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Statement as of 7:53 PM CDT on April 26, 2015


... NWS damage survey for the tornado events on the evening of
April 24 2015...

.Update...
Updated to include tornadoes in Claiborne Parish.


.Tornado #1... 8.5 miles WSW of Gilmer TX in Upshur County...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95-105 mph
path length /statute/: 2 miles
path width /maximum/: 700 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Apr 24 2015
start time: 843 PM CDT
start location: 8.5 miles WSW of Gilmer TX
start lat/lon: 32.7003 / -95.0864

End date: Apr 24 2015
end time: 847 PM CDT
end location: 6.5 miles WSW of Gilmer ts
end lat/lon: 32.7040 / -95.0540

Survey summary: an EF1 tornado touched down 8.5 miles WSW of
Gilmer. Damage consisted numerous trees uprooted and snapped. One
tree fell on a house... but damage to the home was minor to
moderate. Damage in The Union hill area was also surveyed... but
damage was determined to be associated with straight line wind
damage. The Union hill High School had roof damage... and several
homes had damage mainly due to fallen trees on the home.

.Tornado #2... 8 miles NW of Linden TX in Cass County...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95-105 mph
path length /statute/: 6.35 miles
path width /maximum/: 275 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Apr 24 2015
start time: 916 PM CDT
start location: 8 miles NW of Linden TX
start lat/lon: 33.0972 / -94.4609

End date: Apr 24 2015
end time: 924 PM CDT
end location: 8.12 miles N of Linden TX
end lat/lon: 33.1264 / -94.3595

Survey summary: an EF1 tornado touched down around 8 miles NW of
Linden. Damage consisted of numerous trees uprooted and snapped.
Several trees took out powerlines in the area.

.Tornado #3... 7 miles ESE of Haynesville in Claiborne Parish...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95-105 mph
path length /statute/: 9.42 miles
path width /maximum/: 820 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Apr 24 2015
start time: 1040 PM CDT
start location: 7 miles ESE of Haynesville la
start lat/lon: 32.9346 / -93.0201

End date: Apr 24 2015
end time: 1053 PM CDT
end location: 9 WSW of Junction City
end_lat/lon: 32.9657 / -92.8643

Survey_summary: an EF1 tornado touched down 7 miles ESE of
Haynesville la. Damage consisted of numerous trees uprooted and
snapped. Several trees took out powerlines in the area. One house
received major damage as a tree fell on it.

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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