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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
409 PM CDT Sat Aug 6 2022

...NWS Damage Survey for 08/05/2022 Thunderstorm Wind Event...

.Overview...Shreveport National Weather Service personnel surveyed
wind damage that occurred on Friday afternoon in association with
a thunderstorm. Damage was surveyed in eastern sections of
Longview in western Harrison County.

.Longview Wind Damage...

Rating:                 TSTM/Wind
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.7559 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   600.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start Date:             08/05/2022
Start Time:             03:08 PM CDT
Start Location:         5 E Longview / Harrison County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.5059 / -94.6734

End Date:               08/05/2022
End Time:               03:10 PM CDT
End Location:           4 E Longview / Harrison County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            32.5042 / -94.6862

Survey Summary:
A thunderstorm generated a downburst which first produced damage
by downing limbs along TX Loop 281 and US Hwy 80. The downburst
then did shingle damage to 5 buildings at the Pinehurst Apartment
Complex. The most intense damage occurred just west of the
apartment complex along Pat Dr. and US Hwy 80. In this location,
approximately 15 trees were snapped and 30 trees uprooted. Given
the large size of the trees and the relatively dry ground it
justified winds estimated at up to 105 mph. Further downstream to
the west, trees were uprooted and large branches broken across the
Longview Heights area. The damage swath ended at Memory Park

A special thanks goes out to the Longview Fire Department for
sharing drone footage and their assistance locating damage
during the survey.


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

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.


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