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EF-1 tornado touched down in Gregg, Harrison Counties

DIANA, Texas (KETK) - The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado hit East Texas during the Friday night and early Saturday morning storms.

The NWS says the EF-1 tornado touched down along Brown Road, just east of Highway 259, snapping and uprooting trees as it moved off to the northeast along Lloyd and Northridge Road. As it continued northeast along Dunn Bottoms Road, the tornado snapped and uprooted several more trees and lifted the roof off of a hay storage shed. This tornado lifted just south of Highway 154, about 5 miles Southeast of the city of Diana.

According to the investigation by the NWS, the tornado had winds between 80-90 mph, touching down at 11:04PM and lifting 11:13PM.

So far, 15 tornadoes have been confirmed in the multi-state outbreak of severe weather.


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