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The chance of earthquake damage in Athens is about the same as Louisiana average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Athens is higher than Louisiana average and is much higher than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #137

Athens, LA
0.02
Louisiana
0.03
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Athens, LA
0.0000
Louisiana
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #80

Athens, LA
300.48
Louisiana
235.86
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 4,112 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Athens, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:3Dense Fog:0Drought:7
Dust Storm:0Flood:304Hail:1,719Heat:6Heavy Snow:2
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:11Landslide:0Strong Wind:7
Thunderstorm Winds:1,915Tropical Storm:3Wildfire:1Winter Storm:5Winter Weather:5
Other:123 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Athens, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Athens, LA.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Athens, LA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 111 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Athens, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.11999-04-03332°36'N / 93°05'W32°42'N / 92°58'W8.50 Miles200 Yards001.5M0Claiborne
 Brief Description: The tornado developed from a supercell which developed as a favourable upper level jet pattern and an unstable atmosphere moved over the area. Two mobile homes completely destroyed and two cars levitated and rolled. About 10 homes heavily damaged. Numerous large trees uprooted or snapped.
3.91982-04-25332°39'N / 93°16'W32°40'N / 92°55'W13.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Claiborne
4.51978-12-03332°32'N / 93°11'W32°50'N / 92°44'W33.40 Miles150 Yards000K0Claiborne
7.62005-01-12232°44'N / 93°08'W32°47'N / 92°59'W15.00 Miles250 Yards0124.0M0Claiborne
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down one mile east of the community of Langston. Trees were blown over and snapped off. The tornado was rated a low end F1 at this location. The tornado tracked northeast along Harris Rd for one mile where a mobile home was destroyed. The tornado was rated a low end F2 at this location. Other homes sustained minor roof damage. The tornado tracked northeast and caused minor to moderate roof damage at Moreland Rd. and Simpson Loop. This location was 3.5 miles south of Homer, Louisiana. The tornado was rated an F1 at this location. The tornado continued to the northeast one mile to Powell Rd. where a mobile home was completely destroyed. Other minor roof damage to a few homes occurred. Numerous trees were snapped off. The tornado was rated an F2 at this location. This location was 1.5 miles south of Homer. The tornado continued northeast past the Louisiana Hill Experiment Station where trees were snapped off and blown down. Several homes were damaged on the south and north side of Lake Claiborne. Ten to twenty homes were damaged in this area. One home had it's roof blown off just south of Lake Claiborne. The tornado continued along Route 2 for two and one-half miles where trees were blown down and minor roof damage occurred to 3 homes. This location was 5 miles east of Homer.
10.01992-11-03332°27'N / 93°06'W32°34'N / 92°54'W7.00 Miles300 Yards0025.0M0Bienville
12.31978-05-07232°49'N / 93°14'W32°50'N / 92°43'W30.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Claiborne
14.51965-07-11232°31'N / 92°50'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0Lincoln
16.41978-12-03332°28'N / 93°18'W32°32'N / 93°11'W8.30 Miles300 Yards23250K0Webster
17.41982-04-25332°38'N / 93°23'W32°39'N / 93°16'W10.00 Miles500 Yards01250K0Webster
17.41978-12-03332°49'N / 93°15'W32°58'N / 92°37'W38.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Claiborne
18.11996-11-30232°32'N / 92°47'W32°38'N / 92°40'W10.00 Miles250 Yards292.0M0KLincoln
 Brief Description: The tornado, in association with a line of severe thunderstorms, touched down in southwest Simsboro, LA. The tornado killed 2 men while injuring another as a tree fell across the cab of their truck while installing a radio. Nine people were injured. The tornado did minor damage to 33 homes, one was completely destroyed. Several mobile homes and one local church suffered major damage. The tornado struck the Ball-Foster Glass Container factory near I-20 knocking out brick walls and flipping 18 wheel trailers adjacent to the factory. As the tornado moved across I-20 several wrecks occurred including a tractor trailer which jackknifed into a ditch. M23VE, M?VE
18.11985-04-23232°54'N / 93°12'W32°54'N / 93°03'W5.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Claiborne
19.01950-02-12232°48'N / 93°14'W32°58'N / 93°10'W12.20 Miles100 Yards510250K0Claiborne
19.41983-11-19232°43'N / 92°42'W1.00 Mile100 Yards03250K0Lincoln
19.52000-04-23232°37'N / 93°30'W32°37'N / 93°13'W16.20 Miles700 Yards00800K0Webster
 Brief Description: About 200 houses suffered roof damage and numerous trees were either uprooted or snapped. Tree damage occurred up to 1 mile either side of the tornado track.
