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NOUS44 KSHV 030050  
PNSSHV  
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA  
750 PM CDT MON MAY 2 2016  
 
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE 04/29/2016 AND 4/30/2016 TORNADO EVENT...  
 
UPDATED TO ADD TORNADOES 5 THROUGH 7.  
   
TORNADO #1 IN NORTHERN SMITH COUNTY IN LINDALE
 
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 110-115 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1 MILE  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 400 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: APRIL 29 2016  
START TIME: 5:50 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 1 MILE SOUTH OF THE LINDALE TOWN CENTER  
START LAT/LON: 32.4991/-95.4076  
 
END DATE: APRIL 29 2016  
END TIME: 5:52 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 1/2 MILE SOUTHEAST OF THE LINDALE TOWN CENTER  
END_LAT/LON: 32.5105/-95.4008  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO BEGAN JUST WEST OF US-69 NEAR THE  
INTERSECTION OF US-69 AND MAYOR STREET. INITIAL DAMAGE WAS TO  
TREES AND MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO HOMES...BUT AS THE TORNADO CROSSED  
US-69 IT CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE HIBBETT SPORTS AND DOLLAR TREE  
STORES ON THE EAST SIDE OF US-69. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST  
CAUSING TREE AND ROOF DAMAGE IN SUBDIVISIONS BETWEEN US-69 AND CR  
431. THE TORNADO BEGAN TO LIFT NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF CR 431 AND  
PIERCE STREET.  
   
TORNADO #2 IN NORTHERN SMITH...WOOD
 
AND UPSHUR COUNTIES EAST AND  
NORTHEAST OF LINDALE...  
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120-125 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 27.36 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 1.83 MILES  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 2  
 
START DATE: APRIL 29 2016  
START TIME: 5:55 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 2.5 MILES SE OF LINDALE  
START LAT/LON: 32.5007/-95.3712  
 
END DATE: APRIL 29 2016  
END TIME: 6:32 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 9 MILES WSW OF BETTIE  
END_LAT/LON: 32.7977/-95.10263  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THIS LONG-TRACK MULTI-VORTEX TORNADO BEGAN NEAR  
THE INTERSECTION OF CR 499 AND CR 4100. THE TORNADO TRAVELED  
NORTHEAST CAUSING NUMEROUS DAMAGE MAINLY TO TREES ALONG ITS PATH.  
THE STORM BECAME STRONGEST BETWEEN FM 16 AND FM 2710...WHERE A  
CELL PHONE TOWER...A HOUSE...AND TWO MOBILE HOMES SUSTAINED MAJOR  
DAMAGE FROM ESTIMATED EF2 WINDS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST  
SNAPPING AND UPROOTING NUMEROUS TREES. IT CROSSED US HIGHWAY 80  
BETWEEN BRIMLEY LAKE AND LAKE HAWKINS...AND WAS PARTIALLY OVER  
LAKE HAWKINS. THE OZARKA WATER BOTTLING PLANT NORTH OF HAWKINS  
SUSTAINED MAJOR ROOF DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH EF1 WINDS. MORE TREES  
WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED AS THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND  
PASSED JUST EAST OF HOLLY LAKE AND CROSSED INTO UPSHUR COUNTY.  
THE TORNADO FINALLY LIFTED NEAR FM 852 BETWEEN HORSE ROAD AND  
GREYHOUND ROAD.  
   
TORNADO #3 IN SOUTHERN HARRISON COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 5.65 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: APRIL 29 2016  
START TIME: 10:21 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 13.5 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MARSHALL  
START LAT/LON: 32.3490/-94.2631  
 
END DATE: APRIL 29 2016  
END TIME: 10:33 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 12.0 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MARSHALL  
END_LAT/LON: 32.4100/-94.2003  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO BEGAN IN EXTREME SOUTHERN HARRISON  
JUST SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD 1311...WHERE IT TWISTED AND UPROOTED  
NUMEROUS TREES. IT CONTINUED NORTH-NORTHEAST AND PASSED JUST EAST  
OF COUNTY ROAD 1320...WHERE IT BEGAN TO MOVE MORE NORTHEAST. IT  
TRAVELED TO THE NORTHEAST IN PARALLEL WITH CANEY CREEK AND LIFTED JUST  
WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 1207. ALL ALONG THE PATH THE TORNADO TWISTED  
SEVERAL TREE TRUNKS...KNOCKED OVER NUMEROUS TREES...AND UPROOTED  
MANY MORE.  
   
