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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
1033 PM CDT Fri May 6 2022

...NWS Damage Survey for May 5th 2022 Tornado Event...

..Tornado #1...Northeast of Henderson in Rusk County, TX

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /statute/:  8.6545 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1000.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start Date:             05/05/2022
Start Time:             01:45 PM CDT
Start Location:         3 ENE Henderson / Rusk County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.1763 / -94.7395

End Date:               05/05/2022
End Time:               01:59 PM CDT
End Location:           7 SW Tatum / Rusk County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            32.2396 / -94.6142

Survey Summary:

This tornado spun up from a supercell thunderstorm just west
of County Road 222 on the eastern outskirts of Henderson. The
tornado generally continued northeast for a little over 8 miles,
uprooting and snapping thousands of trees and causing damage to
some structures. The tornado was at its widest and strongest
crossing County Road 262, FM 1251 E, County Road 324, and County
Road 327 where extensive snapping of pine and hardwood trees
warranted a peak estimated wind speed of 115 mph - which is a
lower end EF2. The one injury recorded during the tornado
occurred along County Road 262 where a male outside during the
tornado was struck by a falling tree. The areas affected by the
tornado were largely rural, but there were still many residences
receiving various levels of roof damage, mostly due to falling
trees. The survey team estimates this tornado weakened and
lifted west of Martin Lake, with the same storm spawning
another tornado just to the east (as mentioned in the next
summary).

A special thanks goes out to the Rusk County Emergency
Management team for their assistance in locating damage, getting
details along the path of this survey, and more.

..Tornado #2...South of Tatum in Panola County, TX

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    104 mph
Path Length /statute/:  8.4078 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   500.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/05/2022
Start Time:             02:04 PM CDT
Start Location:         6 SW Tatum / Rusk County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.2408 / -94.5904

End Date:               05/05/2022
End Time:               02:21 PM CDT
End Location:           2 N Beckville / Panola County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            32.2716 / -94.4524

Survey Summary:

As mentioned in the previous summary, the same supercell
thunderstorm producing the EF2 tornado northeast of Henderson
also produced another tornado which first touched down on the
west bank of Lake Martin, just east of the Panola County line.
This tornado continued on a east-northeast track over Lake
Martin and into Panola County. A large majority of the damage
with this tornado was limited to the snapping and uprooting of
trees with the strongest tree damage indicators and widest path
being near County Road 257. This tornado continued up to and just
east of Highway 149 before lifting. The peak strength and width
of this tornado was less than the prior tornado produced by the
same storm, but an upper end EF1 intensity was still acheived.

A special thanks goes out to the Rusk and Panola County Emergency
Management teams for their assistance in locating damage and
getting details along the path of this survey.

..Tornado #3...North of Mount Enterprise in Rusk County, TX

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.3961 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   350.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/05/2022
Start Time:             02:25 PM CDT
Start Location:         5 NNW Mount Enterprise / Rusk County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          31.9814 / -94.712

End Date:               05/05/2022
End Time:               02:31 PM CDT
End Location:           6 NNE Mount Enterprise / Rusk County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            31.9948 / -94.6568

Survey Summary:

This tornado spun up quickly near US Highway 259 about 5 miles
NNW of Mount Enterprise. The tornado caused damage at the
Whispering Pines RV Park and Lodging, which included numerous
hardwood and softwood trees being uprooted or snapped along with
the complete destruction of a towable RV trailer. In addition, a
food truck was tossed around 50 feet along with a number of
canopies being tossed up to 500 feet. The tornado then tracked to
the ENE where it crossed County Road 3145 and uprooted/snapped
a number of trees. The tornado then moved to the northeast
across FM-95 S to County Road 3153 before lifting near County Road
3144, leaving behind a trail of uprooted and snapped trees. With
the amount of snapped hardwood trees along with the way they were
snapped, this brought a peak wind estimate of 110 mph which is a
high-end EF-1. Thankfully there were no injuries reported with
this tornado as it moved through SE Rusk County.

A special thanks goes out to the Rusk County Emergency Management
team for their assistance in locating damage, getting details
along the path of this survey, and more.

&&

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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