Franklinton, LA Tornado - April 4, 2011

Estimated Maximum Wind:
105 mph
Damage Path Length:
400 yards
Maximum Path Width:
75 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
0.50 miles W of Franklinton, LA at 640 PM
Approximate End Point/Time:
0.25 miles W of Franklinton, LA at 641 PM


A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in Washington Parish in the city of Franklinton. 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 105 mph.

The tornado touched down just west of Woody Road to the north of Louisiana Highway 10 and traveled to the east-northeast parallel to Louisiana Highway 10. Tow homes experienced minor to moderate roof damage. Another home had most of the roofing structure including the trusses completely blown off. Several large trees were also uprooted. The tornado quickly lifted as it approached the Bogue Chitto River. The tornado damage path was 400 yards long and was 75 yards wide at its widest point. No injuries were reported.

Franklinton, LA tornado track of April 4, 2011
Surveyed damage track in Franklinton, LA  Download in KML  Disclaimer

KLIX reflectivity for Franklinton, LA tornado of 4/4/2011
KLIX WSR-88D Reflectivity for Franklinton, LA tornado at 0640 PM CDT 4/4/2011

KLIX Storm Relative Velocity product for Franklinton, LA tornado - 04/04/11 0640 PM CDT
KLIX WSR-88D Storm Relative Velocity at maximum intensity around 640 PM CDT 4/4/2011



Tree Uprooted

Trees Uprooted

Mobile home damaged

Mobile home damaged

Roof of home partially torn off

Damage to trees and a home

Snapped tree and roof off home

Roof and support trusses completely blown off home

Trees snapped

Damage to large outbuilding

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