High winds leveled Panola Airport hangar; no planes damaged
Storm winds that leveled an East Texas airplane hangar peaked at 120 mph to 130 mph. That's as strong as an EF-2 tornado. But a National Weather Service survey team preliminarily says it appears it was straight-line winds, not a tornado, that knocked down the back wall and blew the hangar roof across the street at Panola Airport. The hangar's owner, James Crooks, is just glad no one was hurt and relieved that the planes escaped damage.