535  
NOUS44 KSHV 230049  
PNSSHV  
ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077-  
TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-231200-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA  
649 PM CST SUN JAN 22 2017  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR SEVERE WEATHER ON 01/21/17
 
 
   
TORNADO #1...NEAR PLAIN DEALING LA IN BOSSIER PARISH
 
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 115 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 8.46 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 990 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 1  
 
START DATE: JAN 21 2017  
START TIME: 512 PM CST  
START LOCATION: 3.75 MILES ESE OF PLAIN DEALING LA  
START LAT/LON: 32.8883 / -93.6432  
 
END DATE: JAN 21 2017  
END TIME: 518 PM CST  
END LOCATION: 8.5 MILES ENE OF PLAIN DEALING LA  
END LAT/LON: 32.9281 / -93.5582  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: A SURVEY TEAM DETERMINED THAT DAMAGE JUST TO  
THE EAST OF PLAIN DEALING, LOUISIANA WAS CONSISTENT WITH EF2  
TORNADO DAMAGE. DAMAGE CONSISTED OF NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED  
AND/OR UPROOTED. NUMEROUS POWER LINES WERE ALSO DOWNED ALONG  
THE STORMS PATH. STRUCTURAL DAMAGE CONSISTED OF APPROXIMATELY  
2 MOBILE HOMES ROLLED AND COMPLETELY DESTROYED ALONG WITH  
SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS. ONE INJURY WAS REPORTED WHEN A RESIDENT  
WAS HIT IN THE HEAD BY A PIECE OF LUMBER RENDERING THE RESIDENT  
BRIEFLY UNCONSCIOUS IN A MANUFACTURED HOME THAT LOST ITS ROOF.  
AN ADJACENT EXTERIOR WALL WAS REMOVED WITH ANOTHER PUSHED IN.  
THE WORST STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED NEAR AND ADJACENT TO  
MOTT ROAD. THE TORNADO LIFTED TO THE NORTHEAST OF MOTT ROAD  
WHERE NO ADDITIONAL DAMAGE WAS WITNESSED.  
 
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 EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN  
NWS STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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