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National Weather Service post-storm assessment: 8 tornadoes in Acadiana Thursday

Posted: 10:24 PM, Jun 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-08 00:14:41-04

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles (NWS) completed their storm surveys from Wednesday night’s into Thursday’s storms and flooding rains and determined up to 8 tornadoes impacted the Acadiana area.

 

Their assessment today and yesterday included 2 EF0 tornadoes with wind speeds ranging from 79 to 85 mph, and 6 EF1 tornadoes ranging in speeds from 90 to 110 mph.

The strongest twisters and most damage were found near Basile, Sunset and Krotz Springs with winds of 104, 107 and 110 mph respectively.

Other communities involved were Oak Grove, Lake Arthur, Roanoke, Jennings, and Redich.

All told, up to 16 tornadoes occurred in Southern Louisiana with Thursday’s storm system.

The full preliminary NWS assessments for Acadiana below:

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
813 PM CDT Fri Jun 7 2019

...NWS Damage Survey for 6/5-6/19 Tornado Event...

.Oak Grove Tornado...

Rating: EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind: 85 MPH
Path length /Statute/: 0.25 mile 
Miles Path width /Maximum/: 50 Yards 
Fatalities: 0 
Injuries: 0

Start date:               June 5 2019
Start time:               9:40 PM CDT
Start location:           1.1 SE Creole Cameron LA
Start Lat/Lon:            29.7851 / -93.095

End date:                 June 5 2019
End time:                 9:42 PM CDT
End location:             1.1 SE Creole Cameron LA
End_lat/lon:              29.7871 / -93.0967

The tornado began in the marsh just south of Highway 82 and moved 
northwest. Half of a tin roof was removed from a shed and multiple
trees had broken limbs. The tornado dissipated after moving over a 
pond northeast of the shed. 

.Lake Arthur Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      95 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    0.76 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     100 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               June 6 2019 
Start time:               2:22 AM CDT
Start location:           1.5 NW Lake Arthur Jefferson Davis LA
Start Lat/Lon:            30.0856 / -92.6946

End date:                 June 6 2019
End time:                 2:29 AM CDT
End location:             1.4 NW Lake Arthur Jefferson Davis LA
End_lat/lon:              30.0948 / -92.6878

The tornado began south of Highway 14 near farm equipment and multiple 
homes. Tree limbs were broken and a couple awnings were damaged or 
removed. One vehicle had damage from debris and one awning was thrown 
across the highway. A portion of skirting around a mobile home was 
removed on the north side of the highway. The path continued northeast 
across Highway 380 breaking a few tree limbs before dissipating in a field.

.Roanoke Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      90 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    1.6 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     100 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               June 6 2019
Start time:               12:34 AM CDT
Start location:           2.5 SW Roanoke Jefferson Davis LA
Start Lat/Lon:            30.2018 / -92.7579

End date:                 June 6 2019
End time:                 12:39 AM CDT
End location:             1.5 SW Roanoke Jefferson Davis LA
End_lat/lon:              30.2245 / -92.7576

The tornado moved north along South Main Street damaging a shed 
and a removing shingles from a portion of a residence. Several 
trees had large broken branches along the path.

.Jennings Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      90 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    0.5 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     311 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               June 6 2019 
Start time:               1:06 AM CDT
Start location:           4.6 North Jennings Jefferson Davis LA
Start Lat/Lon:            30.2884 / -92.66

End date:                 June 6 2019
End time:                 1:09 AM CDT
End location:             5.1 North Jennings Jefferson Davis LA
End_lat/lon:              30.2948 / -92.6587

The tornado began south of Koll Road and west of Highway 102. The tornado 
destroyed a couple sheds and completely removed the roof of a small mobile home. 
Several trees were also damaged along Koll and DA Ledoux Roads. Two homes sustained 
minor roof damage along DA Ledoux Road. The tornado dissipated north of DA 
Ledoux and west of Highway 102.

.Redich Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:      79 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    0.4 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     115 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               June 6 2019 
Start time:               1:54 AM CDT
Start location:           0.2 NW Redich Acadia LA
Start Lat/Lon:            30.4238 / -92.5668

End date:                 June 6 2019
End time:                 1:55 AM CDT
End location:             0.4 NNE Redich Acadia LA
End_lat/lon:              30.4265 / -92.5614

The short lived tornado removed shingles from a portion of a home and 
broke a few limbs off near by trees. The tornado began and ended in fields 
along the Evangeline Highway south of Beau Chene Road.

.Basile Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      104 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    0.4 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     202 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               June 6 2019 
Start time:               2:30 AM CDT
Start location:           1.5 SE Basile Evangeline LA
Start Lat/Lon:            30.4808 / -92.5688

End date:                 June 6 2019
End time:                 2:34 AM CDT
End location:             1.2 SE Basile Acadia LA
End_lat/lon:              30.4798 / -92.5744

The tornado traveled east along Highway 190. It began just north of 190 and 
dissipated just south of 190 after passing Bryan Perrodin Loop. Multiple pine 
trees were snapped or had large broken limbs near the highway. One home had 
minor roof damage.

.Sunset Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      110 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    1.3 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     186 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               June 6 2019
Start time:               3:43 AM CDT
Start location:           3.6 W Sunset St Landry LA
Start Lat/Lon:            30.4053 / -92.1262

End date:                 June 6 2019
End time:                 3:48 AM CDT
End location:             2.3 WNW Sunset St Landry LA
End_lat/lon:              30.4193 / -92.1126

Tornado started near Hypolite Miller Road south of 754. The 
tornado moved northeast across 754 damaging a shed and then 
damaged trees and cars along Dargin Road along with minor 
mobile home damage. The tornado continued along Mills road 
where it took the roof off of a home. Along the remainder
of the path only trees and power lines were damaged all
the way to the east of Smittys road.



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.
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
807 PM CDT Thu Jun 6 2019



...NWS Damage Survey for 06/06/19 Tornado Event

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.Krotz Springs Tornado...

Rating:                   EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:      107 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    1.0| Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     419 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               June 6 2019
Start time:               5:31 am CDT
Start location:           1 WSW Krotz Springs
Start Lat/Lon:            30.5332 / -91.7699

End date:                 June 6 2019
End time:                 5:35 am CDT
End location:             1 NW Krotz Springs
End_lat/lon:              30.5471 / -91.7653

Survey Summary: Tornado started in the woods south of the railroad
tracks and move north northeast across LA 3174 and US 190 damaging
trees and power lines. A car traveling along LA 3174 was struck by
fallen trees with the occupant having to be rescued. The path may
change based on additional data not yet available. Other wind
damage was noted east of the path of the tornado in Krotz Springs.

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.

Additional storm surveys are ongoing, however flooding hindered
data collection to complete reports at this time.