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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
615 PM CDT Thu Apr 6 2017

...NWS Damage Survey For 04/02/17 Tornado Event

.Update...Updated to amend Tornadoes #1 and #2, and added
additional tornados across Central Louisiana.

.Overview...Scattered to widespread showers and thunderstorms
developed across Central and East Texas during the late morning
hours and flourished by the afternoon, as a warm front lifted
north across the region ahead of a strong upper level storm system
that drifted into West Central Texas. Discrete thunderstorms
developed in the warm sector and quickly became severe, with
multiple reports of tornadoes and wind damage across portions of
East Texas and North Louisiana.


.Tornado #1 in La Salle Parish Southwest of Jena...Updated

Rating: EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind: 115-125 MPH
Path Length: 5.64 Miles
Path Width: 0.93 Miles
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date:             Apr 02 2017
Start Time:             253 PM CDT
Start Location:         9 Miles Southwest of Midway
Start Lat/Lon:          31.5788 / -92.2513

End Date:               Apr 02 2017
End Time:               304 PM CDT
End Location:           5.82 Miles Southwest of Jena
End Lat/Lon:            31.6561 / -92.2260

Survey_Summary: An EF-2 tornado touched down along White Sulfur
Springs Road, primarily snapping and uprooting trees. However,
several outbuildings lost siding or portions of their roofs, and
several homes along Hurricane Creek Road and Searcy Eden Road had
roof damage. The EF-2 damage occurred in two locations. The first
was along White Sulfur Springs Road, where power poles were
snapped in two. The second was when an oil derrick toppled along
Highway 8. The metal was severely bent, and a concrete anchor
block was pulled out of the ground. A second and very rusty oil
derrick not only collapsed, but crumbled as well.


.Tornado #2 in La Salle Parish West and Southwest of Jena...Updated

Rating: EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind: 125-135 MPH
Path Length: 13.86 Miles
Miles Path Width: 1.28 Miles
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date:             Apr 02 2017
Start Time:             352 PM CDT
Start Location:         9 Miles East of Pollock
Start Lat/Lon:          31.5115 / -92.2521

End Date:               Apr 02 2017
End Time:               412 PM CDT
End Location:           2 Miles Northwest of Midway
End Lat/Lon:            31.6977 / -92.1741

Survey_Summary: An EF2 touched down south southwest of Rogers
community along Walker Ferry Road, snapping and uprooting trees
as well as several power poles along Highway 127. As this tornadic
supercell lifted to the north northeast, it cut a clear path
through the forest to the Belah community, snapping and uprooting
the mature trees and bending the young trees. The Belah community
had widespread damage, with snapped and uprooted trees as well as
snapped power poles. Several cars and homes were damaged by
falling trees as well as flying debris. Several homes as well as
the school had roof damage. The EF2 rating occurred not only in
Belah, where several power poles were snapped in either two or
three pieces, but also in Trout, where a boat business collapsed
in on itself. Between Belah and Trout, the tornado cut another
clear path through the forest, snapping and uprooting more trees.
This tornado appeared to lift just north of Highway 84.


.Tornado #3 in San Augustine County Texas near Broaddus...

Rating: EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 100-110 MPH
Path Length: 6.57 Miles
Path Width: 310 Yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date:             Apr 02 2017
Start Time:             156 PM CDT
Start Location:         4.35 miles Southwest of Broaddus (at Jackson
                        Hill Marina)
Start Lat/Lon:          31.2699 / -94.3315

End Date:               Apr 02 2017
End Time:               206 PM CDT
End Location:           1.85 miles Northeast of Broaddus
End Lat/Lon:            31.3208 / -94.2419

Survey_Summary: An EF-1 tornado initially touched down as a
waterspout over Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Southwest San Augustine
County near the Nacogdoches County line. This waterspout moved
onshore at the Jackson Hill Marina on FM 2851 as a tornado,
intensifying as it mowed through a grove of trees in front of the
Marina convenience store. This was where the tornado was the
strongest, with numerous trees snapped and uprooted. Security
cameras at the Jackson Hill Marina captured this tornado as it
moved onshore. This tornado crossed Highway 147 at the
intersection of FM 3185 near a cemetery, and remained on the
ground as it crossed Highway 83 on the east side of Broaddus. This
is where several trees were snapped and uprooted near the Trinity
Baptist Church in Broaddus. One very large hardwood tree was
uprooted but bore the brunt of the winds, minimizing the roof
damage to the church. However, a covered canopy between the new
addition to the church and an older building collapsed as winds
accelerated between these two buildings. The tornado remained on
the ground but weakened as it crossed FM 2558 before lifting on
County Road 319 northeast of Broaddus.


