Among many of the flood and wind damage reports in Acadiana following Wednesday night’s into Thursday morning’s severe weather event, the National Weather Service performed a preliminary survey of the damage in Krotz Springs and determined it to be an EF1 tornado with 107 mph winds.
The tornado traveled roughly 1 miles damaging trees and power lines with a tree falling on a vehicle along LA 3174 with occupant having to be rescued.
Fortunately there were no injuries.
Here’s their preliminary report:
Public Information Statement National Weather Service Lake Charles LA 807 PM CDT Thu Jun 6 2019 ...NWS Damage Survey for 06/06/19 Tornado Event | .Krotz Springs Tornado... Rating: EF-1 Estimated Peak Wind: 107 MPH Path length /Statute/: 1.0| Miles Path width /Maximum/: 419 Yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start date: June 6 2019 Start time: 5:31 am CDT Start location: 1 WSW Krotz Springs Start Lat/Lon: 30.5332 / -91.7699 End date: June 6 2019 End time: 5:35 am CDT End location: 1 NW Krotz Springs End_lat/lon: 30.5471 / -91.7653 Survey Summary: Tornado started in the woods south of the railroad tracks and move north northeast across LA 3174 and US 190 damaging trees and power lines. A car traveling along LA 3174 was struck by fallen trees with the occupant having to be rescued. The path may change based on additional data not yet available. Other wind damage was noted east of the path of the tornado in Krotz Springs. EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale Classifies Tornadoes into the following categories. EF0...Weak......65 to 85 MPH EF1...Weak......86 to 110 MPH EF2...Strong....111 to 135 MPH EF3...Strong....136 to 165 MPH EF4...Violent...166 To 200 MPH EF5...Violent...>200 MPH Note: The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS Storm Data. Additional storm surveys are ongoing, however flooding hindered data collection to complete reports at this time.