20.21964-04-05232°28'N / 92°47'W32°30'N / 92°42'W5.40 Miles83 Yards0025K0Lincoln
20.41950-02-12332°11'N / 93°12'W32°33'N / 93°02'W27.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bienville
20.41958-11-14232°39'N / 93°24'W32°43'N / 93°21'W5.60 Miles30 Yards0125K0Webster
20.51978-12-03332°45'N / 93°26'W32°49'N / 93°15'W11.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Webster
20.81978-05-07232°49'N / 93°25'W32°49'N / 93°14'W10.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Webster
21.71952-03-10332°14'N / 93°39'W32°47'N / 93°04'W50.90 Miles650 Yards00250K0De Soto
21.91973-05-07232°50'N / 93°20'W0.50 Mile27 Yards0225K0Webster
22.11999-04-03332°49'N / 92°52'W33°00'N / 92°44'W14.50 Miles600 Yards003.5M0Claiborne
 Brief Description: About 15 homes were severely damaged. Numerous large trees uprooted or snapped off.
22.41984-05-02332°20'N / 93°25'W32°23'N / 92°58'W30.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Bienville
22.81999-01-01232°30'N / 93°27'W32°32'N / 93°19'W7.90 Miles50 Yards0088K0Webster
 Brief Description: Damage consisted of a 20 horse stall and building consisting of iron square tubing being destroyed. One tin feed shed was destroyed. Several modular homes suffered minor damage. Numerous large trees were snapped or uprooted. This tornado is a continuation of the Bossier Parish, Louisiana tornado.
23.01965-02-11232°33'N / 92°40'W32°40'N / 92°36'W9.00 Miles117 Yards0025K0Lincoln
23.21984-05-02232°25'N / 92°47'W32°30'N / 92°37'W10.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Jackson
23.21978-05-07232°50'N / 92°43'W32°49'N / 92°39'W4.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Union
24.61950-02-12232°12'N / 93°35'W32°48'N / 93°14'W46.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0De Soto
25.01982-04-19232°33'N / 92°45'W32°35'N / 92°28'W15.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lincoln
26.01983-11-19332°50'N / 92°38'W2.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Union
26.41984-05-02232°30'N / 92°37'W32°32'N / 92°35'W5.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Lincoln
26.71955-05-23232°15'N / 93°00'W32°17'N / 92°57'W4.10 Miles400 Yards0025K0Bienville
27.31999-01-01232°29'N / 93°28'W32°29'N / 93°26'W1.50 Miles40 Yards0060K0Bossier
 Brief Description: Tornado formed along a squall line notch, in the comma head. Damage path consisted of moderate damage to two homes were trees penetrated the roof. One mobile home completely destroyed. Numerous snapped and fallen trees of three to four feet in diameter. This tornado continued into Webster Parish, Louisiana.
27.41950-02-12432°51'N / 93°26'W33°00'N / 93°18'W13.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Webster
27.61978-12-03332°42'N / 93°33'W32°45'N / 93°26'W7.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Bossier
27.81957-01-22332°36'N / 93°30'W1.70 Miles167 Yards39250K0Bossier
27.81953-12-05232°48'N / 92°40'W32°54'N / 92°33'W9.70 Miles33 Yards01625K0Union
28.11978-12-03332°50'N / 92°44'W33°00'N / 92°35'W14.50 Miles100 Yards010K0Union
28.91961-05-14232°13'N / 93°12'W32°17'N / 93°08'W6.10 Miles283 Yards0025K0Bienville
29.11968-03-11232°18'N / 92°45'W0.50 Mile67 Yards0025K0Jackson
29.32000-04-23232°16'N / 93°11'W32°13'N / 93°08'W4.30 Miles200 Yards00120K0Bienville
 Brief Description: Several homes and businesses sustained major roof damage. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped.
