM_CST
END LOCATION: 6 MILES ENE OF AMITE_/_TANGIPAHOA PARISH_/_LA
END LAT/LON:30.7621_/_-90.4123

SURVEY_SUMMARY: SURVEY TEAM FOUND MOSTLY EF-1 TORNADO DAMAGE WITH
A FEW LOCATIONS IN THE LOW END OF EF-2. DAMAGE BEGAN SOUTH OF
HIGHWAY 16 NEAR HIGHWAY 1054. NEAR THIS LOCATION...NUMEROUS TREES
WERE LAID DOWN OR SNAPPED OFF WITH SOME ORIENTED TO THE NORTHWEST
AND SOME TO THE SOUTHEAST. A FEW HOMES ALSO SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE.
ON LEANDER LANE...3 TO 4 HOMES HAD VARYING ROOF DAMAGE WITH 1
WELL-BUILT HOME WITH MORE THAN HALF ITS ROOF PULLED OFF AND A
WALL COLLAPSED IN. AN UNANCHORED 12X24 SHED WAS SLID OFF ITS
FOUNDATION AND ANOTHER OUTBUILDING WAS DESTORYED. TWO TRAVEL
TRAILERS WERE MOVED 50 YARDS AND DESTROYED.

FARTHER NORTHEAST ON EASTWOOD ROAD...PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED.
TREES WERE ALSO SNAPPED NEAR KATHERINE HOLTON ROAD AND CHAPPEPEELA
RIDGE ROAD ALONG WITH A WELL-BUILT HOME HAVING PART OF ITS SECOND
STORY ROOF PULLED OFF AND A WALL COLLAPSED. THE TORNADO ENDED
SHORTLY AFTER THIS LOCATION NEAR ROLLING PINE ROAD.

VERY SPORADIC AND MINOR TREE DAMAGE CONTINUED NORTHEAST IN
TANGIPAHOA AND WASHINGTON PARISHES...LIKELY FROM THE MESOSCYLONE.
THIS DAMAGE WAS NOT FROM A TORNADO.

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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ANSORGE/REVITTE/HILL/GRAHAM





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