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Issued by NWS Shreveport, LA

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000 NOUS44 KSHV 012053 PNSSHV ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077- TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-021200- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA 253 PM CST Mon Mar 1 2021 ...Public Information Statement... ...NWS Damage Survey for the February 28th, 2021 Tornado Event... Tornado #1...Vivian, LA Tornado... Rating: EF1 Estimated Peak Wind: 90 mph Path Length /statute/: 1.13 miles Path Width /maximum/: 165.0 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 02/28/2021 Start Time: 06:15 PM CST Start Location: 2 NW Vivian / Caddo Parish / LA Start Lat/Lon: 32.8917 / -94.0042 End Date: 02/28/2021 End Time: 06:18 PM CST End Location: 1 N Vivian / Caddo Parish / LA End Lat/Lon: 32.8949 / -93.9851 Summary: An EF1 tornado touched down in a heavily wooded area west of Old Atlanta Road just northwest of Vivian, snapping and uprooting numerous trees as it crossed Old Atlanta Road just south of Cross Creek Road. The tornado continued east northeast across a heavily wooded area, snapping and uprooting additional trees before ripping the metal roofing off of a metal storage building, flipping a trampoline over onto its side, and pushing the skirting inward on a mobile home on Cane Road. The tornado then lifted shortly before crossing Pine Street/Highway 1 on the north side of Vivian. 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 200mph EF5...Violent...>200mph NOTE: The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS Storm Data. $$ 15/50

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