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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
900 PM CDT Mon Apr 16 2018

...NWS Damage Survey For April 13 and April 14, 2018 Tornado
Events...

.Update...Correction for Diana Tornado.


.Tornado #1 in Ouachita and Union Parishes...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105-110 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  1.91 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   600 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/13/2018
Start Time:             6:34 PM CDT
Start Location:         7 miles SSE of Downsville / Ouachita Parish, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.5294/-92.3642

End Date:               04/13/2018
End Time:               6:38 PM CDT
End Location:           6 miles SE of Downsville / Union Parish, LA
End_Lat/Lon:            32.5517/-92.3512

Survey_Summary: The tornado began just north of the Calhoun
community along Griggs road and Highway 151 N, where it snapped
and uprooted numerous trees and powerlines. The tornado moved
north-northeast roughly along Highway 837, snapping numerous
trees, which caused significant damage to several homes along 837
and Richardson Rd. A barn was heavily damaged and a mobile home
was flipped before the tornado lifted.


.Tornado #2 in Union Parish...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95-105 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  3.97 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   950 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/13/2018
Start Time:             6:43 PM CDT
Start Location:         6 miles ESE of Downsville / Union Parish, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.5839/-92.3258

End Date:               04/13/2018
End Time:               6:49 PM CDT
End Location:           6 miles E of Downsville / Union Parish, LA
End_Lat/Lon:            32.6397/-92.3117

Survey_Summary: The tornado began along Garland Gin Rd, where it
snapped several trees. It continued north-northeast, snapping and
uprooting more trees in a field along Garland Gin Rd. The tornado
crossed Highway 15 and moved north-northeast, snapping more trees
along Williams Colony Rd, Goldsmith Rd, and Bridges Rd before
lifting.


.Tornado #3 in Union Parish...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    85-95 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  0.38 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   200 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/13/2018
Start Time:             7:04 PM CDT
Start Location:         9 miles W of Sterlington / Union Parish, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.7131/-92.2190

End Date:               04/13/2018
End Time:               7:06 PM CDT
End Location:           9 miles WNW of Sterlington / Union Parish, LA
End_Lat/Lon:            32.7177/-92.2154

Survey_Summary: A very brief tornado began along Laster Rd where
it snapped a few trees. It crossed Highway 143 and continued
northeast, snapping and uprooting more trees before lifting along
Highway 2.


.Tornado in Gregg and Harrison Counties TX...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    80-90 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  4.47 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   580 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/13/2018
Start Time:             1104 pm CDT
Start Location:         5.26 miles SSE of Diana, TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.6345 / -94.7436

End Date:               04/13/2018
End Time:               1113 pm CDT
End Location:           4.88 miles SE of Diana
End Lat/Lon:            32.6701 / -94.6829

Survey_Summary: A tornado touched down along Brown Road, just east
of Highway 259, snapping and uprooting trees as it moved off to the
northeast along Lloyd and Northridge Road. One tree landed on a shed
on Llyod Circle. Farther to the northeast along Dunn Bottoms Road,
the tornado snapped and uprooted several more trees and lifted the
roof off of a hay storage shed. This tornado lifted just south of
Highway 154.


.Thunderstorm Wind Damage along Simpson Lake in Cass County TX...

Peak Wind:  80 - 90 MPH
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Date:             04/13/2018
Time:             1123 pm CDT
Location:         The Eagle Landing Subdivision along Simpson Lake
Lat/Lon:          32.8929 / -94.6106

Survey_Summary: Thunderstorm winds moved northeast across Simpson
Lake, uprooting several trees and snapping a few other. Three
homes and several outbuildings were damaged by falling trees. A
large tree smashed a truck as well. A dock was also lifted onto
the shore and flipped.


