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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 2.25 Miles
-- Width 50 Yards
State LOUISIANA
County/Area JEFFERSON
WFO LIX
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-02-13 02:55:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 0N WESTWEGO
Begin Lat/Lon 29.9/-90.13
End Date 2007-02-13 03:03:00.0 CST-6
End Location 0N WESTWEGO
End Lat/Lon 29.9/-90.13
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 9/0
Property Damage 2.00M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Isolated supercell thunderstorms developed in the early morning hours over sections of southeast Louisiana well in advance of a squall line associated with a strong upper air storm system and cold front moving through the lower Mississippi Valley. These rogue rotating supercell storms produced tornadoes as well as large hail and isolated wind damage. A tornado in Jefferson Parish destroyed 23 houses and damaged 231 others. Tornadoes in Orleans Parish destroyed 32 houses and damaged 295 others.
Event Narrative A tornado moved along a northerly path from Lapalco Boulevard to the Mississippi River roughly following Avenue C and Avenue D. Significant damage was observed to residential and commercial structures that indicated an intensity in the mid to upper range of an EF 2 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with winds estimated to be in the 125-130 mph range. Some of the most impressive structural damage observed was to an older, two story motel building which had its roof removed and a portion of the second floor walls caved in. The tornado crossed the Mississippi River into Orleans Parish.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 34 5.000M 0.00K
WESTWEGO JEFFERSON PAR. LA 02/13/2007 02:55 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 9 2.000M 0.00K
NEW ORLEANS ORLEANS PAR. LA 02/13/2007 03:03 CST-6 Tornado EF2 0 15 2.000M 0.00K
GENTILLY ORLEANS PAR. LA 02/13/2007 03:10 CST-6 Tornado EF2 1 10 1.000M 0.00K
GRETNA JEFFERSON PAR. LA 02/13/2007 03:10 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 34 5.000M 0.00K