999  
NOUS44 KLCH 140319  
PNSLCH  
LAZ033-044-045-141530-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA  
919 PM CST MON JAN 13 2020  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 01/11/20 TORNADO AND WIND EVENTS
 
 
   
KROTZ SPRINGS TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100-115 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.2 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 125 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 4  
 
START DATE: JAN 11 2020  
START TIME: 604 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 4 NNW KROTZ SPRINGS / ST. LANDRY / LA  
START LAT/LON: 30.5922 / -91.7641  
 
END DATE: JAN 11 2020  
END TIME: 606 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 5 N KROTZ SPRINGS / ST. LANDRY / LA  
END_LAT/LON: 30.6070 / -91.7545  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON KIM DRIVE, DAMAGING SEVERAL  
HOMES ROOFS, PATIOS, AND AWNINGS. SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED OR BLOWN  
DOWN. FURTHER NORTH AT A FARM, A MOBILE HOME WAS FLIPPED OVER AND  
DESTROYED, AS DEBRIS WAS STREWN ACROSS A FIELD FOR OVER A HALF MILE.  
ANOTHER MOBILE HOME ROLLED OVER ON ITS ROOF WHILE 4 PEOPLE WERE INSIDE.  
THEY RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES. TWO OTHER MOBILE HOMES WERE KNOCKED OFF  
THEIR PILINGS, AND HAD WINDOWS BLOWN OUT OR BROKEN BY FLYING DEBRIS.  
FARM EQUIPMENT WAS ALSO DAMAGED BY FLYING DEBRIS.  
 
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  
   
LAFAYETTE THUNDERSTORM WIND
 
 
PEAK WIND /E/: 75-100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 5.0 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 2400 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: JAN 11 2020  
START TIME: 545 AM CST  
START LOCATION: LAFAYETTE / LAFAYETTE / LA  
START LAT/LON: 30.2078 / -92.0825  
 
END DATE: JAN 11 2020  
END TIME: 610 AM CST  
END LOCATION: LAFAYETTE / LAFAYETTE / LA  
END_LAT/LON: 30.2529 / -92.0245  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: SCATTERED TREES AND POWER LINES WERE BLOWN DOWN  
ACROSS THE CITY OF LAFAYETTE. SEVERAL HOMES HAD TREES LAND ON THEM.  
ONE BUSINESS LOST ITS ROOF. AT LEAST 15 HOMES HAD ROOF DAMAGE.  
   
ARNAUDVILLE THUNDERSTORM WIND
 
 
PEAK WIND /E/: 80-90 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.0 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 250 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: JAN 11 2020  
START TIME: 615 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 1.7 SE ARNAUDVILLE / ST. MARTIN / LA  
START LAT/LON: 30.3836 / -91.9083  
 
END DATE: JAN 11 2020  
END TIME: 616 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 2 ESE ARNAUDVILLE / ST. MARTIN / LA  
END_LAT/LON: 30.3935 / -91.8984  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: SEVERAL TREES AND POWER LINES WERE BLOWN DOWN  
ON TWIN OAKS DR, SIMON ANGELLE RD, AND LEBLANC DR. A MOBILE  
HOME LOST PART OF ITS ROOF. A STORAGE BUILDING LOST ALL OF ITS  
ROOF. SEVERAL OTHER HOMES HAD 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.  
 

 
 
ERICKSON  
 
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