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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
1132 PM CST Thu Nov 10 2022

...NWS Damage Survey for 11/04/2022 Tornado Event - Update #6...

Further surveying was performed today in portions of E. Texas, as
additional damage and satellite reports funneled into the office.
The survey team examined a single point in Cason, TX, as well as a
new/extended path in Cass County. This survey heavily utilized
satellite and radar data to fill in gaps along the newly extended
Hughes Springs, TX tornado track.

.Overview...Numerous severe thunderstorms impacted East Texas,
southeastern Oklahoma, southwestern Arkansas, and northwestern
Louisiana during the evening of Friday, November 4th and
overnight into the early morning hours of November 5th. The
highest rated tornado was an EF-4 that impacted Red River, TX and
McCurtain County, OK. This long-track tornado has a preliminary
length of 58 miles. Further updates to the report can be expected
as new information becomes available, aerial data is incorporated,
and tornado tracks are refined.

.Tornado #1...Pickens in Northwest McCurtain County, OK

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    125 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.88 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   800 yards
Fatalities:             1
Injuries:               1

Start Date:             11/04/2022
Start Time:             04:46 PM CST
Start Location:         2 ESE Pickens / McCurtain County / OK
Start Lat/Lon:          34.3908 / -94.9909

End Date:               11/04/2022
End Time:               04:49 PM CST
End Location:           2 NW Battiest / McCurtain County / OK
End Lat/Lon:            34.4237 / -94.9612

Survey Summary:
A damage survey team confirmed an EF-2 tornado touched down in
extreme northwestern McCurtain County near the Pickens community.
The tornado first touched down off of Battiest Pickens Road where
it completely destroyed a chicken house, removed large sections
of a roof of a home, and snapped multiple hardwood trees.  As the
the tornado continued on, it hit a double wide mobile home that
was tied down with straps, which were snapped or footings pulled
out of the ground.  The mobile home vaulted to the NW and led to
the fatality of a male. A vehicle was also rolled at this
location. The tornado continued on to uproot and snap hardwood
and softwood trees as it crossed Mount Zion Church Rd, Glover
Road, and Cedarwood Lane. The tornado lifted near Coleman Road.

A special thanks goes out to the survey team from the National
Weather Service in Tulsa, Oklahoma for conducting this survey and
to the American Red Cross, McCurtain County Emergency Management,
and Choctaw Nation Emergency Management for their assistance in
locating damage.

.Tornado #2...Rural Northwestern McCurtain County, OK

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.9 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/04/2022
Start Time:             04:54 PM CST
Start Location:         4 S Honobia / McCurtain County / OK
Start Lat/Lon:          34.4742 / -94.9373

End Date:               11/04/2022
End Time:               4:56 PM CST
End Location:           8 NNE Battiest / McCurtain County / OK
End Lat/Lon:            34.5065 / -94.8876

Survey Summary:
This tornado developed in heavily wooded terrain in far northern
McCurtain County near Short Mountain, Wildhorse Mountain, and
Spring Mountain.. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted as it
crossed Dog Creek northeast into southern Le Flore County
southeast of Honobia. This is part of an overall 10.2 mile total
path between NWS Shreveport and NWS Tulsa s areas.

A special thanks goes out to the survey team from the National Weather
Service in Tulsa, Oklahoma for conducting this survey.

.Tornado #3...Red River County, TX to McCurtain County, OK

Rating:                 EF4
Estimated Peak Wind:    170 mph
Path Length /statute/:  58.40 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1056 yards (0.6 miles)
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               13

Start Date:             11/04/2022
Start Time:             05:15 PM CST
Start Location:         3 NW Bogata / Red River County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          33.5047 / -95.2418

End Date:               11/04/2022
End Time:               06:18 PM CST
End Location:           5 NNE Eagletown / McCurtain County / OK
End Lat/Lon:            34.0988 / -94.5364

Survey Summary:
The tornado initially touched down near the Fulbright community
southwest of Clarksville. An aerial survey confirmed that the
tornado damage was to tin metal roof panels that were peeled off
of a plant on CR-1200. As the tornado continued, near FM-411, a
single family home had all of its walls removed with only the
interior room left standing where a family of three sheltered
where winds were estimated at 150 mph. After it crossed FM-411,
it hit another single family home and collapsed all the walls,
injuring a woman who left her vehicle to take shelter inside the home.

The tornado continued on to CR-1275 where debarking of a few trees
was first observed in addition to thousands of trees that were
snapped and uprooted throughout the path of the tornado. It then
crossed US-82, CR-2123, CR-2124, and FM-2283. At FM-2283, it
destroyed a single family home along with several outbuildings.
The home could not be surveyed at this location as debris removal
had already begun. The tornado then continued to move along
CR-2125 and CR-2030 before taking a more eastward jog across
SH-37. At this point, it is estimated that it was about a third
of a mile wide and it began to widen further as it demonstrated
more widespread tree snaps and isolated debarking throughout the
remainder of Red River County, TX.

