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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 12:47 PM CDT on April 27, 2015


... NWS damage surveys for 4/24/15 to 4/25/15 tornado event...

.Morehouse Parish Louisiana tornado...
Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length /statute/: 4.3 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0 injuries: 0

Start date: Apr 24 2015
start time: 11:48 PM CDT
start location: 6 N Bastrop
start lat/lon: 32.8563/-91.9171

End date: Apr 24 2015
end time: 11:54 PM CDT
end location: 3 se Beekman
end lat/lon: 32.8883/-91.8543

Survey summary: this tornado caused a path of tree damage in the area three to four miles
south of Beekman. The most significant damage was along State Highway 593 where several large
Hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted.


.Madison County Mississippi tornado...
Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length /statute/: 1.7 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0 injuries: 0

Start date: Apr 25 2015
start time: 1:58 am CDT
start location: 4.7 E Canton
start lat/lon: 32.6094/-89.9543

End date: Apr 25 2015
end time: 1:59 am CDT
end location: 6.0 E Canton
end lat/lon: 32.6257/-89.9334

Survey summary: this tornado snapped and uprooted a number of trees
along a narrow path crossing Moss, Robinson and Sharon roads east of
Canton.


.Leake County Mississippi tornado #1...
Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 105 mph
path length /statute/: 2.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 300 yards
fatalities: 0 injuries: 0

Start date: Apr 25 2015
start time: 2:17 am CDT
start location: 5.2 NW Lena
start lat/lon: 32.6496/-89.6589

End date: Apr 25 2015
end time: 2:21 am CDT
end location: 5.4 NNW Lena
end lat/lon: 32.6682/-89.6221

Survey summary: this tornado started just west of Highway 25,
snapping several trees. After crossing Highway 25, the tornado
strengthened and widened, snapping and uprooting dozens of trees as
it crossed Highway 13 and old Highway 13. The tornado then crossed
into the bottomland along the Pearl River where it appears to have
dissipated.


.Leake County Mississippi tornado #2...
Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 75 mph
path length /statute/: 0.9 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0 injuries: 0

Start date: Apr 25 2015
start time: 2:20 am CDT
start location: 7.1 SW Carthage
start lat/lon: 32.6807/-89.6408

End date: Apr 25 2015
end time: 2:21 am CDT
end location: 6.3 SW Carthage
end lat/lon: 32.6907/-89.6312

Survey summary: several trees snapped and uprooted in a narrow
path that crossed State Highway 25.


.Leake County Mississippi tornado #3...
Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length /statute/: 3.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 500 yards
fatalities: 0 injuries: 0

Start date: Apr 25 2015
start time: 2:28 am CDT
start location: 3.3 S Carthage
start lat/lon: 32.6904/-89.5277

End date: Apr 25 2015
end time: 2:32 am CDT
end location: 4.2 se Carthage
end lat/lon: 32.7059/-89.4726

Survey summary: this tornado started just west of Highway 35,
snapping several trees in a residential area where it also
caused shingle damage to a couple of homes and flipped a
trampoline. After crossing Highway 35, it intensified a bit and
began causing more extensive tree damage and damaged another roof.
As the tornado passed east-northeast along Highway 488 it reached
the maximum width and intensity, snapping and uprooting dozens of
trees and damaging two homes. The tornado dissipated shortly after
passing Freeny Road.


.Neshoba County Mississippi tornado...
Rating: EF-1 estimated
peak wind: 105 mph
path length /statute/: 6.6 miles
path width /maximum/: 500 yards
fatalities: 0 injuries: 0

Start date: Apr 25 2015
start time: 2:51 am CDT
start location: 2.0 northeast of Neshoba
start lat/lon: 32.6488/-89.1155

end date: Apr 25 2015
end time: 2:58 am CDT
end location: 2.0 northeast of Bethsaida
end lat/lon: 32.6945/-89.0175

Survey summary: tornado began near the intersection of CR 248/CR 347
and tracked ENE through the Beatline community crossing MS Highway
19 at Bethsaida and ended along CR 450. The roof of a Chicken house
was damaged and a shed was destroyed. A Mobile home was destroyed by
fallen trees. Several trees were snapped or uprooted.


.Kemper County Mississippi tornado...
Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 75 mph
path length /statute/: 0.9 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0 injuries: 0

Start date: Apr 25 2015
start time: 3:10 am CDT
start location: 4.0 southwest of Bluff Springs
start lat/lon: 32.7395/-88.8574

end date: Apr 25 2015
end time: 3:11 am CDT
end location: 3.0 south southwest of Bluff Springs
end lat/lon: 32.7433/-88.8429

Survey summary: this tornado began along Little-Rock Rd, causing a narrow
path of Pine Tree tops and limbs snapped. Tin was peeled back from a Hay
barn and thrown. The tornado dissipated shortly after crossing MS Hwy 495.


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.


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