29.91974-06-09232°54'N / 93°27'W32°57'N / 93°24'W4.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Webster
31.51950-02-12432°28'N / 93°42'W32°51'N / 93°26'W30.70 Miles100 Yards937250K0Bossier
32.61961-09-12232°58'N / 92°36'W33°00'N / 92°39'W4.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Union
32.81953-04-29232°29'N / 92°32'W32°37'N / 92°25'W11.50 Miles200 Yards003K0Lincoln
33.41990-05-16233°11'N / 93°20'W33°03'N / 93°02'W20.00 Miles77 Yards000K0Columbia
33.51961-09-12233°00'N / 92°39'W33°01'N / 92°37'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Union
33.62003-04-24233°07'N / 92°51'W33°01'N / 92°36'W16.70 Miles125 Yards0000Union
 Brief Description: A strong tornado developed under a supercell which moved east across the southern portion of the county. Damage was largely confined to heavily wooded areas with only a few structures suffering light to moderate damage. Numerous snapped and fallen large trees were observed.
33.71978-12-03332°58'N / 92°37'W33°00'N / 92°35'W3.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Union
33.82000-04-23232°49'N / 93°45'W32°38'N / 93°27'W21.00 Miles700 Yards002.0M0Bossier
 Brief Description: Supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado as part of an outbreak of tornados across Northeast Texas, Southwest Arkansas, Northwest Louisiana and extreme southeast Oklahoma. Extensive, widespread trees damage along entire track. Tree damage noted up to 2 to 3 miles either side of track. Approximately 25 to 30 residences damaged by fallen trees. A number of outbuildings either damaged by fallen trees or by wind. This tornado continued into Webster Parish, LA.
34.01991-04-12232°26'N / 93°38'W32°30'N / 93°30'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bossier
34.51961-09-12332°14'N / 92°42'W2.00 Miles400 Yards537250K0Jackson
35.31986-11-07232°11'N / 92°39'W32°21'N / 92°36'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jackson
35.42009-04-09232°30'N / 93°42'W32°28'N / 93°30'W12.00 Miles300 Yards003.0M0KBossier
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This storm developed over eastern Harrison County about 6 miles northwest of Waskom. This tornado first touched down about one half mile west of FM 134, continuing east across FM 9 about 3 miles north of Waskom, before entering western Caddo Parish. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped, especially east of FM 9, and across Highway 169. This tornado followed North Lakeshore Drive, with numerous homes damaged, some of which had their roofs partially removed. In addition, one of the homes was moved off of its foundation. Near I-220 and Blanchard Road, 12 empty railroad cars were blown off the track, with intermittent damage along Blanchard Road going into downtown Shreveport. Large tree limbs and power lines were downed, while road signs were downed as well. The tornado crossed the Red River south of the Diamond Jacks Casino, where numerous homes were damaged due to trees between Arthur Ray Teague Parkway and Barksdale Blvd. On Barksdale Blvd itself, numerous power poles were downed, with many businesses damaged, and damage to the west gate of Barksdale Air Force Base. The storm did 2.5 million dollars worth of damage to the Barksdale Air Force Base itself with the damage including the west gate, the golf course, fitness center and Chapel Two. Approximately 80 trees were uprooted around the main base. The tornado lifted in eastern Bossier Parish along Highway 157 south of Haughton. This tornado was rated an EF2, with winds of around 120 mph, and the most extensive damage found in the Lakeview Subdivision on the north side of Cross Lake in Caddo Parish. The total path length from Harrison County Texas through Bossier Parish Louisiana was 38.5 miles. The path width fluctuated through this continuous track, varying from between 100 to 400 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system along with a surface dry line/front over northeast Texas moved east during the evening hours of April 9th into the early morning hours of April 10th causing long lived supercell thunderstorms. These thunderstorms caused long track tornadoes to occur across southeast Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas, northeast Texas, and north Louisiana.
