Storm damage from parts of East Texas and Northern Louisiana
POSTED: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 9:36am
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 12:01pm
East Texas (KETK) — The National Weather Service released a complete list of damage from the May 16th severe thunderstorms that rocked parts of North and East Texas and parts of Northwest Louisiana.
A super cell thunderstorm produced four tornado tracks as it moved across the region. This damage all occurred during the afternoon of May 16, 2013.
The following storm damage results are placed in order in which they happened.
The EF scale is the Enhanced Fujita scale that classifies tornadoes into the following categories.
EF0: Weak 65-85 MPH
EF1: Weak 86-110 MPH
EF2: Strong: 111-135 MPH
EF3: Strong 136-165 MPH
EF4: Violent 166-200 MPH
EF5: Violent Greater than 200 MPH
1. 4 Miles west of Waskom, Tx
The tornado was a category one tornado with winds peaking at 90 miles per hour, the path of the tornado went one and a half miles, and had reached a width of 500 yards. There was one injury and no fatalities to be reported.
The tornado touched down just four miles west of Waskom and just south of I-20. The tornado caused damage to several buildings, uprooted and snapped trees along its path. The tornado ended near County Road 1105.
2. Waskom, Tx
This tornado was a category one tornado with winds peaking at 100 miles per hour, the tornado traveled half a mile and had reached widths of 200 yards. There no injuries or deaths to be reported.
The tornado touched down just south of I-020 on the southern end of the town of Waskom just west of Magnolia Road. The tornado caused minor damages to buildings and equipment. The tornado also uprooted and snapped several trees and caused damage to a few homes. The tornado lifted near Magnolia Road and just a few miles south of I-20.
3. Greenwood, LA
This tornado was categorized as a category one tornado with winds peaking at 100 miles per hour. The tornado traveled five miles and reached widths of 1400 yards. There was only one injury to be reported and no deaths.
The tornado touched down just north of I-20 in Greenwood near a truck stop. The tornado crossed I-20 near the intersection of Highway 80 and the east side of Greenwood. Damage caused were uprooted and snapped trees, several homes had damage from fallen trees in the path. The tornado lifted about a fourth of a mile south east of the intersection of Bert Kouns and Bumcombe Road.
4. One mile north northeast of Stonewall, LA
This tornado was a category one tornado with winds of 100 miles per hour. The tornado traveled a fourth of a mile and reached widths of 250 yards. There were no injuries or fatalities to report.
The tornado touched down one mile north northeast of Stonewall near a broad area of straight line wind damage was caused by a down burst in Northern De Soto Parish. The tornado had a short north to south track of a quarter of a mile from Bozman Road to Russel Road in Northern De Soto Parish.
5. Down burst in Southern Caddo and Northern De Soto Parish
A super cell thunderstorm produced a down burst that caused significant wind damage in Southern Caddo and Northern De Soto Parishes. The National Weather Service radio estimated that some of these winds could have reached near 105 miles per hour.
The damage path started near Barron Road in Southern Caddo Parish and ended near Lake Road just east of I-49 in De Soto Parish. Other sporadic wind damage was found in South Shreveport and other parishes in Northwest Louisiana.
There were injuries to fatalities to report.