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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
252 AM CDT MON APR 15 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/13/19 TORNADO EVENT...CORRECTED

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IMPACTED SOUTHEAST TEXAS ON APRIL 13, 2019. 
IN ADDITION TO NUMEROUS STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE AND HAIL REPORTS, 
THREE TORNADOES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED. THESE STORMS WERE THE INITIAL 
PORTION OF A MUCH BROADER SEVERE WEATHER EVENT THAT STRETCHED 
ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES THROUGH APRIL 13 AND CONTINUED INTO 
THE MID-ATLANTIC ON APRIL 14.

A DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM WENT TO HOUSTON COUNTY ON APRIL 14 AND SURVEYED 
DAMAGE TRACKS FROM THREE TORNADOES. TWO OF THOSE SURVEYS WERE DONE 
JOINTLY WITH WFO SHREVEPORT, AS THE TRACKS CROSSED THE BOUNDARY 
BETWEEN THE TWO OFFICES' AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY. MORE DETAILS ON 
THE PORTIONS OF THE TRACKS NOT IN THE HOUSTON/GALVESTON COUNTY 
WARNING AREA WILL BE RELEASED BY WFO SHREVEPORT.

.TORNADO # 1 - WECHES...

RATING:                 EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    140 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  15 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   800 YARDS 
FATALITIES:             1 
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 13 2019 
START TIME:             1256 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         10 ENE OF CROCKETT / HOUSTON COUNTY / TX
START LAT/LON:          31.3997 / -95.3037 

END DATE:               APRIL 13 2019
END TIME:               118 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           3 NE OF WECHES / HOUSTON COUNTY / TX
END_LAT/LON:            31.5790 / -95.1660

TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN HOUSTON COUNTY NORTHEAST OF CROCKETT AND 
TRACKED FOR 30 MILES ACROSS THE COUNTY LINE THROUGH CHEROKEE COUNTY.  
THE HOUSTON COUNTY PORTION OF THE PATH WAS 14 MILES.  MOST OF THE 
DAMAGE WAS SNAPPED PINES INDICATE OF EF-1 DAMAGE BUT MUCH MORE 
SEVERE DAMAGE WAS FOUND IN AN AREA JUST NORTHEAST OF WECHES WHERE A 
DOUBLE-WIDE TRAILER AND ITS FRAME WERE THROWN OVER 150 YARDS AND 
DESTROYED. A FEMALE OCCUPANT WITHIN THE TRAILER WAS KILLED.

.TORNADO # 2 - LOVELADY...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    130 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.85 MILES 
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS 
FATALITIES:             0 
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 13 2019 
START TIME:             1223 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         7 WSW OF LOVELADY / HOUSTON COUNTY / TX
START LAT/LON:          31.0789 / -95.5773 

END DATE:               APRIL 13 2019
END TIME:               1228 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           5 W OF LOVELADY / HOUSTON COUNTY / TX
END_LAT/LON:            31.1212 / -95.5348

TORNADO PRODUCED INTERMITTENT DAMAGE ALONG ITS TRACK TAKING A 
METAL ROOF OFF OF A HOME WHERE IT TOUCHED DOWN.  THE MOST SEVERE 
DAMAGE WAS ON THE NORTHEAST END OF THE TRACK WHERE TREES WERE 
STRIPPED OF LIMBS, VEHICLES WERE TOSSED AND STACKED ON ONE 
ANOTHER AND A DOUBLE-WIDE TRAILER HOME WAS DESTROYED.

.TORNADO # 3 - TADMOR...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.30 MILES 
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   75 YARDS 
FATALITIES:             0 
INJURIES:               4

START DATE:             APRIL 13 2019 
START TIME:             1133 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         1 NE OF TADMOR / HOUSTON COUNTY / TX
START LAT/LON:          31.4337 / -95.1715 

END DATE:               APRIL 13 2019
END TIME:               1135 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           1.5 NE OF TADMOR / HOUSTON COUNTY / TX
END_LAT/LON:            31.4337 / -95.1704

TORNADO DAMAGE WAS FOUND ALONG COUNTY ROAD 1175 WITH TREES SNAPPED 
AND UPROOTED ALONG A PATH PARALLEL TO THE ROAD.  NEAR THE END OF 
THE PATH, THE TORNADO DESTROYED A DOUBLE-WIDE TRAILER HOME AND 
PUSHED IT INTO A WOODED AREA.  FOUR OCCUPANTS IN THE HOME WERE 
INJURED BUT, AS OF APRIL 14TH, WERE RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

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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