Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 6.47 Miles
-- Width 50 Yards
County/Area ORLEANS
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-02-13 03:03:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 5SW NEW ORLEANS
Begin Lat/Lon 29.897/-90.153
End Date 2007-02-13 03:08:00.0 CST-6
End Lat/Lon 29.978/-90.099
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 15/0
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 crossed the Mississippi River form Jefferson Parish and moved on a northerly course through portions of the Uptown and Carrollton areas with continuous damage noted. The damage path became isolated as the tornado appeared to turn more northeast with damage to a warehouse noted in the Mid City area. Significant damage was observed to houses and commercial structures. The roofs and portions of roofs were removed from a number of houses. The collapse of some exterior walls was also noted. The damage observed 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.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

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