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Statement as of 7:20 AM CST on January 23, 2017

Expires 6:00 PM EST on January 23, 2017


... Public information statement...

The National Weather Service in Shreveport will be sending out
a storm damage survey team today to survey damage from storms
that affected the four state region on Saturday, January 22nd.

The team will be surveying the area between Scottsville and
Jefferson, Texas as well as northern Caddo Parish in northwest
Louisiana.

Findings from the team will be documented via another public
information statement later today.


05

720 am CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... Public information statement...

The National Weather Service in Shreveport will be sending out
a storm damage survey team today to survey damage from storms
that affected the four state region on Saturday, January 22nd.

The team will be surveying the area between Scottsville and
Jefferson, Texas as well as northern Caddo Parish in northwest
Louisiana.

Findings from the team will be documented via another public
information statement later today.


05


720 am CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... Public information statement...

The National Weather Service in Shreveport will be sending out
a storm damage survey team today to survey damage from storms
that affected the four state region on Saturday, January 22nd.

The team will be surveying the area between Scottsville and
Jefferson, Texas as well as northern Caddo Parish in northwest
Louisiana.

Findings from the team will be documented via another public
information statement later today.


05


458 am CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... Corrected path length for tornado #1...

... 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/: 5.77 miles
path width /maximum/: 990 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 1

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 5:12 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: 5:18 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 storm's path. Structural damage consisted of damage to
several homes with 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 worse 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.


.Tornado #2... Near Natchez, la, in Natchitoches Parish...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 125 mph
path length /statute/: 2.05 miles
path width /maximum/: 300 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 1

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 5:56 PM CST
start location: 0.53 miles NE of Natchez, la
start lat/lon: 31.6798 / -93.0378

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 6:03 PM CST
end location: 2.52 miles ENE of Natchez, la
end lat/lon: 31.6847 / -93.0034

Survey summary: a survey team determined that damage near Natchez,
Louisiana, was consistent with EF2 tornado damage. Damage consisted
of numerous trees snapped and/or uprooted. Numerous power lines
were also downed along the storm's path. Structural damage
consisted of 5 homes suffering significant damage, one of which
lost its roof with 3 exterior walls collapsed. One man injured his
arm inside his home. Several outbuildings were also severely
damaged in and around the Cane River. The storm appeared to dissipate
just short of the Red River.


.Tornado #3... Northwest of Colfax, la, in Grant Parish...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length /statute/: 2.25 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 1

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 7:00 PM CST
start location: 3.53 miles NW of Colfax, la
start lat/lon: 31.5566 / -92.7472

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 7:13 PM CST
end location: 4.22 miles NNE of Colfax, la
end lat/lon: 31.5801 / -92.7213

Survey summary: a survey team determined that damage northwest of
Colfax, Louisiana, was consistent with EF1 tornado damage. Damage
consisted of numerous trees snapped and/or uprooted. Numerous power
lines were also downed along the storm's path. Structural damage
consisted of a single wide Mobile home Flipping over and injuring a
woman inside. A tree also fell on a home causing major damage.
Several trees also fell on a local cemetery. Several barns and/or
outbuildings suffered damage as well. A 3000 pound trailer was
flipped over blocking Highway 71. A large TV antenna was also toppled
on a home.


.Tornado #4... South of Georgetown, la, in Grant Parish...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 1.21 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 7:51 PM CST
start location: 9.50 miles SSW of Georgetown, la
start lat/lon: 31.6285 / -92.4195

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 7:54 PM CST
end location: 8.95 miles S of Georgetown, la
end lat/lon: 31.6329 / -92.3994

Survey summary: a survey team determined that damage south of
Georgetown, Louisiana, was consistent with EF1 tornado damage. The
tornado first touched down on Highway 165 and moved east northeast
damaging Camp Hardtner where numerous trees were snapped and/or
uprooted. Shingles were removed from several structures and a tree
fell on a home doing severe damage.


.Tornado #5... Jena, la, in LaSalle Parish...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 0.15 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 8:29 PM CST
start location: Jena, la
start lat/lon: 31.6791 / -92.1562

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 8:30 PM CST
end location: Jena, la
end lat/lon: 31.6779 / -92.1540

Survey summary: a survey team determined that damage in Jena,
Louisiana, was consistent with EF1 tornado damage. Snapped trees
were witnessed west of Highway 3104 near Highway 8. A wooden barn
was damaged and an uprooted tree fell on a church. A gas station
canopy was blown 50 yards away and a brick facade from a local
business collapsed from the wall of the building. Other storage
buildings were heavily damaged as well.


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.


Berry


458 am CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... Corrected path length for tornado #1...

... 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/: 5.77 miles
path width /maximum/: 990 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 1

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 5:12 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: 5:18 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 storm's path. Structural damage consisted of damage to
several homes with 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 worse 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.


.Tornado #2... Near Natchez, la, in Natchitoches Parish...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 125 mph
path length /statute/: 2.05 miles
path width /maximum/: 300 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 1

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 5:56 PM CST
start location: 0.53 miles NE of Natchez, la
start lat/lon: 31.6798 / -93.0378

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 6:03 PM CST
end location: 2.52 miles ENE of Natchez, la
end lat/lon: 31.6847 / -93.0034

Survey summary: a survey team determined that damage near Natchez,
Louisiana, was consistent with EF2 tornado damage. Damage consisted
of numerous trees snapped and/or uprooted. Numerous power lines
were also downed along the storm's path. Structural damage
consisted of 5 homes suffering significant damage, one of which
lost its roof with 3 exterior walls collapsed. One man injured his
arm inside his home. Several outbuildings were also severely
damaged in and around the Cane River. The storm appeared to dissipate
just short of the Red River.


