Bush, LA Tornado - March 9, 2011

Estimated Maximum Wind:
115 mph
One injury
Damage Path Length:
0.5 miles
Maximum Path Width:
100 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
4 miles WSW of Bush, LA at 543 AM
Approximate End Point/Time:
3 miles WSW of Bush, LA at 546 AM


A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in northern St. Tammany Parish near Bush, LA. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated an EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds of 115 mph.

The tornado touched down along Esbon Road and tracked to the East-Northeast. One wood frame house was lifted off of a tied down cinder block foundation and destroyed. Another home had about half of the roofing deck removed from the rear of the home. The tornado damage path was 1/2 a mile long and was 100 yards wide at its widest point. One injury was reported.

Bush, LA tornado track of Mar 9, 2011
Surveyed damage track in Bush, LA  Download in KML  Disclaimer

KLIX reflectivity for Bush, LA tornado of 3/9/2011
KLIX WSR-88D Reflectivity for Bush, LA tornado at 0543 CST 3/9/2011

KLIX Storm Relative Velocity product for Bush, LA tornado - 03/09/11 0543 CST
KLIX WSR-88D Storm Relative Velocity at maximum intensity around 0543 CST 3/9/2011



Truck flipped and large brances removed from pine trees

Only foundation remains

House Destroyed

Portion of roof removed

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