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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1000 AM CDT WED MAY 13 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR MAY 10TH AND 11TH, 2015 SEVERE WEATHER
EVENT...

.TORNADO #1...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    70-85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.51 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   491 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 10 2015
START TIME:             1125 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         5.7 MILES NNE OF JEFFERSON TX
START LAT/LON:          32.8357/-94.3114
END DATE:               MAY 10 2015
END TIME:               1127 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           5.9 MILES NNE OF JEFFERSON TX
END LAT/LON:            32.8387/-94.3082

.TORNADO #2...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    70-85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.66 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   345 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 10 2015
START TIME:             1128 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         8.1 MILES NNE OF JEFFERSON TX
START LAT/LON:          32.8643/-94.2865
END DATE:               MAY 10 2015
END TIME:               1132 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           10 MILES SE OF LINDEN TX
END LAT/LON:            32.8978/-94.2647

A DAMAGE SURVEY HAS BEEN COMPLETED IN MARION AND CASS COUNTIES IN
EAST TEXAS...AND WAS FOUND THAT THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED
2 TORNADOES. THE SURVEY FOUND THAT THE FIRST TORNADO SNAPPED OR
UPROOTED SEVERAL TREES NEAR HIGHWAY 248 NORTHEAST OF JEFFERSON
BEFORE LIFTING. THE SAME PARENT SEVERE THUNDERSTORM SPAWNED A SECOND
TORNADO ALONG HIGHWAY 248 JUST SOUTH OF THE COMMUNITY OF LODI AND
REMAINED ON THE GROUND FOR OVER TWO AND A HALF MILES...CROSSING INTO
CASS COUNTY BEFORE LIFTING NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 248 AND
COUNTY ROAD 1780. DAMAGE AGAIN CONSISTED OF NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED
OR UPROOTED.

.TORNADO #3...

RATING:                 EF-2 ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 115-125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  6.71 MILES LONG / PATH WIDTH (MAXIMUM): 400 YARDS
INJURIES/FATALITIES:    8 INJURIES / 2 FATALITIES

START DATE:             MAY 10 2015
START TIME:             1118 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         1.36 MILES SW OF NASHVILLE, AR.
START LAT/LON:          33.9311 / -93.8659
END DATE:               MAY 10 2015
END TIME:               1134 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           5.57 NNW OF NASHVILLE, AR.
END LAT/LON:            34.0280 / -93.8617

A DAMAGE SURVEY HAS BEEN COMPLETED IN HOWARD COUNTY ARKANSAS AND IT WAS DETERMINED
THAT THE DAMAGE IN THE COUNTY WAS CONSISTENT WITH THAT OF AN EF2 TORNADO. THE MOST
EXTENSIVE DAMAGE WAS LOCATED ON THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF NASHVILLE AT THE D&J MOBILE
HOME PARK. FIVE MOBILE HOMES WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED. THERE WERE 2 FATALITIES IN
THIS MOBILE HOME PARK AND 8 ADDITIONAL INJURIES. THERE WERE 40 TO 60 HOMES SUFFERING
MINOR TO MODERATE DAMAGE FROM THE TORNADO...MAINLY FROM FALLEN TREES. OTHER DAMAGE
CONSISTED OF NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED AND/OR UPROOTED WITH POWERLINES DOWN AS WELL.

.STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE...

EVENT DATE: MAY 11 2015
EVENT TIME: 145-200 AM CDT
LOCATION: MILLWOOD LAKE TO NEAR SARATOGA, AR.

A DAMAGE SURVEY HAS BEEN COMPLETED IN HEMPSTEAD AND HOWARD COUNTIES AND IT WAS
DETERMINED THAT DAMAGE IN THESE COUNTIES WAS CONSISTENT WITH THAT OF STRAIGHT LINE
WIND DAMAGE NEAR 80-90 MPH.  THE DAMAGE CONSISTED OF NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED AND/OR
UPROOTED NEAR THE LAKE SHORE OF MILLWOOD LAKE WITH THE DAMAGE ORIENTED IN A NORTHEAST
DIRECTION TOWARDS THE COMMUNITY OF SARATOGA. SOME STRUCTURES ALSO SUFFERED MINOR TO
MODERATE DAMAGE...MAINLY FROM FALLEN TREES.

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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