February 13, 2007 Local Storm Report Summary

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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...CORRECTED...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
610 PM CST TUE FEB 13 2007 / 432 PM CST THU FEB 15 2007

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0255 AM     TORNADO          WESTWEGO                29.90N 90.14W 
02/13/2007  F2               JEFFERSON          LA   NWS STORM SURVEY

            *** 9 INJ *** PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF THE GROUND SURVEY
            OF TORNADO DAMAGE IN THE WESTWEGO AREA INDICATED A PATH 
            LENGTH OF AROUND 2 MILES AND DAMAGE WIDTH AVERAGING 50 
            YARDS. THE TORNADO TRAVELED ON A NORTH NORTHEAST TRACK 
            ACROSS WESTWEGO BEFORE CONTINUING INTO THE CITY OF NEW 
            ORLEANS. THE MOST SIGNFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED IN THE 
            VICINITY OF US HIGHWAY 90 AND AVENUE D WHERE A TWO STORY 
            MOTEL HAD ITS ROOF TORN OFF AND PORTIONS OF SECOND FLOOR 
            WALLS COLLAPSED. SEVERAL HOUSES LOST ROOFS.

0305 AM     TORNADO          NEW ORLEANS             29.97N 90.08W 
02/13/2007  F2               ORLEANS            LA   NWS STORM SURVEY

            THE TORNADO THAT MOVED FROM WESTWEGO INTO THE UPTOWN AND 
            CARROLLTON AREA OF NEW ORLEANS HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO A EF2
            RATING BASED ON ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE STRUCTURAL 
            DAMAGE. IN ADDITION THE TORNADO APPEARS TO HAVE BECOME 
            INTERMITTENT BUT STILL IN CONTACT WITH THE GROUND IN A 
            COUPLE OF LOCATIONS AS IT MOVED TOWARD MID CITY. 
            THEREFORE THE PATH LENGTH IN NEW OLREANS HAS BEEN 
            INCREASED TO 4.5 MILES. DAMAGE WIDTH IS APPROXIMATELY 50 
            YARDS. 

0310 AM     TORNADO          2 SW LAKEFRONT AIRPORT  30.02N 90.05W 
02/13/2007  F2               ORLEANS            LA   NWS STORM SURVEY

            *** 1 FATAL, 25 INJ *** PRELIMINARY ASSESMENT FROM THE 
            GROUND SURVEY INDICATED A TORNADO TOUCHED NEAR FRANKLIN 
            AVE AND MENDEZ AND MOVED NORTHEAST ACROSS PONTCHARTRAIN 
            PARK TO THE INDUSTRIAL CANAL. MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS TO 
            TREES AND POWER LINES HOWEVER SEVERAL HOUSES WERE HEAVILY
            DAMAGED WITH ROOFS TORN OFF AND UPPER FLOORS PARTIALLY 
            COLLAPSED. DAMAGE PATH APPRROXIMATELY 1.5 MILES. DAMAGE 
            WIDTH 50 YARDS. ADDITIONAL DATA MAY ALLOW THIS EVENT TO 
            BE LINKED WITH THE UPTOWN TORNADO. INJURIES NOTED WERE 
            FOR THE ENTIRE CITY.


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