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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
515 PM CDT WED SEP 3 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY COMPLETED FOR DE SOTO AND RED RIVER PARISHES IN
NORTHWEST LOUISIANA FOR A TORNADO DURING THE AFTERNOON ON
SEPTEMBER 2 2014...

.OVERVIEW...

AN EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON LA COUPE ROAD...WHERE IT PEELED BACK
THE METAL ROOF OF A BARN. THIS TORNADO ALSO SNAPPED NUMEROUS LARGE
LIMBS...SOME OF WHICH LANDED ON A HOME BEFORE CONTINUING EAST ACROSS
THE INTERNATIONAL PAPER PLANT. PORTIONS OF THE METAL WALLS AND ROOF
AT THE IP PLANT WERE PEELED BACK...WITH SEVERAL TREES SNAPPED...ONE
CAR FLIPPED OVER...AND NUMEROUS CAR WINDOWS BLOWN OUT. THE TORNADO
CONTINUED EAST ACROSS SAMPLE ROAD BEFORE ENTERING WESTERN RED RIVER
PARISH. THIS TORNADO TRACKED ACROSS MAINLY OPEN PASTURE NORTH OF
HIGHWAY 509...SNAPPING SEVERAL TREES AS IT CROSSED HIGHWAY 1. THE
TORNADO LIFTED JUST EAST OF HIGHWAY 1 BEFORE CROSSING THE RED RIVER.
THE MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH WAS 350 YARDS...WITH A TOTAL PATH LENGTH OF 6
MILES.

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   350 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             SEP 2 2014
START TIME:             2:09 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         11 MILES NORTHEAST OF MANSFIELD LA
START LAT/LON:          32.1474 / -93.5826

END DATE:               SEP 2 2014
END TIME:               2:24 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           10 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF HALL SUMMIT LA
END_LAT/LON:            32.1483 / -93.4793

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.

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