.Tornado in Harrison County and Caddo Parish...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  10.67 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/13/2018
Start Time:             11:50 PM CDT
Start Location:         6 miles SSW of Waskom / Harrison County, TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.3869 / -94.1053

End Date:               04/14/2018
End Time:               12:04 AM CDT
End Location:           1 mile SE of Greenwood / Caddo Parish, LA
End_Lat/Lon:            32.4315 / -93.9339

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down along FM 9 near FM 451
where it broke several large branches from a few trees here. It
continued east-northeast just north of CR 1220 where it continued
to break large branches from trees. It blew the roof off a small
barn before it crossed into Caddo Parish. It broke several large
branches down from a few trees when it crossed Elysian Fields
Road. The tornado continued east-northeast where it uprooted a
tree along Highway 79 that knocked down power lines. The tornado
continued northeast where it knocked down several large branches
from trees along Shirley Francis Road. The tornado uprooted trees
and broke large branches just southeast of Greenwood before
lifting.


.Tornado in Caddo and Bossier Parishes..

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  22.52 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   1100 Yards
Fatalities:             1
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/14/2018
Start Time:             12:10 AM CDT
Start Location:         7 miles SW of Shreveport / Caddo Parish, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4521 / -93.8531

End Date:               04/14/2018
End Time:               12:41 AM CDT
End Location:           1 mile N of Princeton / Bossier Parish, LA
End_Lat/Lon:            32.6070 / -93.5129

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down just west of 3132 along
Dixie Boulevard where it uprooted a few trees. It continued east-
northeast crossing 3132 breaking several large branches from
trees. The tornado did roof damage to three hotels near the
Monkhouse exit along I-20. The tornado paralleled I-20 where it
uprooted trees and damaged a few billboard signs. The tornado
shifted north-northeast crossing Jewella Avenue near Jackson
Street where it began to do significant tree damage in this area.
The tornado swelled to around 800 yards wide where it uprooted and
snapped numerous trees along a 13 block path east-northeast to
the vicinity of the intersection of Hearne Avenue and Lakeshore
Drive. The tornado continued northeast into downtown Shreveport
doing sporadic tree damage before crossing the Red River into
downtown Bossier City. The tornado uprooted a number of trees and
broke several large branches between Bossier High School and I-20.
The tornado strengthened near the Heart of Bossier shopping
center and Benton Road where it uprooted several trees as it
headed east-northeast towards Pierre Bossier Mall. It uprooted or
snapped several trees along the south side of the mall and I-20 in
this area. The tornado was able to knocked down the top half of
the east- facing wall of a strip mall on the north side of Pierre
Bossier Mall. The tornado shifted northeast where it paralleled
the north side of East Texas Street where it continued to uproot
and snap trees. There were a number of mobile homes that were
damaged along East Texas Street/Highway 80 due to falling trees.
The tornado was at its weakest point as did sporadic tree damage
as it crossed over I-220 near Louisiana Downs. The tornado began
to rapidly strengthen as it approached the Red Chute area where it
knocked a large tree down onto a travel trailer in the Hillcrest
mobile home park, unfortunately killing a two year old infant. The
tornado did considerable tree damage as it crossed Bellevue Road
just north of Highway 80, splitting trunks and uprooting trees as
it reached its widest width, 1100 yards. The tornado continued
northeast paralleling Adner Road while doing significant tree
damage in the northern sections of Country Place Subdivision near
Eastwood. The tornado continued northeast doing more tree damage
as it crossed Winfield Road west of the community of Princeton
just west of Princeton Elementary School. The tornado uprooted a
few more trees north of Princeton along highway 157 before
lifting.


.Tornado in Bossier and Webster Parishes...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  5.10 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   300 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/14/2018
Start Time:             12:42 AM CDT
Start Location:         4 miles SW of Sarepta / Bossier Parish, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.8586 / -93.5162

End Date:               04/14/2018
End Time:               12:48 AM CDT
End Location:           1 mile NE of Sarepta / Webster Parish, LA
End_Lat/Lon:            32.9033 / -93.4462

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down along Cozby Road just west of
Highway 529 in far northeast Bossier Parish. The tornado uprooted a
number of trees near a cemetery along 529 as it traveled northeast
where it crossed Coile Road damaging several trees.  The tornado
continued northeast traveling across Highway 2 in Sarepta uprooting
a few trees here.  The tornado continued northeast crossing
Highway 371 just north of Sarepta where it did most of its damage.
Several trees were uprooted and snapped in this area especially
along North Main Street before the tornado lifted.


