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Northeast Livingston Parish, LA Tornado - February 7, 2017

 
Rating:
EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind:
100 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
0.25 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
3.5 miles SSE of Montpelier, LA at 1220 PM CST
Approximate End Point/Time:
3.5 miles SSE of Montpelier, LA at 1220 PM CST

 

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Northeast Livingston Parish, LA at the intersection of Greer Lane and Highway 442. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds of 100 mph.

A brief tornado touch down was noted near the intersection of Highway 442 and Greer Lane in far northern Livingston Parish. A telephone pole was leaning, and several softwood trees were snapped along Greer Lane. The path width was approximately 50 yards wide, and the intensity was rated EF-1 with winds of 100 mph. The tornado passed over Highway 442, and then proceeded east just south of a manufactured home. More trees were snapped in this area and the tornado maintained EF-1 intensity. However, as the tornado moved further to the east, the intensity weakened to an EF-0 with winds of around 75 mph before dissipating just before entering a wooded area. Large branches were removed from trees in this area, and a carport lost some tin roof covering.

Northeast Livingston Parish, LA tornado track of Feb 7, 2017
Surveyed damage track in northeast Livingston Parish, LA

KLIX radar data for northeast Livingston Parish, LA tornado of 2/07/2017
KLIX WSR-88D radar data over northeast Livingston Parish, LA at 1216 AM CST 2/07/2017

 

 

Damage
Uprooted Tree and Leaning Power Pole

Damage
Snapped Tree

Damage
Damaged Carport

Damage
Damaged Tree

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