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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
732 PM CDT THU APR 23 2015

...STORM DAMAGE SURVEY COMPLETED ACROSS UNION AND OUACHITA PARISHES
IN NORTHEAST LOUISIANA...

IT WAS DETERMINED THAT DAMAGE CAUSED BY A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM
ACROSS PORTIONS OF UNION PARISH AND EXTREME NORTHERN OUACHITA PARISH
WAS CONSISTENT WITH THAT OF STRAIGHT LINE WIND GUSTS ESTIMATED TO
NEAR 80 MPH IN A FEW LOCATIONS.

DAMAGE WAS VERY SPORADIC AND CONSISTED OF UPROOTED AND/OR SNAPPED
TREES NORTH OF FARMERVILLE NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF CONWAY, LOUISIANA.
SEVERAL CHICKEN HOUSES SUFFERED MODERATE TO SEVERE DAMAGE WHEN THE
ROOF WAS LIFTED OR PEELED BACK, CAUSING THE EXTERIOR WALLS TO
COLLAPSE. ALL OTHER STRUCTURAL DAMAGE CONSISTED OF TREES FALLING ON
HOMES. THE STORM MOVED SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE EASTERN HALF OF UNION
PARISH WITH SCATTERED TREES DOWNED NEAR THE MARION, HAILE AND
SPENCER COMMUNITIES. APPROXIMATELY 5 TO 10 HOMES ACROSS THE EASTERN
HALF OF UNION PARISH SUFFERED ANYWHERE FROM MINOR TO MODERATE STORM
DAMAGE FROM FALLEN TREES. EYEWITNESSES INTERVIEWED ALONG THE TRACK
OF THE STORM ALSO SAID HAIL BETWEEN GOLFBALL SIZE AND DIME SIZE FELL
THROUGHOUT THE EASTERN PORTION OF UNION PARISH.

THE DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM WITNESSED THE WORST DAMAGE IN AND AROUND THE
COMMUNITY OF STERLINGTON, LOUISIANA IN EXTREME NORTHERN OUACHITA
PARISH. DAMAGE CONSISTED OF MANY UPROOTED AND/OR SNAPPED TREES. 5
HOMES WERE DESTROYED WITH SOME 20 TO 30 ADDITIONAL HOMES SUFFERING
MINOR TO MODERATE DAMAGE. THE DAMAGE WAS CONCENTRATED AROUND THE
LAKE BARTHOLOMEW AREA OR BETWEEN STERLINGTON AND THE PERRYVILLE
COMMUNITY. THERE WAS ONE INJURY REPORTED WHEN AN ELDERLY WOMAN
SUFFERED SEVERE CUTS AND BRUISES WHEN A TREE FELL ON HER HOME AND
SHE BECAME TRAPPED UNDER THE FRONT PORCH NEAR LAKE BARTHOLOMEW JUST
NORTH OF STERLINGTON, LOUISIANA.

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