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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
729 PM CDT SAT APR 25 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR UPSHUR AND CASS COUNTIES TORNADO EVENTS
ON THE EVENING OF APRIL 24 2015...

.UPSHUR COUNTY TORNADO 8.5 MILES WEST SW OF GILMER...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95-105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   700 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 24 2015
START TIME:             843 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         8.5 MILES WSW OF GILMER
START LAT/LON:          32.7003 / -95.0864

END DATE:               APR 24 2015
END TIME:               847 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           6.5 MILES WSW OF GILMER
END LAT/LON:            32.7040 / -95.0540

SURVEY SUMMARY: AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 8.5 MILES WSW OF
GILMER. DAMAGE CONSISTED NUMEROUS TREES UPROOTED AND SNAPPED. ONE
TREE FELL ON A HOUSE...BUT DAMAGE TO THE HOME WAS MINOR TO
MODERATE. DAMAGE IN THE UNION HILL AREA WAS ALSO SURVEYED...BUT
DAMAGE WAS DETERMINED TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH STRAIGHT LINE WIND
DAMAGE. THE UNION HILL HIGH SCHOOL HAD ROOF DAMAGE...AND SEVERAL
HOMES HAD DAMAGE MAINLY DUE TO FALLEN TREES ON THE HOME.

.CASS COUNTY TORNADO 8 MILES NW OF LINDEN...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95-105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  6.35 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   275 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 24 2015
START TIME:             916 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         8 MILES NW OF LINDEN
START LAT/LON:          33.0972 / -94.4609

END DATE:               APR 24 2015
END TIME:               924 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           8.12 MILES N OF LINDEN
END LAT/LON:            33.1264 / -94.3595

SURVEY SUMMARY: AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AROUND 8 MILES NW OF
LINDEN. DAMAGE CONSISTED NUMEROUS TREES UPROOTED AND SNAPPED.
SEVERAL TREES TOOK OUT POWERLINES IN THE AREA.

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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

PARKER/DUPLANTIS

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