.Tornado #4 in Southwest Sabine Parish near and Southwest of Florien...

Rating: EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 95-105 MPH
Path Length: 9.86 Miles
Path Width: 370 Yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date:             Apr 02 2017
Start Time:             307 PM CDT
Start Location:         11.70 miles Southwest of Florien
Start Lat/Lon:          31.3077 / -93.5838

End Date:               Apr 02 2017
End Time:               323 PM CDT
End Location:           2.68 miles South of Florien
End Lat/Lon:            31.3999 / -93.4570

Survey_Summary: An EF-1 tornado touched down on Hog Heaven Road in
extreme Southwest Sabine Parish near Toledo Bend Reservoir, and
crossed Ferguson Road, remaining on the ground across heavily
wooded areas before crossing Highway 191 near Prospect Road.
Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along this path, but as
it approached Highway 191 and Prospect Road, much of the roof was
torn off of a doublewide manufactured home and a nearby
outbuilding was destroyed. This tornado paralleled Prospect Road
and intensified slightly between Victoria Road and Wren Lane,
where numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado
crossed Clearwater Road before crossing Prospect Road once again
and also Fred Vogle Road, before traveling across heavily wooded
areas east of Prospect Road. Several additional trees were snapped
and uprooted along and north of Gandy Road before finally lifting
before it reached Highway 171 just south of Florien.


.Tornado #5 in La Salle Parish near Summerville...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    125-135 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  1.11 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   0.25 Miles
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 2, 2017
Start Time:             418 PM CDT
Start Location:         4 Miles North of Midway
Start Lat/Lon:          31.7476 / -92.1618

End Date:               Apr 2, 2017
End Time:               420 PM CDT
End Location:           5 Miles North of Midway
End_Lat/Lon:            31.7627 / -92.1563

Survey_Summary: The tornadic supercell that produced the EF2 that
hit Rogers community, Belah community, and Trout is the same
supercell to produce this EF2 tornado. This EF2 tornado touched
down just west of Highway 127, before lifting off to the north
northeast, snapping and uprooting trees. There was widespread
damage just east of Highway 127, up through Highway 503 and to
Jack Lee Road. Several homes sustained damage due to flying debris
and falling trees, including at least one mobile home that was
nearly completely destroyed by falling trees. One well constructed
home lost its supports for the carport, collapsing the carport
on top of two vehicles. While another well built which sat atop of
a peer and beam structure lifted and shifted nearly 10 feet off
the peer and beam structure. A third well built home along Jack
Lee Road lost its roof, with only the four brick walls remaining.
The snapped power poles and the damage to the well built homes
earned this tornado its EF2 rating. Some roads remained impassable
from fallen trees at the time of the survey.


.Tornado #6 in La Salle Parish along the Catahoula Parish Border...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    110-120 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  3.43 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   0.5 Miles
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 2, 2017
Start Time:             422 PM CDT
Start Location:         6 Miles Northeast of Jena
Start Lat/Lon:          31.7365 / -92.0389

End Date:               Apr 2, 2017
End Time:               428 PM CDT
End Location:           9 Miles Northeast of Jena
End_Lat/Lon:            31.7833 / -92.0081

Survey_Summary: This EF2 tornado initially touched down along Rock
Hill Hunting Road, snapping trees. As it moved north northeast
along Highway 459, it snapped power poles, as well as numerous
trees. An extensive number of trees were snapped or uprooted along
Grady Road and Lolita Road. Several homes had roof damage, and a
few outbuildings were damaged or destroyed. A mobile home lost
its awning along Grady Road. This tornado continued into Catahoula
Parish, causing even more damage. The total length of the tornado
was 13.79 miles between the two parishes.


.Tornado #7 along the Grant and Winn Parish line in the Kisatchie NF...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100-110 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  2.66 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   0.63 Miles
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 2, 2017
Start Time:             354 PM CDT
Start Location:         8 Miles West of Georgetown
Start Lat/Lon:          31.7817 / -92.5146

End Date:               Apr 2, 2017
End Time:               357 PM CDT
End Location:           8 Miles West Northwest of Georgetown
End_Lat/Lon:            31.8155 / -92.4946

Survey_Summary: This EF1 tornado touched down in the Kisatchie
National Forest just south of Highway 500 in Grant Parish,
snapping and uprooting trees. As it moved to the north northeast,
into Winn Parish, it cut a clear path through the forest, crossing
National Forest Road 610, Zion Road, Patrick Road, and Highway 472
before finally lifting.


