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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
1049 AM CDT WED MAR 23 2022


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR MARCH 22, 2022 TORNADO EVENT ...

.LACOMBE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  12.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             03/22/2022
START TIME:             7:25 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3.8 MILES WNW LACOMBE/ST. TAMMANY LA
START LAT/LON:          30.337/-90008

END DATE:               03/22/2022
END TIME:               7:33 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           11.85 NNE LACOMBE/ST.TAMMANY LA
END LAT/LON:            30.4782/-89.8802

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR BIG BRANCH MARSH NATIONAL WILDLIFE
REFUGE ON HIGHWAY 190. DAMAGE BEGAN AT HOMES JUST NORTH OF 190,
INCLUDING MINOR ROOF DAMAGE, A SHED DESTROYED, AND DOZENS OF TREES
SNAPPED. TORNADO CONTINUED NE AND SIMILAR DAMAGE WAS NOTED ALONG
AZALEA ST AND CANE BAYOU LN. A TREE WAS UPROOTED ON THE CORNER OF
LOUND DR AND BLACKWELL DR. TORNADO CROSSED I-12 AND CONTINUED NE
TO FISH HATCHERY RD. RADAR SHOWED A TDS IN RURAL AREAS BETWEEN 190
AND FISH HATCHERY RD. TORNADO TRACK CONTINUED NE AND BEGAN TO
TRACK ALONG HIGHWAY 1088 JUST SW OF HIGHWAY 36. IN THIS AREA,
DOZENS OF TREES WERE DOWNED AND SNAPPED ALONG THE HIGHWAY. BASED
ON RADAR TDS THE TORNADO CONTINUED ANOTHER 3 MILES NORTH OF
HIGHWAY 36,IN RURAL AREAS. THE GENERAL TYPE OF DAMAGE SEEN
THROUGHOUT THE PATH OF THE TORNADO RANGED FROM STRONG EF0 TO WEAK
EF1, WITH A MAX WIND RATING OF 90MPH. 


&&

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.

$$
HL/ME

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