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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
1159 AM CDT Fri Sep 7 2018

...NWS Damage Survey For Hancock County Tornado Event...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    75 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.6 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   30 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Sept 6 2018
Start Time:             309 PM CDT
Start Location:         Caesar/Hancock County
Start Lat/Lon:          30.5432 / -89.5351

End Date:               Sept 6 2018
End Time:               312 PM CDT
End Location:           Caesar/Hancock County
End Lat/Lon:            30.5515 / -89.5323

Survey Summary: 
A tornado initially touched down at the intersection of Pinecrest
and E Fork road. At this location, several patches of shingles were 
ripped off of the east side of the manufactured home and thrown on 
to the west side of the trailer as well as into surrounding trees. 
A satellite dish mounted to a pole next to the manufactured home
was thrown to the ground. A free standing swing was broken. The 
tornado then moved north-northeast to Long Vue road. It produced 
quite minor damage to multiple manufactured homes ranging from 
a few shingles to small sections of skirting. The most intense damage
occurred at a manufactured home near the end of the track. Several 
large sections of shingles were ripped from the roof and thrown into
the nearby field and skirting was torn in many places. A 10 foot by 12
foot plywood shed was destroyed. 

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

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.