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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
1003 AM CDT Mon Apr 16 2018

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

.Update...Adding 5 new tornado reports to the ongoing summary.

.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:               01:04 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:             01:11 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:               01:19 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 # 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:             01:51 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:               02:00 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.

.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:             02:03 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:               02:09 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.

.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:             Apr/14/2018
Start Time:             1:47 AM CDT
Start Location:         4 miles east of Bryceland/Bienville Parish/La
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4459/-92.9053

End Date:               Apr/14/2018
End Time:               1:53 AM CDT
End Location:           6 miles south-southwest 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.

.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 south-southwest 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 southeast 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.

.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 West 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 Northeast 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:             April 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:               April 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.

.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.

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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