35.91986-06-27233°00'N / 93°29'W0.30 Mile200 Yards05250K0Webster
36.02000-04-23332°19'N / 93°33'W32°17'N / 93°25'W7.50 Miles500 Yards012.3M0Bossier
 Brief Description: High precipitation supercells developed along the leading edge of a dry line across eastern Texas which moved into northwest Louisiana. Numerous trees and power lines were downed as the tornado moved across the area. The most extensive damage was noted near Atkins, LA (2.5 miles south of Elm Grove on US 71), where one brick structure was almost totally demolished. Only pieces of two walls remained. The brick structure had 6 inch iron poles supporting the corners and these were bent and twisted. Near the brick building was a two story house which had its roof completely removed and most of its siding stripped off. A mobile home also on this property was completely destroyed and strewn across a field. Some trees that were left standing had their bark and leaves stripped off. Immediately adjacent to this damage, on the other side of US 71, another farm building was completely destroyed along with numerous trees leveled. Eyewitness accounts indicated that two tornadoes occurred with this supercell. The descriptions were consistent with those of cyclic, tornadic supercells. Only one injury was reported at this location. A mans' arm was lacerated to the bone by flying debris.
36.41984-05-02332°19'N / 93°37'W32°20'N / 93°25'W7.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Bossier
36.41953-05-16232°18'N / 92°45'W32°18'N / 92°22'W22.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0Jackson
36.71957-11-07232°24'N / 93°42'W32°32'N / 93°32'W13.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Caddo
37.01978-12-03333°00'N / 92°35'W33°02'N / 92°32'W3.80 Miles100 Yards000K0Union
37.81999-04-03432°35'N / 93°45'W32°45'N / 93°36'W12.60 Miles200 Yards7906.7M0Bossier
 Brief Description: Supercells developed over the area as a speed max moved out of Texas and across the region. Some 389 structures were effected. Of this 227 homes or businesses suffered either major damage or were destroyed. Roofs missing. Brick homes leveled. One brick home totally missing, leaving only the slab. Numerous large oak and pine trees uprooted or snapped near the bases. F60MH, M53MH, M65MH, M41MH, F25MH, F14OU, F33MH
37.91962-04-30233°12'N / 93°02'W2.00 Miles417 Yards0225K0Columbia
38.01967-04-13232°10'N / 93°20'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Red River
38.11978-12-03233°10'N / 92°54'W33°12'N / 92°48'W6.40 Miles50 Yards17250K0Union
38.12002-12-18232°53'N / 92°32'W33°00'N / 92°24'W16.20 Miles110 Yards001.0M0Union
 Brief Description: A strong tornado developed under a supercell moving northeast across the parish. As the tornado developed in Union Parish, Louisiana, eyewitness reports described the tornado as resembling a stove pipe with screaming winds sounding like a banshee. Where the tornado originally touched down, a bowl like appearance was carved into the woods when viewing the initial impact point horizontally. The tornado then continued northeast across a combination of farmland and wooded region destroying 2 mobile homes and severely damaging 6 wooden houses. As the tornado moved into Union County, Arkansas, the tornado moved across only heavily wooded area void of structures.
38.42009-10-29232°33'N / 93°43'W32°40'N / 93°39'W10.00 Miles600 Yards025.0M0KBossier
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado was a continuation of the EF2 tornado that first touched down in downtown Shreveport in Caddo Parish. This tornado crossed the Red River just south of Interstate 220 near Benton Road, where several trees were snapped along the levee and a barn was damaged. The tornado then crossed Interstate 220 just west of Benton Road and caused minor to significant damage at several car dealerships along Benton Road. The tornado crossed Benton Road and entered the Green Acres Place Subdivision, causing moderate to major damage to numerous homes and townhouses. The tornado continued to move north northeast and entered the Brownlee Subdivision where more homes had significant damage. It then damaged to the Reserve Apartment Complex and the Cypress Pointe Apartment Complex on Airline Drive. The tornado then crossed Airline Drive just north of Le Oaks Drive and caused significant damage in Cross Creek and Bayou Bend Subdivisions. Continuing on a north northeast track, the tornado caused major damage at the Bossier Emergency Service Center on Swan Lake Road and snapped and uprooted numerous trees in the Rose Neath Cemetery. As the storm cross Swan Lake Road, it caused significant damage to homes in the Legacy Subdivision. The storm then continued northeast and damaged a home of Jessie Jones Road and West Lakeshore Drive in Benton, Louisiana. The storm crossed Cypress Lake and caused more damage to trees on Merritt Road before dissipating. Louisiana State Governor Bobby Jindal and State Congressman John Flemming came to the region and did a fly over from a helicopter to survey the storm damage from the tornado as well as the flooding that occurred later that evening. About 100 homes were damaged across Bossier Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Widespread showers and thunderstorms developed along and ahead of a strong cold front as a powerful upper level storm system plowed into the southern plains during the afternoon hours of October 29th. Strong shear was in place across the region such that several tornadic thunderstorms developed...producing widespread wind damage across portions of northeast Texas, southwest Arkansas as well as northern Louisiana. These storms trained across the same general area such that flooding was widespread. Flooding was severe across northwest Louisiana where flooding was reported in many homes and businesses. Area bayous, creeks, rivers and lakes were already at high levels from the excessive heavy rainfall that fell earlier in the month. Thus, some lakes and bayous approached and succeeded their all time record stage levels.
