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22aprAll DayWoodsworth/Latanier (Rapides Parish, LA)

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Start Time: 9:26 pm CDT 

End Time: 9:38 pm CDT 

Rating:  EF2

Estimated Peak Winds: 130 mph

Path length: 9.1 miles

Width:  550 yards

Fatalities: 1

Injuries:  0

Parish:  Rapides

State:  Louisiana

Start Lat/Lon: 31.1623 / -92.4582

End Lat/Lon: 31.1922 / -92.3103


This tornado started near I-49 and Robinson Bridge Road, where it damaged numerous homes and trees along the road. Two mobile homes were completely destroyed, killing one individual. The tornado then moved ENE crossing hwy 470 damaging additional homes and bringing down numerous power poles. The tornado then jogged NE crossing hwy 71 where it produced substantial damage to the DeWitt Livestock Facility. The tornado also substantially damaged farm and equipment buildings at the LSUA Dean Lee Research Station. The tornado proceeded ENE to the Red River producing tree and power pole damage.


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