Hickory, LA Tornado - March 27, 2009

Estimated Maximum Wind:
100 mph
Damage Path Length:
0.4 miles
Maximum Path Width:
150 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
0.75 miles NW of Hickory, LA at 130 AM
Approximate End Point/Time:
1 mile N of Hickory, LA at 131 AM


A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Hickory, LA. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds of approximately 100 mph.

The tornado touched down south of Joe Moore Road. This location is approximately 0.75 miles northwest of Hickory. The tornado tracked northeastward for about one half of a mile. The most significant damage occurred as the tornado crossed Rheusaw Crawford Road. Several homes had roof damage and numerous hardwood and softwood trees were snapped off and uprooted along the tornado damage path. The tornado damage path was 0.4 miles long and was 150 yards wide at its widest point. No injuries or fatalities were reported.



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Roof damage to home

Fences blown down

Debris strewn on the ground

Another home with roof damage



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