38.51999-05-04233°06'N / 93°24'W33°10'N / 93°19'W6.50 Miles100 Yards00150K0Columbia
 Brief Description: A supercell developed under favourable atmospheric conditions. A partial roof was removed from a frame home. One mobile home was heavily damaged. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. Damage estimates include timber damage.
38.71965-02-11332°29'N / 93°41'W32°31'N / 93°39'W3.30 Miles117 Yards00250K0Bossier
38.91970-04-19332°22'N / 93°37'W32°23'N / 93°36'W1.90 Miles50 Yards0225K0Bossier
39.11973-04-24233°13'N / 93°00'W0.50 Mile100 Yards003K0Union
40.01991-04-12232°25'N / 93°41'W32°26'N / 93°38'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bossier
40.01962-04-27232°20'N / 93°36'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Bossier
40.51950-02-12332°00'N / 93°16'W32°11'N / 93°12'W13.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
40.91972-03-28233°11'N / 92°48'W33°13'N / 92°43'W5.40 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Union
41.01978-12-03432°30'N / 93°45'W32°34'N / 93°41'W6.20 Miles400 Yards2266250.0M0Bossier
41.11964-04-24332°31'N / 93°44'W32°32'N / 93°42'W2.30 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Bossier
41.32005-01-12333°01'N / 92°44'W33°14'N / 92°27'W24.00 Miles900 Yards2133.0M0Union
 Brief Description: The tornado that moved through Claiborne Parish Louisiana moved northeast into Union County Arkansas. The tornado first struck the community of Junction City, Arkansas just north of the Arkansas, Louisiana state line. From the area surveyed, the tornado was on the ground continuously from touchdown to end. For the early part of the track, the damage was confined to minor damage to homes with numerous trees downed from Junction City to near Tatum Rd approximately 8 miles south of El Dorado. In Junction City, two people were injured when a tree fell on their home as they were in bed. As the tornado approached Tatum Rd, it appears to have intensified significantly while growing wider in its destruction. It was through the area from Tatum Rd, across Hwy 7 and into the vicinity of Rushwood Rd that the storm did its greatest damage. Numerous homes, both mobile and well constructed frame homes were either destroyed or heavily damaged. A number of vehicles were rolled and tossed through the air, landing several yards from their initial location. It was in the area of Tatum Rd through Rushwood Rd that two fatalities occurred, both of them elderly residents. The majority of the injuries also occurred in this area. After leaving the Rushwood Rd area, the storm began to weaken and decreasing in path width. Except for minor structural damage to buildings in Lawson, trees downed or broken was the main damage for the latter part of the track. M83MH, F83MH
41.31996-01-23232°31'N / 93°43'W32°31'N / 93°43'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0000Bossier
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in south Shreveport just east of the Lucian Airport, moved across the airport and continued northeast across the southeast section of the city. Several retirement homes and numerous housing subdivisions were severely damaged. Thirty utility poles were destroyed leaving 10,000 customers without power. The tornado then moved across the Red River into southern Bossier City, Bossier Parish, knocked down trees and power lines and destroyed a couple of barns then dissipated.
