The National Weather Service Office in Shreveport conducted damage surveys in Sabine parish, Louisiana and in Rusk and Panola Counties in east Texas and concluded that two EF-0 tornadoes touched down and one EF-1 tornado touched down Wednesday during our area’s severe weather.

1. 1 MILE WEST SOUTHWEST OF MOUNT ENTERPRISE TEXAS

RATING: EF1

DATE: JANUARY 25, 2012

TIME: 10:32 AM CST THROUGH 10:34 AM CST

MAXIMUM WIDTH: 175 YARDS

MAXIMUM WINDS: 85-95 MPH

LENGTH: 1.5 MILES

INJURIES: 1

DEATHS: 0

 
 

DETAILS:

THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN SOUTHWEST OF TOWN ALONG CR 3207 SOUTH OF GATLIN CEMETERY ROAD WHERE SEVERAL LARGE TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. ONE LARGE TREE FELL ONTO A HOUSE CAUSING SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST NORTHEAST PARALLELING HENDERSON ST WHERE A CARPORT WAS TORN OFF OF A HOUSE WITH SOME OF THE DEBRIS STRIKING AND INJURING A PERSON STANDING OUTSIDE THE HOME. SEVERAL OTHER TREES WERE SNAPPED AN UPROOTED ALONG HENDERSON ST AND CR 3204. THE TORNADO CROSSED HWY 259 WHERE A PORTION OF A ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF A SMALL RETAIL BUILDING AND ACROSS THE STREET INTO THE PARKING LOT OF A GAS STATION AND FAST FOOD RESTAURANT. SURVIELLANCE VIDEO FROM THE GAS STATION CONFIRMED A RAIN WRAPPED TORNADO CROSSING HWY 259. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST NORTHEAST ALONG ANGELINA STREET UPROOTING AND SNAPPING TREES AS WELL AS BLOWING SHINGLES OFF OF HOUSES. THE TORNADO CROSSED HWY 84 WEST OF CR 3198 AND LIFTED JUST WEST OF CR 3195.

2. 11 MILES NORTHEAST OF MOUNT ENTERPRISE TEXAS

RATING: EF0

DATE: JANUARY 25, 2012

TIME: 10:47 AM CST THROUGH 10:56 AM CST

MAXIMUM WIDTH: 100 YARDS

MAXIMUM WINDS: 65-75 MPH

LENGTH: 6.5 MILES

INJURIES: 0

DEATHS: 0

 
 

DETAILS:

THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN ALONG HWY 315 11 MILES NORTHEAST OF MT ENTERPRISE TX WHERE A FEW TREES WERE SNAPPED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST NORTHEAST CROSSING CR 164 WHERE SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED..INCLUDING ONE NEXT TO A HOME AND ACROSS CR 164. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST IN PANOLA COUNTY CROSSING CR 163 WHERE SEVERAL MORE TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. THE TORNADO LIFTED BEFORE REACHING CR 160.

3. PEASON LOUISIANA

RATING: EF0

DATE: JANUARY 25, 2012

TIME: 2:01 PM CST THROUGH 2:06 PM CST

MAXIMUM WIDTH: 150 YARDS

MAXIMUM WINDS: 70-80 MPH

LENGTH: 2.3 MILES

INJURIES: 0

DEATHS: 0

 
 

DETAILS:

THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN NORTHWEST OF PEASON, NEAR

BRIDGES ROAD AND HWY 118. THE TORNADO TRACKED SOUTHEAST GENERALLY PARALLEL TO HWY 118. DAMAGE CONSISTED MOSTLY OF NUMEROUS TREE BRANCHES BEING SNAPPED. NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 118 AND PEASON ROAD, SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS SUFFERED ROOF DAMAGE. TWO CHICKEN HOUSES HAD PORTIONS OF THEIR METAL ROOFS COMPLETED REMOVED AND OTHER SECTIONS WHERE THE METAL HAD BEEN PEELED BACK. OWNER OF THE PROPERTY REPORTED THAT HE HEARD THE TORNADO. THE TORNADO CONTINUED SOUTHEAST CAUSING SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE BEFORE LIMITING ALONG HWY 118 NEAR THE SABINE/NATCHITOCHES PARISH