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Non-Road Boards => Off-Topic => Weather => Topic started by: cjk374 on April 25, 2019, 01:00:09 PM

Title: Tornado strikes Ruston, LA at 2:30 a.m. 4/25/19
Post by: cjk374 on April 25, 2019, 01:00:09 PM
I was awakened at 1 a.m. this morning by the NWS alarm on my phone about a tornado south of me near Lucky, LA. I watched KTBS out of Shreveport track it from Lucky to when it hit Ruston. The NWS radar is 70 miles from Ruston, sending it's beam about 10K feet in the air above Ruston. It was picking up a very well defined debris cloud/field in the air over Ruston....at 10K feet!

Unfortunately 2 people...a mother and son...were killed. LA Tech Univ. took a direct hit as well, damaging the sports facilities and nearby dorms.

The governor is on his way north to inspect the damage. This was a big tornado.

https://www.myarklamiss.com/video/brian-live-in-ruston_20190425114145/1952780283

https://m.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/2-killed-in-ruston-louisiana-after-town-suffers-tornado-strike-overnight/70008101

https://www.ktbs.com/news/nws-confirms-several-tornadoes-in-the-arklatex/article_8b1b8af4-405a-11e8-bc9a-0b0b4aba4ef0.html
Title: Re: Tornado strikes Ruston, LA at 2:30 a.m. 4/25/19
Post by: 1 on April 25, 2019, 01:02:54 PM
Unfortunately 2 people...a mother and son...we're killed.

Autocorrect can go to he'll.
Title: Re: Tornado strikes Ruston, LA at 2:30 a.m. 4/25/19
Post by: cjk374 on April 25, 2019, 01:04:52 PM
Unfortunately 2 people...a mother and son...we're killed.

Autocorrect can go to he'll.

Yes...yes it can. I fixed it now. Thanks.
Title: Re: Tornado strikes Ruston, LA at 2:30 a.m. 4/25/19
Post by: MNHighwayMan on April 25, 2019, 01:29:37 PM
Oh damn. I didn't realize there was much of a tornado threat last night.

Truly unfortunate what happened.
Title: Re: Tornado strikes Ruston, LA at 2:30 a.m. 4/25/19
Post by: cjk374 on April 25, 2019, 01:37:36 PM
The list of road closures involved with the Ruston tornado:

http://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/administration/announcements/Announcement.aspx?key=19599