Two EF-1 Tornadoes Confirmed in Johnson and Franklin Counties

17 April, 2018, 18:41 | Author: Wade Massey
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If they determine the damage was done by a tornado, they will also determine the estimated wind speed and EF rating of the tornado. It was given an EF-2 rating with winds peaking near 115 miles per hour. The damage is widespread, many homes were destroyed, and 12 people were injured. The county has requested a damage assessment team from the state.

The National Weather Service in Shreveport, LA has had a very busy few days.

In Louisiana, 110 mile per hour winds toppled a tree into an RV near Shreveport, killing a 2-year-old inside. According to the survey, several trees were snapped or uprooted near Timberlake Reservoir.

Not counting Radford, the New River Valley had 1,472 customer outages as of 8:31 p.m., according to Appalachian Power.

"Tornados can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms", The National Weather Service said.

Sunday's storms did bring a rotating storm into Augusta county but there was no tornado.

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The twisters formed throughout the state as part of a storm system that moved through Arkansas on Friday night.

It looks to be a relatively cold storm, with up to 12 inches of snow possible at Sonora Pass on Highway 108. Most of the damage occurred at a strip mall shopping center.

As Minnesota began digging out from a mid-April snowstorm, one North Carolina city was cleaning up the damage Monday from a deadly tornado spawned from the same vast storm system that pushed across the USA and ended with drenching rains in the Northeast.

The NWS has the final say on whether or not the damage was tornadic in nature or was done by straight-line winds. They have confirmed an EF-1 tornado and an EF-0 so far in East Texas.

Miller said about six or seven structures experienced some damage, mostly minor except for one home that had a tree fall on it.

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