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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...corrected
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
646 PM CDT Mon May 20 2019

...Public Information Statement...

...NWS Damage Survey For 05/19/19 Tornado Event...

.Mangham-Dunn Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  19.54 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   700.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/19/2019
Start Time:             02:46 AM
CDT Start Location:     1 SSW Mangham / Richland Parish / LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.2852 / -91.7922

End Date:               05/19/2019
End Time:               03:11 AM CDT
End Location:           5 WNW Delhi / Richland Parish / LA
End Lat/Lon:            32.4845 / -91.5766

Summary: This tornado touched down southwest of Mangham near
Walter Nobles Road and MS Highway 576 and tracked northeast into
the town of Mangham. A large oak tree was blown down near
Mangham United Methodist Church, and many trees along US Highway
425 on the north side of town were snapped, uprooted, or had
large limbs downed. The tornado turned northeast from there and
tracked near Big Creek along the remainder of its path. It
continued to produce sporadic tree damage including several
snapped or uprooted trees and downed tree branches. Along
Crawford Road, a few large trees were snapped and minor damage
occurred to several outbuildings. The tornado reached its widest
along Little Road south of the Dunn community, with an estimated
path width of near 700 yards. The tornado began to narrow as it
crossed Interstate 20 at Dunn, snapping mostly the tops of a few
trees before dissipating along Weems 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 200mph
EF5...Violent...>200mph

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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NF/JE


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