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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
252 PM CDT TUE OCT 22 2019



...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/21/2019 TORNADO EVENT...

.GEISMAR TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.06 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   15 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               1

START DATE:             OCT 21 2019
START TIME:             12:00 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         GEISMAR/ASCENSION PARISH
START LAT/LON:          30.2194 / -91.0336

END DATE:               OCT 21 2019
END TIME:               12:01 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           GEISMAR/ASCENSION PARISH
END LAT/LON:            30.2195 / -91.0326 

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A SMALL TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN NEAR RIVER ROAD NEAR GEISMAR 
AROUND 12 PM ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2019. A SMALL WAREHOUSE 
BUILDING WAS DAMAGED. ROOF MATERIALS AND PANELS WERE BLOWN OFF 
THE STRUCTURE AND THROWN ROUGHLY 50 YARDS AWAY. THAT DEBRIS 
DAMAGED ANOTHER LARGER WAREHOUSE BUILDING. THAT STRUCTURE 
SUSTAINED SOME DAMAGE AS SHEET METAL WAS BLOWN FROM THE OUTSIDE 
WALLS.  DAMAGE WAS ISOLATED TO THIS AREA ONLY. ONE PERSON WAS 
INJURED BY PROJECTILE DEBRIS. 

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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