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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
1104 PM CDT Wed Apr 18 2018

...NWS Damage Survey For 04/14/18...

.Oak Hills Place Tornado...

Rating: EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.5 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:Apr 14 2018
Start Time: 813 AM CDT
Start Location: 3.0 mi East-Northeast Oak Hills Place
Lat/Lon: 30.39N 91.05W

End Date: Apr 14 2018
End Time:               0815 AM CDT
End Location:           3.3 mi East-Northeast Oak Hills Place
End Lat/Lon:            30.39N 91.05W

*Survey Summary:
A WEAK TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE INDUSTRIPLEX AREA AND MOVED
EAST SOUTHEAST ON A INTERMITTENT PATH TO JUST NORTHEAST EAST OF
INTERSECTION OF STUMBERG LANE AND AIRLINE HIGHWAY. SEVERAL METAL
BUILDING HAD LARGE DOORS BLOWN IN OR BENT ALONG WITH MOSTLY MINOR
ROOF DAMAGE. SEVERAL TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG AIRLINE HIGHWAY
NEAR PECUE LANE AND STUMBERG LANE.

.Easleyville Tornado...

Rating: EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind: 75 mph
Path Length /statute/: 100 yards
Path Width /maximum/:   20 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date: Apr 14 2018
Start Time: 820 AM CDT
Start Location:3 mi North-Northwest of Easleyville
Start Lat/Lon: 30.97N 90.70W

End Date: Apr 14 2018
End Time:0821 AM CDT
End Location: 3.0 mi North-Northwest of Easleyville
End Lat/Lon: 30.39N 91.05W

*Survey Summary:
STORM SURVEY DETERMINED A VERY SHORT-LIVED TOUCH DOWN ON CULLEN
HARELL ROAD. TWO LARGE OAK TREES UPROOTED. ANOTHER OAK TREE
SNAPPED AND TWISTED.

.Arcola First Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind: 85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.14 mi
Path Width /maximum/: 120 yards
Fatalities:           0
Injuries: 0

Start Date: Apr 14 2018
Start Time:0835 AM CDT
Start Location: 6.3 mi West-Northwest of Arcola
Start Lat/Lon: 30.79N 90.51W


End Date:               Apr 14 2018
End Time: 0840 am CDT
End Location: 1.1 mi North of Arcola
End Lat/Lon: 30.79N 90.52W

*Survey Summary:
SURVEY DETERMINED A TRACK STARTING IN ST HELENA PARISH AT THE
INTERSECTION OF LA 441 AND LA 1048, PROCEEDING EAST ALONG LA 1048
INTO TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LIFTING NEAR U.S. HIGHWAY 51 AT ARCOLA.
LARGE PINES AND OAKS UPROOTED. MOST TREES DOWN NOTED ALONG ARCOLA
ROAD AT WIDEST POINT. SOME SHINGLES REMOVED OFF ONE HOME. SMALL
CANOPIES AND TRAMPOLINES MANGLED. ESTIMATED 85 MPH.


.Arcola Second Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind: 85 mph
Path Length /statute/: 3.80 mi
Path Width /maximum/: 25 yards
Fatalities:0
Injuries: 0

Start Date: Apr 14 2018
Start Time: 0838 AM CDT
Start Location: 1.3 mi West of Arcola
Start Lat/Lon: 30.79N 90.53W


End Date:               Apr 14 2018
End Time: 0840 am CDT
End Location: 2.3 mi East-Northeast of Arcola
End Lat/Lon: 30.79N 90.53W

*Survey Summary:
A NARROW BUT LINEAR TRACK WAS DETECTED AT I-55/ARCOLA EXIT, THEN
ON SIDE ROADS OFF HIGHWAY 1048, MINOR TREE DAMAGE TO SMALL
DIAMETER PINE TREES, LIFTING NEAR RUSSELL TOWN ROAD. LENGTH 3.80
MILES, WIDTH 25 YARDS, ESTIMATED 75 MPH WINDS. DISTINCTLY APART
FROM OTHER TORNADO IN CLOSE PROXIMITY ABOUT 1/2 MILE NORTH OF THIS
TRACK.

