NWS confirms 2 tornado touch downs in East Texas Wednesday - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

BREAKING NEWS

NWS confirms 2 tornado touch downs in East Texas Wednesday

Posted: Updated:
RUSK COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

The National Weather Service was in East Texas Thursday, surveying damage left behind from a quick-moving storm that passed through Wednesday afternoon.

The NWS confirms that an EF-0 tornado did touch down in Rusk County Wednesday.

The weak tornado touched down southwest of Henderson near U.S. Hwy 79 and CR 468.

"All of a sudden the wind starting really blowing the trees down and all we could hear was this loud crack," says Robyn Hanson

The twister touched down near Hanson's home.

Out on the road in front of her home were a couple of trees that Meteorologist Keith Stellman says were caused by an EF-0 tornado.

"When the wood breaks, in a fresh tree, you can see that the wood is still very light brown or light tan," says Stellman.

Stellman say winds reached the 60 mph mark, leaving behind downed trees and branches.

No injuries or structure damage have been reported as a result of the twister.

A second EF-0 is confirmed just six miles northwest of Mt. Enterprise.

The NWS says the storm uprooted trees and snapped branches where it touched down, south of FM 1798, along CR 3146

No injuries or structure damage were reported from this tornado.

Copyright 2012 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Report: Blood-alcohol level for Nacogdoches man killed in accident almost 3 times legal limit

    Report: Blood-alcohol level for Nacogdoches man killed in accident almost 3 times legal limit

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:46:34 GMT
    A toxicology report on a Angelina College professor who was killed after his car struck another vehicle head-on on State Highway 7, just east of the Nacogdoches city limits back in May revealed that his blood-alcohol level was .230 at the time of the accident.More >>
    A toxicology report on a Angelina College professor who was killed after his car struck another vehicle head-on on State Highway 7, just east of the Nacogdoches city limits back in May revealed that his blood-alcohol level was .230 at the time of the accident.More >>
  • Texas man's life celebrated in Lufkin Mural

    Texas man's life celebrated in Lufkin Mural

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:20:32 GMT
    Source: KTRE StaffSource: KTRE Staff
    Durell Gray is one of a few people whose picture graces a wall in downtown Lufkin. His picture sits at the corner of Frank and First Street.So how did the now 86-year-old man get his picture painted on a wall scene by hundreds every day? It all started while Gray worked as a lineman for the Lufkin Conroe Telephone Company. He said one day he received a letter in the mail from his employer asking for his help."They contacted us asking us if any lineman had picture with their gear on," Gray sai...More >>
    Durell Gray is one of a few people whose picture graces a wall in downtown Lufkin. His picture sits at the corner of Frank and First Street.So how did the now 86-year-old man get his picture painted on a wall scene by hundreds every day? It all started while Gray worked as a lineman for the Lufkin Conroe Telephone Company. He said one day he received a letter in the mail from his employer asking for his help."They contacted us asking us if any lineman had picture with their gear on," Gray sai...More >>
  • Puppies found in hot car, up for adoption

    Puppies found in hot car, up for adoption

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:36:40 GMT
    The six pit bull puppies found in a hot car on Monday will soon be put up for adoption.More >>
    The six pit bull puppies found in a hot car on Monday will soon be put up for adoption.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
KTRE logo

KTRE

358 TV Road,
Pollok TX 75969

FCC Public File
publicfile@ktre.com
936-853-8639
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTRE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.