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Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
325 PM CST Fri Jan 20 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for 01/18/17 Tornado Event...

.Burkeville Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      105 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    0.90 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     25 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               Jan 18 2017
Start time:               140 pm CST
Start location:           3 ESE Burkeville, Newton County, TX
Start Lat/Lon:            30.9883/-93.6172

End date:                 Jan 18 2017
End time:                 141 pm CST
End location:             4 E Burkeville, Newton County, TX
End_lat/lon:              30.9982/-93.6070

Survey Summary:
A tornado touched down near a field off of FM 2991 east of Burkeville,
seen by several eyewitnesses. It knocked a tree down on the edge of
the field, before moving across the field and picking up a deer feed
and watering device. As the device flew through the air, it decapitated
a deer, killing it. The tornado blew part of the tin roof off a a one
story home,and peeled back the carport on the other side of the home.
Several trees in the neighborhood were uprooted or snapped at the trunk.

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

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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