Path length: 0.5 miles
Width: 100 yards
Parish: West Feliciana
“Angola” is the location of the Louisiana State Penitentiary. It is named “Angola” after the former plantation that occupied this territory. This was a quick-hitting tornado at Angola. A dormitory was unroofed and several guard towers were damaged. A trustee guard was killed as his wooden guard post was destroyed. Two inmates were injured by lightning.
We gathered information for this event from the SPC & NCDC Databases, the February 1954 Climatological Data National Summary (CDNS) and Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes and found the following differences:
- SPC/NCDC have an F2 rating.
- Grazulis has an F1 rating.
- CDNS has 2 injuries.
- Remaining sources list 4 injuries.
Grazulis, Thomas P. (1993). Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991: A Chronology and Analysis of Events. St. Johnsbury, VT: The Tornado Project of Environmental Films. Page 976.
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