41.51990-05-16233°10'N / 93°25'W33°11'N / 93°20'W6.50 Miles77 Yards000K0Columbia
41.81970-04-19332°19'N / 93°40'W32°22'N / 93°37'W4.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Caddo
41.92009-04-09232°25'N / 92°25'W32°24'N / 92°19'W6.00 Miles300 Yards00500K0KOuachita
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This storm developed in a wooded area along and east of Olive Grove Road in Jackson Parish where several small pine trees were snapped. Further east along Hwy 144 north of Eros, numerous large trees were snapped and a nearby home sustained roof damage. A barn in a field nearby also sustained significant roof damage. The tornado tracked east into Ouachita Parish, snapping and uprooting trees as well as causing minor roof damage to nearby homes along Guyton Loop Road. The tornado crossed Hwy 34, and moved onto Old Jonesboro Road where numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. One tree was physically moved 30 feet with the root ball intact, leaving a large hole in its original location. One mobile home was moved off of its foundation and several sheds and outbuildings were completely destroyed. Roof damage occurred to several homes along the street as well. The worst damage occurred to a home along Antioch Church Road, where the entire roof was peeled off and destroyed, leaving only the walls. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system along with a surface dry line/front over northeast Texas moved east during the evening hours of April 9th into the early morning hours of April 10th causing long lived supercell thunderstorms. These thunderstorms caused long track tornadoes to occur across southeast Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas, northeast Texas, and north Louisiana.
42.12009-10-29232°30'N / 93°45'W32°33'N / 93°43'W3.00 Miles600 Yards011.0M0KCaddo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado first touched down over downtown Shreveport and took the steeple off the top of the First United Methodist Church at the corner of Common and Texas Streets. The steeple fell on top of an automobile parked in front of the church and the steeple crushed the car which severely injured the man inside. The tornado also did damage to the Shreveport Convention Center and other downtown businesses including the downtown Shreveport YWCA. The storm continued on a north northeast track, crossing the Red River and continued into Bossier Parish just north of the Sam's Town Casino at approximately 1518 CST. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Widespread showers and thunderstorms developed along and ahead of a strong cold front as a powerful upper level storm system plowed into the southern plains during the afternoon hours of October 29th. Strong shear was in place across the region such that several tornadic thunderstorms developed...producing widespread wind damage across portions of northeast Texas, southwest Arkansas as well as northern Louisiana. These storms trained across the same general area such that flooding was widespread. Flooding was severe across northwest Louisiana where flooding was reported in many homes and businesses. Area bayous, creeks, rivers and lakes were already at high levels from the excessive heavy rainfall that fell earlier in the month. Thus, some lakes and bayous approached and succeeded their all time record stage levels.
42.21986-03-18232°18'N / 92°27'W32°23'N / 92°21'W3.00 Miles150 Yards02250K0Jackson
42.51999-05-04333°15'N / 93°13'W33°16'N / 93°04'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00600K0Columbia
 Brief Description: Two frame homes were demolished, several frame homes suffered roof damage, 1 church and 3 businesses suffered roof and frame damage. Many trees were snapped and uprooted. Damage estimates includes timber damage.
42.51959-04-19231°54'N / 92°52'W32°12'N / 92°52'W20.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Winn
42.61999-05-04232°52'N / 93°45'W32°59'N / 93°37'W10.00 Miles250 Yards00300K0Bossier
 Brief Description: Two mobile homes destroyed and several frame homes suffered roof damage. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. Damage includes timber damage.
