Killian, LA Tornado - April 4, 2011

Estimated Maximum Wind:
100 mph
Damage Path Length:
1/2 mile
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point/Time:
2 miles S of Killian, LA at 642 PM
Approximate End Point/Time:
1.5 miles SSE of Killian, LA at 643 PM


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

The tornado touched down along Lower Rome Road just north of Chapel Road. The tornado traveled due east along Lower Rome Road causing significant damage to trees. Several large hardwood trees were uprooted and a few snapped. A metal roof was also peeled off a home. The tornado damage path was 1/2 mile long and was 50 yards wide at its widest point. No injuries were reported.

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

KLIX reflectivity for Killian, LA tornado of 4/4/2011
KLIX WSR-88D Reflectivity for Killian, LA tornado at 0645 PM CDT 4/4/2011

KLIX Storm Relative Velocity product for Killian, LA tornado - 04/04/11 0645 PM CDT
KLIX WSR-88D Storm Relative Velocity at maximum intensity at 645 PM CDT 4/4/2011



Tree Snapped

Roof damage to home

Tree snapped

Numerous uprooted trees

Snapped Tree

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