After crossing SH-37, the tornado wiped a single family home off
of its foundation north of Clarksville with large portions of the
walls and roof carried several hundred yards northeast of the
home. This damage was surrounded by widespread tree snaps with
isolated debarking. This location was reviewed by a regional Quick
Response Team (QRT) that determined the damage at this location was
EF-4 with maximum winds of 170 mph. This was based on the
construction of the home, the debris field spread 50-200 yards
downstream from the home in small pieces, and the slab of the home
being wiped clean. 10 people on the property of the home took
shelter in an oil drain of a metal outbuilding that was completely
destroyed with no injuries. The damage swath widened to
approximately 0.6 miles northeast of Clarksville as it approached
Acworth and continued to cross the Red River. Before it crossed the
Red River, it collapsed all the walls on a single family home and
completely destroyed Mount Olive Church. It then  lifted a double
wide manufactured home off the ground near FM-1159 and threw it
50 yards with three dogs in it that all survived.

After crossing the Red River and entering McCurtain County,
Oklahoma, the tornado produced EF-2 damage in rural areas
southwest of Idabel, ripping the roofs off several single family
homes. Before reaching Idabel, the edge of the tornado hit the
Oklahoma Mesonet Idabel observing platform off of Ravens Nest Road.
At the platform, a measured gust of 108 mph was recorded by the 10m
anemometer. Other nearby single family homes sustained roof damage
and damage intensified to EF-2 with winds at 125 estimated where large
section of the roof structure was removed and a wall collapsed on
a single family home off of Osprey Road. The tornado moved on to
snap several hundred trees before hitting a single family home
off of Boss Rd which had a wall collapse and partial roof damage
that could not be rated due to trees falling into the home. More
EF-2 damage was observed as the tornado approached US-259 when the
tornado removed the roof and much of the second story of a single
family home. The two people in the home took shelter on the first
floor under the stairs, preventing injury as 125 mph winds
damaged the home.

As the tornado got into Idabel, more single family home damage was
observed to roofs of homes in several neighborhoods on the
southeast side of Idabel. One of the most hard hit subdivisions
was Country Club Estates. None of the homes in Country Club
Estates are not rated due to tree damage which resulted in
much of the structural damage from trees falling into homes.
Nearby, at the Idabel Country Club, nearly every tree sustained
damage on approximately 6 holes, with mostly snaps observed. There
is some debarking in this area, where an EF-3 swath begins. Behind
the golf course, a single family home was destroyed with most of its
walls collapsed except for a small interior room.

The tornado continued on to hit the Kiamichi Family Medical Center
which was rated at EF-2 (115 mph) due to the facade components that
were torn from the structure. As the tornado approached US-259 and
East Washington Street, it damaged the sign of a McDonald’s and a
swath of EF-3 winds completely destroyed the Donut Crossing and
Express Tire stores. After crossing East Washington Street, the
tornado completely destroyed the Trinity Baptist Church. Winds at
this location were estimated to be 155 mph with the total
destruction of the metal building system which was surrounded by a
brick wall that collapsed with concrete anchors pulled from the
ground. The tornado moved on to produce narrow EF-2 damage in the
more broader EF-1 damage swath with small vortices likely extending
down to the ground from the elevated large funnel cloud at this
point.

After pushing northeast of Idabel, the tornado crossed mainly
rural areas and completely destroyed chicken houses while snapping
hardwood and softwood trees for the next approximately ten miles.
An aerial survey indicates that the tornado briefly lifted near
the Little River and then touched down again in a forested area
before damaging a metal structure atop a chicken plant off of
Craig Rd. A survey team from NWS Little Rock picked up EF-2 damage
with 135 mph winds between Eagletown and Broken Bow just south of
US-70. Many large, old growth pines and hardwoods were uprooted or
snapped and several wooden utility poles were also snapped. A
double wide mobile home at the eastern end of Box Turtle Road was
moved 30 feet north of its original location, causing near total
destruction of the home. Only around one-third of the walls/roof
were left with the remainder of the structure removed and
scattered well to the north. The exposed undercarriage was bent
and twisted in several locations.

As the tornado crossed US-70 immediately west of Eagletown, many
additional pines and hardwoods were uprooted or snapped. Nearly
all utility poles within the path were also snapped or pushed
over. The tornado then moved into a heavily forested area north of
Eagletown before it lifted with more sporadic damage noted along
Old Winship Road.

