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The chance of earthquake damage in Louisiana is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Louisiana is much higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #46

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, #14

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, #8

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 14,658 other weather extremes events from 1950 to 2010 were recorded in Louisiana. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:11Dense Fog:12Drought:27
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,120Hail:4,594Heat:42Heavy Snow:14
High Surf:0Hurricane:27Ice Storm:19Landslide:0Strong Wind:75
Thunderstorm Winds:7,927Tropical Storm:55Wildfire:4Winter Storm:10Winter Weather:34
Other:687 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Louisiana.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in Louisiana.

DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
1964-04-284.4N/A31.7-93.6
1983-10-163.8530.24-93.39
1964-04-243.7N/A31.6-93.8

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 485 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in Louisiana.

DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1971-02-21532°23'N / 91°28'W32°32'N / 91°19'W13.60 Miles500 Yards1192.5M0Madison
1971-02-21532°32'N / 91°19'W32°44'N / 91°07'W18.10 Miles500 Yards092.5M0East Carroll
1950-02-12431°58'N / 94°00'W32°21'N / 93°46'W29.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0De Soto
1950-02-12432°21'N / 93°46'W32°28'N / 93°42'W9.00 Miles100 Yards940250K0Caddo
1950-02-12432°28'N / 93°42'W32°51'N / 93°26'W30.70 Miles100 Yards937250K0Bossier
1950-02-12432°51'N / 93°26'W33°00'N / 93°18'W13.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Webster
1953-12-03431°04'N / 93°03'W31°10'N / 92°49'W15.50 Miles300 Yards7202.5M0Vernon
1953-12-03431°10'N / 92°49'W31°23'N / 92°24'W28.80 Miles300 Yards0102.5M0Rapides
1953-12-03431°23'N / 92°24'W31°26'N / 92°26'W4.10 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Rapides
1953-12-03431°26'N / 92°26'W31°35'N / 92°32'W11.90 Miles300 Yards052.5M0Grant
1953-12-03431°35'N / 92°32'W31°43'N / 92°24'W12.20 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Grant
1953-12-03431°43'N / 92°24'W31°36'N / 92°21'W8.70 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Grant
1953-12-03431°46'N / 92°21'W31°49'N / 92°19'W4.30 Miles300 Yards2152.5M0La Salle
1964-10-03429°36'N / 90°22'W1.50 Miles67 Yards221652.5M0Lafourche
1978-12-03432°30'N / 93°45'W32°34'N / 93°41'W6.20 Miles400 Yards2266250.0M0Bossier
1983-04-01432°39'N / 92°01'W32°40'N / 91°57'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards002.5M0Ouachita
1983-04-01432°40'N / 91°57'W32°42'N / 91°52'W5.00 Miles1000 Yards2202.5M0Morehouse
1983-12-06430°04'N / 90°31'W30°05'N / 90°25'W7.00 Miles200 Yards02525.0M0St. John The Baptist
1999-04-03432°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).
1999-04-03432°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
2010-11-29431°47'N / 92°48'W31°57'N / 92°39'W14.00 Miles400 Yards00750K0KWinn
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Numerous trees were snapped near the intersection of Collier and Water Well Roads. The tornado then crossed Gum Springs Road, where it completely destroyed one well-built two story brick home and an adjacent brick garage. The home was approximately 4000 sq. ft in size, built in 1997, and its destruction was the basis of the EF-4 rating. Many of the nearby trees were completely snapped, with several near the home snapped off at the base. One single wide mobile home was also destroyed, with its remnants blown into a wooded area about 300 yards away. Another nearby home was moderately damaged, while two other homes suffered minor damage. The tornado then crossed into an open field, before entering a heavily wooded area, traveling northeast across Highways 84 and 167, where sporadic minor tree damage was observed just west and north of Winnfield. Maximum winds are estimated around 170 mph, with a maximum width of 400 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A potent...upper level short wave accompanied a prefrontal feature during the afternoon hours of November 29th across north central Louisiana. These thunderstorms developed in a weakly unstable airmass across the region. However...there was strong wind shear present...especially in the lowest 3 kilometers of the atmosphere. A broken line of thunderstorms developed across east central Texas into northwest Louisiana along the prefrontal trough axis. These thunderstorms quickly became supercells. One of these storms produced a significant tornado in Winn Parish which traveled northeast and dropped again in southern Ouachita Parish. Other storms downed powerlines in northwest Louisiana and minor flooding problems.
1950-02-12331°38'N / 93°39'W31°50'N / 93°28'W17.60 Miles100 Yards525250K0Sabine
1950-02-12331°50'N / 93°28'W32°00'N / 93°16'W16.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
1950-02-12332°00'N / 93°16'W32°11'N / 93°12'W13.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
1950-02-12332°11'N / 93°12'W32°33'N / 93°02'W27.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bienville
1951-01-06331°18'N / 92°28'W31°26'N / 92°26'W9.50 Miles317 Yards011250K0Rapides
1951-01-06331°26'N / 92°26'W31°32'N / 92°24'W7.30 Miles317 Yards00250K0Grant
1952-03-10332°14'N / 93°39'W32°47'N / 93°04'W50.90 Miles650 Yards00250K0De Soto
1952-04-04330°10'N / 92°52'W30°16'N / 92°37'W16.50 Miles100 Yards010250K0Jefferson Davis
1952-04-04330°16'N / 92°37'W30°22'N / 92°18'W20.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Acadia
1953-02-06330°29'N / 90°42'W30°30'N / 90°33'W9.10 Miles400 Yards2212.5M0Livingston
1953-02-06330°30'N / 90°33'W30°32'N / 90°27'W6.50 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Tangipahoa
1953-05-17332°28'N / 91°45'W32°36'N / 91°32'W15.70 Miles100 Yards017250K0Richland
1953-05-17332°35'N / 91°32'W32°45'N / 91°08'W25.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0West Carroll
1957-01-22332°36'N / 93°30'W1.70 Miles167 Yards39250K0Bossier
1957-03-21329°30'N / 90°36'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Terrebonne
1957-10-15330°34'N / 91°44'W30°39'N / 91°29'W15.90 Miles100 Yards119250K0Pointe Coupee
1957-10-15330°28'N / 92°05'W30°34'N / 91°44'W22.00 Miles100 Yards010250K0St. Landry
1957-11-07330°58'N / 91°42'W31°00'N / 91°40'W3.60 Miles50 Yards05250K0Pointe Coupee
1957-11-07331°23'N / 92°40'W31°18'N / 92°28'W13.30 Miles67 Yards3162.5M0Rapides
1957-11-07330°21'N / 92°12'W30°21'N / 92°10'W2.30 Miles200 Yards25250K0Acadia
1957-11-07330°21'N / 92°10'W30°21'N / 92°07'W3.30 Miles200 Yards25250K0St. Landry
1957-11-13330°21'N / 92°07'W30°22'N / 92°04'W3.60 Miles200 Yards000K0Plaquemines
1957-11-16331°34'N / 93°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0125K0Sabine
1961-09-10330°00'N / 92°18'W30°05'N / 92°18'W5.70 Miles283 Yards1552.5M0Vermilion
1961-09-12332°14'N / 92°42'W2.00 Miles400 Yards537250K0Jackson
1964-04-24332°26'N / 94°02'W32°31'N / 93°44'W18.30 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Caddo
1964-04-24332°31'N / 93°44'W32°32'N / 93°42'W2.30 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Bossier
1965-02-11332°11'N / 94°02'W32°12'N / 94°01'W1.90 Miles117 Yards00250K0De Soto
1965-02-11332°12'N / 94°01'W32°20'N / 93°50'W14.20 Miles117 Yards03250K0Caddo
1965-02-11332°20'N / 93°50'W32°29'N / 93°41'W13.60 Miles117 Yards00250K0Caddo
1965-02-11332°29'N / 93°41'W32°31'N / 93°39'W3.30 Miles117 Yards00250K0Bossier
1966-01-28329°55'N / 90°19'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0St. Charles
1967-05-01330°40'N / 92°56'W30°43'N / 92°52'W5.20 Miles750 Yards0225K0Allen
1968-02-01332°24'N / 92°06'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Ouachita
1968-03-11331°46'N / 93°06'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Natchitoches
1968-11-27332°45'N / 91°43'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Morehouse
1969-04-12330°12'N / 90°54'W30°17'N / 90°45'W10.70 Miles100 Yards01250K0Ascension
1969-12-25330°00'N / 92°16'W1.50 Miles100 Yards18250K0Vermilion
1969-12-25330°08'N / 91°21'W30°11'N / 91°08'W13.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Iberville
1969-12-29331°30'N / 91°51'W31°32'N / 91°48'W4.10 Miles183 Yards02250K0Catahoula
1969-12-29331°32'N / 91°48'W31°43'N / 91°26'W25.00 Miles183 Yards00250K0Concordia
1970-03-17329°42'N / 91°18'W1.00 Mile50 Yards02250K0St. Mary
1970-04-19332°19'N / 93°40'W32°22'N / 93°37'W4.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Caddo
1970-04-19332°22'N / 93°37'W32°23'N / 93°36'W1.90 Miles50 Yards0225K0Bossier
1971-02-12330°13'N / 93°12'W30°15'N / 93°10'W3.60 Miles150 Yards012.5M0Calcasieu
1971-06-22331°20'N / 92°33'W0.10 Mile17 Yards00250K0Rapides
1971-09-16330°27'N / 91°02'W30°33'N / 91°04'W7.30 Miles83 Yards032.5M0East Baton Rouge
1972-02-29330°32'N / 91°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards03250K0West Baton Rouge
1973-01-18332°08'N / 92°18'W32°17'N / 92°02'W18.70 Miles73 Yards1225K0Caldwell
1973-01-18332°17'N / 92°02'W32°24'N / 91°44'W19.30 Miles73 Yards0025K0Richland
1973-04-17330°10'N / 93°40'W0.50 Mile10 Yards0125K0Calcasieu
1973-04-17330°15'N / 93°10'W0.50 Mile10 Yards0025K0Calcasieu
1973-04-26330°30'N / 91°05'W0.30 Mile70 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
1974-03-20331°35'N / 93°50'W31°43'N / 93°26'W26.00 Miles200 Yards152.5M0Sabine
1974-03-20331°43'N / 93°26'W31°49'N / 92°57'W30.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Natchitoches
1974-03-20331°35'N / 93°50'W31°47'N / 92°58'W23.10 Miles77 Yards018250K0Natchitoches
1974-03-20331°49'N / 92°57'W31°55'N / 92°40'W20.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Winn
1974-03-20331°47'N / 92°58'W31°48'N / 92°56'W2.70 Miles77 Yards000K0Winn
1974-10-29330°06'N / 92°41'W30°08'N / 92°37'W4.90 Miles200 Yards01225.0M0Jefferson Davis
1974-10-29330°08'N / 92°37'W30°13'N / 92°22'W16.10 Miles200 Yards24025.0M0Acadia
1974-10-29330°13'N / 92°22'W30°22'N / 92°22'W10.30 Miles200 Yards000K0Acadia
1974-10-29330°11'N / 92°04'W30°12'N / 91°57'W7.30 Miles167 Yards01250K0Lafayette
1976-03-20332°59'N / 91°19'W33°00'N / 91°18'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0322.5M0West Carroll
1977-04-21330°18'N / 91°57'W30°19'N / 91°54'W3.80 Miles440 Yards1112.5M0St. Martin
1978-12-03332°42'N / 93°33'W32°45'N / 93°26'W7.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Bossier
1978-12-03332°45'N / 93°26'W32°49'N / 93°15'W11.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Webster
1978-12-03332°49'N / 93°15'W32°58'N / 92°37'W38.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Claiborne
1978-12-03332°58'N / 92°37'W33°00'N / 92°35'W3.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Union
1978-12-03332°28'N / 93°18'W32°32'N / 93°11'W8.30 Miles300 Yards23250K0Webster
1978-12-03332°32'N / 93°11'W32°50'N / 92°44'W33.40 Miles150 Yards000K0Claiborne
1978-12-03332°50'N / 92°44'W33°00'N / 92°35'W14.50 Miles100 Yards010K0Union
1980-10-27331°50'N / 93°30'W31°48'N / 93°25'W5.60 Miles500 Yards00250K0Sabine
1981-06-05331°18'N / 92°28'W31°19'N / 92°24'W4.30 Miles40 Yards0102.5M0Rapides
1982-04-25332°13'N / 94°02'W32°14'N / 93°54'W7.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0De Soto
1982-04-25332°13'N / 94°02'W32°14'N / 93°54'W7.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0De Soto
1982-04-25332°38'N / 93°23'W32°39'N / 93°16'W10.00 Miles500 Yards01250K0Webster
1982-04-25332°39'N / 93°16'W32°40'N / 92°55'W13.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Claiborne
