SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Survey teams from the National Weather Service in Shreveport confirmed 7 tornado tracks in northwest Louisiana from Monday’s storms. The tornadoes did damage across parts of Sabine, Natchitoches and Winn parishes. Three of the seven tornado tracks were in the KSLA News 12 coverage area.
The first tornado of the day touched down in Natchitoches Parish about 5 miles south-southeast of Natchitoches near Natchez. This tornado has been rated an EF-1 with peak winds estimated at 107 mph.
Damage began along LA Highway 1 where the tornado snapped trees. The tornado then moved to the northeast where it crossed Lee Lake and the Cane River damaging some outbuildings and more trees. One boathouse was destroyed and two others were damaged along the Cane River. The tornado also damaged several homes nearby tearing off shingles off the roofs before lifting. The same storm produced another tornado after crossing into Winn Parish.
Two EF-2 tornadoes with maximum winds of 115 mph were produced by a different storm that tracked across northern Sabine and northern Natchitoches parishes. The first of these 2 tornadoes touched down just inside the Sabine Parish line off of Strahan Road 3 miles west of Marthaville, LA. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted as the tornado crossed into Natchitoches Parish near Boline Road. The worst damage occurred at the 1100 block of State Route 1221 where a carport was destroyed and a roof was partially ripped off a home with the walls still standing. A small camping trailer was shifted 5 feet off of it’s foundation and a sheet metal roof was removed on a house along Highway 487 and Stewart Road.
The second EF-2 tornado touched down about 40 minutes later three miles northwest of Clarence, LA. Trees were snapped and uprooted along the Red River, Highway 486, U.S. 71 and Marcelli Road. Tree and structural damage occurred as the tornado crossed Clear Lake. The worst damage was along Salt Pit Road 4 miles south of Goldonna where two vehicle trailers were flipped and trees and two power poles were snapped. Sparse damage continued as the tornado crossed Saline Lake and into Winn Parish. After traveling almost 20 miles the tornado finally lifted just west of Calvin, LA.