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NWS survey team confirms tornado hit Jasper Co.

JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The National Weather Service confirmed that a category F1 tornado traveling 45 mph and spinning at 110 mph is what destroyed a Jasper family's home. 


County Road 301 is also named Brewster after the family that lives there.  Yesterday, an unwanted guest took a turn down their street.  

"My sister-in-law, Patty, said look at those leaves. They were just blowing crazy,"said Janetta Brewster, the home owner. 

The family was having a Christmas lunch right next door when they noticed a stillness in the weather. 

"Someone turned around and said, it's a tornado,"said Mrs.Brewster.

The Brewsters say around three p.m. yesterday, a split second changed their lives. 


"I went to the door, and the door just kind of sucked opened,"said Justin Davis, the son-in-law of the Brewsters. 


"It was probably a minute, and it was over. It was so loud, you couldn't hear yourself think."

"We walked outside, and it was this,"said Davis. 


Trees snapped from the roots, two brand new cars weretotaledd, over 100 thousand dollars in motorcycle damages, and the family home built in the 40's is a complete loss. 


Even the family dog was taken far away from the home during the tornado.  The dog was found later.

"This is a disaster you never think will happen to you,"said Davis. 

Janetta is a teacher at Jasper High School. Roscoe is a deacon at Hillcrest Baptist Church.  The community flooded in to help the Brewsters gather what was left and clean the place they called home since childhood.

"We're all still here, and all this can be replaced," 

Meteorologist Tim Humphrey said the team went out Sunday morning and more information would be available later Sunday.


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