1982-09-12331°43'N / 91°32'W2.00 Miles133 Yards00250K0Concordia
1983-01-31330°01'N / 92°16'W30°05'N / 92°13'W6.00 Miles100 Yards10250K0Vermilion
1983-01-31330°56'N / 92°10'W30°59'N / 92°07'W5.00 Miles100 Yards12250K0Avoyelles
1983-02-09330°26'N / 92°20'W30°29'N / 92°18'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Acadia
1983-02-09330°24'N / 92°11'W30°25'N / 92°10'W1.00 Mile150 Yards002.5M0Acadia
1983-02-09330°25'N / 92°10'W30°34'N / 92°00'W13.00 Miles150 Yards072.5M0St. Landry
1983-02-09330°34'N / 92°00'W30°34'N / 91°52'W7.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0St. Landry
1983-03-20330°58'N / 90°02'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Washington
1983-04-01332°07'N / 92°06'W32°10'N / 91°59'W6.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Caldwell
1983-04-01332°13'N / 91°45'W32°24'N / 91°35'W14.00 Miles300 Yards042.5M0Franklin
1983-04-01332°26'N / 91°25'W32°29'N / 91°23'W3.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Madison
1983-04-01332°24'N / 91°35'W32°30'N / 91°30'W7.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Richland
1983-04-01332°32'N / 91°13'W32°34'N / 91°12'W2.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Madison
1983-04-01332°34'N / 91°12'W32°35'N / 91°10'W2.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0East Carroll
1983-05-18332°03'N / 91°16'W32°12'N / 91°15'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tensas
1983-05-18332°20'N / 91°12'W32°25'N / 91°09'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison
1983-05-19331°36'N / 93°32'W31°37'N / 93°28'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Sabine
1983-05-19331°47'N / 93°05'W2.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Natchitoches
1983-05-19331°52'N / 92°55'W31°53'N / 92°28'W23.00 Miles500 Yards01025.0M0Winn
1983-05-19331°52'N / 92°18'W31°56'N / 92°15'W5.00 Miles500 Yards13025.0M0St. Helena
1983-05-19331°56'N / 92°15'W32°02'N / 92°09'W7.00 Miles500 Yards0525.0M0La Salle
1983-05-19332°11'N / 91°59'W2.00 Miles250 Yards06250K0Caldwell
1983-05-20330°55'N / 91°56'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Avoyelles
1983-05-20329°45'N / 93°36'W29°50'N / 93°35'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Cameron
1983-11-19332°50'N / 92°38'W2.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Union
1983-11-19332°20'N / 90°56'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Madison
1984-05-02332°17'N / 94°01'W32°18'N / 93°50'W11.00 Miles250 Yards0925.0M0Caddo
1984-05-02332°18'N / 93°50'W32°19'N / 93°37'W13.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0De Soto
1984-05-02332°19'N / 93°37'W32°20'N / 93°25'W7.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Bossier
1984-05-02332°20'N / 93°25'W32°23'N / 92°58'W30.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Bienville
1984-05-07332°44'N / 91°12'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0East Carroll
1984-05-20329°48'N / 93°21'W29°48'N / 93°18'W3.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Cameron
1984-10-14330°39'N / 91°09'W30°43'N / 91°06'W5.00 Miles150 Yards03250K0East Baton Rouge
1984-10-14330°43'N / 91°06'W30°52'N / 91°02'W11.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
1985-04-23333°00'N / 93°51'W33°01'N / 93°50'W1.00 Mile200 Yards000K0Caddo
1985-04-23333°01'N / 93°50'W33°01'N / 93°49'W1.00 Mile200 Yards000K0Bossier
1987-11-15332°06'N / 94°02'W32°17'N / 93°52'W13.00 Miles500 Yards12325.0M0De Soto
1987-11-15332°17'N / 93°52'W32°29'N / 93°45'W20.00 Miles500 Yards07325.0M0Caddo
1990-12-21331°48'N / 91°30'W31°59'N / 91°11'W18.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Tensas
1992-08-25330°04'N / 90°27'W30°07'N / 90°37'W9.00 Miles150 Yards23225.0M0St. John The Baptist
1992-11-03332°27'N / 93°06'W32°34'N / 92°54'W7.00 Miles300 Yards0025.0M0Bienville
1992-11-21330°13'N / 93°02'W30°18'N / 92°57'W6.00 Miles73 Yards022.5M0Calcasieu
1992-11-21331°28'N / 91°43'W31°30'N / 91°41'W3.00 Miles100 Yards06250K0Concordia
1992-11-21331°49'N / 91°36'W31°51'N / 91°29'W2.00 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Catahoula
1992-11-21331°51'N / 91°29'W32°13'N / 91°14'W26.00 Miles200 Yards062.5M0Tensas
1992-11-21332°13'N / 91°14'W32°22'N / 91°09'W10.00 Miles200 Yards022.5M0Madison
1999-01-21332°02'N / 91°30'W32°13'N / 91°20'W14.00 Miles440 Yards00500K0Tensas
 Brief Description: A combined fifty house trailers and houses were completely destroyed by this tornado. Hundreds of trees were either downed or snapped off. A metal fishing boat was wrapped around a tree. Many cotton hoppers were flipped over several times. Vehicles were thrown 250 to 300 feet, one of which was left suspended in a tree.
1999-04-03331°58'N / 94°00'W32°00'N / 93°58'W2.60 Miles150 Yards01500K0De Soto
 Brief Description: Numerous homes with moderate to severe damage. Some roofs removed or partially removed. Church steeple knocked over and portion of roof missing. Numerous trees uprooted or snapped. This tornado was associated with a supercell which developed over the area as a speed max moved out of Texas and into Louisiana. This is a continuation of the Shelby County, Texas tornado.
1999-04-03332°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.
1999-04-03332°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.
2000-04-23332°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.
2000-04-23332°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.
2000-04-23331°58'N / 93°28'W31°57'N / 93°24'W4.30 Miles200 Yards00500K0De Soto
 Brief Description: A high precipitation supercell produced a tornado as part of an outbreak of tornados across the region. Damage consisted of large pine trees snapped and oak trees blown down. Most damage to residences were from fallen trees. A number of outbuildings were damaged by fallen trees and wind. This tornado continued into Red River Parish, LA.
2000-04-23331°57'N / 93°23'W31°57'N / 93°17'W7.00 Miles200 Yards00500K0Red River
 Brief Description: A high precipitation supercell produced a tornado as part of a tornado outbreak across the region. Damage consisted of large pine trees snapped and oak trees blown down. Most damage to residences were from fallen trees. A number of outbuildings were damaged by either fallen trees or wind. This tornado entered from De Soto Parish, LA and exited into Natchitoches Parish, LA.
2000-04-23331°57'N / 93°16'W31°55'N / 93°06'W8.00 Miles200 Yards001.0M0Natchitoches
 Brief Description: A supercell produced a tornado as part of an outbreak of tornados across the region. Damage consisted of large pine trees snapped and oak trees blown down. Most damage to residences were from fallen trees. Two steel utility power towers were destroyed. A number of outbuildings were also damaged. Moved through De Soto Parish then across Red River Parish and into Natchitoches Parish.
2004-11-23331°53'N / 92°15'W31°55'N / 92°13'W3.00 Miles300 Yards1205.0M0La Salle
 Brief Description: A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM MOVED INTO EXTREME NORTHWEST LA SALLE PARISH AND TRACKED TOWARDS THE TOWN OF OLLA. THE TRACK BEGAN ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF OLLA AND TRACKED NORTHEAST FOR 3 MILES TOWARDS THE LA SALLE/CALDWELL PARISH LINE. THE LA SALLE PARISH HIGH SCHOOL SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE WHERE THE TORNADO WAS RATED A LOW END F2. THE DAMAGE PATH EXTENDED INTO THE MIDDLE OF OLLA WERE NUMEROUS HOMES SUSTAINED SEVERE DAMAGE. SOME HOMES LOST THE ROOF...EXTERIOR WALLS AND A FEW INTERIOR WALLS. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN F3 AT THIS LOCATION. ACROSS THE NORTHEAST PART OF TOWN...5 MOBILE HOMES WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND A PICKUP WAS LAUNCHED 200 FEET AND SMASHED UPSIDE DOWN. IN THE COMMUNITY OF STANDARD...4 HOMES AND A STORE WERE DESTROYED. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN F3 AT THIS LOCATION. TOTAL DAMAGE CONSISTED OF MINOR TO MAJOR DAMAGE TO 106 HOMES AND THE HIGH SCHOOL. F89PH
2005-09-24331°42'N / 91°31'W31°53'N / 91°24'W11.00 Miles100 Yards021.0M100KTensas
 Brief Description: This tornado first touched down in Clayton and tracked to the northeast for 14 miles to 6 miles north of Waterproof. The tornado was on the ground for 3 miles in Concordia parish before it moved into Tensas parish. The damage in Clayton and just to the northeast was confined to a few trees uprooted and snapped with one tree landing on a mobile home causing 1 injury. The tornado became more intense as it moved across southern Tensas parish. The tornado tracked nearly 6 miles across swamp land before it slammed into a small church on Highway 566. The church was totally destroyed as it was blown off its pillars and deposited in a tree and across the Highway. After traveling across more fields for 2 miles the tornado hit the "Thunderbird House". Here the tornado was at its peak intensity and caused the most significant damage. All the trees on the property were uprooted and mangled, a john boat was wrapped in a tree like tin foil and the large barn in the back yard was totally destroyed. The large house had its second story torn off and deposited 1/4 to 1/2 a mile down the path. This house was around 100 years old, between 5000-6000 sq ft and firmly built. The tornado picked the house up and moved it 4 feet and tore off 2 of the side walls. Additionally, both vehicles in the driveway were moved some 10-15 feet and heavily damaged by debris. The tornado continued to the northeast were it destroyed another home blowing off the roof and all the exterior walls. At this location, a car was picked up and flipped over onto a pile of downed trees. A house on the edge of the path had widows blown out and part of the roof blown off. This tornado had a total path length of 14 miles across Concordia and Tensas parishes. Overall the tornado was not very wide but it was very intense. Fortunately, the tornado moved across a sparsely populated and rural area keeping significant damage to a minimum.
2010-01-20332°31'N / 94°02'W32°33'N / 93°54'W8.00 Miles1087 Yards000K0KCaddo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado was a continuation of the Harrison County tornado that produced EF3 damage across portions of Waskom, Texas. The tornado weakened significantly as it cross the Texas/Louisiana line and moved into Caddo Parish. A weakened tornado continued east crossing Greenwood Mooringsport road where several trees were uprooted and continued east over portions of western Cross Lake before lifting southwest of Blanchard. Maximum winds are estimated at 150-160 mph at the tornadoes strongest point. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very warm and unstable air mass developed across the region on January 20th. This air mass was accompanied by unusually high dewpoint values for late January with ambient temperatures approaching the 70 degree mark. A very strong and vigorous storm system moved out of the Great Basin and into the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley during the late afternoon and evening hours of January 20th. Wind shear throughout the atmosphere was very strong and supportive of strong to severe thunderstorms. Low level wind shear was significant enough such that super cell thunderstorms developed across the region, producing tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind gusts. In addition to the severe thunderstorms, some storms produced flash flooding as they continued to train across the same general areas, especially across portions of northwest Louisiana and southwest Arkansas.
