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NOUS44 KSHV 202242

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
442 PM CST Wed Dec 20 2017

...NWS Damage Survey For 12/19/17 Tornado Event Southwest of the community of 
Rusk in Cherokee County...

.Rusk Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  3.1 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   691 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Dec 19 2017 
Start Time:             6:53 PM CST
Start Location:         4.8 Miles SW of Rusk Texas, Cherokee County
Start Lat/Lon:          31.7435/-95.1926

End Date:               Dec 19 2017
End Time:               7:06 PM CST
End Location:           2.32 Miles South of Rusk Texas, Cherokee County
End_Lat/Lon:            31.7687/-95.1494

Survey_Summary: A severe thunderstorm moved east across Cherokee county on the 
evening of December 19th producing strong winds and an isolated tornado just south
of the community of Rusk. The damage across the county consisted of downed trees and concrete
power poles, and structural damage to outbuildings and roofs.

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.