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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA  
530 PM CDT MON OCT 20 2014  
 
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE OCTOBER 13TH, 2014 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM  
EVENT HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR DAMAGE IN NORTHEAST TEXAS NEAR GILMER...  
   
TORNADO #1
 
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120-130 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.3 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 400 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 1  
INJURIES: 4  
 
START DATE: OCT 13 2014  
START TIME: 537 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 9 MILES WEST OF ASHDOWN AR  
START LAT/LON: 33.6617 / -94.2303  
 
END DATE: OCT 13 2014  
END TIME: 542 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 7 MILES WEST OF ASHDOWN AR  
END LAT/LON: 33.6794 / -94.2685  
 
   
TORNADO #2
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 65-75 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.1 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: OCT 13 2014  
START TIME: 543 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 5 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF WILTON AR  
START LAT/LON: 32.7279 / -94.2339  
 
END DATE: OCT 13 2014  
END TIME: 544 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 5 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF WILTON AR  
END LAT/LON: 33.7288 / -94.2327  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
A SEVERE SQUALL LINE QUICKLY RACED EAST INTO SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS  
AFTER 530 AM...WITH AN EF2 TORNADO TOUCHING DOWN 9 MILES WEST OF  
ASHDOWN NEAR THE ARDEN COMMUNITY. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH  
OF HIGHWAY 32...WHERE IT SNAPPED AND UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES. THE  
TORNADO THEN CROSSED HIGHWAY 32...WHERE IT COMPLETELY DESTROYED A  
MOBILE HOME WITH 5 FAMILY MEMBERS INSIDE. A 33 YEAR OLD MALE WAS  
KILLED AND A 34 YEAR OLD FEMALE WAS CRITICALLY INJURED AFTER BEING  
THROWN FROM THE MOBILE HOME. THREE CHILDREN...A 16 YEAR OLD FEMALE...  
AN 11 YEAR OLD MALE...AND A 6 YEAR OLD MALE WERE INJURED WHEN THEY WERE  
TRAPPED IN THE DEBRIS. THE TORNADO ALSO DAMAGED ANOTHER NEARBY MOBILE  
HOME AS IT QUICKLY MOVED NORTHEAST...LIFTING AS IT CROSSED COUNTY  
ROAD 16. A SECOND BUT MUCH WEAKER TORNADO (EF0) BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN  
ABOUT 4 MILES DOWNSTREAM JUST SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD 108...WHERE IT  
SNAPPED A NUMBER OF TREES AND DESTROYED A POORLY CONSTRUCTED BARN.  
 
   
TORNADO #3
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95-105 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.9 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 200 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: OCT 13 2014  
START TIME: 900 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 4.5 MILES SOUTH OF MANSFIELD  
START LAT/LON: 31.9764 / -93.6991  
 
END DATE: OCT 13 2014  
END TIME: 902 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 4.5 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF MANSFIELD  
END_LAT/LON: 31.9750 / -93.6838  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
A SEVERE SQUALL LINE WITH AN EMBEDDED SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM MOVED  
INTO DE SOTO PARISH AROUND 800 AM. THIS SUPERCELL PRODUCED AN EF1  
TORNADO AROUND 900 AM MONDAY MORNING. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN  
AFTER THE STORM CROSSED HIGHWAY 171 4.5 MILES SOUTH OF MANSFIELD  
MOVING EAST...THEN LIFTING AT THE INTERSECTION OF LA 513 AND  
OXFORD CUTOFF ROAD. DAMAGE MAINLY CONSISTED OF UPROOTED AND  
SNAPPED TREES.  
 
   
TORNADO #4
 
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 125 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 9 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 300 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: OCT 13 2014  
START TIME: 1116 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 3.5 MILES WEST OF CITY LIMITS OF WEST MONROE  
NEAR THE 4000 BLOCK OF NEW NATCHITOCHES ROAD  
START LAT/LON: 32.4921 / -92.2421  
 