.Tornado in Webster Parish...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  2.92 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   500 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/14/2018
Start Time:             12:58 AM CDT
Start Location:         1 mile W of Shongaloo / Webster Parish, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.9417 / -93.3165

End Date:               04/14/2018
End Time:               1:04 AM CDT
End Location:           2 miles NNE of Shongaloo / Webster Parish, LA
End_Lat/Lon:            32.9744 / -93.2844

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down just west of Shongaloo
along Highway 2 where it uprooted several trees. It continued
northeast causing sporadic tree damage along Highway 159. The
tornado continued northeast where it did considerable tree damage
along Highway 615. The tree damage was concentrated between the
intersections of Highway 615 and Red Oak Road and Highway 615 and
Barge Road where it uprooted and snapped several trees in this
area before lifting just to the northeast.


.Tornado in Claiborne Parish...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  6.85 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   1000 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/14/2018
Start Time:             1:11 AM CDT
Start Location:         4 miles WNW of Homer / Claiborne Parish, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.8095 / -93.1295

End Date:               04/14/2018
End Time:               1:19 AM CDT
End Location:           4 miles NNE of Homer / Claiborne Parish, LA
End_Lat/Lon:            32.8637 / -93.0307

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down along Highway 2 just west
of Dogwood Road where it uprooted several trees and knocked down
several large branches. The tornado continued northeast where it
uprooted and snapped a number of trees along White Oak Road near
Kelly Road. The tornado continued northeast to the intersection of
Ruple Road and Slaughter Road where it rapidly intensified. The
tornado did considerable tree damage as it paralleled Slaughter
Road as it crossed the Louisiana and Northwest railroad track and
Bayou D`Arbonne. It uprooted and snapped numerous trees in this
area as it tracked northeast to Highway 520. At the intersection
of Slaughter Road and Highway 520 it continued to uproot and snap
trees as the tornado began to parallel Highway 520. The tornado
began to weaken as it moved northeast along 520 causing sporadic
tree damage before lifting near Moore Lake.


.Tornado East of Bryceland Louisiana...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  5.55 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   211 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/14/2018
Start Time:             1:47 AM CDT
Start Location:         4 miles E of Bryceland / Bienville Parish, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4459 / -92.9053

End Date:               04/14/2018
End Time:               1:53 AM CDT
End Location:           6 miles SSW of Simsboro / Bienville Parish, LA
End_Lat/Lon:            32.4519 / -92.8133

Survey_Summary: An EF-2 tornado moved east, along the parish line
between Lincoln/Bienville parishes. This tornado began 4 miles
east of Bryceland and continued along Jot `Em Down road. Most of
its damage consisted of snapping and uprooting both hardwood and
softwood trees. It crossed highway 147, moving east. The most
significant damage was along HWY 507 just southwest of the
intersection with Talbert road. Two barns were completely
destroyed, the tops of several hardwood trees snapped, and 75
percent of the metal roof was uplifted and blown into the trees.
All exterior walls were still standing. The tornado continued
moving east, snapping and uprooting trees before dissipating along
Mount Calm road, just south of the Bienville/Lincoln Parish line.


.Tornado # 1 in Union County...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  7.13 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   800 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/14/2018
Start Time:             1:51 AM CDT
Start Location:         6 miles S of El Dorado / Union County, AR
Start Lat/Lon:          33.1095 / -92.6548

End Date:               04/14/2018
End Time:               2:00 AM CDT
End Location:           6 miles ESE of El Dorado / Union County, AR
End_Lat/Lon:            33.1667 / -92.5522

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down along Highway 167 just
north of Wingfield Lake Road and quickly intensified over the
Faircrest community. The tornado reached it maximum intensity and
width along Peace and Mount Union Roads. It uprooted and snapped
numerous trees in this location and damaged the roofs of several
homes. It rolled and destroyed a travel trailer and did roof
damage to a number of mobile homes as well. The tornado traveled
northeast and did sporadic tree damage along Iron Mountain Road
before it crossed Bayou de Loutre. The tornado continued northeast
and uprooted a few trees along Patterson Loop Road and Hibanks
Road. The tornado re-strengthened as it crossed Highway 82 and
uprooted and snapped several trees near the Hope Landing
organization just west of Spencer Lane. The tornado did minor tree
damage just north of this location before lifting.


