Damage Info from 2007-04-24 Tornado in Hood Co Texas


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
311 PM CDT WED APR 25 2007

...DAMAGE ASSESSMENT RESULTS FROM THE APRIL 24 STORM IN SOUTHEASTERN
HOOD COUNTY...

METEOROLOGISTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH
CONDUCTED AN ASSESSMENT OF STORM DAMAGE IN SOUTHEASTERN HOOD COUNTY
FROM THUNDERSTORMS JUST BEFORE 2PM TUESDAY AFTERNOON...APRIL 24.

BASED ON OBSERVED DAMAGE PATTERNS...RADAR INDICATIONS...AND
EYEWITNESS INTERVIEWS...THERE IS SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE THAT A TORNADO
MOVED THROUGH PORTIONS OF THE PECAN PLANTATION COMMUNITY. THIS IS
APPROXIMATELY 12 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GRANBURY.

THE FIRST DAMAGE...TO TREE LIMBS...WAS NOTED SOUTH OF BELLECHASE
ROAD AND NEAR BULOW COURT. SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED ALONG AND
NORTH OF BELLECHASE...WITH LARGE LIMBS SNAPPED AS WELL. MINOR ROOF
DAMAGE AND DAMAGE TO WOODEN PLAYGROUND SETS AND FENCES WAS ALSO
NOTED.

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED TO A BRICK HOME ON THE
NORTH SIDE OF EQUESTRIAN DRIVE. PORTIONS OF THE ROOF WERE
REMOVED...A TREE IN THE FRONT YARD WAS UPROOTED...A GARAGE DOOR WAS
BLOWN IN...AND WINDOWS WERE BROKEN. TWO HOMES TO THE NORTHEAST
SUFFERED LESS EXTENSIVE ROOF AND WINDOW DAMAGE.

BASED ON THE DAMAGE...THE TORNADO WILL BE RATED EF-1 ON THE
ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE WITH ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS OF 95-100 MPH. PATH
LENGTH WAS APPROXIMATELY 1/2 MILE...WITH AN AVERAGE PATH WIDTH OF 50
YARDS.

MARTELLO/WOODALL
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