END DATE: OCT 13 2014  
END TIME: 1127 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 0.5 MILE WEST OF HIGHWAY 165 IN MONROE NEAR THE  
INTERSECTION OF LAMY LANE AND ARMAND STREET  
END_LAT/LON: 32.5295 / -92.0932  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN NORTH CENTRAL OUACHITA PARISH AS AN  
EMBEDDED SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM WITHIN THE SQUALL LINE...MOVED  
ACROSS THE PARISH SHORTLY AFTER 1100 AM. THE TORNADO INITIALLY  
UPROOTED AND SNAPPED LARGE TREES AS IT MOVED ALONG A PATH EAST  
NORTHEAST TOWARD THE CITY OF WEST MONROE. IN THE CITY OF WEST  
MONROE...ROOF DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED TO MANY HOMES AND BUSINESSES. IT  
CROSSED INTERSTATE 20 NEAR THOMAS ROAD WHERE MANY BUSINESS SIGNS  
AND ELECTRICITY POLES WERE DAMAGED OR BLOWN DOWN. THE TORNADO  
CONTINUED EAST TOWARD PARKWOOD DRIVE WHERE CONSIDERABLE EF2 DAMAGE  
WAS OBSERVED TO A 100-FOOT TELEVISION TRANSMISSION TOWER. THE  
TORNADO CONTINUED EAST NORTHEAST INTO THE HEART OF WEST MONROE  
WHERE NUMEROUS HOMES AND VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED DUE TO UPROOTED AND  
SNAPPED TREES. WEST MONROE HIGH SCHOOL WAS IN THE DIRECT PATH OF  
THE TORNADO AND RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE TO A NUMBER OF  
ITS BUILDINGS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST NORTHEAST CROSSING THE  
OUACHITA RIVER JUST NORTH OF THE LOUISVILLE AVENUE BRIDGE AND  
MOVING INTO THE GARDEN DISTRICT IN THE CITY OF MONROE. IN THIS  
AREA...THE TORNADO WAS DETERMINED TO BE AT ITS WIDEST AT ROUGHLY  
300 YARDS. THE TORNADO SNAPPED 15 POWER POLES NEAR THE RIVER AND  
DID HEAVY DAMAGE TO THE SECOND FLOOR OF AN APARTMENT COMPLEX ALONG  
RIVERSIDE DRIVE. NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED IN THE  
CITY OF MONROE WITHIN A BOUND FROM LOUISVILLE AVENUE TO THE SOUTH  
AND FORSYTHE AVENUE TO THE NORTH. THIS AREA RECEIVED SOME OF THE  
STRONGEST WINDS AS WITNESSED BY THE DENSITY OF SEVERE DAMAGE TO  
HOMES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST...CAUSING DAMAGE TO BUSINESSES  
AND HOMES NEAR OLIVER ROAD...THEN LIFTING AS IT MOVED NEAR THE  
INTERSECTION OF LAMY LANE AND ARMAND STREET. SIGNIFICANT TO  
SPORADIC WIND DAMAGE WAS NOTED ALONG A WIDE SWATH ALONG THE EAST  
SIDE OF THE PATH WHERE THE REAR FLANK DOWNDRAFT OF THE  
THUNDERSTORM EMANATED AND ULTIMATELY CULMINATED IN STRAIGHT-LINE  
WINDS.  
 
   
TORNADO #5
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90-100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.8 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 225 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: OCT 13 2014  
START TIME: 1111 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 9 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WEST MONROE LA  
START LAT/LON: 32.4375 / -92.2781  
 
END DATE: OCT 13 2014  
END TIME: 1113 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WEST MONROE LA  
END_LAT/LON: 32.4420 / -92.2674  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
AN EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG CAPLES ROAD NEAR THE INTERSECTION  
OF THE WESTERN BRANCH OF MURRY CIRCLE...SNAPPING NUMEROUS TREES AS IT  
CROSSED EASTERN MURRY CIRCLE AND GARDNER ROAD. SEVERAL HOMES ON MURRY  
CIRCLE AND GARDNER ROAD SUSTAINED DAMAGE FROM FALLING TREES...BEFORE THE  
TORNADO LIFTED AS IT MOVED ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF CHENIERE LAKE.  
 
   
TORNADO #6
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95-105 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 6 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 275 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: OCT 13 2014  
START TIME: 0452 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 6.5 MILES NORTHWEST OF GILMER TX  
START LAT/LON: 32.7681 / -95.0456  
 
END DATE: OCT 13 2014  
END TIME: 0500 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 3.5 MILES NORTH OF GILMER TX  
END_LAT/LON: 32.7840 / -94.9475  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
AN EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF FM 852 NEAR THE BISON  
ROAD AND FM 852 INTERSECTION. THE TORNADO MOVED EAST CROSSING FM 852  
AND PASSING ALONG ARMADILLO ROAD NORTH OF LAKE GILMER AND THEN  
CROSSING CHEROKEE TRACE...REACHING HIGHWAY 271 NEAR ANTELOPE ROAD  
BEFORE LIFTING. THE TORNADO CAUSED DAMAGE TO NUMEROUS TREES BY  
SNAPPING AND UPROOTING THEM ALONG THE PATH. SOME HOMES SUSTAINED  
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH DUE TO FALLEN TREES. SEVERAL BARNS  
HAD SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE ALONG THE PATH. ONE HORSE HAD SIGNIFICANT  
INJURIES WHILE A RANCHER LOST TWO COWS AS TREES FELL ON THEM.  
 
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  
 
   
THUNDERSTORM WIND #1
 
 
PEAK WIND ESTIMATED: 70-80 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.1 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: OCT 13 2014  
START TIME: 425 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: MOUNT VERNON TX  
START LAT/LON: 33.1601 / -95.2333  
 
END DATE: OCT 13 2014  
END TIME: 429 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: MOUNT VERNON TX  
END LAT/LON: 33.1601 / -95.2333  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
A SEVERE SQUALL LINE MOVED EAST INTO NORTHEAST TEXAS DURING  
THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF OCTOBER 13TH...WHICH RESULTED IN  
ESTIMATED 70-80 MPH DOWNBURST WINDS ACROSS THE SOUTH SIDE OF  
MOUNT VERNON TEXAS. DAMAGE CONSISTED IN THE SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF  
A ROOF OF A POORLY CONSTRUCTED SMALL BUSINESS AND A PARTIAL  
COLLAPSE OF THE EXTERIOR WALLS. A NEARBY BANK ALSO EXPERIENCED  
MINOR ROOF DAMAGE.  
 
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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