TORNADO #4 IN EASTERN HARRISON COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 105 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 5.75 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 200 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: APRIL 29 2016  
START TIME: 10:46 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 4.0 MILES NORTHWEST OF WASKOM  
START LAT/LON: 32.5287/-94.1199  
 
END DATE: APRIL 29 2016  
END TIME: 10:59 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 8.4 MILES NORTH OF WASKOM  
END_LAT/LON: 32.6039/-94.0770  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG AND EAST OF COUNTY  
ROAD 2705 AND JUST NORTH OF FM 134...WHERE IT UPROOTED SEVERAL TREES.  
IT TRAVELED NORTH-NORTHEAST WHERE IT SEVERELY DAMAGED TWO MOBILE HOMES  
ALONG BENNETT ROAD OFF OF COUNTY ROAD 2705. IT CONTINUED NORTH-NORTHEAST  
WHERE IT CAUSED SCATTERED TREE AND POWERLINE DAMAGE ALONG FM 9. IT  
CONTINUED FURTHER NORTHEAST...WHERE IT SNAPPED AND UPROOTED SEVERAL  
MORE TREE ALONG FM 1999 BEFORE LIFTING.  
   
TORNADO # 5 IN NORTHERN HARRISON COUNTY
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 110 MPH  
PATH LENGHT /STATUE/: 6.63 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 350 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: APRIL 30 2016  
START TIME: 12:34 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 4.9 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF MARSHALL  
START LAT/LON: 32.6301/-94.3715  
 
END DATE: APRIL 30 2016  
END TIME: 12:46 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 7.8 MILES NORTHEAST OF MARSHALL  
END LAT/LON: 32.6585/-94.2627  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 4000...  
WHICH IS ABOUT A MILE NORTH OF HOLMES LAKE...TWISTING AND KNOCKING DOWN  
NUMEROUS TREES. IT TRAVELED EAST-NORTHEAST WHERE IT INTERSECTED HIGHWAY  
59 NEAR THE KARMA FARM. IT DAMAGED TWO HOMES THERE WHILE KNOCKING DOWN  
SEVERAL TREES. IT CONTINUED EAST-NORTHEAST WHERE IT CROSSED FM 1793.  
IT THEN TRAVELED FURTHER EAST-NORTHEAST TO COUNTY ROAD 2106...WHERE IT  
LEVELED FIELDS OF TREES. IT TRAVELED FURTHER EAST-NORTHEAST TO THE  
INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 2107 AND BUCKHORN ROAD...WHERE IT CONTINUED  
TO CLEAR HUGE SWATHS OF TREES. THE TORNADO LIFTED ABOUT A HALF MILE  
EAST OF THIS ROADWAY INTERSECTION.  
   
TORNADO #6 IN SOUTHERN CHEROKEE COUNTY IN ALTO
 
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 105-115 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 7.3 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 820 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: APRIL 29 2016  
START TIME: 733 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 4.32 MILES SW OF ALTO  
START LAT/LON: 31.598 / -95.116  
 
END DATE: APRIL 29 2016  
END TIME: 745 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 3.09 MILES N OF ALTO  
END_LAT/LON: 31.696 / -95.075  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG COUNTY ROAD 2807 JUST  
EAST OF FM 220 S...AND LIFTED NORTH OF COUNTY ROAD 2438. OVER 27 HOMES  
SUSTAINED DAMAGE...INCLUDING TWO HOMES THAT COMPLETELY LOST THEIR ROOFS.  
SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED...AND AT LEAST TWO  
TRAVEL TRAILERS WERE DESTROYED.  
   
TORNADO #7 IN SOUTHERN CHEROKEE COUNTY NEAR REKLAW
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95-105 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.75 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: APRIL 29 2016  
START TIME: 754 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 5.71 MILES SOUTHWEST OF REKLAW  
 
END DATE: APRIL 29 2016  
END TIME: 756 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 4.66 MILES SOUTHWEST OF REKLAW  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN A WOODED AREA SOUTHWEST  
OF REKLAW...THEN PROCEEDED TO MOVE THROUGH A CLUSTER OF NEW CHICKEN  
COOPS BEFORE LIFTING.  
   
STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE IN NORTHERN RUSK COUNTY
 
 
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 85-95 MPH  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
EVENT DATE: APRIL 29 2016  
EVENT TIME: 848 PM CDT  
LOCATION: 10 MILES SOUTH OF LONGVIEW  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: SEVERAL TREES UPROOTED OR SNAPPED ALONG COUNTY ROAD  
240 AND COUNTY ROAD 246.  
 
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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