Tornado touched down in Van Zandt County on Sunday

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WILLS POINT, Texas (KETK) – The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in East Texas Sunday night.

An EF-0 tornado came down at 10:59 PM Sunday about 2 miles north of Wills Point near County Road 3801. It traveled east moving through a neighborhood as manufactured homes on CR 3849.

The tornado traveled just over half a mile and was 200 miles wide before it lifted 2 miles northeast of Wills Point on Highway 47 at 11:04 PM.

According to the survey by NWS Fort Worth, multiple roofs sustained damage and carports/sheds were overturned. The damage was rated between 70-78 MPH.

According to the Enhanced Fujita scale, a tornado of EF-0 has a wind speed of 65-85 MPH.

Van Zandt was one of five East Texas counties that were involved in a disaster declaration issued by Gov. Abbott early Monday afternoon.

Other East Texas counties included were Panola, Rains, Rusk, and Wood.

This was not the only tornado that occurred in East Texas on Sunday. National Weather Service members of the Shreveport office determined that damage in Panola County was consistent with an EF-0 tornado.


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