A special thanks goes out to the survey team from the National
Weather Service in Little Rock, Arkansas for conducting portions
of this survey and to the Texas Division of Emergency Management
(TDEM), Clarksville Fire Department, Oklahoma MesoNet, WFO Fort
Worth, American Red Cross, McCurtain County Emergency Management,
and Choctaw Nation Emergency Management for their assistance in
locating damage.

.Tornado #4...East of Pittsburg in Camp County, TX

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.22 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   350 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/04/2022
Start Time:             05:38 PM CST
Start Location:         6 ESE Pittsburg / Camp County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.9458 / -94.8712

End Date:               11/04/2022
End Time:               05:41 PM CST
End Location:           7 ESE Pittsburg / Camp County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            32.9701 / -94.8461

Survey Summary:
A damage survey team initially found damage east of Pittsburg in
Camp County, TX in association with a northeastward moving
supercell thunderstorm which eventually went on to produce four
tornadoes through northeastern Texas and into southwestern
Arkansas.  This initial tornado produced only tree damage,
beginning near FM 2254 and traveling a few miles through rural
areas before ending near County Road 4244.

A special thanks goes out to the Texas Division of Emergency
Management (TDEM) for their assistance in locating damage.

.Tornado #5...Cason in Morris County, TX to Dalton in Cass County,
TX

Rating:                 EF3
Estimated Peak Wind:    155 mph
Path Length /statute/:  16.95 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   650 yards
Fatalities:             1
Injuries:               8

Start Date:             11/04/2022
Start Time:             05:44 PM CST
Start Location:         5 W Daingerfield / Morris County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          33.0218 / -94.8157

End Date:               11/04/2022
End Time:               06:06 PM CST
End Location:           3 E Naples / Cass County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            33.2064 / -94.6241

Survey Summary:
The supercell thunderstorm which produced a brief and weak tornado
in eastern Camp County, TX then went on to produce a stronger and
longer-lasting tornado from southwestern Morris County and into
northwestern Cass County, TX. This tornado initially started along
FM-144 south of the Cason community and became quite destructive
quickly, producing EF-3 damage to a home, and EF-2 damage to
multiple structures before tracking northeast to Texas Highway 11.
A few mobile homes were destroyed near the start of the tornado
and this resulted in at least several injuries. The tornado
continued to track northeast from Texas Highway 11 to Highway 49,
doing mostly EF-1 damage for 3 miles before reaching Highway 49.
As the tornado crossed Highway 49, two nearby homes were
completely destroyed and largely swept from their foundations and
at least one injury resulted. This damage was only rated as EF-2
because the pier and beam foundation construction of both homes
did not anchor the structures well to the intense wind loading.
Behind the homes, some isolated tree debarking was observed with
a swath of EF-3 damage with maximum winds of 140 mph.

The tornado continued to the northeast, soon completely destroying
a mobile home along County Road 3201, where the one fatality
associated with this tornado occurred. The tornado continued to
advance northeastward, doing mainly EF-1 level damage to trees and
some structures before knocking over and destroying a few large
electrical transmission lines near the intersection of County Road
3211 and County Road 3209. The team estimated 125 mph EF- 2 winds
were required to do this structural damage. Finally, the tornado
continued on another 7 miles to the northeast across US Highway
259 and across Highway 77 in far northwestern Cass county, before
lifting shortly thereafter. In the last stage, the tornado
produced mainly EF-1 damage to a mix of trees and structures.

A special thanks goes out to Morris County Emergency
Management and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)
for their assistance in locating damage.

.Tornado #6...Bowie County, TX

Rating:                 EF3
Estimated Peak Wind:    140 mph
Path Length /statute/:  15.68 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   800 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/04/2022
Start Time:             06:17 PM CST
Start Location:         9 N Marietta / Bowie County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          33.3163 / -94.5625

End Date:               11/04/2022
End Time:               06:38 PM CST
End Location:           3 N New Boston / Bowie County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            33.506 / -94.4142

Survey Summary:
The supercell thunderstorm which produced a second tornado ending
in northwestern Cass County, TX continued on to the northeast and
next dropped another tornado a little north of the Red River in
southwestern Bowie County, TX. This tornado was judged to be the
strongest one produced by this particular thunderstorm and
generated a few spots of high-end EF-2 damage in several
locations along its nearly 16 mile long path. This tornado first
touched down along US-67 to the southwest of Simms and quickly
grew in strength and width after going a few miles, briefly
reaching a width of nearly half a mile at times. Just west of
Simms and continuing northeast just past FM 561 the tornado
produced many instances of EF-2 damage to both trees and
structures. As the tornado crossed FM 561 there were several
structures, a few well built, which had roofs and many walls
removed and 130 to 135 mph estimated peak winds were just
slightly below the EF-3 threshold. Interestingly, near this
structural damage there was a small section of asphalt road
removed from FM 561 and the road debris thrown into one
residence. Fortunately and incredibly there were no injuries in
these areas.

