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Event Summary

A line of severe storms developed over North Central Texas during the late afternoon of the 18th and moved into East Texas and Central Louisiana during the early morning of the 19th. While the line of storms had weakened considerably through the late evening hours while moving through Texas one storm did produce a brief tornado in De Ridder. The damage started one Highway 27 near West 9th Street and passed through a neighborhood while moving northeast. Mostly tree damage was occurred through the neighborhood. The tornado strengthened when it approached and crossed Highway 171 damaging severe buildings. The tornado dissipated as it approached another neighborhood north of Highway 171 causing only minor tree damage on Lake Court Drive.



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Below is a collection of radar images from KPOE at Fort Polk. The top set of images is reflectivity with the second row of storm relative velocity(srv).


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Tree damage along East 4th Street 


Roofing removal at East 1st and Evangeline Street 


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Roofing removal at Evangeline Street and Mahlon Street 


East Village Shopping Center