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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
207 PM CDT Mon Mar 12 2018

...NWS Damage Survey for 03/11/18 Tornado Event

.Echo Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:      120 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    0.4 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     50 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 4

Start date:               Mar 11 2018
Start time:               810 am CDT
Start location:           1.8 SE Echo/Avoyelles/LA
Start Lat/Lon:            31.1011/-92.2172

End date:                 Mar 11 2018
End time:                 812 am CDT
End location:             2.2 SE Echo/Avoyelles/LA
End_lat/lon:              31.0974/-92.2122

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down along Hwy 114, southeast of Echo.
A double wide mobile home that was tied down was flipped over, destroying
it. The tie downs were snapped. Four people were inside and received minor
injuries. Several trees were snapped or uprooted in the area, and an open
air garage had part of its metal roof removed.

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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