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Displaying AFOS PIL: PNSLCH Received: 2013-11-01 01:12 UTC


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
812 PM CDT THU OCT 31 2013

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/31/13 TORNADO EVENT...

.BRIDGE CITY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCTOBER 31 2013
START TIME:             9:41 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         2 NW BRIDGE CITY / ORANGE COUNTY / TX
START LAT/LON:          30.0389 / -93.8669

END DATE:               OCTOBER 31 2013
END TIME:               9:45 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           3 NE BRIDGE CITY / ORANGE COUNTY / TX
END LAT/LON:            30.0417 / -93.8004

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO AT LEAST
A DOZEN HOMES...MAINLY ROOF DAMAGE OR VINYL SIDING DAMAGE. MANY
TREES AND TREE BRANCHES WERE BROKEN OR BLOWN DOWN...BLOCKING ROADS
AND KNOCKING POWER OUT. SEVERAL GARAGES...CARPORTS...AND
STORAGE SHEDS WERE 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

.GROVES THUNDERSTORM WIND...

PEAK WIND /ESTIMATED/:  60-70 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCTOBER 31 2013
START TIME:             9:30 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         1 NW GROVES / JEFFERSON COUNTY / TX
START LAT/LON:          29.9567 / -93.9291

END DATE:               OCTOBER 31 2013
END TIME:               9:35 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           NE GROVES / JEFFERSON COUNTY / TX
END LAT/LON:            29.9552 / -93.9098

SURVEY SUMMARY: SEVERAL TREES AND MANY TREE LIMBS WERE BROKEN
OR BLOWN DOWN AROUND GROVES. ONE HOME HAD A TREE LAND ON IT.

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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ERICKSON