As severe weather rolled through the region Friday, April 6, a number of tornadoes were confirmed. There were multiple live reports of downed power lines, trees and structural damage. Some of the most significant damage occurred in St James Parish near Paulina, LA.
Here’s an over view from today’s survey results of the National Weather Service across Louisiana and Mississippi. There was also an area of damage which occurred in St Charles Parish as a result from damaging straight line winds.
4 SW Lutcher [St. James Co, LA] NWS STORM SURVEY reports TORNADO of EF1 at 5:18 AM CDT — DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH EF-0 AND EF-1 ALONG A 1.16 MILE TRACK, ABOUT 50 YARDS WIDE BETWEEN DENISE ST AND SUGARHOUSE LANE. EF-1 DAMAGE WITH ESTIMATED WINDS 100 MPH CONFINED TO HIGHWAY 642 AND ST. JOSEPH ST AREA OF REMY, NORTHWEST OF PAULINA. ONE HOME WITH ROOF COMPLETELY REMOVED. SEVERAL OTHERS WITH SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE. SEVERAL HARDWOOD TREES UPROOTED OR SNAPPED ALONG THE PATH.
3 ENE Junction [Beauregard Co, LA] NWS STORM SURVEY reports TORNADO of EF1 at 1:17 AM CDT — TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR BOB CARSEY ROAD, AND BLEW DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES ALONG A SECTION OF US 190 WEST OF DERIDDER NEAR PINE STREET AND DON PLUSH ROAD. SETH COLE ROAD HAD A TREE AND POWER LINES DOWN. ON GRAYBOW ROAD, SEVERAL TREES FELL, SOME CAUSING DAMAGE TO HOMES AND BARNS. THE TORNADO ENDED NEAR DOYLE SHARP ROAD, WHERE SEVERAL MORE TREES WERE SNAPPED OR BLOWN DOWN.
5 SSE DE Ridder [Beauregard Co, LA] NWS STORM SURVEY reports TORNADO of EF1 at 1:36 AM CDT — TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN BRIEFLY ALONG BALL ROAD, SNAPPING OR UPROOTING TREES.
5 ENE Tulla [Beauregard Co, LA] NWS STORM SURVEY reports TORNADO of EF1 at 1:44 AM CDT — TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG LA HWY 394 NEAR THE UPPER PART OF BUNDICK LAKE, DAMAGING SEVERAL HOMES. A MOBILE HOME LOST MOST OF ITS ROOF, AND SEVERAL OTHER HOMES HAD TREES LAND ON THEM. SEVERAL TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG LA HWY 1147 AS WELL.
4 WSW Oberlin [Allen Co, LA] PUBLIC reports TORNADO of EF1 at 2:14 AM CDT — TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN BRIEFLY ALONG NURSERY ROAD SOUTHWEST OF OBERLIN, BLOWING DOWN SEVERAL TREES AND DAMAGING A SMALL SHED.
7 NW Pelahatchie [Rankin Co, MS] NWS STORM SURVEY reports TORNADO at 6 Apr, 8:03 PM CDT — THIS EF-0 TORNADO BEGAN IN A WOODED AREA ALONG PELAHATCHEE CREEK, THEN TRACKED EAST SOUTHEASTWARD NEAR HAYNES CHAPEL ROAD, ENDING NEAR LAKE RD. A FEW TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SEVERAL LARGE BRANCHES WERE SNAPPED ALONG THE PATH. POWER LINES WERE DOWNED ALONG HAYNES CHAPEL RD. ESTIMATED MAX WINDS 75 MPH, PATH LENGTH 2.75 MILES, PATH WIDTH 25 YARDS.
STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE:
3 WSW Boutte [St. Charles Co, LA] NWS STORM SURVEY reports TSTM WND DMG at 5:50 AM CDT — STORM SURVEY INDICATED MINOR WIND DAMAGE ALONG FONDA STREET BETWEEN AUDUBON STREET AND ROBERT STREET IN PARADIS. ESTIMATED WINDS 60 TO 65 MPH.