Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 1.29 Miles
-- Width 50 Yards
County/Area ORLEANS
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-02-13 03:10:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 1WSW GENTILLY
Begin Lat/Lon 30.0121/-90.0519
End Date 2007-02-13 03:12:00.0 CST-6
End Location 0NW GENTILLY
End Lat/Lon 30.0224/-90.0327
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 10/0
Property Damage 1.00M
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 touched down just south of the intersections of Franklin Avenue and Prentiss Street and moved east northeast across the southern portion of Pontchartrain Park to the Industrial Canal. Roofs were blown off of several homes and the upper portions of two story houses were partially collapsed. One fatality occurred when a travel trailer was destroyed and the 86 year old occupant was fatally injured.

Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 86 Female Mobile/Trailer Home


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