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Late April/Early May Severe Weather and Flooding
Event Overview

A slow moving storm system resulted in severe lines of thunderstorms moving across southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana between April 26th and May 2nd. This resulted in all forms severe weather including hail, damaging winds, and 4 tornadoes. The multiple rounds of thunderstorms brought heavy rainfall which culminated in flash flooding on May 1st along much of the Interstate 10 corridor. In addition to the flooding on many area roads, Interstate 49 was closed for several hours due to flash flooding.


Tornado Table

Time Location Strength Killed Injuries Path Length Max Path Width Path
April 27 5:58 AM Woodville, TX EF-1 0 0 0.7 Miles 50 Yards Map image of Woodville tornado
April 27 6:22 AM Magnolia Springs, TX EF-1 0 0 2.7 Miles 50 Yards Map image of Magnolia Springs tornado
April 30 6:08 AM Call, TX EF-2 0 3 10.15 Miles 500 Yards Map image of Call tornado
April 30 11:25 AM Big Cane, LA UNK 0 0 UNK UNK Radar image of Big Cane tornado

Image of event rainfall totals

Image of Lake Charles flooding

Lake Charles, KPLC

Image of Lake Charles flooding

Lake Charles, KPLC

Image of Cankton flooding

Cankton, KLFY

Image of Scott flooding

Scott, KATC