2010-04-24332°24'N / 91°18'W32°30'N / 91°07'W12.00 Miles1500 Yards01635.0M1.0MMadison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The start of the long-track violent tornado began around 6 miles west of Tallulah, just to the south of I-20. This tornado did not waste any time becoming strong and quite wide as it downed a few high tension truss towers on the south end of I-20. As the tornado crossed the interstate, a tractor-trailer was flipped over and thrown opposite of the initial traveling direction. The driver of the truck was injured as this occurred. The tornado then traveled quickly northeast and crossed Highway 80 and Willow Bayou Road, just to the northwest of Tallulah. Here, several homes were heavily damaged along with several vehicles and tractors damaged. The tornado continued to the northeast and crossed Highway 65 and then tracked across the Mississippi River and into far northwest Warren County at Eagle Lake. This tornado destroyed a chemical plant near Highway 65 and the Mississippi River levee, in the community of Omega. A few rail cars were rolled off the track at this location and a large crane was flipped over and destroyed. Several storage tanks were severely damaged as well at this location. The tornado produced mainly EF3 and EF2 damage across Madison Parish with maximum winds around 155 mph. Timber and power line damage along the path was substantial with dozens of power lines taken down along with thousands of trees snapped and uprooted. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the midday hours of April 24th, an intense supercell thunderstorm produced a violent, long track tornado, which ripped a path across the center of the NWS Jackson, MS forecast area. This tornado touched down just south of I-20, west of Tallulah, in Madison Parish. The tornado intensified quickly and became large as it tracked at a fast pace to the northeast. The tornado moved at roughly 55 mph and was on the ground for 149 miles. The actual time on the ground was 2 hours and 44 minutes. The tornado touched 9 counties along it's path with the most significant damage occurring in Madison Parish, Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala and Choctaw Counties. A great deal of the damage was in the EF2 and EF3 range with a couple locations of EF4 damage in Yazoo and Holmes Counties. Maximum winds peaked around 170 mph. Overall, 10 fatalities occurred along with 146 injuries. Five fatalities occurred in Choctaw County, 4 in Yazoo County and 1 in Holmes County. This long track tornado ranks as the 4th longest in Mississippi history at 149 miles. It is the widest known tornado with a maximum width of 1.75 miles. It also ranks as the 9th deadliest tornado with 10 fatalities.
1950-02-12232°12'N / 93°35'W32°48'N / 93°14'W46.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0De Soto
1950-02-12232°48'N / 93°14'W32°58'N / 93°10'W12.20 Miles100 Yards510250K0Claiborne
1950-03-19230°06'N / 91°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Ascension
1950-05-01231°33'N / 92°54'W31°34'N / 92°51'W3.60 Miles100 Yards07250K0Natchitoches
1950-05-02231°33'N / 91°58'W2.00 Miles100 Yards15250K0Catahoula
1951-09-27229°52'N / 90°08'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Jefferson
1952-02-19232°21'N / 94°00'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0525K0Caddo
1952-04-04230°22'N / 92°08'W30°24'N / 91°55'W13.20 Miles67 Yards433250K0St. Landry
1952-04-04229°52'N / 91°37'W29°56'N / 91°33'W6.40 Miles20 Yards032.5M0St. Mary
1952-04-04230°24'N / 91°55'W30°24'N / 91°48'W7.20 Miles67 Yards00250K0St. Martin
1953-03-22231°06'N / 93°13'W31°42'N / 92°48'W48.10 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Vernon
1953-03-22231°42'N / 92°48'W32°09'N / 92°09'W49.20 Miles200 Yards2222.5M0Winn
1953-03-22232°09'N / 92°09'W32°27'N / 91°09'W61.90 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Caldwell
1953-04-29232°29'N / 92°32'W32°37'N / 92°25'W11.50 Miles200 Yards003K0Lincoln
1953-05-16230°24'N / 92°14'W30°25'N / 92°14'W1.10 Miles150 Yards00250K0Acadia
1953-05-16230°25'N / 92°14'W30°34'N / 91°56'W20.60 Miles150 Yards03250K0St. Landry
1953-05-16231°59'N / 93°00'W32°06'N / 92°32'W28.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
1953-05-16232°18'N / 92°45'W32°18'N / 92°22'W22.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0Jackson
1953-05-18230°45'N / 92°48'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0Allen
1953-07-17229°57'N / 90°02'W30°01'N / 89°58'W6.40 Miles33 Yards02250K0Orleans
1953-11-21230°06'N / 91°59'W30°11'N / 91°56'W6.80 Miles300 Yards02250K0Lafayette
1953-11-21230°11'N / 91°56'W30°22'N / 91°51'W13.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0St. Martin
1953-12-03232°00'N / 93°42'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0325K0Winn
1953-12-05232°48'N / 92°40'W32°54'N / 92°33'W9.70 Miles33 Yards01625K0Union
1953-12-05232°45'N / 92°08'W32°48'N / 92°03'W6.10 Miles33 Yards01125K0Union
1953-12-05232°48'N / 92°03'W33°00'N / 91°48'W20.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Morehouse
1954-02-19230°54'N / 91°35'W0.50 Mile100 Yards143K0West Feliciana
1954-04-30231°30'N / 93°36'W31°35'N / 93°20'W16.70 Miles100 Yards1625K0Sabine
1954-04-30232°32'N / 92°09'W1.00 Mile67 Yards01250K0Ouachita
1954-08-16232°05'N / 93°50'W32°07'N / 93°47'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0De Soto
1955-05-23232°15'N / 93°00'W32°17'N / 92°57'W4.10 Miles400 Yards0025K0Bienville
1957-03-31230°03'N / 92°48'W30°09'N / 92°40'W10.60 Miles267 Yards0025K0Jefferson Davis
1957-04-27230°10'N / 93°22'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Calcasieu
1957-10-23231°06'N / 92°18'W31°20'N / 92°09'W18.30 Miles100 Yards1125K0Rapides
1957-10-23229°56'N / 91°06'W29°56'N / 90°55'W11.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Assumption
1957-11-07232°24'N / 93°42'W32°32'N / 93°32'W13.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Caddo
1957-11-13231°09'N / 92°15'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Rapides
1957-11-13228°57'N / 92°30'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Plaquemines
1958-02-26232°52'N / 93°53'W0.30 Mile50 Yards023K0Caddo
1958-02-26232°54'N / 91°12'W32°55'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0East Carroll
1958-04-24232°46'N / 91°22'W32°53'N / 91°05'W18.30 Miles30 Yards00250K0West Carroll
1958-11-14230°28'N / 91°09'W2.00 Miles17 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
1958-11-14232°39'N / 93°24'W32°43'N / 93°21'W5.60 Miles30 Yards0125K0Webster
1959-04-19231°54'N / 92°52'W32°12'N / 92°52'W20.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Winn
1959-06-03230°27'N / 93°27'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Calcasieu
1960-02-03229°48'N / 90°48'W29°50'N / 90°45'W4.30 Miles100 Yards08250K0Lafourche
1960-04-29230°18'N / 92°48'W30°24'N / 92°36'W13.80 Miles1667 Yards0425K0Jefferson Davis
1961-02-21230°57'N / 89°50'W0.80 Mile283 Yards09250K0Washington
1961-03-17230°25'N / 93°27'W31°00'N / 93°24'W40.40 Miles283 Yards00250K0Calcasieu
1961-03-30230°57'N / 91°55'W30°54'N / 91°50'W6.20 Miles800 Yards01250K0Avoyelles
1961-04-09230°42'N / 90°30'W30°50'N / 90°08'W23.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
1961-05-14232°13'N / 93°12'W32°17'N / 93°08'W6.10 Miles283 Yards0025K0Bienville
1961-09-10229°42'N / 91°12'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01625K0St. Mary
1961-09-11230°20'N / 89°46'W30°20'N / 89°50'W4.30 Miles100 Yards0225K0St. Tammany
1961-09-12232°58'N / 92°36'W33°00'N / 92°39'W4.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Union
1961-11-13230°36'N / 91°10'W30°39'N / 91°10'W3.40 Miles50 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
1961-11-22229°27'N / 90°36'W29°38'N / 90°33'W13.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Terrebonne
1961-11-22230°05'N / 90°32'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0325K0St. John The Baptist
1962-04-27232°20'N / 93°36'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Bossier
1964-04-05232°28'N / 92°47'W32°30'N / 92°42'W5.40 Miles83 Yards0025K0Lincoln
1964-10-03229°56'N / 90°13'W29°58'N / 90°07'W6.50 Miles83 Yards032.5M0Jefferson
1964-10-03229°58'N / 90°07'W30°02'N / 90°01'W7.70 Miles83 Yards022.5M0Orleans
1964-10-03229°55'N / 91°06'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Assumption
1964-10-04230°23'N / 90°08'W1.00 Mile183 Yards0025K0St. Tammany
1964-11-27231°08'N / 92°00'W31°12'N / 91°55'W6.90 Miles100 Yards0125K0Avoyelles
1965-01-08230°18'N / 92°03'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Lafayette
1965-01-22230°22'N / 93°12'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Calcasieu
1965-01-22231°14'N / 92°10'W2.30 Miles67 Yards0225K0Avoyelles
1965-01-22230°06'N / 91°00'W1.00 Mile267 Yards00250K0Ascension
1965-02-11232°33'N / 92°40'W32°40'N / 92°36'W9.00 Miles117 Yards0025K0Lincoln
1965-03-01229°21'N / 89°32'W0.50 Mile67 Yards0125K0Plaquemines
1965-06-27230°21'N / 91°09'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
1965-07-11232°31'N / 92°50'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0Lincoln
1965-12-11232°21'N / 93°54'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0Caddo
1966-02-09232°52'N / 91°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0West Carroll
1966-02-10230°06'N / 92°48'W0.20 Mile33 Yards000K0Jefferson Davis
1967-01-26231°24'N / 93°08'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Grant
1967-04-13232°10'N / 93°20'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Red River
1967-05-01230°00'N / 92°17'W2.00 Miles50 Yards04250K0Vermilion
1967-05-01230°05'N / 91°13'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0125K0Iberville
1967-05-06232°49'N / 93°47'W32°50'N / 93°47'W1.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Sabine
1967-05-06232°50'N / 93°47'W32°51'N / 93°47'W1.10 Miles33 Yards013K0De Soto
1967-10-30229°36'N / 89°45'W1.00 Mile10 Yards05250K0Plaquemines
1967-10-30229°21'N / 89°32'W0.20 Mile10 Yards0125K0Plaquemines
1968-03-11232°18'N / 92°45'W0.50 Mile67 Yards0025K0Jackson
1968-04-23230°08'N / 92°21'W1.00 Mile67 Yards003K0Acadia
1968-06-17230°48'N / 92°40'W0.10 Mile17 Yards003K0St. Helena
1968-09-17230°50'N / 90°07'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Washington
1968-11-30230°48'N / 91°48'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0St. Landry
1969-12-06230°09'N / 92°02'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Lafayette
1970-05-24230°44'N / 92°18'W30°48'N / 92°16'W5.20 Miles417 Yards0025K0Evangeline
1970-10-11229°54'N / 93°12'W1.00 Mile200 Yards12250K0Cameron
1970-10-13229°42'N / 90°06'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Jefferson
1971-03-10229°59'N / 90°13'W30°00'N / 90°07'W6.20 Miles300 Yards172.5M0Jefferson
1971-03-10230°00'N / 90°07'W30°00'N / 90°06'W1.30 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Orleans
1971-05-07232°15'N / 91°27'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0225K0Madison
1971-05-11230°31'N / 92°07'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0St. Landry
1971-05-11230°05'N / 92°40'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Jefferson Davis
1971-09-16229°46'N / 91°30'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0St. Mary
1971-09-16230°28'N / 90°20'W30°31'N / 90°22'W4.10 Miles150 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
1971-09-19230°41'N / 90°30'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Tangipahoa
1972-03-16230°02'N / 90°14'W0.50 Mile67 Yards02250K0Jefferson
1972-03-20229°49'N / 93°04'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Cameron
1972-04-15232°42'N / 92°30'W32°56'N / 91°50'W41.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Union
1972-05-07230°48'N / 90°22'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Tangipahoa
1972-05-12230°08'N / 91°21'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Iberville
