Gramercy, LA Tornado - April 4, 2011

Estimated Maximum Wind:
80 mph
Damage Path Length:
1 mile
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
1 mile NNW of Gramercy, LA at 650 PM
Approximate End Point/Time:
0.5 miles ENE of Gramercy, LA at 654 PM


A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in St. James Parish in the city of Gramercy. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado. The tornado has been rated a high end EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Damage estimates were consistent with winds of 80 mph.

The tornado touched down near the intersection of North Airline Avenue and Highway 3125. The tornado moved to the south-southeast through a residential neighborhood. The worst damage was observed along Ezildore Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets. A carport was lifted off a home causing significant damage to the home. The tornado continued on a south-southeast path causing additional signficant tree damage and some minor to moderate roof damage. The tornado finally lifted near the end of East 2nd Street. The tornado damage path was 1 mile long and was 50 yards wide at its widest point. No injuries were reported.

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

KLIX reflectivity for Gramercy, LA tornado of 4/4/2011
KLIX WSR-88D Reflectivity for Gramercy, LA tornado at 0650 PM CDT 4/4/2011

KLIX Storm Relative Velocity product for Gramercy, LA tornado - 04/04/11 0650 PM CDT
KLIX WSR-88D Storm Relative Velocity at maximum intensity around 650 PM CDT 4/4/2011



Tree Uprooted

Tree snapped onto roof of home

Snapped Trees

Fences blown down

Bent flag pole

Portion of roof blown off home

Trees damage

Baseball field light pole snapped at base

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