.Tornado #8 along the Grant and Winn Parish line near Wheeling...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100-110 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  4.54 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   0.5 Miles
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 2, 2017
Start Time:             419 PM CDT
Start Location:         5 Miles Northeast of Montgomery
Start Lat/Lon:          31.7203 / -92.8380

End Date:               Apr 2, 2017
End Time:               423 PM CDT
End Location:           7 Miles North Northeast of Montgomery
End_Lat/Lon:            31.7449 / -92.8267

Survey_Summary: This EF1 tornado initially touched down in Grant
Parish along Coon Trail Road, snapping and uprooting trees. As
this tornado moved off to the north northeast into Winn Parish, it
continued to snap and uproot trees. A truck and RV were destroyed
by falling trees along Davidson Road, and a house sustained roof
damage. Along Mitchell and McLane Roads, several outbuildings were
damaged, rolled, or destroyed as well as more homes losing
roofing material. The tornado finally lifted just north of
Harrisonburg 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


.Thunderstorm Wind #1 in Shelby County near Joaquin...

Estimated Peak Wind:    60-70 MPH
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 02 2017
Start Time:             1210 PM CDT
Start Location:         3.4 miles SSE of Joaquin
Start Lat/Lon:          31.9435 / -94.0224

End Date:               Apr 02 2017
End Time:               1210 PM CDT
End Location:           3.4 miles SSE of Joaquin
End_Lat/Lon:            31.9435 / -94.0224

Survey_Summary: A severe thunderstorm which produced straight line
wind speeds of 60-70 mph moved northeast across northwest Shelby
county, south-southeast of Joaquin, TX. These wind speeds caused
a large softwood tree branch to break off from the main tree.


.Thunderstorm Wind #2 in Desoto Parish in Logansport...

Estimated Peak Wind:    65-75 MPH
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 02 2017
Start Time:             1230 PM CDT
Start Location:         Logansport
Start Lat/Lon:          31.9858 / -93.9884

End Date:               Apr 02 2017
End Time:               1230 PM CDT
End Location:           Logansport
End_Lat/Lon:            31.9858 / -93.9884

Survey_Summary: A severe thunderstorm which produced straight line
wind speeds of 65-75 mph moved northeast across southwest DeSoto
Parish, across Logansport, LA. These wind speeds caused
a large hardwood tree branch to blown down from the main tree.


.Thunderstorm Wind #3 in Panola County near Carthage...

Estimated Peak Wind:    120-130 MPH
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 02 2017
Start Time:             120 PM CDT
Start Location:         2.5 miles East of Carthage/Panola Airport
Start Lat/Lon:          32.1664 / -94.3401

End Date:               Apr 02 2017
End Time:               120 PM CDT
End Location:           2.5 miles East of Carthage/Panola Airport
End_Lat/Lon:            32.1664 / -94.3401

Survey_Summary: A severe thunderstorm which produced straight line
wind speeds of 120-130 mph moved northeast across the Panola airport in
Carthage, TX during the afternoon. These wind speeds caused an 80-foot
long metal support beam that was 8X8 inch to be lifted up with the metal
roofing and tossed onto the adjacent street and grassy lot behind the
structure from west to east. The back metal wall supported by six
to eight 4X4 inch by 8-foot steel beams anchored in concrete were uprooted
and fell to the adjacent ground. Wind speeds likely funneled into the west
end/open end of the metal building, causing the aforementioned destruction.
Furthermore, the metal building housed several private airplanes (three
Ultralight planes and another small single engine plane) but there were tied
down thereby resulting in no damage.


.Thunderstorm Wind #4 in Grant Parish southeast of Pollock...

Estimated Peak Wind:    75-90 MPH
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 02 2017
Start Time:             241 PM CDT
Start Location:         4.27 miles Southeast of Pollock
Start Lat/Lon:          31.4939 / -92.3450

End Date:               Apr 02 2017
End Time:               246 PM CDT
End Location:           3.15 miles East of Pollock
End Lat/Lon:            31.5177 / -92.35521

Survey_Summary: A handful of trees were snapped along Perry Loop.

Note:
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS storm data.

$$

Palmer/Hansford/Bowser/Murphy



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