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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA  
1140 AM CDT TUE MAR 28 2017  
   
..UPDATED NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR MARCH 24, 2017 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
OVERVIEW
 
A LINE OF OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED IN EAST  
TEXAS DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...AND MOVED INTO  
NORTHERN LOUISIANA. SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THIS LINE BOWED  
OUT...CAUSING STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE. SEVERAL EMBEDDED  
TORNADOES ALSO DEVELOPED WITHIN THIS LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS.  
   
TORNADO #1 IN HARRISON COUNTY NEAR MARSHALL
 
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 105-115 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 225 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: MAR 24 2017  
START TIME: 831 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 7 WSW OF MARSHALL, TX  
START LAT/LON: 32.4825/ -94.4499  
 
END DATE: MAR 24 2017  
END TIME: 836 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 4 WSW OF MARSHALL, TX  
END_LAT/LON: 32.5102 / -94.4169  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: AN EF2 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF  
INTERSTATE 20 ABOUT 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MARSHALL, TEXAS, AND  
PROCEEDED NORTHEAST ACROSS THE INTERSTATE INTO RURAL PARTS OF  
HARRISON COUNTY. THE TORNADO SNAPPED AND UPROOTED NUMEROUS  
HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREES, PUSHED METAL CARPORTS OVER, RIPPED  
ROOFING MATERIAL OFF OF A COUPLE HOMES, AND COMPLETELY DESTROYED  
A METAL OUTBUILDING.  
   
TORNADO #2 IN DE SOTO PARISH IN THE GRAPEVINE ESTATE
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90-100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.09 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 220 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: MAR 24 2017  
START TIME: 1005 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 8 SSE OF STANLEY, LA OVER TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR  
START LAT/LON: 31.8531 / -93.8726  
 
END DATE: MAR 24 2017  
END TIME: 1015 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 7 SSE OF STANLEY, LA  
END_LAT/LON: 31.8776 / -93.8531  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: A WATER SPOUT OVER TOLEDO BEND LAKE MOVED  
INLAND AT THE GRAPEVINE ESTATES AS AN EF1 TORNADO. THREE BOATS  
WERE LIFTED OUT OF THE WATER, WITH TWO BEING DEPOSITED BETWEEN  
250 AND 300 YARDS NORTH OF THE LAKE AND ONE ON THE BACK PORCH  
OF A HOUSE. THREE HOMES SUSTAINED MINOR SIDING OR ROOF DAMAGE.  
ONE HOME LOST IT BACK PORCH ROOF, AND ANOTHER LOST A CARPORT  
STRUCTURE. SEVERAL PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED ALONG GRAPEVINE ROAD,  
MAKING ACCESS TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD DIFFICULT. THE EXACT START POINT  
OF THIS TORNADO IS UNCERTAIN AS IT BEGAN OVER TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR.  
   
TORNADO #3 DE SOTO PARISH NEAR MANSFIELD
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90-100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.46 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 110 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: MAR 24 2017  
START TIME: 1035 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 1 ESE OF MANSFIELD, LA  
START LAT/LON: 32.0248 / -93.6846  
 
END DATE: MAR 24 2017  
END TIME: 1038 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 2 E OF MANSFIELD, LA  
END_LAT/LON: 32.0330 / -93.6616  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG PINE STREET,  
AND THEN MOVED TO THE NORTHEAST ALONG BINNING ROAD. THE PRIMARY  
DAMAGE WAS SNAPPED PINE TREES. HOWEVER, TWO HOMES HAD TREES  
FALL ON THEM, AND FOUR OUT BUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED  
BY FALLING TREES.  
   
TORNADO #4 NATCHITOCHES PARISH NEAR HAGEWOOD
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100-110 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 9.03 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 1.4 MILES  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: MAR 24 2017  
START TIME: 1100 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 4 NNW OF PROVENCAL  
START LAT/LON: 31.7063 / -93.2166  
 
END DATE: MAR 24 2017  
END TIME: 1109 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 4 NNW OF NATCHITOCHES  
END LAT/LON: 31.8027 / -93.1265  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE SOUTHWEST  
SIDE OF HAGEWOOD, JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY 117. ALTHOUGH THE PRIMARY  
DAMAGE WAS SNAPPED TREES, TWO BUSINESSES AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY  
117 AND HIGHWAY 6 SUSTAINED SOME DAMAGE. THE FIRST WAS A METAL  
WAREHOUSE THAT LOST SOME SIDING. ACROSS THE STREET, A POOL SUPPLY  
BUSINESS SUSTAINED SOME ROOF DAMAGE. THERE WAS ALSO AN I-BEAM  
STRUCTURE BEHIND THE POOL BUSINESS THAT HAD SEVERAL I-BEAMS  
KNOCKED DOWN, INCLUDING ONE THAT WAS BLOWN OVER THAT HAD BEEN  
ATTACHED TO THE CONCRETE BASE. SEVERAL HOMES HAD MINOR ROOF  
DAMAGE, INCLUDING ONE THAT HAD A CORNER OF THE ROOF LIFT ENOUGH  
FOR THE CEILING TO CAVE IN. SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED OR  
DESTROYED.  
   
