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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
434 PM CDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...NWS Damage Survey For 04/14/18 Tornado Event - Update

10th and final survey completed in Pearl River County.

.Carriere Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    75 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.2 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   25 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04_14_2018
Start Time:             1130_am_CDT
Start Location:         Carriere_/_PearlRiver_/_MS
Start Lat/Lon:          30.6207_/_-89.6539

End Date:               04_14_2018
End Time:               1130_am_CDT
End Location:           Carriere_/_PearlRiver_/_MS
End Lat/Lon:            30.6228_/_-89.6518

Survey Summary: Public eyewitness accounts indicated a tornado was
sighted to have touched down near the Carriere Quick Stop on U.S.
Highway 11, where it removed a piece of the awning and struck a vehicle.
The tornado moved across the highway and downed several large oak branches
in a retail store parking lot. It then lifted and flung the deck awning of
a branch bank building northeastward into nearby residence yards and suspending
some of the awning metal in treetops, which also had limbs and branches broken.
Tornado lifted while crossing the railroad tracks. Some debris was deposited in
the fringes of the Stonebridge subdivision.

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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