.Long Beach Waterspout/Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind: 75 mph
Path Length /statute/: 0.57 mi
Path Width /maximum/: 75 yards
Fatalities:0
Injuries: 0

Start Date: Apr 14 2018
Start Time: 0709 PM CDT
Start Location: 1 mi South of Long Beach
Start Lat/Lon: 30.34N 89.14W


End Date:               Apr 14 2018
End Time: 0710 PM CDT
End Location: Long Beach
End Lat/Lon: 30.35N 89.13W

*Survey Summary:
COMBINATION OF YOUTUBE STORM CHASER VIDEO AND STORM SURVEY INDICATED
A MULTIPLE VORTEX WATERSPOUT MOVED THROUGH THE LONG BEACH HARBOR,
REMOVING THE ROOF OFF AN OUTBUILDING AND TOPPLING TWO TALL MASTED
SAIL BOATS. WATERSPOUT PROCEEDED ONSHORE ONTO THE BEACH AND CROSSED
U.S. HIGHWAY 90 NEAR NICHOLSON STREET, LIFTING IN THE REAR OF ST.
THOMAS THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH. MEASURED TRACK LENGTH FROM
VIDEO FOOTAGE IS 0.57 MILES, WIDTH 75 YARDS. ESTIMATED 70 MPH WINDS.

.St. Martin Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.8 mi
Path Width /maximum/: 75 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date:             Apr 14 2018
Start Time:0619 PM CDT
Start Location:4 mi Northwest of Ocean Springs
Start Lat/Lon: 30.45N 88.85W

End Date:               Apr 14 2018
End Time: 0622 PM CDT
End Location: 3.4 mi Northwest of Ocean Springs
End Lat/Lon: 30.45N 88.85W

*Survey Summary:
A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE COMMUNITY OF ST MARTIN JUST SOUTH OF
LEMOYNE BLVD AND TRACKED NORTHEAST ON AN INTERMITTENT PATH ENDING
NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF INTERSTATE 10 AND MS HIGHWAY 609. THE
MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED AT A STRIP SHOPPING CENTER. PLATE
GLASS WINDOWS WERE BLOWN OUT...A PORTION OF THE ROOF WAS REMOVED
ALONG WITH A PORTION OF THE WALL. SEVERAL CARS WERE OVERTURNED AND
ROLLED IN THE PARKING LOT.

.Vancleave Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.7 mi
Path Width /maximum/: 50 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date:             Apr 14 2018
Start Time:0618 PM CDT
Start Location:8.5 mi Northwest of Vancleave
Start Lat/Lon: 30.65N 88.76W

End Date:               Apr 14 2018
End Time: 0628 PM CDT
End Location: 7.5 mi Northwest of Vancleave
End Lat/Lon: 30.64N 88.73W

*Survey Summary:
A NARROW PATH ABOUT 30 TO 50 YARDS WIDE OF SPORADIC OAK AND PINE
TREES SNAPPED NEAR THE BASE. ONE SHED WAS DAMAGED OR DESTROYED ON
PRIVATE PROPERTY. TIMES ESTIMATED BY KMOB SRM DATA.

.Wade Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.21 mi
Path Width /maximum/: 25 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date:             Apr 14 2018
Start Time:0639 PM CDT
Start Location:2.5 mi North-Northwest of Wade
Start Lat/Lon: 30.68N 88.58W

End Date:               Apr 14 2018
End Time: 0640 PM CDT
End Location: 2.4 mi North-Northwest of Wade
End Lat/Lon: 30.68N 88.58W

*Survey Summary:
VERY CONFINED AREA OF DAMAGE WHERE SEVERAL PINES AND A LARGE OAK
TREE WERE SNAPPED NEAR THE BASE. TRACK MAY HAVE BEEN LONGER FARTHER
WEST BUT INACCESSIBLE DUE TO WATER/WETLANDS. TIMES ESTIMATED BY
KMOB SRM DATA.

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 events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

$$

Revitte/Ricks/Albaral/Destri/Zeigler



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