The tornado then tracked northeast nearly 4 miles through very
rural and uninhabited areas west of State Highway 98. The tornado
finally moved back over Highway 98 and produced another area of
considerable damage at the intersection of Highway 98 and County
Road 1840. In this area several structures were largely destroyed,
including a few small retail buildings, and this again garnered
some higher end EF-2 ratings with fortunately no injuries. After
this point the tornado went its final 7 miles by crossing the
southwestern, then western, then northern portions of the city of
New Boston, before ending just west of Highway 8 north of
Interstate Thirty. Damage to structures and trees in these areas
was mostly of EF-1 caliber, although considerable damage to one or
two well-built homes on the western side of New Boston did
warrant an EF-2 damage rating.

A special thanks goes out to Bowie County Emergency Management
and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) for their
assistance in locating damage.

.Tornado #7...Hughes Springs in Cass County, TX

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    125 mph
Path Length /statute/:  20.08 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   620 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/04/2022
Start Time:             06:37 PM CST
Start Location:         1 SW Hughes Springs / Cass County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.9829 / -94.645

End Date:               11/04/2022
End Time:               07:00 PM CST
End Location:           3 W Douglassville / Cass County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            33.1882 / -94.4096

Survey Summary:
Upon further radar and satellite analysis, an additional survey
team was sent out today to try and extend the previous Hughes
Springs track, performed over the weekend by NWS Southern Region
Headquarters. The original storm survey found the tornado moved
northeast into Hughes Springs, where EF-1 damage was noted. Two
single family residences sustained damage to the roofs with
partial roof damage. The forest station on Pine Street also
sustained damage to the roof and walls. Additionally, numerous
large trees were downed along the path. Further surveying found
greater damage along County Road 2994, just NE of Hughes Springs.
Here, two well built homes sustained substantial roof damage
consistent with an EF2 rating as the tornado continued on its
path. The tornado continued doing EF1 damage through the
countryside of Cass County, with a consistent path of snapped and
uprooted soft and hardwood trees.

The tornado began to intensify near Cusseta, TX, with some of the
better tornado debris signature appearing on radar. Here, the
tornado did widespread EF2 damage to countless hardwood and
softwood trees. Trees were snapped and twisted over an extensive
area of ground, with the tornado doing EF1 damage to an old
structure located on a small hill down the road. The tornado began
to wind down on the north side of Texas Highway 77 west of
Douglassville, but not before snapping more hard and softwood
trees on both sides of the highway. This survey heavily utilized
satellite data provided by the NWS GIS Mutual Aid team in order to
fill in damage gaps, and verify one continuous tornado track.

A special thanks goes out to Southern Region Headquarters for
surveying, Alex Sizemore and the other members of the NWS GIS
Mutual Aid team for their satellite analysis, and the Texas
Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) for their assistance in
locating damage.

.Tornado #8...Center Point in Howard County, AR

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /statute/:  8.16 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/04/2022
Start Time:             07:37 PM CST
Start Location:         7 SSE Dierks / Howard County / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          34.0178 / -93.9763

End Date:               11/04/2022
End Time:               07:43 PM CST
End Location:           8 E Dierks / Howard County / AR
End Lat/Lon:            34.0988 / -93.873

Survey Summary:
A survey team from NWS Little Rock determined that the tornado
began near the intersection of Possum Hollow Road and Highway 26.
Along the path of the tornado, a metal outbuilding was destroyed
and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. The tornado
continued to the northeast damaging chicken coops near Madison
Street and significantly damaging a mobile home off Billings Road
and Highway 278. The tornado continued to down trees in heavily
forested areas southwest of Briar and ended just north of Muddy
Fork Road with additional trees snapped or uprooted.

A special thanks goes out to the survey team from the National
Weather Service in Little Rock, Arkansas for conducting portions
of this survey and to Howard County Emergency Management for their
assistance in locating damage.

.Tornado #9...Southwest Caddo Parish, LA

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.27 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   70 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/04/2022
Start Time:             08:57 PM CST
Start Location:         8 S Greenwood / Caddo Parish / LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.3166 / -93.9581

End Date:               11/04/2022
End Time:               08:59 PM CST
End Location:           8 WNW Stonewall / Caddo Parish / LA
End Lat/Lon:            32.3179 / -93.9365

Survey Summary:
An EF-0 tornado briefly touched down in the Spring Ridge
community just east of Adams Road in a heavily wooded area, where
it snapped the top off a couple of trees. The tornado continued
east across Greenwood-Springridge Road and along Godfrey Road,
where it snapped several trees and large limbs, and ripped some
shingles off of a home. The tornado lifted in a heavy wooded area
just east-northeast of Godfrey Road.

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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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