1972-05-12230°45'N / 90°25'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
1972-11-13231°57'N / 91°40'W31°58'N / 91°36'W4.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Franklin
1973-01-18232°25'N / 91°10'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0425K0Madison
1973-01-20232°00'N / 93°27'W32°05'N / 93°22'W7.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Red River
1973-05-07232°50'N / 93°20'W0.50 Mile27 Yards0225K0Webster
1973-09-05231°31'N / 91°15'W31°33'N / 91°16'W2.70 Miles100 Yards0425K0Madison
1973-09-05231°33'N / 91°16'W31°54'N / 91°23'W25.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0East Carroll
1973-09-12229°50'N / 91°05'W29°50'N / 90°59'W6.20 Miles50 Yards03250K0Assumption
1973-12-03230°50'N / 93°17'W1.50 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Beauregard
1973-12-03232°29'N / 91°45'W32°37'N / 91°42'W9.70 Miles50 Yards0232.5M0Richland
1973-12-03232°37'N / 91°45'W32°58'N / 91°34'W26.40 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Morehouse
1973-12-04230°28'N / 91°10'W30°42'N / 90°34'W39.10 Miles80 Yards002.5M0East Baton Rouge
1973-12-04230°42'N / 90°34'W30°43'N / 90°31'W3.60 Miles80 Yards032.5M0Tangipahoa
1974-01-19229°57'N / 91°02'W0.30 Mile27 Yards003K0Assumption
1974-02-18230°58'N / 91°59'W0.50 Mile23 Yards0025K0Avoyelles
1974-05-31230°12'N / 93°24'W30°16'N / 93°23'W5.10 Miles50 Yards00250K0Calcasieu
1974-06-07231°48'N / 91°50'W31°50'N / 91°44'W6.50 Miles40 Yards0025K0Catahoula
1974-06-07232°15'N / 91°34'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Franklin
1974-06-09232°54'N / 93°27'W32°57'N / 93°24'W4.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Webster
1974-10-28231°09'N / 93°16'W0.20 Mile100 Yards012250K0Vernon
1974-10-28229°46'N / 93°28'W29°49'N / 93°19'W9.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Cameron
1974-10-28231°36'N / 91°42'W31°43'N / 91°40'W8.40 Miles27 Yards01625K0Concordia
1974-10-29230°02'N / 90°15'W0.20 Mile20 Yards00250K0Jefferson
1974-11-20230°38'N / 90°11'W30°35'N / 90°05'W7.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0St. Tammany
1975-01-09232°27'N / 91°18'W32°32'N / 91°15'W6.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Madison
1975-01-09232°32'N / 91°15'W32°41'N / 91°10'W11.50 Miles50 Yards0625K0East Carroll
1975-03-18230°02'N / 91°56'W30°04'N / 91°53'W4.10 Miles50 Yards02250K0Iberia
1975-03-23232°41'N / 91°12'W00250K0East Carroll
1975-04-29230°56'N / 93°11'W30°56'N / 92°56'W14.80 Miles50 Yards28250K0Vernon
1975-04-29231°09'N / 92°30'W2.00 Miles50 Yards03250K0Rapides
1975-04-30232°28'N / 91°39'W32°29'N / 91°34'W5.10 Miles50 Yards0325K0Richland
1975-04-30232°30'N / 91°35'W003K0Richland
1975-04-30232°00'N / 91°54'W32°18'N / 91°30'W31.30 Miles77 Yards0325K0Franklin
1975-04-30232°18'N / 91°30'W32°25'N / 91°21'W12.00 Miles77 Yards0225K0Madison
1975-04-30232°50'N / 91°11'W0.50 Mile27 Yards00250K0East Carroll
1975-04-30230°02'N / 91°53'W30°05'N / 91°47'W7.10 Miles50 Yards01250K0Iberia
1975-05-06232°40'N / 91°28'W32°42'N / 91°23'W5.60 Miles33 Yards0225K0West Carroll
1975-05-07231°20'N / 93°40'W000K0Sabine
1975-05-08230°14'N / 92°49'W1.00 Mile100 Yards020K0Jefferson Davis
1975-05-08230°10'N / 92°29'W0.50 Mile50 Yards000K0Acadia
1975-05-08230°25'N / 91°11'W30°24'N / 91°05'W6.20 Miles50 Yards000K0East Baton Rouge
1975-05-08230°45'N / 90°45'W000K0St. Helena
1975-05-09230°13'N / 92°22'W30°21'N / 92°16'W11.10 Miles50 Yards000K0Acadia
1975-05-09230°26'N / 92°18'W2.00 Miles27 Yards000K0Acadia
1976-01-25230°06'N / 91°00'W1.10 Miles33 Yards072.5M0Ascension
1976-02-17231°55'N / 93°55'W32°02'N / 93°43'W14.20 Miles50 Yards03250K0De Soto
1976-03-20232°29'N / 91°51'W32°35'N / 91°35'W17.00 Miles67 Yards00250K0Richland
1976-03-24230°26'N / 92°42'W0.50 Mile27 Yards0025K0Jefferson Davis
1976-03-30231°19'N / 93°24'W31°22'N / 93°13'W11.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Vernon
1976-03-30231°16'N / 93°21'W31°22'N / 93°05'W17.20 Miles77 Yards02250K0Vernon
1976-03-30231°22'N / 93°13'W31°23'N / 93°12'W1.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Sabine
1976-03-30231°23'N / 93°12'W31°29'N / 92°50'W22.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
1976-03-30231°22'N / 93°05'W31°30'N / 92°45'W21.70 Miles33 Yards01250K0Natchitoches
1976-03-30231°30'N / 92°45'W31°30'N / 92°43'W1.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Rapides
1976-03-30231°30'N / 92°43'W31°31'N / 92°42'W1.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Grant
1977-03-28232°06'N / 92°32'W32°09'N / 92°27'W6.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0Winn
1977-03-28230°12'N / 92°11'W30°12'N / 91°59'W12.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Lafayette
1977-04-20230°25'N / 90°59'W0.20 Mile67 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
1977-09-05230°25'N / 90°26'W1.70 Miles70 Yards012.5M0Tangipahoa
1977-09-14229°57'N / 91°55'W0.20 Mile27 Yards0025K0Iberia
1977-11-08230°00'N / 92°31'W1.00 Mile27 Yards01250K0Vermilion
1977-11-29230°30'N / 90°34'W1.00 Mile50 Yards02250K0Livingston
1978-04-17232°27'N / 93°49'W32°30'N / 93°45'W5.40 Miles100 Yards0142.5M0Caddo
1978-05-07232°49'N / 93°25'W32°49'N / 93°14'W10.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Webster
1978-05-07232°49'N / 93°14'W32°50'N / 92°43'W30.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Claiborne
1978-05-07232°50'N / 92°43'W32°49'N / 92°39'W4.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Union
1978-05-07232°36'N / 91°29'W32°44'N / 91°11'W19.70 Miles33 Yards040K0West Carroll
1978-07-15232°15'N / 93°42'W0.70 Mile50 Yards0025K0De Soto
1979-10-22230°14'N / 93°22'W1.00 Mile500 Yards0112.5M0Calcasieu
1979-10-22229°46'N / 93°29'W1.00 Mile550 Yards062.5M0Cameron
1980-04-11232°20'N / 93°55'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Caddo
1980-04-13229°57'N / 90°29'W29°58'N / 90°26'W3.60 Miles33 Yards02250K0St. Charles
1980-10-17232°55'N / 91°27'W2.00 Miles10 Yards00250K0West Carroll
1980-10-18230°19'N / 92°03'W04250K0Lafayette
1981-06-03231°38'N / 91°34'W0.50 Mile30 Yards003K0Concordia
1981-06-05229°46'N / 93°41'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Cameron
1981-06-05231°06'N / 92°24'W0.10 Mile33 Yards00250K0Rapides
1981-06-05231°16'N / 92°27'W0.10 Mile23 Yards0025K0Rapides
1981-06-10232°25'N / 91°12'W0.10 Mile7 Yards003K0Madison
1981-06-22229°57'N / 90°03'W2.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Orleans
1982-01-30229°59'N / 91°04'W3.00 Miles10 Yards0125K0Assumption
1982-04-19232°33'N / 92°45'W32°35'N / 92°28'W15.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lincoln
1982-04-19232°25'N / 91°16'W32°28'N / 91°11'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison
1982-04-20231°58'N / 93°21'W0025K0Red River
1982-05-07229°47'N / 92°08'W29°52'N / 92°05'W5.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Vermilion
1982-09-11230°14'N / 92°45'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0025K0Jefferson Davis
1982-09-11231°04'N / 91°58'W0.80 Mile100 Yards00250K0Avoyelles
1982-09-11230°43'N / 92°22'W2.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Evangeline
1982-12-27232°04'N / 91°37'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Franklin
1983-01-31230°43'N / 92°22'W30°45'N / 92°20'W3.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
1983-01-31230°28'N / 91°56'W30°34'N / 91°54'W7.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0St. Landry
1983-01-31230°23'N / 91°14'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0West Baton Rouge
1983-03-04231°38'N / 92°12'W31°42'N / 92°09'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0La Salle
1983-04-01231°47'N / 91°30'W31°53'N / 91°27'W7.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Tensas
1983-04-22229°54'N / 90°06'W2.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Jefferson
1983-05-18232°21'N / 91°02'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Madison
1983-05-18231°55'N / 91°15'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Tensas
1983-05-18232°03'N / 92°05'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Caldwell
1983-05-19231°59'N / 91°49'W32°03'N / 91°40'W8.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Franklin
1983-11-19232°43'N / 92°42'W1.00 Mile100 Yards03250K0Lincoln
1983-11-19232°30'N / 91°31'W32°33'N / 91°30'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Richland
1983-12-02232°30'N / 92°07'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0102.5M0Ouachita
1984-05-02232°25'N / 92°47'W32°30'N / 92°37'W10.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Jackson
1984-05-02232°30'N / 92°37'W32°32'N / 92°35'W5.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Lincoln
1984-05-02232°36'N / 91°29'W32°37'N / 91°25'W4.00 Miles150 Yards04250K0West Carroll
1984-05-02232°37'N / 91°25'W32°38'N / 91°22'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Carroll
1984-06-07231°02'N / 91°59'W1.00 Mile100 Yards03250K0Avoyelles
1984-11-10232°38'N / 91°46'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0525K0Morehouse
1985-04-23232°54'N / 93°12'W32°54'N / 93°03'W5.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Claiborne
1985-04-23232°14'N / 93°52'W32°14'N / 93°51'W0.50 Mile200 Yards000K0Caddo
1985-04-23232°14'N / 93°51'W32°17'N / 93°43'W7.50 Miles200 Yards000K0De Soto
1986-03-18232°18'N / 92°27'W32°23'N / 92°21'W3.00 Miles150 Yards02250K0Jackson
1986-03-18232°23'N / 92°21'W32°20'N / 92°19'W2.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Ouachita
1986-04-12231°59'N / 91°44'W31°59'N / 91°44'W2.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Franklin
1986-06-27233°00'N / 93°29'W0.30 Mile200 Yards05250K0Webster
1986-11-07232°11'N / 92°39'W32°21'N / 92°36'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jackson
1987-02-15229°58'N / 91°12'W30°00'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles173 Yards04250K0Assumption
1987-02-15230°52'N / 90°30'W30°54'N / 90°28'W3.50 Miles150 Yards03250K0Tangipahoa
1987-02-28232°51'N / 91°23'W32°51'N / 91°29'W7.00 Miles150 Yards02250K0West Carroll
1989-05-18230°14'N / 92°13'W1.00 Mile40 Yards01250K0Acadia
1989-05-18230°52'N / 91°01'W30°52'N / 90°55'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
1989-06-07230°41'N / 93°14'W30°43'N / 93°12'W5.00 Miles77 Yards06250K0Beauregard
1989-06-08230°21'N / 91°29'W30°23'N / 91°24'W5.00 Miles77 Yards2302.5M0Iberville
1989-06-08230°23'N / 91°24'W30°26'N / 91°20'W5.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0West Baton Rouge
1989-06-08230°31'N / 91°15'W30°31'N / 91°11'W3.50 Miles60 Yards022.5M0West Baton Rouge
1989-06-08230°31'N / 91°11'W30°33'N / 91°06'W6.00 Miles60 Yards0582.5M0East Baton Rouge
1989-06-08230°38'N / 90°54'W30°40'N / 90°51'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Livingston
1989-06-08230°40'N / 90°51'W30°38'N / 90°50'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0St. Helena
1990-12-21232°22'N / 91°04'W32°26'N / 91°00'W5.00 Miles300 Yards03250K0Madison
1990-12-21232°24'N / 91°10'W32°23'N / 91°04'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0425K0Madison
1990-12-21232°13'N / 91°04'W32°15'N / 90°58'W5.00 Miles250 Yards0025K0Madison
1991-04-12232°25'N / 93°41'W32°26'N / 93°38'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bossier
1991-04-12232°26'N / 93°38'W32°30'N / 93°30'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bossier
1991-11-19231°07'N / 92°15'W31°11'N / 92°13'W7.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Rapides
1991-11-19231°11'N / 92°13'W31°13'N / 92°10'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Avoyelles
1991-11-19232°48'N / 91°11'W0.70 Mile100 Yards062.5M0East Carroll
1992-02-15230°35'N / 90°33'W0.80 Mile527 Yards0102.5M0Tangipahoa
1992-03-04230°20'N / 92°29'W30°30'N / 92°19'W15.00 Miles173 Yards022.5M0Acadia
1992-03-05230°30'N / 92°19'W30°31'N / 92°16'W3.00 Miles173 Yards042.5M0St. Landry
1992-06-13230°14'N / 92°06'W30°19'N / 92°03'W6.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Lafayette