43.22007-02-24333°01'N / 92°43'W33°12'N / 92°19'W26.00 Miles250 Yards050K0KUnion
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado developed under a supercell thunderstorm which moved northeast across the county. Damage was largely confined to heavily wooded areas with less than 20 structures sustaining damage. Six of these structures received heavy damage near the community of Strong, Arkansas. Numerous snapped and fallen large trees were also observed. The extent of the damage ranged from shingles off some homes to others completely demolished. Of the 6 homes that were severly damaged...two were mobile homes. The tornado began in extreme southwest Union County near Junction City where a metal roof was blown off a pharmacy on Route 167. The tornado produced sporadic tree damage along Welloo and Welch roads. Moving northeast...the tornado downed additional trees across Caledonia and Iron Mountain roads. The tornado continued in a northeast direction...crossing Hwy 82 and intensified as it crossed Old Strong highway. Here a well build brick home was mostly demolished. The tornado traveled a half mile east and demolished a double wide trailer blowing the debris 150 to 200 yards downstream. Several other homes were affected from this storm before the storm lifted near the community of New London. Five injuries were reported from this tornado with no fatalities. At the most damaging point of the storm after it crossed Hwy 82...the storm was rated an EF3 on the new enhanced Fujita scale. A monetary damage amount was not available for this publication. The Damage Indicator for the event was (DI): FR 12 while the Degree of Damage for the event was (DOD): 8. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vigorous upper level storm system moved into the southern plains and lower mississippi valley during the morning and afternoon hours of the 24th. The atmosphere became very unstable ahead of this system as a dryline moved into southwest Arkansas during the late morning and afternoon hours. Severe thunderstorms developed rapidly in the ustable airmass and enough shear was present such that tornadoes developed across portions of southwest Arkansas.
43.21991-04-13233°12'N / 92°40'W2.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Union
43.51981-05-13233°16'N / 93°23'W33°14'N / 93°08'W14.60 Miles440 Yards04250K0Columbia
43.71996-01-23232°29'N / 93°45'W32°29'N / 93°45'W7.00 Miles400 Yards0305.0M0Caddo
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in south Shreveport just east of the Lucian Airport, moved across the airport and continued northeast across the southeast section of the city. Several retirement homes and numerous housing subdivisions were severely damaged. Thirty utility poles were destroyed leaving 10,000 customers without power. The tornado then moved across the Red River into southern Bossier City, Bossier Parish, knocked down trees and power lines and destroyed a couple of barns then dissipated.
44.21994-04-11233°16'N / 93°14'W2.00 Miles45 Yards005.0M0Columbia
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in Magnolia. The tornado traveled approximately two miles through Magnolia before lifting. The tornado damaged a number of vehicles in a car lot, destroyed a greenhouse at a local Wal-Mart and damaged a local gas station. Several mobile homes were either damaged or destroyed and a small church was also damaged.
44.51950-02-12432°21'N / 93°46'W32°28'N / 93°42'W9.00 Miles100 Yards940250K0Caddo
44.71953-05-16231°59'N / 93°00'W32°06'N / 92°32'W28.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
45.11986-03-18232°23'N / 92°21'W32°20'N / 92°19'W2.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Ouachita
45.42009-05-03232°04'N / 92°39'W32°05'N / 92°39'W2.00 Miles399 Yards023.0M0KWinn
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Numerous homes were damaged in the town of Dodson with several completely destroyed. One mobile home was picked up and moved 30 feet west of its original location where it was destroyed with parts of the frame wrapped around a neighboring home. The two injuries occurred in the destroyed home. Approximately 27 mobile homes and 11 built in place structures in the center of Dodson sustained severe damage from snapped or falling trees and/or wind damage. A mobile home in the center of Dodson was rolled off its foundation and destroyed. The tornado touched down on the southwest side of town along US 167 and moved northward 1.5 miles before lifting along State Route 1235. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very unstable airmass developed across the four state region during the afternoon hours of May 2nd. A weak cold front had moved southward during the morning hours into southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas and had stalled. A weak shortwave moved into the Texas Hill County and produced enough lift...along with the development of a strong low level jet...for strong to severe thunderstorms to erupt across the region. The storms initially developed as supercells...producing large hail and isolated tornadoes but then evolved into a squall line. Strong straight line winds accompanied the squall line with winds in excess of 100 mph reported with some storms. There were also isolated tornadoes reported within the squall line itself. Damage was extensive across the region but overnight...the repeated training of storms resulted in a widespread flash flooding event. Numerous counties and parishes were flooded with rainfall amounts in excess of 6 inches in a 12 hour period common. By the time the event ended...there were five different line echo wave patterns that developed across the four state region the afternoon of May 2nd through the morning hours of May 3rd.
