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Public Information Statement...Corrected
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
918 PM CDT Fri Jun 26 2020

...NWS Damage Surveys For 06/24/20 Tornado Event- Update #2

...Harrison and Jackson County tornadoes from the afternoon of June 24, 2020...

NWS survey found three distinctive tornado tracks between Gulfport
and the Woolmarket area. Emergency Management also surveyed 
a fourth short track tornado in the Big Point area of Jackson County.    

.Tornado 1...Gulfport... 

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    65 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.81 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   40 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun_24_2020
Start Time:             1227_pm_CDT
Start Location:         Gulfport_/_Harrison County_/_MS
Start Lat/Lon:          30.3730_/_-89.0814

End Date:               Jun_24_2020
End Time:               1230_pm_CDT
End Location:           Gulfport_/_Harrison County_/_MS
End Lat/Lon:            30.3744_/_-89.0753

Survey Summary: Several large hardwood tree limbs snapped and 
minor roof damage to several homes from U.S. Highway 90 near the 
aquarium to the CSX railway near Henderson Avenue. 

.Tornado 2 - Woolmarket...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.22 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun_24_2020
Start Time:             1234_pm_CDT
Start Location:         3.1 NE Woolmarket_/_Harrison County_/_MS
Start Lat/Lon:          30.5094_/_-88.9414

End Date:               Jun_24_2020
End Time:               1236_pm_CDT
End Location:           3.2 NE Woolmarket_/_Harrison County_/_MS
End Lat/Lon:            30.5094_/_-88.9592

Survey Summary: A short track of damage was noted in the area of Big 
John Road and Krohn Lane. Most notable was a large hardwood tree 
uprooted along with several pine trees twisted and snapped. 

.Tornado 3 - Old Highway 15...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.32 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   70 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun_24_2020
Start Time:             1240_pm_CDT
Start Location:         7 NNW D'Iberville_/_Harrison County_/_MS
Start Lat/Lon:          30.5256_/_-88.9175

End Date:               Jun_24_2020
End Time:               1242_pm_CDT
End Location:           7.8 N D'Iberville_/_Harrison County_/_MS
End Lat/Lon:            30.5294_/_-88.9156

Survey Summary: Small populated community along Old hwy 15 had a couple 
of homes with roof damage. Many trees were violently twisted. A power pole
was snapped at the base.  

.Tornado 4 - Big Point...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    60 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.1 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   20 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun_24_2020
Start Time:             1258_pm_CDT
Start Location:         9 NNE Escatawpa_/_Jackson County_/_MS
Start Lat/Lon:          30.5961_/_-88.4754

End Date:               Jun_24_2020
End Time:               1259_pm_CDT
End Location:           9 NNE Escatawpa_/_Jackson County_/_MS
End Lat/Lon:            30.5964_/_-88.4748

Survey Summary: Emergency Management assessed a narrow path tornado 
caused several tree limbs to be snapped and a pool liner lifted and 
carried about 40 yards. No structural damage noted. 

...East Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge Tornadoes...

NWS survey found three distinctive tornado tracks in or near the
Baton Rouge area.  

.Tornado 5...Baton Rouge Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.5 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun_24_2020
Start Time:             450_am_CDT
Start Location:         Westminster_/_East Baton Rouge Parish_/_LA
Start Lat/Lon:          30.4049_/_-91.1009

End Date:               Jun_24_2020
End Time:               453_am_CDT
End Location:           Westminster_/_East Baton Rouge Parish_/_LA
End Lat/Lon:            30.4392_/_-91.0510

