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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA  
1135 PM CDT THU APR 19 2018  
 
...PRELIMINARY NWS DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR APRIL 13 AND APRIL 14, 2018 TORNADO  
AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORM EVENTS...  
   
UPDATE
 
INCREASED THE INTENSITY AND TRACK LENGTH OF THE UMPIRE TORNADO IN  
NORTHERN HOWARD COUNTY BASED ON ADDITIONAL DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS...  
   
TORNADO #1 IN OUACHITA AND UNION PARISHES, LA
 
 
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: 634 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: 638 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 NEAR DOWNSVILLE, LA
 
 
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: 643 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: 649 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 WEST OF STERLINGTON, LA
 
 
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: 704 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: 706 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 #4 IN NORTHERN HOWARD COUNTY, AR
 
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 110-115 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.25 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 350 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 04/13/2018  
START TIME: 710 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 1.95 MILES SW OF UMPIRE / HOWARD COUNTY, AR  
START LAT/LON: 34.2555/-94.0670  
 
END DATE: 04/13/2018  
END TIME: 720 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 0.84 MILES NW OF UMPIRE / HOWARD COUNTY, AR  
END_LAT/LON: 34.2870/-94.0612  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN ALONG LINVILLE ROAD  
WHERE IT SNAPPED SEVERAL TREES. IT CONTINUED NORTH WHERE IT SNAPPED  
AND UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES NEAR CEDAR HILL CEMETERY, THEN CROSSED  
CEDAR HILL ROAD WHERE PORTIONS OF A TIN ROOF WERE PEELED BACK FROM A  
METAL BARN AND A NEARBY POORLY CONSTRUCTED METAL BARN WAS DESTROYED.  
IT CONTINUED NORTH WHERE IT SNAPPED SEVERAL UTILITY POLES AND A LARGE  
SWATH OF TREES, AT WHICH POINT THE TORNADO WAS AT ITS STRONGEST AND  
WIDEST. IT CROSSED KIRBY ROAD WHERE IT CAUSED SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE  
TO TWO LARGE CHICKEN HOUSES, UPROOTED AND SNAPPED SEVERAL MORE TREES.  
INTERMITTENT DAMAGE WAS FOUND AS IT CONTINUED NORTH BEFORE THE TORNADO  
LIFTED JUST NORTH OF HIGHWAY 278 NORTHWEST OF UMPIRE. NUMEROUS TREES  
WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED HERE BEFORE FINALLY LIFTING A FEW MILES SOUTH  
OF GATLIN ROAD.  
 
   
TORNADO #5 IN CALDWELL PARISH, LA
 
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 110-115 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 4.21 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 343 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 04/13/2018  
START TIME: 733 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 7.59 MILES W OF CLARKS LA  
START LAT/LON: 32.0150 /-92.2693  
 
END DATE: 04/13/2018  
END TIME: 743 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 5.76 MILES NW OF CLARKS LA  
END_LAT/LON: 32.0637 / -92.22895  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF HIGHWAY  
506, SNAPPING AND UPROOTING TREES. AS THE TORNADO LIFTED TO THE  
NORTH NORTHEAST, IT TORE THROUGH THE CATAHOULA NATIONAL WILDLIFE  
REFUGE, SNAPPING AND UPROOTING TREES. SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS AND  
CAMPSITES WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY FALLING TREES JUST OFF OF  
CHILDRESS ROAD. THE TORNADO TURNED MORE NORTHEAST AT BEAUCUP ROAD  
AND CHILDRESS ROAD, BEFORE LIFTING JUST BEFORE GOLDWING LANE.  
 
   
THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE NEAR JOINERVILLE, TX
 
 
PEAK WIND: 80-85 MPH  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
DATE: 04/13/2018  
TIME: 1045 PM CDT  
LOCATION: 1 MILE SOUTH OF JOINERVILLE, TX  
LAT/LON: 32.1642 / -94.9089  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WINDS BLEW DOWN NUMEROUS TREES, WITH DAMAGE  
TO SEVERAL HOMES, MAINLY FROM TREES FALLING ONTO HOMES. SEVERAL BARNS WERE DAMAGED  
BY THESE WINDS ON COUNTY ROADS 483 AND 481, WITH ADDITIONAL DAMAGE NOTED TO AWNINGS  
AND CARPORTS IN THE AREA.  
 
   
THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE NEAR HENDERSON, TX
 
 
PEAK WIND: 60-65 MPH  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
DATE: 04/13/2018  
TIME: 1050 PM CDT  
LOCATION: 3 MILES NORTHWEST OF HENDERSON, TX  
LAT/LON: 32.2032 / -94.8226  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WINDS SNAPPED A FEW TREES AND DOWNED NUMEROUS  
LARGE BRANCHES ALONG HIGHWAY 259 JUST NORTH OF HENDERSON AND COUNTY ROAD 212. A  
METAL ROOF WAS LIFTED OFF OF A BARN ALONG COUNTY ROAD 212.  
 
   
TORNADO #6 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, TX  
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 LLOYD 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 #7 IN HARRISON COUNTY, TX AND CADDO PARISH, LA NEAR WASKOM AND GREENWOOD...  
 
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: 1150 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: 1204 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 #8 IN CADDO AND BOSSIER PARISHES IN SHREVEPORT AND BOSSIER CITY...  
 
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: 1210 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: 1241 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 #9 IN BOSSIER AND WEBSTER PARISHES NEAR SAREPTA, LA
 
 
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: 1242 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: 1248 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 #10 IN WEBSTER PARISH NEAR SHONGALOO, LA
 
 
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: 1258 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: 104 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 #11 IN CLAIBORNE PARISH NEAR HOMER, LA
 
 
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: 111 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: 119 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 #12 EAST OF BRYCELAND, LA
 
 
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: 147 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: 153 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 #13 IN UNION COUNTY ARKANSAS IN THE FAIRCREST COMMUNITY
 
 
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: 151 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: 200 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 #14 IN RUSTON, LA
 
 
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: 200 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: 208 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 #15 IN UNION COUNTY ARKANSAS SOUTHEAST OF EL DORADO
 
 
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: 203 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: 209 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 #16 NEAR CHOUDRANT, LA
 
 
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: 214 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: 221 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.  
 
   
TORNADO #17 NEAR DOWNSVILLE AND CLAIBORNE, LA
 
 
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: 224 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: 234 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.  
   
THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE NEAR STERLINGTON, LA
 
 
PEAK WIND: 80 MPH  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
DATE: 04/14/2018  
TIME: 251 AM CDT  
LOCATION: 2 MILES SE STERLINGTON / OUACHITA PARISH, LA  
LAT/LON: 32.6751 / -92.0435  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: DOORS WERE BLOWN IN ON THE SOUTHERN MARKET GROCERY  
STORE, AND THE NORTH-FACING EXTERIOR WALL LOST ITS BRICK FACADE  
AND SOME ROOF COVERING. IN ADDITION, A TREE WAS UPROOTED AND SOME  
FARM OUTBUILDINGS SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE ACROSS US 165, JUST  
SOUTHWEST OF THE GROCERY STORE. A METAL PRIVACY FENCE WAS ALSO  
DESTROYED DIRECTLY BEHIND THE GROCERY STORE.  
 
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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