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NWS confirms tornado in Tyler

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Tornado(Gary Wilson)
Published: Jun. 8, 2021 at 10:10 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 12:18 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The National Weather Service confirms a tornado was spotted in Tyler Tuesday morning.

Viewer video from Gary Wilson and Hillary Whitten showed the tornado on the west side of Tyler.

Reports of the tornado came before 9:30 a.m.

According to the City of Tyler, the tornado hit Lindsey Park while about 25 children were taking part in a soccer camp. Camp directors were able to get the children into park restrooms and no one was harmed.

A big tree was down on an interior road in the park. Some aluminum stands were blown over and some soccer goals made of PVC pipe were destroyed.

Pictured is a downed tree in Tyler's Lindsey Park. (Source: Joan Cole)
Pictured is a downed tree in Tyler's Lindsey Park. (Source: Joan Cole)(Joan Cole)

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