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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 7:50 PM CDT on May 02, 2016


... NWS damage survey for the 04/29/2016 and 4/30/2016 tornado event...

Updated to add tornadoes 5 through 7.

.Tornado #1 in northern Smith County in Lindale...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 110-115 mph
path length /statute/: 1 mile
path width /maximum/: 400 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: April 29 2016
start time: 5:50 PM CDT
start location: 1 mile south of the Lindale town center
start lat/lon: 32.4991/-95.4076

End date: April 29 2016
end time: 5:52 PM CDT
end location: 1/2 mile southeast of the Lindale town center
end_lat/lon: 32.5105/-95.4008

Survey summary: the tornado began just west of US-69 near the
intersection of US-69 and mayor street. Initial damage was to
trees and minor roof damage to homes... but as the tornado crossed
US-69 it caused major damage to the hibbett sports and dollar tree
stores on the east side of US-69. The tornado moved northeast
causing tree and roof damage in subdivisions between US-69 and CR
431. The tornado began to lift near the intersection of CR 431 and
Pierce street.

.Tornado #2 in northern Smith... Wood... and Upshur counties east and
northeast of Lindale...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 120-125 mph
path length /statute/: 27.36 miles
path width /maximum/: 1.83 miles
fatalities: 0
injuries: 2

Start date: April 29 2016
start time: 5:55 PM CDT
start location: 2.5 miles se of Lindale
start lat/lon: 32.5007/-95.3712

End date: April 29 2016
end time: 6:32 PM CDT
end location: 9 miles WSW of Bettie
end_lat/lon: 32.7977/-95.10263

Survey_summary: this long-track multi-vortex tornado began near
the intersection of CR 499 and CR 4100. The tornado traveled
northeast causing numerous damage mainly to trees along its path.
The storm became strongest between FM 16 and FM 2710... where a
cell phone tower... a house... and two Mobile homes sustained major
damage from estimated EF2 winds. The tornado continued northeast
snapping and uprooting numerous trees. It crossed US Highway 80
between Brimley lake and lake Hawkins... and was partially over
lake Hawkins. The ozarka water bottling plant north of Hawkins
sustained major roof damage consistent with EF1 winds. More trees
were snapped and uprooted as the tornado continued northeast and
passed just east of Holly Lake and crossed into Upshur County.
The tornado finally lifted near FM 852 between horse Road and
Greyhound Road.

.Tornado #3 in southern Harrison County...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length /statute/: 5.65 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: April 29 2016
start time: 10:21 PM CDT
start location: 13.5 miles south-southeast of Marshall
start lat/lon: 32.3490/-94.2631

End date: April 29 2016
end time: 10:33 PM CDT
end location: 12.0 miles southeast of Marshall
end_lat/lon: 32.4100/-94.2003

Survey summary: the tornado began in extreme southern Harrison
just south of County Road 1311... where it twisted and uprooted
numerous trees. It continued north-northeast and passed just east
of County Road 1320... where it began to move more northeast. It
traveled to the northeast in parallel with Caney Creek and lifted just
west of County Road 1207. All along the path the tornado twisted
several tree trunks... knocked over numerous trees... and uprooted
many more.

.Tornado #4 in eastern Harrison County...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 105 mph
path length /statute/: 5.75 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: April 29 2016
start time: 10:46 PM CDT
start location: 4.0 miles northwest of Waskom
start lat/lon: 32.5287/-94.1199

End date: April 29 2016
end time: 10:59 PM CDT
end location: 8.4 miles north of Waskom
end_lat/lon: 32.6039/-94.0770

Survey summary: the tornado touched down along and east of County
Road 2705 and just north of FM 134... where it uprooted several trees.
It traveled north-northeast where it severely damaged two Mobile homes
along Bennett Road off of County Road 2705. It continued north-northeast
where it caused scattered tree and powerline damage along FM 9. It
continued further northeast... where it snapped and uprooted several
more tree along FM 1999 before lifting.

.Tornado # 5 in northern Harrison County...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path lenght /statue/: 6.63 miles
path width /maximum/: 350 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: April 30 2016
start time: 12:34 am CDT
start location: 4.9 miles north-northwest of Marshall
start lat/lon: 32.6301/-94.3715

End date: April 30 2016
end time: 12:46 am CDT
end location: 7.8 miles northeast of Marshall
end lat/lon: 32.6585/-94.2627

Survey summary: the tornado touched down just west of County Road 4000...
which is about a mile north of Holmes Lake... twisting and knocking down
numerous trees. It traveled east-northeast where it intersected Highway
59 near the karma farm. It damaged two homes there while knocking down
several trees. It continued east-northeast where it crossed FM 1793.
It then traveled further east-northeast to County Road 2106... where it
leveled fields of trees. It traveled further east-northeast to the
intersection of County Road 2107 and BUckhorn Road... where it continued
to clear huge swaths of trees. The tornado lifted about a half mile
east of this roadway intersection.

.Tornado #6 in southern Cherokee County in Alto...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 105-115 mph
path length /statute/: 7.3 miles
path width /maximum/: 820 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: April 29 2016
start time: 733 PM CDT
start location: 4.32 miles SW of Alto
start lat/lon: 31.598 / -95.116

End date: April 29 2016
end time: 745 PM CDT
end location: 3.09 miles N of Alto
end_lat/lon: 31.696 / -95.075

Survey_summary: the tornado touched down along County Road 2807 just
east of FM 220 S... and lifted north of County Road 2438. Over 27 homes
sustained damage... including two homes that completely lost their roofs.
Several outbuildings were damaged or destroyed... and at least two
travel trailers were destroyed.

.Tornado #7 in southern Cherokee County near Reklaw...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95-105 mph
path length /statute/: 0.75 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: April 29 2016
start time: 754 PM CDT
start location: 5.71 miles southwest of Reklaw

End date: April 29 2016
end time: 756 PM CDT
end location: 4.66 miles southwest of Reklaw

Survey_summary: the tornado touched down in a wooded area southwest
of Reklaw... then proceeded to move through a cluster of new Chicken
coops before lifting.

.Straight line wind damage in northern Rusk County...

Estimated peak wind: 85-95 mph
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Event date: April 29 2016
event time: 848 PM CDT
location: 10 miles south of Longview

Survey_summary: several trees uprooted or snapped along County Road
240 and County Road 246.

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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