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Public Information Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
1238 PM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...NWS Damage Survey for 04/14/18 Tornado Event...
...Times corrected for Beaumont and Oilla events...

.Plaisance Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      110 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    1.25 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     580 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               Apr 14 2018
Start time:               603 AM CDT
Start location:           4 SW Grand Prairie/St. Landry/LA
Start Lat/Lon:            30.6423/-92.1904

End date:                 Apr 14 2018
End time:                 605 AM CDT
End location:             3 SSW Grand Prarie/St. Landry/LA
End_lat/lon:              30.6387/-92.1698

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down near Christina and Deville
roads, destroying the roof of one home. It crossed St. Andrews Rd,
snapping multiple trees and causing minor roof damage to several
houses. It then crossed LA-10, downing trees and ending near Aldes
Rd.

.Carencro Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:      115 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    4.5 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     650 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               Apr 14 2018
Start time:               637 AM CDT
Start location:           3 NNW Carencro/Lafayette/LA
Start Lat/Lon:            30.3459/-92.0480

End date:                 Apr 14 2018
End time:                 640 AM CDT
End location:             5 SW Arnaudville/Lafayette/LA
End_lat/lon:              30.3635/-91.9818

Survey Summary: This tornado touched down between University Ave. and
Patin Rd, damaging several homes before topling a large advertising
billboard and crossing I-49. The tornado damaged several businesses
east of I-49 and continued ENE for several miles, crossing Hwy 1252
several times and downing multiple trees and branches. It ended
along Arnaudville and Lantier Roads, rolling a metal outbuilding and
RV, and damaging multiple roofs.

.Bayou Vista Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:      80 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    0.3 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     40 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               Apr 14 2018
Start time:               913 AM CDT
Start location:           1 SSW Bayou Vista/St. Mary/LA
Start Lat/Lon:            29.6816/-91.2742

End date:                 Apr 14 2018
End time:                 913 AM CDT
End location:             1 S Bayou Vista/St. Mary/LA
End_lat/lon:              29.6806/-91.2694

Survey Summary: A weak tornado briefly touched down near the
Plantation Hotel, uplifting a large section of the roof and breaking
multiple room windows. The tornado continued southeast across US 90
into the marsh and dissipated.

...NWS Damage Survey for 04/14/18 Thunderstorm Wind Event...

.Beaumont/Lamar University Severe Thunderstorm Wind

Estimated Peak Wind:      105-110 MPH
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0
Date:  Apr 14 2018
Estimated time:  345 AM CDT
Location:  Jefferson/TX

Survey Summary: At Lamar University, strong winds uplifted and peeled
back a large portion of the University Police station and toppled
several large trees. A glass wall and several windows were also
blown in. On Oregon Ave, the exterior brick wall of an apartment
building collapsed.

.Oilla Severe Thunderstorm Wind

Estimated Peak Wind:      105-110 MPH
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0
Date:  Apr 14 2018
Estimated time:  405 AM CDT
Location:  Orange/TX

Survey Summary: Strong winds toppled trees along S Terry Rd,
Japanese Ln, and Cajun Way.

.Belaire Cove Severe Thunderstorm Wind

Estimated Peak Wind:      105-110 MPH
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0
Date:  Apr 14 2018
Estimated time:  613 AM CDT
Location:  Evangeline/LA

Survey Summary: Strong winds toppled trees and damaged several homes
along the north side of Belair Cove community.



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.

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RACKLEY/BRAZZELL


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