TORNADO #5 WINN PARISH NEAR WYATT
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95-105 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.22 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 350 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: MAR 24 2017  
START TIME: 1149 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 6 NW OF DODSON  
START LAT/LON: 32.1278 / -92.7470  
 
END DATE: MAR 24 2017  
END TIME: 1150 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 6 SSW OF JONESBORO  
END LAT/LON: 32.1435 / -92.7371  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 505,  
JUST WEST OF WYATT, SNAPPING SEVERAL TREES. THIS TORNADIC DAMAGE  
WAS SPORADIC AND INTERSPERSED WITH STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE THAT  
OCCURRED ALONG AND NORTH OF HIGHWAY 505.  
   
TORNADO #6 JACKSON PARISH NEAR WESTON
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100-110 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 6.97 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: MAR 24 2017  
START TIME: 1154 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 5 SSE OF JONESBORO  
START LAT/LON: 32.1681 / -92.6882  
 
END DATE: MAR 25 2017  
END TIME: 1204 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 6 E OF JONESBORO  
END LAT/LON: 32.2416 / -92.6084  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: AN EF1 TOUCHED DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 505 IN  
JACKSON PARISH, SOUTHWEST OF WESTON. THE PRIMARY DAMAGE WAS  
SNAPPED TREES. HOWEVER, ONE METAL OUTBUILDING WAS OVERTURNED.  
 
   
THUNDERSTORM WIND # 1 IN DE SOTO PARISH
 
 
PEAK WIND: 100 MPH  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
DATE: MAR 24 2017  
TIME: 1056 PM CDT  
LOCATION: 12 NE OF MANSFIELD  
LAT/LON: 32.1531 / -93.5528  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: TWELVE EMPTY RAILROAD CARS WERE BLOWN OFF THE  
TRACK AT THE INTERNATIONAL PAPER PLANT. THEY ALSO HAD TWO WOODEN  
POWER POLES SNAP AT THE BASE.  
   
THUNDERSTORM WIND #2 IN BIENVILLE PARISH NEAR RINGGOLD
 
 
PEAK WIND: 95-105 MPH  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
DATE: MAR 24 2017  
TIME: 1124 PM CDT  
LOCATION: 1 W OF RINGGOLD  
LAT/LON: 32.3278 / -93.3082  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: THE RINGGOLD ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH HAD ITS  
ROOF LIFTED BY STRAIGHT LINE WINDS. AS THE ROOF CAME BACK DOWN,  
IT CRUSHED THE UNREINFORCED CINDER BLOCK WALLS NEAR THE FRONT OF  
THE STRUCTURE, WHICH THEN PARTIALLY COLLAPSED. PORTIONS OF THE  
ROOF STRUCTURE WERE FOUND APPROXIMATELY 25 YARDS AWAY FROM THE  
MAIN BUILDING. TWO-BY-FOURS FROM THE ROOF STRUCTURE ALSO PELTED  
THE HOME ACROSS THE STREET, WITH ONE TWO-BY-FOUR PIERCING THE  
SWIMMING POOL SLIDE IN THE BACK YARD. ALL DEBRIS WAS FOUND  
IMMEDIATELY DOWN WIND OF THE CHURCH. A HOME ABOUT A HALF MILE  
WEST OF THE CHURCH LOST SOME SHINGLES, AND SEVERAL TREES WERE  
UPROOTED.  
   
THUNDERSTORM WIND #3 WINN PARISH
 
 
PEAK WIND: 85-95 MPH  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
DATE: MAR 24 2017  
TIME: 1159 PM CDT  
LOCATION: 4 ESE OF JONESBORO  
LAT/LON: 32.2108 / -92.6455  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED ALONG AND JUST NORTH  
OF HIGHWAY 505, WEST OF WYATT. TREES WERE ALL LAYING TOWARDS THE  
NORTHEAST.  
   
THUNDERSTORM WIND #4 MARSHALL TEXAS
 
 
PEAK WIND: 95-105 MPH  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
DATE: MAR 24 2017  
TIME: 835 PM CDT  
LOCATION: 2 NW MARSHALL  
LAT/LON: 32.5539 / -94.3760  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: NUMEROUS TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED ACROSS  
THE CITY OF MARSHALL. A VERY CONCENTRATED AREA OF SNAPPED AND  
UPROOTED TREES OCCURRED IN THE GREENWOOD CEMETERY, AND THE DAMAGE  
PATTERN WAS CONSISTENT WITH A DOWNBURST.  
   
THUNDERSTORM WIND #5 NACOGDOCHES COUNTY NEAR ETOILE
 
 
PEAK WIND: 100-110 MPH  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
DATE: MAR 24 2017  
TIME: 929 PM CDT  
LOCATION: 7 W BROADDUS  
LAT/LON: 31.3125 / -94.3810  
 
SURVEY_SUMMARY: A DOWNBURST OCCURRED AS AN EASTWARD-MOVING LINE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS MOVED ACROSS LAKE SAM RABURN. WINDS LIKELY  
ACCELERATED ACROSS THE OPEN WATERS BEFORE SLAMMING INTO THE  
WESTWARD-EXPOSED SHORELINE SOUTH OF ETOILE. NUMEROUS TREES WERE  
SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. IN ADDITION, THE BOAT AWNING AT THE SHIRLEY  
CREEK MARINA WAS DAMAGED, AND SEVERAL RESIDENCES SUSTAINED MINOR  
DAMAGE TO ROOF SHINGLES. ONE RESIDENCE WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED, AS A  
LARGE PORTION OF THE ROOF DECK WAS UPLIFTED AND WALLS PARTIALLY  
COLLAPSED.  
 
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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