Vermilion Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flood Warning
Statement as of 10:28 AM CDT on April 19, 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mermentau river near Mermentau.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 10:15 am Sunday the stage was 4.7 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 4.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 5.0 feet by early
Tuesday morning then begin falling.
* Impact... at stages near 4.0 feet... minor lowland flooding near the
river will occur.

Lat... Lon 3025 9266 3004 9276 3004 9260 3019 9254 3024 9255

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 7:05 PM CDT on April 19, 2015

... NWS damage survey for 4/19/15 tornado event...

.De Ridder tornado...

estimated peak wind:90 mph
path length /statute/:1.35 miles
path width /maximum/:50 yards
injuries: 0

Start date:apr 19 2015
start time: 1:55 am CDT
start location: 1 ESE DeRidder / Beauregard Parish / la
start lat/lon:30.8382 / -93.2896

End date: Apr 19 2015
end time: 2:00 am CDT
end location: 1 ENE De Ridder / Beauregard Parish / la
end_lat/lon:30.8504 / -93.2709

Survey_summary: a tornado touched down near Hwy 27 ESE of De
Ridder and moved northeast snapping branches off multiple Hardwood
trees. The tornado also damaged two elevated signs.

The strongest damage occurred as the tornado crossed Route
171... where it resulted in the loss of roof covering at several
small retail buildings. The tornado dissipated shortly thereafter
near lake court drive.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.