.Tornado #3... Northwest of Colfax, la, in Grant Parish...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length /statute/: 2.25 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 1

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 7:00 PM CST
start location: 3.53 miles NW of Colfax, la
start lat/lon: 31.5566 / -92.7472

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 7:13 PM CST
end location: 4.22 miles NNE of Colfax, la
end lat/lon: 31.5801 / -92.7213

Survey summary: a survey team determined that damage northwest of
Colfax, Louisiana, was consistent with EF1 tornado damage. Damage
consisted of numerous trees snapped and/or uprooted. Numerous power
lines were also downed along the storm's path. Structural damage
consisted of a single wide Mobile home Flipping over and injuring a
woman inside. A tree also fell on a home causing major damage.
Several trees also fell on a local cemetery. Several barns and/or
outbuildings suffered damage as well. A 3000 pound trailer was
flipped over blocking Highway 71. A large TV antenna was also toppled
on a home.


.Tornado #4... South of Georgetown, la, in Grant Parish...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 1.21 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 7:51 PM CST
start location: 9.50 miles SSW of Georgetown, la
start lat/lon: 31.6285 / -92.4195

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 7:54 PM CST
end location: 8.95 miles S of Georgetown, la
end lat/lon: 31.6329 / -92.3994

Survey summary: a survey team determined that damage south of
Georgetown, Louisiana, was consistent with EF1 tornado damage. The
tornado first touched down on Highway 165 and moved east northeast
damaging Camp Hardtner where numerous trees were snapped and/or
uprooted. Shingles were removed from several structures and a tree
fell on a home doing severe damage.


.Tornado #5... Jena, la, in LaSalle Parish...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 0.15 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 8:29 PM CST
start location: Jena, la
start lat/lon: 31.6791 / -92.1562

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 8:30 PM CST
end location: Jena, la
end lat/lon: 31.6779 / -92.1540

Survey summary: a survey team determined that damage in Jena,
Louisiana, was consistent with EF1 tornado damage. Snapped trees
were witnessed west of Highway 3104 near Highway 8. A wooden barn
was damaged and an uprooted tree fell on a church. A gas station
canopy was blown 50 yards away and a brick facade from a local
business collapsed from the wall of the building. Other storage
buildings were heavily damaged as well.


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.


Berry

458 am CST Mon Jan 23 2017

... Corrected path length for tornado #1...

... 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/: 5.77 miles
path width /maximum/: 990 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 1

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 5:12 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: 5:18 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 storm's path. Structural damage consisted of damage to
several homes with 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 worse 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.


.Tornado #2... Near Natchez, la, in Natchitoches Parish...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 125 mph
path length /statute/: 2.05 miles
path width /maximum/: 300 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 1

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 5:56 PM CST
start location: 0.53 miles NE of Natchez, la
start lat/lon: 31.6798 / -93.0378

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 6:03 PM CST
end location: 2.52 miles ENE of Natchez, la
end lat/lon: 31.6847 / -93.0034

Survey summary: a survey team determined that damage near Natchez,
Louisiana, was consistent with EF2 tornado damage. Damage consisted
of numerous trees snapped and/or uprooted. Numerous power lines
were also downed along the storm's path. Structural damage
consisted of 5 homes suffering significant damage, one of which
lost its roof with 3 exterior walls collapsed. One man injured his
arm inside his home. Several outbuildings were also severely
damaged in and around the Cane River. The storm appeared to dissipate
just short of the Red River.


.Tornado #3... Northwest of Colfax, la, in Grant Parish...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length /statute/: 2.25 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 1

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 7:00 PM CST
start location: 3.53 miles NW of Colfax, la
start lat/lon: 31.5566 / -92.7472

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 7:13 PM CST
end location: 4.22 miles NNE of Colfax, la
end lat/lon: 31.5801 / -92.7213

Survey summary: a survey team determined that damage northwest of
Colfax, Louisiana, was consistent with EF1 tornado damage. Damage
consisted of numerous trees snapped and/or uprooted. Numerous power
lines were also downed along the storm's path. Structural damage
consisted of a single wide Mobile home Flipping over and injuring a
woman inside. A tree also fell on a home causing major damage.
Several trees also fell on a local cemetery. Several barns and/or
outbuildings suffered damage as well. A 3000 pound trailer was
flipped over blocking Highway 71. A large TV antenna was also toppled
on a home.


.Tornado #4... South of Georgetown, la, in Grant Parish...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 1.21 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 7:51 PM CST
start location: 9.50 miles SSW of Georgetown, la
start lat/lon: 31.6285 / -92.4195

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 7:54 PM CST
end location: 8.95 miles S of Georgetown, la
end lat/lon: 31.6329 / -92.3994

Survey summary: a survey team determined that damage south of
Georgetown, Louisiana, was consistent with EF1 tornado damage. The
tornado first touched down on Highway 165 and moved east northeast
damaging Camp Hardtner where numerous trees were snapped and/or
uprooted. Shingles were removed from several structures and a tree
fell on a home doing severe damage.


.Tornado #5... Jena, la, in LaSalle Parish...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 0.15 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2017
start time: 8:29 PM CST
start location: Jena, la
start lat/lon: 31.6791 / -92.1562

End date: Jan 21 2017
end time: 8:30 PM CST
end location: Jena, la
end lat/lon: 31.6779 / -92.1540

Survey summary: a survey team determined that damage in Jena,
Louisiana, was consistent with EF1 tornado damage. Snapped trees
were witnessed west of Highway 3104 near Highway 8. A wooden barn
was damaged and an uprooted tree fell on a church. A gas station
canopy was blown 50 yards away and a brick facade from a local
business collapsed from the wall of the building. Other storage
buildings were heavily damaged as well.


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.


Berry


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