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Colyell Tornado Preliminary Survey Results

Convent Tornado Preliminary Survey Results

East Baton Rouge Tornado Preliminary Survey Results

Killian Tornado Preliminary Survey Results

Paincourtville Tornado Preliminary Survey Results

Prarieville Tornado Preliminary Survey Results

Sorrento Tornado Preliminary Survey Results

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
1141 AM CDT Sat Jun 8 2019

...Public Information Statement...

...NWS Damage Survey Summary For 06/06/2019 Tornado Damage...

.East Baton Rouge Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.8 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   20 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun 6, 2019
Start Time:             07:55 am CDT
Start Location: Baton Rouge / East Baton Rouge Parish / Louisiana
Start Lat/Lon:          30.385 / -91.099

End Date:               Jun 6, 2019
End Time:               08:00 am CDT
End Location:   Baton Rouge / East Baton Rouge Parish / Louisiana
End Lat/Lon:            30.396 / -91.094

Summary:
NWS storm survey found damage consistent with an EF-1 tornado in the
eastern portions of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The tornado touched down
just west of Bluebonnet Blvd near a warehouse off of Anselmo Lane.
The tornado damaged the warehouse with a few broken windows, damaged
overhang awnings, slight roof damage, and rolled an empty semi
trailer. As the tornado moved across the far northern portions of the
property it uprooted a large tree and snapped many large branches.
The tornado crossed the railroad tracks unto the General Hospital
grounds where it reached its peak strength and flipped a car, picked
up another and turned it 180s degrees setting it on the hood of and
SUV parked next to it and moved several other cars. Oddly enough
small trees less than 10 feet away were untouched, this is why the
width is so small. As it moved away from the first set of hospital
buildings it snapped many branches and broken a large set of windows
on the back side of the building showing the full rotation of the
winds. It moved across Picardy Ave into the main hospital grounds
and did minor damage to exterior of the hospital and cracked a number
of windows, especially in the third floors and higher. The tornado
bent a metal pole holding a gate and debris likely help break many
windows in the parking lot. The tornado moved towards Summa Ave,
just as it hit the tree line it quickly lifted.


.Prairieville Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.71 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun 6, 2019
Start Time:             9:09 am CDT
Start Location:         Prairieville / Ascension Parish / Louisiana
Start Lat/Lon:          30.296 / -90.925

End Date:               Jun 6, 2019
End Time:               9:12 am CDT
End Location:           Hobart / Ascension Parish / Louisiana
End Lat/Lon:            30.318 / -90.911

Summary:
NWS storm survey found damage that is consistent with an EF-1
tornado. The tornado touched down in northern Ascension Parish,
beginning just south of Causey Road along Sycamore Avenue in the
community of Prairieville, Louisiana. A thorough survey of the
area determined the first observable damage to be an uprooted
hardwood tree. The tornado continued to the northeast crossing
Causey Road before impacting homes along Galvez Avenue. Damage in
this area included primarily large hardwood branches being snapped
or broken. As the tornado continued to the northeast, it crossed
several small neighborhoods including Malbrough Lane and Agnes
Segua Road, with large hardwood tree bases snapped representing
damage of low-end EF-1 scale. After continuing, the tornado gained
its peak strength as it crossed Beech Street and Shirleyville
Road, with distinct damage to homes including hardwood trees
falling and heavily damaging homes in the community. This weak
tornado later caused more damage along Chris Road, before crossing
LA 933. The last observed area of damage was along Jo Boy Road,
with partial removal of a Barn Roof. The tornado then quickly
lifted before crossing Bobby Sevario Road.

.Colyell Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.56 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun 6, 2019
Start Time:             9:33 am CDT
Start Location:         Colyell / Livingston Parish / Louisiana
Start Lat/Lon:          30.391 / -90.776

End Date:               Jun 6, 2019
End Time:               9:36 am CDT
End Location:           Colyell / Livingston Parish / Louisiana
End Lat/Lon:            30.413 / -90.767

Summary:
A weak tornado touched down just to the southwest of Colyell in
Livingston Parish, generally just near and west of South Satsuma
Road. Most noticeable damage was mainly snapped or uprooted
hardwood trees, with some powerlines down as well. The tornado
continued to the northeast likely crossing near the intersection
of Hood Road and South Satsuma Road. Flooded roads caused
inaccessibility to areas farther north along South Satsuma Road.
However, media reports of tree damage along Taylor Road supported
a continuation of the tornado track farther to the northwest
before eventually dissipating.