1992-11-01230°05'N / 91°54'W0.50 Mile40 Yards0025K0St. Martin
1992-11-12231°35'N / 92°33'W1.50 Miles57 Yards0025K0Grant
1992-11-21231°12'N / 93°08'W31°16'N / 93°03'W6.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Vernon
1992-11-21231°23'N / 92°26'W0.50 Mile150 Yards0025K0Rapides
1992-11-21230°03'N / 91°55'W30°05'N / 91°52'W2.00 Miles73 Yards01250K0Iberia
1992-11-21230°05'N / 91°52'W30°16'N / 91°47'W13.00 Miles73 Yards03250K0St. Martin
1992-11-21231°28'N / 91°43'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Catahoula
1992-11-21230°52'N / 91°16'W30°50'N / 91°08'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0West Feliciana
1992-11-21230°50'N / 91°08'W30°52'N / 91°04'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
1992-11-21231°50'N / 91°25'W31°59'N / 91°14'W16.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tensas
1993-04-07230°25'N / 93°40'W30°40'N / 93°03'W43.00 Miles100 Yards05500K0Beauregard
 Brief Description: A cluster of thunderstorms produced a tornado that moved along an intermittent path that began 10 miles southwest of Fields. The tornado moved northeast through Fields and Singer then turned east before ending in Dry Creek. A damage survey conducted by the Beauregard Parish emergency manager showed that 3 single family homes were destroyed, 4 single family homes, 5 mobile homes and 2 businesses received major damage, and 8 single family homes, and 5 mobile homes suffered minor damage. The majority of this property damage was in the Singer and Dry Creek areas where 5 people were injured. In addition, the tornado destroyed hundreds of trees.
1993-04-14231°37'N / 93°26'W31°38'N / 93°15'W10.00 Miles125 Yards035.0M500KSabine And Natchitoches
1995-03-07232°04'N / 91°23'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0000Tensas
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed a grocery store along Louisiana Highway 4 and damaged a house roof directly across the highway from the store. Path length and width estimated.
1995-03-07232°10'N / 91°21'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0100Tensas
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed four houses and damaged seventeen others. Trees and power lines downed in several places. A women suffered a broken hip and arm. Also numerous trees and power lines were downed and schools were closed in Newellton for the day due to no electricity. Tornado path length and width estimated.
1995-04-20232°51'N / 91°54'W2.00 Miles100 Yards03100K0Morehouse
 Brief Description: Three houses were destroyed. Three people were taken to the hospital for superficial injuries. Several roads were closed due to downed trees and power lines.
1995-05-08229°57'N / 90°00'W0.80 Mile40 Yards00250K0St. Bernard
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down briefly overturning eight railroad tank cars and heavily damaging several commercial buildings. Property damage was estimated. Tornado path width and length estimated. St Tammany Parish
1995-12-17230°33'N / 91°33'W0.20 Mile20 Yards01200K0Pointe Coupee
 Brief Description: Fifteen mobile homes were destroyed, four sustained major damage and two minor damage. A child was injured when struck by a Christmas tree. A National Weather Service official surveyed the damage area.
1996-01-23232°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.
1996-01-23232°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.
1996-04-22232°15'N / 91°13'W32°22'N / 91°01'W15.00 Miles440 Yards01500K0Madison
 Brief Description: This strong tornado moved across Madison Parish to the Mississippi River and continued into Warren county in Mississippi. Twenty to thirty structures were damaged or destroyed along the path of this tornado. The weaker structures such as barns and outhouses were destroyed and the houses had major damage. Numerous trees were blown down along the path. One injury occurred when a man was thrown out of his barn and landed in a field.
1996-11-30232°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
1997-01-23231°57'N / 93°27'W32°00'N / 93°23'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0000De Soto
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in southwest Rambin, moved northeast through Rambin, then lifted. Damage consisted of numerous trees twisted and snapped or completely uprooted. Four houses sustained major damage. Other houses were damaged from trees falling into them. A mobile home was lifted and blown 100 yds. No injuries or deaths.
1997-10-23230°43'N / 93°34'W30°46'N / 93°31'W4.00 Miles200 Yards04500K0Beauregard
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down around 3 miles southwest of Merryville along Highway 389 at 8:25 pm, and moved directly through the center of the town before dissipating 1 mile northeast of Merryville. Around ninety homes and businesses received some kind of damage. Most of the damage occurred when large trees fell on homes. Twelve permanent single family homes and fifteen mobile homes were destroyed. The most devastating damage occurred on Cooper Road, where several mobile homes were either picked up or rolled. People in the mobile homes survived by going to their bathrooms and covering up with blankets. Five minor injuries were reported; they were all treated and released from a local hospital.
1997-11-21230°29'N / 90°13'W30°29'N / 90°04'W9.00 Miles200 Yards0433.5M0St. Tammany
 Brief Description: A severe thunderstorm produced a tornado as it moved into St. Tammany Parish. The tornado was first observed by the State Police on Interstate Highway 12 west of Covington. From data collected on a ground, damage survey by the National Weather Service, the tornado moved on a path slightly north of due east. The tornado moved across the downtown area of Covington and continued east for nearly 2 miles before lifting off the ground. Most of the damage along path indicated F1 damage, however, several areas near downtown Covington were classified as F2 damage. Parish officials reported 43 injuries were reported with tornado, though most were relatively minor. Six persons required and overnight stay in a hospital, including three pregnant women. Most of the damage to homes was due to large pine trees which had been toppled onto houses. In downtown Covington, a few large buildings lost roofs, had windows blown out, or suffered substantial damage. A large parish building suffered $500,000 damage. Media reports indicated cleanup would cost several million dollars. Just east of the downtown area, several cars were lifted and moved tens of feet by the tornado, and an empty tractor-trailer truck rig was blown over. Nearly 50 cars in a parking lot had their windows blown out by debris or by rapid pressure drop. The same parent thunderstorm spawned another tornado just south of Talisheek damaging a barn and a house. The damage path length at Talisheek was estimated. American Red Cross reports indicated 69 single family homes were destroyed or had major damage in St. Tammany Parish. Four public buildings were also heavily damaged.
1998-09-10229°33'N / 90°21'W29°34'N / 90°24'W4.00 Miles50 Yards16500K0Lafourche
 Brief Description: M22MH A tropical depression in the western Gulf of Mexico was classified as Tropical Storm Frances during the afternoon of September 9th. After a period of erratic movement, Frances settled on a northwest track that brought it ashore in the early morning hours of September 11th between Port Aransas and Port Oconner, Texas. Due to the large pressure difference between Tropical Storm Frances and a high pressure system over the eastern United States, a prolonged period of strong east and southeast winds that occasionally reached tropical storm force affected coastal sections of southeast Louisiana. Peak wind gusts of 60 mph at 1029 CST on the 10th and 55 mph at 1826 PM on the 10th were recorded at the Burrwood and Grand Isle C-MAN stations, respectively. A wind gust of 62 mph was observed at a buoy in eastern Lake Pontchartrain near the Rigolets during a squall at 1510 CST on the 11th. Significant tidal flooding occurred during the event with tides averaging 2 to 4 feet above normal along the southeast Louisiana coastline and in Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas. The persistent strong winds and resulting high tides pushed a considerable amount of water into the tidal lakes of southeast Louisiana parishes and well inland along marshes, bayous, and other low-lying areas. This resulted in a number of homes outside of the levee protection systems being flooded and caused the flooding of many roadways. The most severe flooding occurred in Terrebonne, Lafourche, and lower Jefferson Parishes. Many businesses along the Harvey Canal in Jefferson Parish were damaged due to storm surge flooding, and the levee along the canal was nearly overtopped. In addition, very heavy rainfall occurred with most locations of southeast Louisiana receiving a minimum of 5 inches during the storm with some areas south of Lake Pontchartrain receiving 15 to 30 inches of rain. The heavy rainfall resulted in widespread flash flooding south of Lake Pontchartrain. The flash flooding peaked on September 11th when intense rainfall associated with a Tropical Storm Francis rainband resulted in rainfall amounts of 5 to 7 inches within a two to three hours period over portions of the greater New Orleans area. By late afternoon, rainfall totals had reached from 8 to 12 inches. Rainfall runoff overwhelmed drainage pumping capacity producing widespread and deep flooding in the streets of the New Orleans metropolitan area. Ground transportation throughout much of Orleans Parish and portions of adjacent parishes was brought to a near standstill during the afternoon by the flooding, stranding many at work, school, or in autos. The street flooding subsided during the evening. Around 800 homes and 30 businesses were flooded in Jefferson Parish from either storm surge flooding outside of the hurricane protection levees and flash flooding from heavy rainfall. In Orleans Parish at least 290 single family homes and 124 apartments and businesses were flooded. A tornado developed in an outer rainband associated with Tropical Storm Francis on the evening of September 10th and followed a path approximately 4 miles long from near Cut Off to Larose killing a 22 year old male in a mobile home. The most severe damage occurred in the first one half to three quarters mile of the path. Several mobile homes were destroyed, 3 conventional houses had roofs taken off, two houses were moved off their piling foundation, and two businesses suffered extensive damage. The tornado was strongest near the beginning of the track where F2 damage occurred. Over the remainder of the track, F1 damage was reported.
1999-01-01232°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.
1999-01-01232°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.
1999-01-01232°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.
1999-01-02230°28'N / 93°14'W30°28'N / 93°14'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0050K0Beauregard
 Brief Description: A small but strong tornado moved across rural areas south of Ragley. One new mobile home that was in the path was completely destroyed. Debris was scattered for over a mile. The residents had heard the warnings and escaped the home minutes before it was destroyed.
1999-01-02230°50'N / 93°04'W30°53'N / 93°00'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0050K0Beauregard
 Brief Description: This tornado originally touched down 4 miles west of Sugartown, damaging one home. it continued northeast and intersected Highway 113 near the Whiskey Chitto Creek bridge. A large swath of large trees were sheared off and twisted. A few homes in this area received roof damage. A large trampoline was found 20 feet in the air, wrapped around a tree.
