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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 6.5 Miles
-- Width 75 Yards
State LOUISIANA
County/Area WEST CARROLL
WFO JAN
Begin Date 02/24/2011 19:25:00 CST-6
Begin Range 6
Begin Azimuth NW
Begin Location OAK GROVE ROBERTS AR
Begin Lat/Lon 32.98/-91.43
End Date 02/24/2011 19:30:00 CST-6
End Range 1
End Azimuth W
End Location KILBOURNE
End Lat/Lon 33/-91.32
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 750.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A line of severe thunderstorms tracked from west to east across the ArkLaMiss region on the evening of February 24th. These storms were prolific wind producers, with measured wind gusts over 50 mph common in areas along and north of the I-20 corridor. As a result, widespread wind damage occurred over portions of southeastern Arkansas, northeastern Louisiana, and northern portions of central Mississippi. Downed trees and power lines were reported across several counties along with some minor structural damage in a few areas. In addition, embedded areas of circulation developed within the squall line. Two tornadoes were confirmed with these areas. The first was an EF-1 that tracked across northern West Carroll Parish, and the other was an EF-2 that tracked from northern Issaquena County into northern Sharkey County.
Event Narrative The tornado first touched down near the intersection of Highways 585 and 835 in the northwest part of West Carroll Parish. A grain truck was overturned first. Significant damage occurred to the roof of a church and minor damage occurred to the nearby parsonage. Then, the tornado knocked down a very large tree, which fell on a shed and the corner of a house. Two people narrowly escaped harm from this falling tree. As the tornado continued to move east-northeast, it destroyed a small shed, damaged a larger shed, and blew out some windows of a house. A large antenna was also significantly bent over. A travel trailer was turned about 45 degrees into a garage. The next structure the tornado encountered was a double-wide trailer, which had a large part of the roof blown off. Finally, another trailer was turned over in Kilbourne. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the path. Five homes were also damaged. Maximum winds were around 95 mph.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 767.00K 0.00K
WARDVILLE MOREHOUSE PAR. LA 02/24/2011 18:55 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
WARDVILLE MOREHOUSE PAR. LA 02/24/2011 19:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
OAK GROVE ROBERTS AR WEST CARROLL PAR. LA 02/24/2011 19:25 CST-6 Tornado EF1 0 0 750.00K 0.00K
SHELBURN EAST CARROLL PAR. LA 02/24/2011 19:45 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 53 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 767.00K 0.00K