National Weather service confirms EF0 tornado east of Livingston


POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Sunday morning's severe weather appear to have caused serious damage in at least one East Texas county, with a travel trailer being destroyed and huge trees falling near houses.

According to National Weather Service, what was once thought to be damaging winds was actually an EF0 tornado after surveying the damage late this afternoon.

It's winds were estimated at 75-85 mph, with a path length of just over a half a mile and a path width of 30 yards.

No fatalities involved but one injury was reported.

At the same time worshipers were gathering for church. The storm hit Beech Creek Assembly of God.

"We heard the roof kind of creeking and shingles started blowing off," said Pastor Don Goodman. "Right around here, some of the neighbors said they heard a train whistle it sounded like. The doors of the building were opening and closing, and even the doors to our sanctuary were opening and closing. I saw all types of leaves and branches flying all around the church."

But after braving Hurricane Rita in 2005, they were not about to let a storm stop them.

"We had a short service even though the electricity was out and by the afternoon we had power back on so we had a regular service in the evening," Goodman said.

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