Survey Summary: A NWS survey conducted in Baton Rouge verified a
tornado with a path length of 3.5 miles and peak intensity of 110
mph EF-1. The tornado first touched down near Essen Park Avenue,
just south of Interstate 12 near Essen Lane. It produced minor
roof damage to the Fairfield Inn, snapped a few smaller trees and
knocked down a light pole. The tornado rapidly intensified,
producing significantly more damage just moments later. As the
tornado reached two Ammon Staffing buildings, it downed fencing,
peeled the northern side metal roofing off, and blew out a window
on the east side of the building. Of the two buildings, the
western one was damaged the most. More than half its flat roof was
ripped off or collapsed. There was a partial collapse of the
southwest exterior wall on the second story. It is suspected that
a large limb or some other object hit that corner of the building,
which could have aided in the lifting of the roof. No roof straps
were seen during the survey. The tornado also damaged the roof of
a building just to the east of Ammon Staffing Buildings. Only the
center section of the roof was removed and the rafters actually
remained intact. Based on the overall damage of these 3 buildings,
a peak wind speed of 110 mph was given at this point which was the
strongest point of the tornado's track. These winds carried over
into those building's parking lot to carry debris and, based on
tire slide marks, may have pushed a vehicle through a chain linked
fence to the interstate onramp. The tornado then crossed
Interstate 12. On the north side of the interstate, it downed
smaller trees, ripped off some vinyl siding and damaged the roof
slightly. The tornado continued northeastward, downing several
large trees and powerlines along Essen Heights Ct. The tornado
then moved through Westminster, downing multiple trees across
several streets. As the tornado passed over Westminster Elementary
School, it damaged the school sign and ripped skirting off modular
classrooms. The strength of the tornado would generally only
weaken from this point onward. Tree damage persisted along a path
through the I-12 and Airline Highway intersection. Minor
commercial building window damage was noted near the Costco. The
last few points of damage were just east-northeast of this
location through Cedarcrest Avenue and finally Old Hammond Highway
just east of Sherwood Blvd. 

.Tornado 6 - Greenwell Springs Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.31 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   125 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun_24_2020
Start Time:             525_am_CDT
Start Location:         3 mi NE Central_/_East Baton Rouge Parish_/_LA
Start Lat/Lon:          30.6025_/_-91.0045

End Date:               Jun_24_2020
End Time:               530_am_CDT
End Location:           3 mi NE Central_/_East Baton Rouge Parish_/_LA
End Lat/Lon:            30.6039_/_-90.9996

Survey Summary: This tornado touched down near Yatasi Ave, snapping and uprooting 
trees. Trees landed and damaged 2 cars. It then progressed in a northeast direction, 
where it damaged the carport and fascia of some nearby houses. It then lifted just before 
Greenwell Springs Port Hudson Rd.  

.Tornado 7 - West Baton Rouge Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  4.6 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun_24_2020
Start Time:             230_pm_CDT
Start Location:         3 mi NE Erwinville_/_West Baton Rouge Parish_/_LA
Start Lat/Lon:          30.6004_/_-91.3518

End Date:               Jun_24_2020
End Time:               241_pm_CDT
End Location:           3 mi NE Erwinville_/_West Baton Rouge Parish_/_LA
End Lat/Lon:            30.6006_/_-91.3440

Survey Summary: The tornado touched down just west of Bueche Rd, tearing some 
siding off of a house. In addition, the roof of a garage building was
damaged from trees. It also uprooted trees and snapped tree limbs as 
it progressed in an eastward direction. It lifted on Bueche Rd just short 
of Clause Bayou. It is possible that the tornado started and ended before
and after the stated locations, however these areas were inaccessible or 
were surrounded by fields.  
 
...Walthall County Tornado...

.Tornado 8 - Walthall County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  6.53 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun_24_2020
Start Time:             720_am_CDT
Start Location:         5 mi S Darbun_/Walthall_County_/_MS
Start Lat/Lon:          31.20_/_-90.12

End Date:               Jun_24_2020
End Time:               737_am_CDT
End Location:           4 mi ESE Darbun_/Walthall_County_/_MS
End Lat/Lon:            31.25_/_-90.03

Survey Summary: This survey was conducted by NWS Jackson, MS. 
This tornado started just west of MS Highway 27
along St. John Road and tracked northeast and dissipated just
inside Marion County at the dairy farm along Brumfield Road. Along
the path, many trees were damaged. This included snapped and
uprooted trees as well as many large limbs broken. Along Highway
27, minor roof damage occurred to one home. Along McKenzie Road,
more substantial tree damage was noted and a power pole was taken
down. Another area where more substantial tree damage occurred was
south of Fulgham Road and at the intersection of Possum Trot Road.
The tornado continued northeast and weakened as it crossed Highway
585 and into western Marion County. Large limbs were blown down
mostly, with some scattered uprooted trees as well. About 0.4 miles of
the track occurred in Marion County, MS.

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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