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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
416 PM CST Sat Dec 23 2017

...NWS Damage Survey For 12/19/17 Tornado Event Northeast of the Community of 
Reklaw in Rusk County...

.Reklaw Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  6.33 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   1300 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Dec 19 2017 
Start Time:             7:31 PM CST
Start Location:         3.27 Miles NE of Reklaw in Rusk County
Start Lat/Lon:          31.8934/-94.9435

End Date:               Dec 19 2017
End Time:               7:37 PM CST
End Location:           9.43 Miles NE of Reklaw in Rusk County
End_Lat/Lon:            31.9237/-94.8406

Survey_Summary:  A single family home was destroyed as EF-2 tornadic winds of around
115 MPH lifted it off of its pier and beam foundation and moved it about 15 yards into 
the forest. A fiberglass fishing boat was lofted with whereabouts unknown. Several pine
trees were snapped about midway up. Both hardwood and pine trees were uprooted along 6 
mile path of tornado. 

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. 

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Valverde/Mayeaux