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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
717 PM CDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/29/2016 TORNADO EVENT...

.UPDATE...
...CORRECTED END TIME FOR TORNADO #1...
...SURVEY UPDATED FOR TORNADO #2...

.TORNADO #1 IN NORTHERN SMITH COUNTY IN LINDALE...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110-115 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1 MILE
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   400 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 29 2016
START TIME:             5:50 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         1 MILE SOUTH OF THE LINDALE TOWN CENTER
START LAT/LON:          32.4991/-95.4076

END DATE:               APRIL 29 2016
END TIME:               5:52 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           1/2 MILE SOUTHEAST OF THE LINDALE TOWN CENTER
END_LAT/LON:            32.5105/-95.4008

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO BEGAN JUST WEST OF US-69 NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF US-69 AND MAYOR STREET. INITIAL DAMAGE WAS TO
TREES AND MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO HOMES...BUT AS THE TORNADO CROSSED
US-69 IT CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE HIBBETT SPORTS AND DOLLAR TREE
STORES ON THE EAST SIDE OF US-69. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST
CAUSING TREE AND ROOF DAMAGE IN SUBDIVISIONS BETWEEN US-69 AND CR
431. THE TORNADO BEGAN TO LIFT NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF CR 431 AND
PIERCE STREET.

.TORNADO #2 IN NORTHERN SMITH...WOOD...AND UPSHUR COUNTIES EAST AND
NORTHEAST OF LINDALE...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    120-125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  27.36 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   1.83 MILES
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               2

START DATE:             APRIL 29 2016
START TIME:             5:55 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         2.5 MILES SE OF LINDALE
START LAT/LON:          32.5007/-95.3712

END DATE:               APRIL 29 2016
END TIME:               6:32 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           9 MILES WSW OF BETTIE
END_LAT/LON:            32.7977/-95.10263

SURVEY_SUMMARY: THIS LONG-TRACK MULTI-VORTEX TORNADO BEGAN NEAR
THE INTERSECTION OF CR 499 AND CR 4100. THE TORNADO TRAVELED
NORTHEAST CAUSING NUMEROUS DAMAGE MAINLY TO TREES ALONG ITS PATH.
THE STORM BECAME STRONGEST BETWEEN FM 16 AND FM 2710...WHERE A
CELL PHONE TOWER...A HOUSE...AND TWO MOBILE HOMES SUSTAINED MAJOR
DAMAGE FROM ESTIMATED EF2 WINDS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST
SNAPPING AND UPROOTING NUMEROUS TREES. IT CROSSED US HIGHWAY 80
BETWEEN BRIMLEY LAKE AND LAKE HAWKINS...AND WAS PARTIALLY OVER
LAKE HAWKINS. THE OZARKA WATER BOTTLING PLANT NORTH OF HAWKINS
SUSTAINED MAJOR ROOF DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH EF1 WINDS. MORE TREES
WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED AS THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND
PASSED JUST EAST OF HOLLY LAKE AND CROSSED INTO UPSHUR COUNTY.
THE TORNADO FINALLY LIFTED NEAR FM 852 BETWEEN HORSE ROAD AND
GREYHOUND ROAD.

.TORNADO #3 IN SOUTHERN HARRISON COUNTY...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  5.65 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 29 2016
START TIME:             10:21 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         13.5 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MARSHALL
START LAT/LON:          32.3490/-94.2631

END DATE:               APRIL 29 2016
END TIME:               10:33 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           12.0 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MARSHALL
END_LAT/LON:            32.4100/-94.2003

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO BEGAN IN EXTREME SOUTHERN HARRISON
JUST SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD 1311...WHERE IT TWISTED AND UPROOTED
NUMEROUS TREES. IT CONTINUED NORTH-NORTHEAST AND PASSED JUST EAST
OF COUNTY ROAD 1320...WHERE IT BEGAN TO MOVE MORE NORTHEAST. IT
TRAVELED TO THE NORTHEAST IN PARALLEL WITH CANEY CREEK AND LIFTED JUST
WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 1207. ALL ALONG THE PATH THE TORNADO TWISTED
SEVERAL TREE TRUNKS...KNOCKED OVER NUMEROUS TREES...AND UPROOTED
MANY MORE.

.TORNADO #4 IN EASTERN HARRISON COUNTY...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  5.75 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 29 2016
START TIME:             10:46 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         4.0 MILES NORTHWEST OF WASKOM
START LAT/LON:          32.5287/-94.1199

END DATE:               APRIL 29 2016
END TIME:               10:59 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           8.4 MILES NORTH OF WASKOM
END_LAT/LON:            32.6039/-94.0770

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG AND EAST OF COUNTY
ROAD 2705 AND JUST NORTH OF FM 134...WHERE IT UPROOTED SEVERAL TREES.
IT TRAVELED NORTH-NORTHEAST WHERE IT SEVERELY DAMAGED TWO MOBILE HOMES
ALONG BENNETT ROAD OFF OF COUNTY ROAD 2705. IT CONTINUED NORTH-NORTHEAST
WHERE IT CAUSED SCATTERED TREE AND POWERLINE DAMAGE ALONG FM 9. IT
CONTINUED FURTHER NORTHEAST...WHERE IT SNAPPED AND UPROOTED SEVERAL
MORE TREE ALONG FM 1999 BEFORE LIFTING.

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.

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