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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
649 PM CST Sun Jan 22 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR SEVERE WEATHER ON 01/21/17...

.TORNADO #1...NEAR PLAIN DEALING LA IN BOSSIER PARISH...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    115 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  8.46 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   990 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               1

START DATE:             JAN 21 2017
START TIME:             512 PM CST
START LOCATION:         3.75 MILES ESE OF PLAIN DEALING LA
START LAT/LON:          32.8883 / -93.6432

END DATE:               JAN 21 2017
END TIME:               518 PM CST
END LOCATION:           8.5 MILES ENE OF PLAIN DEALING LA
END LAT/LON:            32.9281 / -93.5582

SURVEY SUMMARY: A SURVEY TEAM DETERMINED THAT DAMAGE JUST TO
THE EAST OF PLAIN DEALING, LOUISIANA WAS CONSISTENT WITH EF2
TORNADO DAMAGE. DAMAGE CONSISTED OF NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED
AND/OR UPROOTED. NUMEROUS POWER LINES WERE ALSO DOWNED ALONG
THE STORMS PATH. STRUCTURAL DAMAGE CONSISTED OF APPROXIMATELY
2 MOBILE HOMES ROLLED AND COMPLETELY DESTROYED ALONG WITH
SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS. ONE INJURY WAS REPORTED WHEN A RESIDENT
WAS HIT IN THE HEAD BY A PIECE OF LUMBER RENDERING THE RESIDENT
BRIEFLY UNCONSCIOUS IN A MANUFACTURED HOME THAT LOST ITS ROOF.
AN ADJACENT EXTERIOR WALL WAS REMOVED WITH ANOTHER PUSHED IN.
THE WORST STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED NEAR AND ADJACENT TO
MOTT ROAD. THE TORNADO LIFTED TO THE NORTHEAST OF MOTT ROAD
WHERE NO ADDITIONAL DAMAGE WAS WITNESSED.

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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