1999-01-02230°05'N / 92°56'W30°07'N / 92°54'W4.00 Miles400 Yards02250K0Calcasieu
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved across southern and eastern sections of Hayes, destroying several homes and one farm. A couple was injured slightly when their permanent wood home was completely flattened in the tornado. Another home was lifted in the air and moved 75 yards from it's original location. Seven people in the home escaped with no injuries. A large trash can was found struck in a tree 50 feet up in a large oak tree, that had travelled at least one mile from it's original position.
1999-01-02230°16'N / 92°32'W30°21'N / 92°28'W10.00 Miles400 Yards00500K0Acadia
 Brief Description: A long tornado touched down in northern Acadia Parish. The most extensive damage occurred near the Richard community, where one house was nearly destroyed and another 6 received minor damage. A small airplane parked on the ground east of Iota was picked up and moved 100 yards. At least 20 homes and businesses received some form of damage along this path.
1999-01-21231°18'N / 92°28'W31°18'N / 92°28'W2.00 Miles400 Yards011.0M0Rapides
 Brief Description: A small, yet powerful tornado moved across southern sections of Alexandria. Touching down southwest of Highway 71, the storm moved through the Mayeau subdivision and the MacArthur-Lee business district. The one injury occurred when a man driving down the road had a tree land on his vehicle. Several homes were destroyed, a strip mall lost its entire roof, and at least 30 other homes and businesses received some form of damage. Trees as wide as 15 feet were snapped 20 feet off the ground.
1999-03-02230°23'N / 93°32'W30°20'N / 93°29'W4.00 Miles75 Yards0075K0Calcasieu
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved into rural Calcasieu Parish between DeQuincy and Starks, tearing up trees in its path. At least one home was destroyed 12 miles northwest of Sulphur.
1999-05-04232°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.
2000-03-15229°36'N / 90°43'W29°36'N / 90°43'W3.00 Miles40 Yards03610.0M0Terrebonne
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in the southeast portion of Houma and moved in a northwest direction to just north of downtown. The tornado moved through both residential and commercial areas of Houma. The damage path was fairly narrow and much of the damage was classified as F1 scale on the Fujita damage scale. However there were areas of F2 tornado damage, particularily in one area where several commercial retail stores had portions of their roofs torn off. Emergency management reported approximately 212 structures received some type of damage, ranging from minor to severe. About 50 of these structures had monetary damage of 50 percent or more of their value. 36 injuries were reported. Only one injury required overnight hospitalization. National Weather Service meteorologist conducted a damage survey of the area.
2000-04-23232°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.
2000-04-23232°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.
2000-04-23232°03'N / 93°42'W31°58'N / 93°39'W8.50 Miles150 Yards00750K0De Soto
 Brief Description: A high precipitation supercell produced a tornado as part of an outbreak of tornados across the region. Damage consisted of large pine and oak trees uprooted or snapped. A mobile home was split in half from a fallen oak. Most damage to residences were from fallen trees. A number of outbuildings were damaged by fallen trees and wind.
2000-04-23232°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.
2000-04-23231°42'N / 92°06'W31°40'N / 92°05'W2.30 Miles150 Yards00750K0La Salle
 Brief Description: A high precipitation supercell produced a tornado as part of an outbreak of tornadoes across the region. Damage consisted of large pine and oak trees snapped and broken as well as damage to homes. Most damage to residences were from falling trees. One manufactured home was completely destroyed. A number of outbuildings were damaged by either falling trees or high wind.
2000-11-06230°54'N / 92°13'W30°56'N / 92°11'W3.00 Miles25 Yards03200K0Avoyelles
 Brief Description: An F-2 tornado moved across rural sections of Avoyelles Parish, destroying two homes and damaging several other bulidings. The tornado began near a church in Eola, where a home lost part of its roof and the steeple blew off the church. A neighboring home lost its porch and had a window blown out, while some old buildings nearby were flattened. Many trees were also blown down. On Highway 29 south of Bunkie, one permanent home lost a portion of its roof, one outside wall, and the carport. Another permanent home bult on a foundation was swept off its foundation and moved 200 feet. In this home, three people received minor injuries. They were found in debris 300 feet from where the home originally lay. The wood frame home they were in was torn to pieces. Two cars and a horse trailer were thrown over 100 feet into a field.
2000-11-08231°51'N / 91°40'W31°54'N / 91°36'W4.00 Miles500 Yards0015K0Catahoula
 Brief Description: The garage of a house was significantly damaged. A shed and a trampoline were blown off of the property. The tornado exited Catahoula Parish and went into Franklin Parish.
2000-11-08231°56'N / 91°36'W31°59'N / 91°32'W5.00 Miles500 Yards005K0Franklin
 Brief Description: The tornado moved out of Catahoula Parish and blew down numerous trees in a rural area of extreme southeastern Franklin Parish. The tornado then moved into west central Tensas Parish.
2000-11-08231°57'N / 91°32'W32°06'N / 91°21'W16.00 Miles600 Yards00150K0Tensas
 Brief Description: This tornado moved out of extreme southeastern Franklin Parish into west central Tensas Parish. The tornado completely destroyed a mobile home. Four houses were heavily damaged, including a brick home. Several people in the brick home received minor injuries. Several deer camps were heavily damaged or destroyed. Several farm buildings sustained damage. Numerous trees were blown down along the path of the storm. This tornado, which had tracked a total of 25 miles across portions of Catahoula, Franklin, and Tensas Parishes, dissipated in Tensas Parish about five miles east of Newlight.
2001-11-24231°03'N / 91°48'W31°03'N / 91°48'W1.00 Mile10 Yards0350K0Avoyelles
 Brief Description: A short-lived tornado destroyed a mobile home, injuring 3 people. One man was thrown from the trailer towards the road in front of the house, and his 15 month old daughter was thrown 50 feet to the right of the trailer. A woman was buried in the rubble. All three suffered minor injuries. Trees and power lines were also blown down.
2001-11-26231°53'N / 93°11'W31°57'N / 93°01'W15.20 Miles100 Yards0040K0Natchitoches
 Brief Description: Damage was confined mostly to trees and tree limbs. A row of Pecan trees was knocked over at the beginning of the path. Some power lines were down, a mobile home had its roof stripped and a home had its chimney and roof damaged.
2002-10-29230°32'N / 92°17'W30°36'N / 92°17'W5.00 Miles50 Yards23100K0Evangeline
 Brief Description: The tornado in St. Landry Parish moved into Evangeline Parish, and picked up a mobile home over 100 yards, before it landed and completely fell apart. Two ladies in the home were killed instantly. Three other people in the home survived with broken bones and bruises. Debris was scattered over a quarter of a mile away from the mobile home. Several other mobile homes were damaged in this area, and many trees and power lines were blown down. F16MH, F33MH
2002-10-29230°36'N / 92°10'W30°38'N / 92°12'W5.00 Miles20 Yards005.0M0St. Landry
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved across the small community of Prairie Ronde, destroying the school. Several neighboring houses also received major damage.
2002-12-18232°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.
2003-04-24232°39'N / 91°33'W32°41'N / 91°24'W11.00 Miles75 Yards03400K0West Carroll
 Brief Description: This tornado touch down in a field just to the W of Duckworth road. This tornado continued 11 miles to the NE and dissipated in Floyd. Along its path a mobile home was totally destroyed on Hunt road. On highway 17, a house was destroyed because several trees fell through the house. Two mobile homes had minor damage along highway 17. In Floyd, 2 homes had their roofs blown off. In addition to the structural damage, hundreds of trees were blown down or snapped.
2003-11-26230°45'N / 93°19'W30°51'N / 93°05'W16.00 Miles100 Yards051.0M0Beauregard
 Brief Description: A long-lasting tornado tore across northern Beauregard Parish, staying in mainly rural areas. The worst damage occurred along Highway 26 east of DeRidder, where two mobile homes were flipped over. Debris was strewn for over a half mile. One person was injured after he was thrown from the mobile home. In the Longacre community, a family of 4 climbed into a homemade storm cellar, moments before the tornado destroyed their home. They received minro bumps and brusies when the roof of the storm cellar lifted off and debris landed on them. This tornado continued into Vernon Parish.
2004-01-25230°09'N / 92°06'W30°09'N / 92°05'W1.00 Mile10 Yards031.0M0Lafayette
 Brief Description: A short-lived tornado destroyed two brick homes and two mobile homes, and damaged at least another 15 homes and businesses. One lady broke her shoulder when the mobile home she was in flipped over, trapping her. The other two injuries were minor - cuts and bruises.
2004-11-23231°19'N / 93°04'W31°22'N / 93°00'W10.00 Miles600 Yards03500K0Vernon
 Brief Description: A strong tornado formed in rural sections of Vernon Parish, blowing down many trees and power lines, before hitting the small community of Hutton. 10 to 15 homes were damaged or destroyed. Several people were injured, none seriously.
2004-11-23231°20'N / 92°57'W31°29'N / 92°53'W20.00 Miles300 Yards011.0M0Natchitoches
 Brief Description: A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A DAMAGING TORNADO THAT MOVED INTO THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF NATCHITOCHES PARISH. THE STORM MOVED IN A NORTHEAST DIRECTION...CROSSING HWY 119 EAST OF GORUM AND HWY 1 NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF GALBRAITH AND THEN PROCEEDED TO MOVE ALONG HWY 490 FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO MILES BEFORE THE HIGHWAY CURVED AWAY FROM THE STORM'S PATH. THE STORM THEN CROSSED THE CANE RIVER NORTH OF THE COMMUNITY OF MARCO AND CROSSED THE RED RIVER...MOVING INTO GRANT PARISH. THE PATH WIDTH RANGED FROM 100 TO 300 YARDS AND APPEARS TO HAVE STAYED ON THE GROUND CONTINUOUSLY FOR SOME 20 MILES. PRIOR TO IT'S MOVING ALONG HWY 490...IT WAS IN MAINLY RURAL FORESTED AREAS AND OTHER THAN EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE...RESULTED IN ONLY ISOLATED MINOR DAMAGE TO FARM OUTBUILDINGS. AS THE STORM MOVED ALONG HWY 490...IT DAMAGED OR DESTROYED TREES AND PROPERTY EITHER SIDE OF THE ROAD FOR A TWO MILE STRETCH. SEVERAL HOMES SUSTAINED MODERATE TO MAJOR DAMAGE INCLUDING TWO FRAME HOMES WHICH WERE DESTROYED AND TWO MOBILE HOMES DESTROYED. THE ONLY INJURY WAS ONE LADY WHO SUFFERED BROKEN RIBS AND A PUNCTURED LUNG.
2004-11-23231°56'N / 92°12'W32°02'N / 92°00'W12.00 Miles300 Yards00800K0Caldwell
 Brief Description: THIS TORNADO EXITED LA SALLE PARISH AND ENTERED THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF CALDWELL PARISH JUST SOUTHWEST OF SPAULDING. NUMEROUS TREES WERE BLOWN OVER AND SNAPPED OFF AT THE PARISH LINE. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN F1 AT THIS LOCATION. THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED NORTHEAST TO THE COMMUNITY OF SPAULDING WHERE A FEW HOMES SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE. THREE MILES NORTHEAST OF SPAULDING...HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED OFF IN A RAVINE. THE TORNADO TRACKED FOUR MILES ALONG ROUTE 849 TO PARISH ROAD 730 WHERE TWO MOBILE HOMES WERE BLOWN 125 TO 150 YARDS AND DEMOLISHED. IN THE TOWN OF HOLUM...SEVERAL HOMES WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED WHERE THE ROOF SEPARATED FROM THE HOME. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN F2 AT THIS LOCATION. THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED NORTHEAST TO NEAR COPENHAGEN WHERE NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED OFF AND SEVERAL HOMES SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN F1 AT THIS LOCATION. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND CROSS THE OUACHITA RIVER. ONE HOME SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE THERE.
