EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - After surveying the storm damage in Deep East Texas, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Shreveport has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down last Monday night.
According to the NWS, the first tornado occurred in Wells at approximately 9:37pm in the far southeastern reaches of Cherokee county. The tornado was estimated to be around a quarter of a mile wide with a path length of 10 miles. This first tornado has been classified as an EF1, with winds estimated to be around 110 mph.
This tornado caused roof damage to a home on County Road 2829 and then continued into far western Angelina county, where it uprooted and damaged several trees along FM 1819 and County Road 13. Several homes in the area suffered roof damage and some outbuildings were reported to be destroyed as well.
The tornado continued its path along Choppin Road near Winter Lane, before finally lifting on the west side of the Pollock community at around 10:04pm.
The NWS in Shreveport also found another tornado that touched down at 10:13pm in Angelina county along Richardson road, just northwest of Lufkin. This tornado had a width of only 25 yards and had a path length of one mile. This second tornado was weaker than the one in Wells, and was classified as an EF0, with winds of around 80 mph.
During the tornadoes short one mile journey through western Angelina county, minor roof damage occurred to a mobile home on Royce Oliver road and Richardson road.
The best news to report from these two tornadoes is not only were there no fatalities, but no major injuries were suffered as well.