.Ruston Louisiana Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95-105 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  6.66 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   467 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             April 14, 2018
Start Time:             2:00 AM CDT
Start Location:         3 miles SSW of Grambling / Lincoln Parish, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4827 / -92.7249

End Date:               April 14, 2018
End Time:               2:08 AM CDT
End Location:           2 miles SE of Ruston / Lincoln Parish, LA
End_Lat/Lon:            32.5157 / -92.6214

Survey_Summary: This tornado began south of Grambling near the
intersection of Null/Mondy roads. The tornado moved east along
Mondy road, turned northeast crossing Tennessee avenue, continued
across the Ruston Country Club and moved across the south and
southeast sides of Ruston snapping and uprooting trees along its
path. The tornado dissipated along Lewis street south of HWY 146.
Significant structural damage occurred from trees falling on
homes. After the tornado dissipated, a swath of straight line wind
damage estimated around 90 mph was found along Beacon Light road,
where more trees were uprooted and a couple of metal roofs were
peeled away from homes.


.Tornado # 2 in Union County...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  5.11 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   1200 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/14/2018
Start Time:             2:03 AM CDT
Start Location:         7 miles ESE of El Dorado / Union County, AR
Start Lat/Lon:          33.1878 / -92.5317

End Date:               04/14/2018
End Time:               2:09 AM CDT
End Location:           8 miles ENE of El Dorado / Union County, AR
End_Lat/Lon:            33.2229 / -92.4539

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down along Nick Springs Road just
east of Spencer Lane. It uprooted and snapped trees here along with
breaking several large branches. The tornado continued northeast and
intersected Lawson Road where it rapidly intensified to its strongest
and widest point. It did considerable tree damage here and damaged
the roofs of a number of homes, mobile homes, and barns in this
location. Widespread tree damage was found here that included numerous
uprooted and snapped trees. The tornado continued northeast where it
uprooted several trees along Frisby Road; a number of trees landed on
homes in this location.  The tornado then continued northeast where it
uprooted a number of more trees along Rhodes Chapel Road before lifting
to the northeast of here.


.Choudrant Louisiana Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95-105 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  4.77 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   865 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             April 14, 2018
Start Time:             2:14 AM CDT
Start Location:         1 mile W of Choudrant / Lincoln Parish, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.5336 / -92.5386

End Date:               April 14, 2018
End Time:               2:21 AM CDT
End Location:           4 miles NE of Choudrant / Lincoln Parish, LA
End_Lat/Lon:            32.5611 / -92.4667

Survey_Summary: This tornado began along US HWY 80 just west of Choudrant Louisiana.
The tornado moved through the community of Choudrant, then turned northeast, crossing
Interstate 20, moved across Emory road, and lifted at the Norris/Aulds intersection.
All of the damage consisted of snapped and uprooted trees.


.Downsville and Claiborne Louisiana Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95-105 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  7.71 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   1,544 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/14/2018
Start Time:             2:24 AM CDT
Start Location:         4 miles south of Downsville / Lincoln Parish, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.5754 / -92.4159

End Date:               04/14/2018
End Time:               2:34 AM CDT
End Location:           7 miles northwest of Claiborne / Union Parish, LA
End_Lat/Lon:            32.6025 / -92.2947

Survey_Summary: This tornado started along Roach road, very close to the
Lincoln/Ouachita Parish line. The tornado moved east into Ouachita Parish,
crossing HWY 151, turning Northeast into Union Parish, and crossing
Reggie Skains road. The tornado continued east, crossing HWY 15 and moving
along HWY 552 before lifting at the intersection of HWY 552 and Callaway
road. Most of the damage consisted of snapped and uprooted trees. One very
large pecan tree estimated at 100 years old was lifted and dropped onto a
residence.


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.

$$

Palmer



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