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Public Information Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
440 PM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

...NWS Damage Survey For Galliano Tornado Event...

.Galliano Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.0 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   30 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 22 2018
Start Time:             947 AM CDT
Start Location:         Galliano/Lafourche Parish
Start Lat/Lon:          29.465 / -90.3226

End Date:               Apr 22 2018
End Time:               948 AM CDT
End Location:           Galliano/Lafourche Parish
End Lat/Lon:            29.4686 / -90.3073

Survey Summary:
The tornado touched down near the intersection of Old Safari Hts
and Hwy 3235 where it tore the roof off of a business housed in
a double wide manufactured home. And also tore fascia off of the
Sonic Drive In car stalls. It turned 2 vehicles in the parking
lot and tossed one small car approximately 15 feet into a field.
From there it moved east northeast toward Main Street. As it
approached Main Street, it broke several large limbs from hard
wood trees, and tore the car port off of a home. Metal roof
covering was also peeled back from a home. As the tornado moved
across Bayou Lafourche it turned more toward the northeast and
caused shingle damage to one home. It then turned more toward
the southeast, and caused damage to trees and a few power poles.
It lifted as it neared the South Lafourche High School stadium.

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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COR for year of event.
Koziara/Manning



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