The National Weather Service in Shreveport conformed that an EF-1 tornado touched down near Hagewood March 24.
Estimated Peak Wind: 105-115 MPH
Path Length /Statute/: 9.03 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/: 1.4 Miles
Start Date: Mar 24 2017
Start Time: 11 pm CDT
Start Location: 4 NNW of Provencal
Start Lat/Lon: 31.7063 / -93.2166
End Date: Mar 24 2017
End Time: 11:09 pm CDT
End Location: 4 NNW of Natchitoches
End Lat/Lon: 31.8027 / -93.1265
Survey Summary: An EF1 tornado touched down on the southwest side of Hagewood, just west of Highway 117. Although the primary damage was snapped trees, two businesses at the intersection of Highway117 and Highway 6 sustained some damage. The first was a metal warehouse that lost some siding. Across the street, a pool supply business sustained some roof damage. There was also an I-beam structure behind the pool business that had several I-beams knocked down, including one that was blown over that had been attached to the concrete base. Several homes had minor roof damage, including one that had a corner of the roof lift enough for the ceiling to cave in. Several outbuildings were damaged or destroyed.