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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
613 PM CST Wed Feb 7 2018



...NWS Damage Survey for 02/07/18 Tornado Event...




.Pitkin 2 N Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      105 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    5.1 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     350 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               Feb 07 2018
Start time:               348 AM CST
Start location:           5 WNW Pitkin
Start Lat/Lon:            30.96/-93.0201

End date:                 Feb 07 2018
End time:                 355 AM CST
End location:             2 N Pitkin
End_lat/lon:              30.9641/-92.9365

TORNADO STARTED WEST OF WEBSTER MARCILE ROAD NEAR THE
COMMUNITY OF CRAVENS SNAPPING SEVERAL PINE TREES ALONG
THE PATH. IT CROSSED HIGHWAY 10 NORTH OF PITKIN THEN
TRAVELED EAST TO HIGHWAY 458 AND H SPEARS ROAD WHERE THE
MOST INTENSE DAMAGE OCCURRED. AT THESE LOCATIONS NUMEROUS
FALLEN TREES WERE NOTED WITH ONE HOUSE RECEIVING
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF TREES FALLING ONTO THE
HOUSE. THE LAST VISIBLE DAMAGE WAS NOTED ALONG FULLERTON
BLACKTOP RD.

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 event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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