2004-11-24230°18'N / 89°51'W30°21'N / 89°49'W4.00 Miles50 Yards04750K0St. Tammany
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down along an intermittent path approximately 4 miles long on the northwest side of Slidell. A NWS ground survey indicated that minor damage occurred to the south of US Highway 190 and near Centennial Park subdivision. The tornado continued to track north-northeast with the greatest damage, F2 intensity, occurring just southwest of the airport. The tornado damaged about 152 houses in the Bel Air subdivision off Airport Road with nine of the homes being declared uninhabitable. Four people received injuries during the storm and were treated at an area hospital and released. A wind gust of 70 mph (61 knots) was recorded at the automated weather equipment (ASOS) at the Slidell Airport.
2005-01-12232°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.
2005-04-06229°06'N / 90°12'W29°07'N / 90°11'W2.00 Miles50 Yards02250K0Lafourche
 Brief Description: A waterspout moved onshore as a multi vortex tornado in Port Fourchon resulting in damage to approximately 12 structures, including several port buildings and three businesses. A few buildings sustained significant damage. Two persons suffered minor injuries. Several hundred vehicles were damage either by flying debris, or with windows blown out. Approximately one mile of power lines were downed along Louisiana Highway 3090 which leads to Port Fourchon.
2006-02-02229°57'N / 90°06'W29°57'N / 90°06'W2.50 Miles150 Yards00500K0Orleans
 Brief Description: The tornado which moved through the east portions of Metaire continued to move northeast through the Lakeview and Lakefront neighborhoods of New Orleans. The area where the tornado impacted had previously been flooded by Hurricane Katrina, and most homes were unoccupied. Several homes suffered substantial damage to roofs, windows blown out, and power poles blown down. Several two story homes suffered substantial damage to the second floor with roof removed and walls blown out. A large communication tower was toppled at a former state policebuilding. The tornado moved into Lake Pontchartrain as a waterspout.
2006-05-10231°39'N / 91°44'W31°40'N / 91°42'W3.00 Miles250 Yards00250K400KCatahoula
 Brief Description: This tornado developed from supercell 3 as it moved into eastern Catahoula Parish and then crossed the Tensas River into Concordia Parish. The tornado first touched down, just west of the Tensas River, on Kassel's Farm and damaged a good deal of farm equipment. Nearly a dozen tractors were turned over and a 18 wheel truck was flipped on its side. An irrigation pivot system was destroyed and glass was broken out of every place on the farm. The corn crop on the farm was heavily damaged as nearly 40 acres of corn, in a 2.5 mile path and 250 yard wide swath, was laid flat. Several individuals on the farm witnessed the tornado and watched it cross the river into Concordia Parish. The tornado was on the ground for about 3 miles and rates F2 in Catahoula Parish. The tornado then moved into Concordia Parish near Haphazard. Here the tornado moved across farm land which consisted of corn and cotton. As the tornado moved east, it crossed Highway 566 and moved through a corn field. Nearly a 50 yard wide path of corn was totally destroyed and ripped apart with the outer edges heavily damaged. All the downed corn showed a convergent pattern. The tornado meandered generally east-southeast through the corn fields with a damage path varying between 50 and 100 yards wide. The tornado then moved out of the corn fields and into a row of trees where tree tops were broken out. The tornado was observed by several farmers and a Sheriff Deputy during most of its life. The total path length, across both parishes, was 8 miles with the tornado rated F2 in Catahoula Parish and F1 in Concrodia Parish.
2006-11-15230°45'N / 90°32'W30°45'N / 90°28'W3.00 Miles100 Yards10250K0KSt. Helena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down near the intersection of Louisiana Highways 441 and 1046 and moved northeast to Tangipahoa Parish line west of Arcola. One fatality occurred near the initial touchdown when the tornado struck a small frame house and close-by travel trailer. Both house and travel trailer next to the house were destroyed with debris piled about 25 yards to the northeast. A 43 year-old male in the travel trailer was fataly injured. The tornado continued northeast with damage primarily to trees, powerlines and house roofs. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed in the vicinity of a warm front that moved north across southeast Louisiana during the afternoon and evening of the 14th and in advance and along a cold front that moved through the area during the morning of the 15th.
2007-02-13230°13'N / 91°51'W30°16'N / 91°48'W4.00 Miles300 Yards031.5M0KSt. Martin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Wind speeds were estimated between 110 and 120 mph, or on the low end of EF2. This tornado was spawned by the same storm that produced the Youngsville tornado. The tornado began southwest of the intersection of Poydras Highway and Eunice Road and moved northeast, ending past Nursery Highway. Several brick homes had roofs removed near the highs school, with one home losing most of its second floor. A total of 44 homes were damaged or destroyed, with 80 homes impacted by the tornado. Three injuries occurred in a small brick home where the roof blew off, causing a brick wall and other debris to land on them. Several trees were damaged or uprooted. This was the strongest tornado in southwest Louisiana since the November 23 2004 tornado outbreak. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An approaching cold front resulted in showers and thunderstroms across southwest Louisiana, some of which became severe. Several tornadoes touched down across Acadiana.
2007-02-13229°54'N / 90°07'W2.00 Miles50 Yards092.0M0KJefferson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado moved along a northerly path from Lapalco Boulevard to the Mississippi River roughly following Avenue C and Avenue D. Significant damage was observed to residential and commercial structures that 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. Some of the most impressive structural damage observed was to an older, two story motel building which had its roof removed and a portion of the second floor walls caved in. The tornado crossed the Mississippi River into Orleans Parish. 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.
2007-02-13229°54'N / 90°09'W29°58'N / 90°06'W6.00 Miles50 Yards0152.0M0KOrleans
 Brief Description: 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. 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.
2007-02-13230°00'N / 90°03'W30°01'N / 90°01'W1.00 Mile50 Yards1101.0M0KOrleans
 Brief Description: 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. 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.
2007-02-24231°37'N / 91°49'W31°39'N / 91°47'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00400K0KConcordia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: After crossing the Tensas River at Jonesville, this tornado continued across wooded land just northwest of the Wildsville Community. Most of this track was not accessible by vehicle. However, the tornado intensified as it downed or snapped numerous trees. The tornado continued to track east northeast and crossed the Tensas River back into Catahoula Parish and then crossed the river one last time as it moved into Concordia Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The spring of 2007 started a bit early with the region seeing its first severe weather outbreak on February 24th. A large and powerful storm system took shape as a deep surface low tracked across Kansas and into portions of Iowa. This strong area of low pressure was driven by a powerful upper level trough which supported very strong winds through the entire atmosphere. These winds were felt at the surface to some degree as a large area across the Lower Mississippi River Valley saw sustained winds between 25-35 mph with gusts between 40-50 mph. Those gradient winds, in advance of the severe weather, were strong enough to down some trees and power lines across the region. Those damage reports were more scattered in nature. Those strong winds from the deepening surface low helped to draw northward moisture and instability. The strong winds allowed for the environment to become highly sheared. Basically, there were increasing winds with height and a change in the wind direction as well. This particular combination of instability and high shear was quite rare. However, this set the stage for a severe weather outbreak which included numerous reports of damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.
2007-02-24231°38'N / 91°46'W31°39'N / 91°43'W3.00 Miles400 Yards000K150KCatahoula
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: After crossing the Tensas River back into Catahoula Parish, this tornado continued across wooded and open farm land. Most of this track was not accessible by vehicle. However, the tornado intensified as it downed or snapped numerous trees. The tornado continued to track east northeast and crossed the Tensas River back into Concordia Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The spring of 2007 started a bit early with the region seeing its first severe weather outbreak on February 24th. A large and powerful storm system took shape as a deep surface low tracked across Kansas and into portions of Iowa. This strong area of low pressure was driven by a powerful upper level trough which supported very strong winds through the entire atmosphere. These winds were felt at the surface to some degree as a large area across the Lower Mississippi River Valley saw sustained winds between 25-35 mph with gusts between 40-50 mph. Those gradient winds, in advance of the severe weather, were strong enough to down some trees and power lines across the region. Those damage reports were more scattered in nature. Those strong winds from the deepening surface low helped to draw northward moisture and instability. The strong winds allowed for the environment to become highly sheared. Basically, there were increasing winds with height and a change in the wind direction as well. This particular combination of instability and high shear was quite rare. However, this set the stage for a severe weather outbreak which included numerous reports of damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.
2007-02-24231°41'N / 91°45'W31°44'N / 91°36'W10.00 Miles500 Yards00300K300KConcordia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: After crossing the Tensas River back into Concordia Parish, the tornado was at it most intense and widest point. Hundreds of trees were mangled, snapped and uprooted. Numerous power lines were also taken down and mangled along the path. Near Dunbarton, 2 mobile homes were destroyed as the tornado continued toward Clayton. Far the most part, this tornado remained over rural areas with much of the path not accessible by vehicle. The total path length, as it crossed the each parish line several times, was 17 miles. The widest point was 500 yards in Concordia Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The spring of 2007 started a bit early with the region seeing its first severe weather outbreak on February 24th. A large and powerful storm system took shape as a deep surface low tracked across Kansas and into portions of Iowa. This strong area of low pressure was driven by a powerful upper level trough which supported very strong winds through the entire atmosphere. These winds were felt at the surface to some degree as a large area across the Lower Mississippi River Valley saw sustained winds between 25-35 mph with gusts between 40-50 mph. Those gradient winds, in advance of the severe weather, were strong enough to down some trees and power lines across the region. Those damage reports were more scattered in nature. Those strong winds from the deepening surface low helped to draw northward moisture and instability. The strong winds allowed for the environment to become highly sheared. Basically, there were increasing winds with height and a change in the wind direction as well. This particular combination of instability and high shear was quite rare. However, this set the stage for a severe weather outbreak which included numerous reports of damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.
2008-05-15230°07'N / 92°09'W30°10'N / 92°05'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00300K0KLafayette
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is a continuation of the tornado that began west of Maurice in Vermilion Parish. It strengthened to EF-2 intensity before dissipating a mile west of the Acadiana Mall. Near the Duhon and West Broussard Road intersection, one permanent home had the roof completely blown off, hitting the neighboring house and causing extensive damage. The two people inside the roof-less home escaped injury. Other homes along the path received minor roof or siding damage, and many trees were blown down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: As a cold front approached, a squall line developed. Additional storms sprung up in front of the squall line, and where storms merged, a few tornadoes touched down. Along the squall line, winds of 60 mph blew down trees and caused minor damage to homes.
2008-09-03230°32'N / 92°30'W30°37'N / 92°27'W7.00 Miles50 Yards20300K0KEvangeline
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado began near Duralde, and ended near Mamou. Along the way, a home on Valentine Road lost part of its roof, causing one minor injury. A home of Highway 374 was severely damaged when it was knocked off its foundation. Along Duculus Road, two homes lost most of their roofs. One unoccupied, tied-down mobile home was tossed to the northwest over 100 yards and split in half. Another mobile home was thrown in a counter-clockwise motion over 200 yards and was destroyed, resulting in two fatalities and one serious injury. Near the end of the path on Highway 104, a home lost part of its roof. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down along the path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Hurricane Gustav caused wind damage, flash flooding, and several tornadoes across southwest Louisiana. Hustav made landfall in Terrebonne Parish in the morning of September 2nd as a category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 110 mph. Gustav moved northwest, almost up along Highway 90 across St. Mary, Iberia, St. Martin, and Lafayette Parishes. The highest measured wind gusts were 85 mph at a research site near Abbeville, LA in Vermilion Parish. However, wind speeds were estimated between 75 and 85 mph from St. Mary Parish to Evangeline Parish. Storm surge was a minimal impact because southwest Louisiana was on the west side of the onshore winds for most of the event. The highest recorded storm tide was 4.77 at Amerada Pass in St. Mary Parish. However, rainfall was a large impact. In central Louisiana, over 20 inches of rain fell in Rapides Parish, with a CO-OP observer recording 20.43 inches 7 miles east of Alexandria. This resulted in widespread flooding of the Alexandria-Pineville region, where over 200 water rescues were performed. Significant flooding also occurred in New Iberia, where over ten inches of rain fell, resulting in widespread flooding in and around New Iberia. Several tornadoes were seen across southwest Louisiana, with the worst one occurring in Evangeline Parish near Mamou, where two people were killed when their tied-down mobile home was thrown for over 200 yards. Other fatalities in the region were considered indirect. Two men died in Calcasieu Parish from carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator running in their home. A woman died in St. Martin Parish when her home caught fire from burning candles after she lost power. Total property damages were estimated near 750 million dollars in southwest Louisiana. Agricultural loses were estimated to be over 225 million dollars.