45.41999-04-03432°32'N / 93°50'W32°36'N / 93°46'W6.70 Miles200 Yards0121.3M0Caddo
 Brief Description: Supercells developed over the area as a speed max moved out of Texas and across the region. Numerous homes with minor to moderate roof damage. An 18 wheel truck bed overturned. Steel framed hardware store leveled. Numerous trees uprooted or snapped. Damage to Southern University and other industry. A total of 66 structures were damaged (4 at 40K, 16 at 20K 46 at 5K).
45.61950-02-12233°16'N / 92°57'W33°21'N / 92°57'W5.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Union
45.61967-05-06232°49'N / 93°47'W32°50'N / 93°47'W1.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Sabine
45.81978-04-17232°27'N / 93°49'W32°30'N / 93°45'W5.40 Miles100 Yards0142.5M0Caddo
45.81965-02-11332°20'N / 93°50'W32°29'N / 93°41'W13.60 Miles117 Yards00250K0Caddo
45.91967-05-06232°50'N / 93°47'W32°51'N / 93°47'W1.10 Miles33 Yards013K0De Soto
47.11984-05-02332°18'N / 93°50'W32°19'N / 93°37'W13.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0De Soto
47.21999-01-01232°23'N / 93°48'W32°22'N / 93°44'W3.20 Miles33 Yards011.0M0Caddo
 Brief Description: Damage path consisted of numerous homes with roofs partially blown off, several structures collapsed, a building with a brick wall blew down, several cars were blown off the road and overturned, and numerous trees snapped or fell. The reported injury was minor and treated on location.
47.61973-01-20232°00'N / 93°27'W32°05'N / 93°22'W7.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Red River
47.81977-03-28232°06'N / 92°32'W32°09'N / 92°27'W6.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Winn
48.11978-07-15232°15'N / 93°42'W0.70 Mile50 Yards0025K0De Soto
48.41985-04-23333°01'N / 93°49'W33°03'N / 93°38'W11.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Lafayette
49.02000-04-23332°26'N / 94°03'W32°19'N / 93°33'W25.00 Miles500 Yards035.0M0Caddo
 Brief Description: Numerous trees and power lines toppled. Several homes suffered minor to moderate structural damage in the Breckenridge subdivision just souwest of Shreveport. Portable storage building businesses were destroyed and two mobile homes were demolished. This tornado moved from Caddo Parish into southern Bossier Parish.
49.21987-11-15332°17'N / 93°52'W32°29'N / 93°45'W20.00 Miles500 Yards07325.0M0Caddo
49.92009-04-09232°31'N / 94°02'W32°30'N / 93°42'W19.00 Miles500 Yards0210.0M0KCaddo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This storm developed over eastern Harrison County about 6 miles northwest of Waskom. This tornado first touched down about one half mile west of FM 134, continuing east across FM 9 about 3 miles north of Waskom, before entering western Caddo Parish. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped, especially east of FM 9, and across Highway 169. This tornado followed North Lakeshore Drive, with numerous homes damaged, some of which had their roofs partially removed. In addition, one of the homes was moved off of its foundation. Near I-220 and Blanchard Road, 12 empty railroad cars were blown off the track, with intermittent damage along Blanchard Road going into downtown Shreveport. Large tree limbs and power lines were downed, while road signs were downed as well. The tornado crossed the Red River south of the Diamond Jacks Casino, where numerous homes were damaged due to trees between Arthur Ray Teague Parkway and Barksdale Blvd. On Barksdale Blvd itself, numerous power poles were downed, with many businesses damaged, and damage to the west gate of Barksdale Air Force Base. The tornado lifted in eastern Bossier Parish along Highway 157 south of Haughton. This tornado was rated an EF2, with winds of around 120 mph, and the most extensive damage found in the Lakeview Subdivision on the north side of Cross Lake in Caddo Parish. The total path length from Harrison County Texas through Bossier Parish Louisiana was 38.5 miles. The path width fluctuated through this continuous track, varying from between 100 to 400 yards. There were 2 injuries reported in Caddo Parish...the first was in the Lakeview subdivision and the second was a female who was trapped in her car after a tree fell on the automobile. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system along with a surface dry line/front over northeast Texas moved east during the evening hours of April 9th into the early morning hours of April 10th causing long lived supercell thunderstorms. These thunderstorms caused long track tornadoes to occur across southeast Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas, northeast Texas, and north Louisiana.


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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