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The National Weather Service says straight line winds hit Center Monday morning

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CENTER, TX (KTRE) - The Mother's Day severe weather outbreak that affected much of East Texas is still being investigated by the National Weather Service office in Shreveport.

Earlier today, the National Weather Service completed their storm survey of the damage that was reported in Shelby county, that struck parts of Center.

The survey concluded that the storm damage from early Monday morning, May 11th, at 4:30 am, was the result of straight line wind damage that contained wind gusts of around 70 mph.

Since the damage path from the winds was oriented from southwest to northeast, the meteorologists who surveyed the damage concluded that it was straight line winds, not a tornado, that caused damage to many structures in Center.

The report states that the downed trees and damage were mainly confined to the west side of town, namely concentrated in a small subdivision off of Farm-to-Market Road 138 and State Highway 96.

There were five homes that suffered significant damage as a result of the uprooted trees that collapsed onto them as the storm blew through Shelby county.


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