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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
939 PM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

...NWS Damage Survey For April 13 and April 14, 2018 Tornado Events...

.Tornado East of Bryceland Louisiana...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  5.55 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   211 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr/14/2018 
Start Time:             1:47 AM CDT
Start Location:         4 miles east of Bryceland/Bienville Parish/La
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4459/-92.9053

End Date:               Apr/14/2018
End Time:               1:53 AM CDT
End Location:           6 miles south-southwest of Simsboro/Bienville Parish/La
End_Lat/Lon:            32.4519/-92.8133

Survey_Summary: An EF-2 tornado moved east, along the parish line between Lincoln/Bienville
parishes. This tornado began 4 miles east of Bryceland and continued along Jot 'Em Down road. 
Most of its damage consisted of snapping and uprooting both hardwood and softwood trees. It 
crossed highway 147, moving east. The most significant damage was along HWY 507 just southwest of
the intersection with Talbert road. Two barns were completely destroyed, the tops of several 
hardwood trees snapped, and 75 percent of the metal roof was uplifted and blown into the trees. 
All exterior walls were still standing. The tornado continued moving east, snapping and uprooting 
trees before dissipating along Mount Calm road, just south of the Bienville/Lincoln Parish line.

.Ruston Louisiana Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95-105 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  6.66 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   467 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             April 14, 2018 
Start Time:             2:00 AM CDT
Start Location:         3 miles south-southwest of Grambling/Lincoln Parish/La
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4827/-92.7249

End Date:               April 14, 2018
End Time:               2:08 AM CDT
End Location:           2 miles southeast of Ruston/Lincoln Parish/La
End_Lat/Lon:            32.5157/-92.6214

This tornado began south of Grambling near the intersection of Null/Mondy roads. The 
tornado moved east along Mondy road, turned northeast crossing Tennessee avenue, continued 
across the Ruston Country Club and moved across the south and southeast sides of Ruston
snapping and uprooting trees along its path. The tornado dissipated along Lewis street 
south of HWY 146. Significant structural damage occurred from trees falling on homes. 
After the tornado dissipated, a swath of straight line wind damage estimated around 90 mph
was found along Beacon Light road, where more trees were uprooted and a couple of metal 
roofs were peeled away from homes. 

.Choudrant Louisiana Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95-105 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  4.77 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   865 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             April 14, 2018 
Start Time:             2:14 AM CDT
Start Location:         1 Mile West of Choudrant/Lincoln Parish/La
Start Lat/Lon:          32.5336/-92.5386

End Date:               April 14, 2018
End Time:               2:21 AM CDT
End Location:           4 Miles Northeast of Choudrant/Lincoln Parish/La
End_Lat/Lon:            32.5611/-92.4667

Survey_Summary: This tornado began along US HWY 80 just west of Choudrant Louisiana. 
The tornado moved through the community of Choudrant, then turned northeast, crossing 
Interstate 20, moved across Emory road, and lifted at the Norris/Aulds intersection. 
All of the damage consisted of snapped and uprooted trees.

.Downsville and Claiborne Louisiana Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95-105 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  7.71 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   1,544 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             April 14, 2018 
Start Time:             2:24 AM CDT
Start Location:         4 Miles south of Downsville/Lincoln Parish/La
Start Lat/Lon:          32.5754/-92.4159

End Date:               April 14, 2018
End Time:               2:34 AM CDT
End Location:           7 Miles northwest of Claiborne/Union Parish/La
End_Lat/Lon:            32.6025/-92.2947

Survey_Summary: This tornado started along Roach road, very close to the 
Lincoln/Ouachita Parish line. The tornado moved east into Ouachita Parish,
crossing HWY 151, turning Northeast into Union Parish, and crossing
Reggie Skains road. The tornado continued east, crossing HWY 15 and moving 
along HWY 552 before lifting at the intersection of HWY 552 and Callaway
road. Most of the damage consisted of snapped and uprooted trees. One very 
large pecan tree estimated at 100 years old was lifted and dropped onto a 
.Tornado in Harrison County and Caddo Parish...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  10.67 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/13/2018
Start Time:             11:50 PM CDT
Start Location:         6 miles SSW of Waskom / Harrison County, TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.3869 / -94.1053

End Date:               04/14/2018
End Time:               12:04 AM CDT
End Location:           1 mile SE of Greenwood / Caddo Parish, LA
End_Lat/Lon:            32.4315 / -93.9339

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down along FM 9 near FM 451 where it broke
several large branches from a few trees here.  It continued east-northeast just
north of CR 1220 where it continued to break large branches from trees.  It blew
the roof off a small barn before it crossed into Caddo Parish. It broke several 
large branches down from a few trees when it crossed Elysian Fields Road.  The 
tornado continued east-northeast where it uprooted a tree along Highway 79 that
knocked down power lines. The tornado continued northeast where it knocked down
several large branches from trees along Shirley Francis Road. The tornado uprooted
trees and broke large branches just southeast of Greenwood before lifting.  

.Tornado in Caddo and Bossier Parishes..

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  22.52 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   1100 Yards
Fatalities:             1
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/14/2018
Start Time:             12:10 AM CDT
Start Location:         7 miles SW of Shreveport / Caddo Parish, LA
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4521 / -93.8531

End Date:               04/14/2018
End Time:               12:41 AM CDT
End Location:           1 mile N of Princeton / Bossier Parish, LA
End_Lat/Lon:            32.6070 / -93.5129

Survey Summary: A tornado touched down just west of 3132 along Dixie Boulevard
where it uprooted a few trees. It continued east-northeast crossing 3132 breaking 
several large branches from trees. The tornado did roof damage to three hotels
near the Monkhouse exit along I-20.  The tornado paralleled I-20 where it uprooted
trees and damaged a few billboard signs.  The tornado shifted north-northeast 
crossing Jewella Avenue near Jackson Street where it began to do significant tree
damage in this area.  The tornado swelled to around 800 yards wide where it 
uprooted and snapped numerous trees along a 13 block path east-northeast to the
vicinity of the intersection of Hearne Avenue and Lakeshore Drive. The tornado
continued northeast into downtown Shreveport doing sporadic tree damage before 
crossing the Red River into downtown Bossier City. The tornado uprooted a number of
trees and broke several large branches between Bossier High School and I-20. The 
tornado strengthened near the Heart of Bossier shopping center and Benton Road 
where it uprooted several trees as it headed east-northeast towards Pierre Bossier
Mall.  It uprooted or snapped several trees along the south side of the mall and 
I-20 in this area.  The tornado was able to knocked down the top half of the east-
facing wall of a strip mall on the north side of Pierre Bossier Mall. The tornado
shifted northeast where it paralleled the north side of East Texas Street where it
continued to uproot and snap trees.  There were a number of mobile homes that were
damaged along East Texas Street/Highway 80 due to falling trees.  The tornado was at
its weakest point as did sporadic tree damage as it crossed over I-220 near Louisiana
Downs.  The tornado began to rapidly strengthen as it approached the Red Chute area
where it knocked a large tree down onto a travel trailer in the Hillcrest mobile home
park, unfortunately killing a two year old infant.  The tornado did considerable tree
damage as it crossed Bellevue Road just north of Highway 80, splitting trunks and
uprooting trees as it reached its widest width, 1100 yards. The tornado continued
northeast paralleling Adner Road while doing significant tree damage in the northern
sections of Country Place Subdivision near Eastwood.  The tornado continued northeast
doing more tree damage as it crossed Winfield Road west of the community of Princeton
just west of Princeton Elementary School.  The tornado uprooted a few more trees
north of Princeton along highway 157 before lifting.

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 events and publication in
NWS storm data.