At 4:41pm Roger Erickson at the NWS (National Weather Service) in Lake Charles has confirmed that a small EF1 tornado touched down briefly in Ball, LA.
The tornado touched down at 9:40pm, 1mile NW of Ball and lifted at 9:41, 1mile NE of Ball. So the tornado was on the ground for approximately 1 minute. The path was approximately 1.5 miles long and 200 yards wide.
SURVEY SUMMARY: A TORNAD0 TOUCHED DOWN NORTH OF HWY 1204 IN BALL...DAMAGING SEVERAL HOMES...VEHICLES...AND PROPERTY. A HOUSE ON THE END OF EASTBROOK TRACE HAD A LARGE TREE COME DOWN THROUGH THE HOME. ON COOLEY DR...A TRUCK AND A CAR WERE HIT BY FALLING TREES. SEVERAL OTHER HOMES...BARNS...AND OUTBUILDINGS HAD TREES FALL ON THEM...CAUSING LESS SEVERE DAMAGE ON TALL TIMBERS LANE...US HWY 165...AND BURMA ROAD. BETWEEN 25-50 TREES WERE ESTIMATED TO HAVE BEEN SNAPPED...MOST OF WHICH WERE SOFT-WOOD PINES.