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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
706 PM CDT WED MAR 24 2021

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 03/24/21 TORNADO EVENT...

.|WASHINGTON TORNADO...

RATING:                   EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:      100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:    0.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:     50 YARDS
FATALITIES:               0
INJURIES:                 0

START DATE:               MAR 23 2021
START TIME:               7:22 AM CDT
START LOCATION:           WASHINGTON / ST. LANDRY / LA
START LAT/LON:            30.6092 / -92.0619

END DATE:                 MAR 23 2021
END TIME:                 7:24 AM CDT
END LOCATION:             WASHINGTON / ST. LANDRY / LA
END LAT/LON:              30.6153 / -92.0483

SURVEY SUMMARY: AN EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE TOWN OF
WASHINGTON, RIPPING SEVERAL HOMES ROOFS AND SNAPPING THE
TRUNKS OF SEVERAL TREES.

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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ERICKSON

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