SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING  
Counties: BIENVILLE, NATCHITOCHES, RED RIVER
Issued: 05/16/2013 4:08:00 PM  Expires: 05/16/2013 4:30:00 PM 
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Event Warning
Area 131.56 Sq. Miles 
Storm Motion Southeast at 36 MPH 



Impacted Population: 4,247  
Males: 2,052  
Females: 2,195  
Households: 1,514  
Schools:  
Age - Under 5 : 263  
Age - 5 to 17: 912  
Age - 18 to 21: 227  
Age - 22 to 29: 324  
Age - 30 to 39: 567  
Age - 40 to 49: 555  
Age - 50 to 64: 668  
Age - 65 and up: 731  
Source: 2000 Census
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WARNING TEXT

WFUS54 KSHV 162108
TORSHV
LAC013-069-081-162130-
/O.NEW.KSHV.TO.W.0036.130516T2108Z-130516T2130Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
408 PM CDT THU MAY 16 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
SOUTH CENTRAL BIENVILLE PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...
NORTH CENTRAL NATCHITOCHES PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...
RED RIVER PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...

* UNTIL 430 PM CDT.

* AT 403 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 7 MILES NORTH OF
COUSHATTA...OR 23 MILES EAST OF MANSFIELD...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT
35 MPH. NUMEROUS REPORTS OF DAMAGE AND LARGE HAIL HAVE BEEN
RECEIVED AS THIS STORM MOVED ACROSS WASKOM AND SHREVEPORT.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
CAMPTI...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

&&

LAT...LON 3211 9347 3229 9332 3210 9291 3209 9290
3182 9312
TIME...MOT...LOC 2107Z 307DEG 31KT 3210 9330

$$

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