2008-09-12230°36'N / 92°24'W30°39'N / 92°25'W3.00 Miles20 Yards00200K0KEvangeline
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down on the outskirts of Mamou, and damaged 10 to 15 homes near Highway 95 and Fred Street. One home lost its roof. One mobile home was flipped onto the highway. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Hurricane Ike caused wind damage, storm surge flooding, and tornadoes across southwest Louisiana. Ike made landfall near Galveston, TX early in the morning on September 13th as a strong category 2 hurricane. Sustained hurricane force winds were confined to extreme western Cameron Parish. The highest recorded winds in southwest Lousiana were at Lake Charles Regional Airport with sustained winds of 46 kts (53 mph) and gusts of 67 kts (77 mph). The lowest pressure reading occurred at Southland Field near Sulphur, LA, with a low of 994.6 mb. Several tornadoes were reported across southwest Louisiana. The most significant one was near Mamou, where a home lost its roof, and another 10-15 homes were damaged. Storm surge was a significant event. Water levels ranged from 14 ft in western Cameron Parish, to 8 ft in St. Mary Parish. This resulted in widespread flooding of the same areas that flooded in Hurricane Rita in 2005. Most of Cameron Parish was under water. Over 3000 homes were flooded. This extended north into Calcasieu Parish, where another 1000 homes flooded in Lake Charles, Westlake, and Sulphur. In Vermilion Parish, at least 1000 homes flooded in Pecan Island, Forked Island, Intracoastal City, and Henry. This extended east into Iberia Parish, where another 1000 homes flooded south of Highway 14 and Highway 90. In St. Mary Parish, some of the worst flooding occurred in Franklin, where a man-made levee failed, flooding over 450 homes. Maximum storm total rainfall ranged from 6 to 8 inches across Cameron, Calcasieu, and Beauregard Parishes. No fatalities were reported in southwest Louisiana. Total property damages, however, were high. Loses are estimated to be almost 420 million dollars across southwest Louisiana. Agricultural loses were over 225 million dollars.
2008-12-09231°41'N / 92°12'W31°55'N / 92°04'W18.00 Miles300 Yards01750K0KLa Salle
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A funnel cloud was first observed just west of Pineview by staff members from the local hospital. Shortly afterward, the tornado touched down near Industrial Rd. and snapped or uprooted several trees, causing EF0 damage. The storm path at this location was 75 yards wide. The tornado then traveled northeast to Hwy 127 where it caused EF2 damage. Several modular homes were completely destroyed. One man received minor injuries as he was temporarily trapped in his home after the storm struck. Two brick homes in the immediate area suffered severe roof damage. Several 2 to 3 foot-thick trees were snapped or uprooted and carried up to 50 yards. The path of the storm at this location was about 300 yards wide. The tornado then proceeded to Wilburn Rd. and caused EF1 damage. Several 12 to 18 inch-diameter trees were snapped in this heavily wooded area. One 2 to 3 foot-diameter trees was uprooted. The path of the storm at this location was 100 yards wide. The storm continued northeast, crossing Industrial Rd. 8, where it caused EF0 damage. A few 8 to 12 inch-diameter trees were snapped. The path was 50 yards wide at this location. In northern La Salle Parish, the storm crossed Boneyard Rd just south of Hwy 124, causing EF0 damage. A few 8 to 12 inch-diameter trees were snapped. The top of one tree landed on powerlines along the road. The path of the storm was 50 yards wide at this location. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Strong low level wind shear accompanied a broken line of strong to severe thunderstorms across portions of northwest and north central Louisiana the morning of December 9th. These thunderstorms produced large hail, damaging thunderstorm wind gusts and a few tornadoes across the region.
2009-04-09232°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.
2009-04-09232°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.
2009-04-09232°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.
2009-05-03232°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.
2009-10-29232°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.
2009-10-29232°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.
2009-12-24229°58'N / 92°31'W30°03'N / 92°29'W6.00 Miles50 Yards001.0M0KVermilion
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Gueydan Tornado began about 4 miles southwest of town near Ellis Bridge Road, blowing down a few trees Burnell Road and Humble Road. The tornado then moved north-northeastward causing extensive roof and siding damage to several homes just east of Highway 91 south of Gueydan. One tied-down mobile home was rolled over and completely destroyed, and another mobile home had its entire roof blown off. Trees and powerlines were also blown down in the area. The tornado then moved across Gueydan, causing intermittent damage to homes and trees along a narrow swath. One small outbuilding was blown into the water tower located in the northeast portion of town and destroyed. Continuing north-northeastward, the tornado blew down numerous trees at a farm on the southern end of JD Simon Road, and knocked down a power pole along Highway 713 west of Dallas Guidry Road. The tornado then curved northward, blowing down several tree limbs at a residence along Bill Searle Road west of Calvin Road, before dissipating. In total, approximately 50 homes were damaged by this tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful upper level storm system moved across the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley from Wednesday, December 23, 2009, through Thursday, December 24, 2009. Numerous showers and elevated thunderstorms, including some supercells, repeatedly developed and moved northward across much of southwest Louisiana and the northern Gulf of Mexico from late Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. As the main upper level system approached Louisiana early Thursday morning, a squall line developed across east Texas and moved rapidly eastward across Louisiana, causing several reports of wind damage in southern Louisiana. Meanwhile, some of the elevated supercells became surface-based and tracked north-northeastward across south-central and east-central Louisiana, spawning at least a dozen tornadoes. In addition, the widespread rainfall caused flooding in some of these same areas. In total, at least 12 tornadoes affected portions of Vermilion, Acadia, St. Landry, Evangeline, and Avoyelles Parishes within a two hour timespan from 7-9 AM. Seven tornadoes affected Acadia Parish alone, the biggest single outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded in that parish. Three tornadoes were rated EF2, three were rated EF1, and six were rated EF0. Other tornadoes likely occurred that were reported by area residents but could not be confirmed by NWS storm surveys. These included a likely tornado just east of I-49 in extreme northeastern Evangeline Parish, a possible tornado about 8 miles southwest of Gueydan, and another east of Palmetto in far northeastern St. Landry Parish. This was the largest outbreak of tornadoes in the NWS Lake Charles county warning area since November 23, 2004.
2009-12-24230°14'N / 92°24'W30°19'N / 92°22'W7.00 Miles100 Yards044.0M0KAcadia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Atwood Acres tornado touched down near the Interstate 10 and Highway 1121 intersection just northwest of Crowley, then moved north-northeast for 7 miles before ending just east of the Schule Road/Casanova Road intersection about 2 miles east of Maxie. The tornado first knocked down a few trees at a business along Interstate 10, with one tree falling on a car. Several trees were blown down behind some homes along Highway 1121 before more trees and a fence were blown down along Hensgen Road just west of Highway 13. The tornado crossed Highway 13 and caused roof damage to a home on the east side of the highway, before moving into the Atwood Acres subdivision. Here, the tornado caused major damage to 4 well-constructed homes and minor to moderate damage to approximately 26 other homes across the eastern half of the subdivision. One brick home completely lost its roof, with four family members inside receiving cuts and bruises, and three other homes received major damage to their roofs and walls. numerous trees, fences, and power lines were also blown down, with debris littering much of the subdivision and adjacent forests. The tornado continued northeastward and damaged another home just north of the subdivision, before passing through unaccessible forested areas. Several more trees were damagd at the Ellis Road/Parish Road 4-46 intersection. Curving more northward, the tornado moved generally along and just east of Ellis Road, with one barn destroyed at the intersection with Floyd Williams Road, and one oil storage tank blown down east of the Rifle Lane intersection. The final damage noted was to more trees near the Schule Road/Casanova Road intersection. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful upper level storm system moved across the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley from Wednesday, December 23, 2009, through Thursday, December 24, 2009. Numerous showers and elevated thunderstorms, including some supercells, repeatedly developed and moved northward across much of southwest Louisiana and the northern Gulf of Mexico from late Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. As the main upper level system approached Louisiana early Thursday morning, a squall line developed across east Texas and moved rapidly eastward across Louisiana, causing several reports of wind damage in southern Louisiana. Meanwhile, some of the elevated supercells became surface-based and tracked north-northeastward across south-central and east-central Louisiana, spawning at least a dozen tornadoes. In addition, the widespread rainfall caused flooding in some of these same areas. In total, at least 12 tornadoes affected portions of Vermilion, Acadia, St. Landry, Evangeline, and Avoyelles Parishes within a two hour timespan from 7-9 AM. Seven tornadoes affected Acadia Parish alone, the biggest single outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded in that parish. Three tornadoes were rated EF2, three were rated EF1, and six were rated EF0. Other tornadoes likely occurred that were reported by area residents but could not be confirmed by NWS storm surveys. These included a likely tornado just east of I-49 in extreme northeastern Evangeline Parish, a possible tornado about 8 miles southwest of Gueydan, and another east of Palmetto in far northeastern St. Landry Parish. This was the largest outbreak of tornadoes in the NWS Lake Charles county warning area since November 23, 2004.
2009-12-24230°46'N / 92°09'W30°51'N / 92°07'W6.00 Miles50 Yards00500K0KSt. Landry
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Whiteville Tornado touched down near Interstate 49 about 2 miles southwest of the community, then moved north-northeastward. Upon reaching Parish Road 5-230, the tornado destroyed an outbuilding and blew down numerous trees along Bayou Boeuf. A home was damaged south of Highway 182 just east of Bayou Boeuf, and two mobile homes received roof damage along Sonnier Road. The tornado then struck the Resurrection Catholic Church, obliterating the building and damaging several tombstones and tombs in the nearby graveyard. A farm located just north of the church received major damage, with one large rice silo blown 50 yards southwestward into the bayou and another rice silo severely damaged. Two tractor trailers at the farm were also damaged, with one blown by the tornado into a jack-knife position, and the other having a large tree fall onto it. Continuing north-northeastward across open fields, the tornado then blew down numerous trees along WPA Road. No damage occurred for the next few miles as the tornado moved across open farmland and crossed into Avoyelles Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful upper level storm system moved across the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley from Wednesday, December 23, 2009, through Thursday, December 24, 2009. Numerous showers and elevated thunderstorms, including some supercells, repeatedly developed and moved northward across much of southwest Louisiana and the northern Gulf of Mexico from late Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. As the main upper level system approached Louisiana early Thursday morning, a squall line developed across east Texas and moved rapidly eastward across Louisiana, causing several reports of wind damage in southern Louisiana. Meanwhile, some of the elevated supercells became surface-based and tracked north-northeastward across south-central and east-central Louisiana, spawning at least a dozen tornadoes. In addition, the widespread rainfall caused flooding in some of these same areas. In total, at least 12 tornadoes affected portions of Vermilion, Acadia, St. Landry, Evangeline, and Avoyelles Parishes within a two hour timespan from 7-9 AM. Seven tornadoes affected Acadia Parish alone, the biggest single outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded in that parish. Three tornadoes were rated EF2, three were rated EF1, and six were rated EF0. Other tornadoes likely occurred that were reported by area residents but could not be confirmed by NWS storm surveys. These included a likely tornado just east of I-49 in extreme northeastern Evangeline Parish, a possible tornado about 8 miles southwest of Gueydan, and another east of Palmetto in far northeastern St. Landry Parish. This was the largest outbreak of tornadoes in the NWS Lake Charles county warning area since November 23, 2004.


* 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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