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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
705 PM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...NWS Damage Survey For March 29 2017 Tornado Event...

.Overview...A line of of severe thunderstorms developed in
central Texas during the overnight hours and moved into east Texas
during the early morning hours. Several sections of this line
bowed out...causing straight line wind damage. An embedded tornado
also developed within this line of thunderstorms.

.Tornado #1 in Gregg County near Longview...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100-110 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  6.62 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   480 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Mar 29 2017
Start Time:             538 am CDT
Start Location:         3 WNW of Longview
Start Lat/Lon:          32.5278 / -94.7976

End Date:               Mar 29 2017
End Time:               549 am CDT
End Location:           5 NE of Longview
End_Lat/Lon:            32.5726 / -94.7098

Survey_Summary: An EF1 tornado touched down along Reel Road just north of
West Loop 281, primarily snapping and uprooting trees. A tree did fall
on the back side of one house at the corner of Reel Road and Buckner
Street, damaging the house. Several homes had roof damage in the Hobson
Road area, and several fences were blown over as well.  The cross at
the Grace Crossing United Methodist Church was leaning significantly
and a light pole was also bent in this area. The tornado partially
lifted the roof at the Judson Road Animal Clinic. One home and
two cars were crushed by trees along Mary Ellen Drive. Another
home along Airline lost several singles as well as several trees
on the property were snapped or uprooted. The tornado finally
lifted just east of Sam Page Road.

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 event and publication in
NWS storm data.


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