.Sorrento Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.60 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               5

Start Date:             Jun 6, 2019
Start Time:             1001 am CDT
Start Location: 3 ESE Sorrento / Ascension Parish / Louisiana
Start Lat/Lon:          30.173340 / -90.788739

End Date:               Jun 6, 2019
End Time:               1004 am CDT
End Location:  3 ESE Sorrento  / Ascension Parish / Louisiana
End Lat/Lon:            30.188476 / -90.768376

Summary:
NWS storm survey found damage consistent with an EF2 tornado near
Sorrento in Ascension Parish near the intersection of Hwy 10 and
Hwy 61. The tornado touched down at a chemical plant and lifted a
single wide office trailer, snapping the buried metal tie downs.
The trailer was moved 50 feet away, where it landed on several
parked cars. The roof and 3 walls of the trailer were removed. 2
employees and 3 contractors that were inside the office trailer
when the tornado landed were injured. Officials at the plant
stated that the trailer was brand new and had just been
installed/purchased in February 2019. The tornado continued
northeastward for 1.5 miles, snapping and uprooting at least 10
utility poles, and lifted near New River.

.Convent Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.51 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun 6, 2019
Start Time:             0935 am CDT
Start Location:         6 N Convent / St. James Parish / Louisiana
Start Lat/Lon:          30.075311 / -90.899255

End Date:               Jun 6, 2019
End Time:               0937 am CDT
End Location:           6 N Convent / St. James Parish / Louisiana
End Lat/Lon:            30.080882 / -90.893493

Summary:
NWS storm survey found damage consistent with an EF1 tornado near
Union in St. James Parish. The tornado touched down on the east
bank of the Mississippi River near the intersection of Methodist
St and Hwy 44. It continued northeastward, snapping a line of
hardwood and softwood trees. It then continued northeastward,
tearing the roof off of a farm utility shed. It then snapped a few
more trees as it progressed northeastward and lifted before it
reached the Canadian National Railroad tracks.

.Killian Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.60 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun 6, 2019
Start Time:             1035 am CDT
Start Location:         1 S Killian / Livingston Parish / Louisiana
Start Lat/Lon:          30.342093 / -90.591008

End Date:               Jun 6, 2019
End Time:               1037 am CDT
End Location:           1 S Killian / Livingston Parish / Louisiana
End Lat/Lon:            30.344556 / -90.580987

Summary:
NWS storm survey found damage consistent with an EF1 tornado south
of Killian near Austin St in Livingston Parish. A tornado touched
down southwest of Austin St, snapping and uprooting numerous
trees. It continued northeastward, snapping a line of softwood and
hardwood trees. These trees landed in crossed directions,
indicating rotation. The tornado then progressed northeastward,
uprooting a tree in a cemetery, before lifting as it approached
Hwy 22.

.Paincourtville Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.67 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Jun 6, 2019
Start Time:             0926 am CDT
Start Location:         1 NW Paincourtville / Assumption Parish / Louisiana
Start Lat/Lon:          30.001733 / -91.084124

End Date:               Jun 6, 2019
End Time:               0928 am CDT
End Location:           1 NW Paincourtville / Assumption Parish / Louisiana
End Lat/Lon:            30.010504 / -91.057259

Summary:
NWS storm survey found damage consistent with an EF0 tornado
northwest of Paincourtville in Assumption Parish. The tornado
touched down near the intersection of Pierre Part Rd and County
Road 1004, causing a power pole to lean sideways. It then traveled
northeastward through a field and crossed County Road 1003. It
continued northeastward toward Virginia Street, where it tore a corner
piece of metal off of an old mobile home and damaged some large tree
branches in the area. It then lifted just northeast of Virginia Street.

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 events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.