More tornadoes confirmed in Monday's storms - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

More tornadoes confirmed in Monday's storms

Posted: Updated:
A funnel cloud is seen over downtown Beckville, TX (Source: Angela Lovil) A funnel cloud is seen over downtown Beckville, TX (Source: Angela Lovil)
  • KSLA News 12 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Vision for South Bossier City's future unveiled by planning firm

    Vision for South Bossier City's future unveiled by planning firm

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:05:06 GMT
    South Bossier Residents listen to presentation.South Bossier Residents listen to presentation.
    Leaders and planning consultants held their final public meeting Thursday about transforming a 10-street block area from the Shreveport-Barksdale bridge to just past the Century Link Center.More >>
    Leaders and planning consultants held their final public meeting Thursday about transforming a 10-street block area from the Shreveport-Barksdale bridge to just past the Century Link Center.More >>
  • Shreveport NICU sees more twins than ever

    Shreveport NICU sees more twins than ever

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:37:17 GMT
    The Pearce twins are one of nine sets of twins at University Health Shreveport right now.The Pearce twins are one of nine sets of twins at University Health Shreveport right now.
    These babies are one set of nine sets of twins being cared for at the Neo-natal intensive care unit at University Health in Shreveport right now.More >>
    These babies are one set of nine sets of twins being cared for at the Neo-natal intensive care unit at University Health in Shreveport right now.More >>
  • Grade changing allegations surface at BTW

    Grade changing allegations surface at BTW

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:14:05 GMT
    Caddo Parish Public Schools officials are investigating allegations that student grades were changed at Shreveport's Booker T. Washington New Tech High School.More >>
    Caddo Parish Public Schools officials are investigating allegations that student grades were changed at Shreveport's Booker T. Washington New Tech High School.More >>

The National Weather Service has now confirmed 1 tornado touched down in Arkansas, 1 in Louisiana, and a total of 12 tornadoes struck in East Texas on Monday.

The tornadoes touched down in the following locations:

-Eight miles south of Mansfield, LA
-Four miles southwest of Garland, AR
-Seven miles southeast of Kilgore
-Nine miles eastsoutheast of Kilgore
-Nine miles west of Tatum
-11 miles eastnortheast of New Summerfield
-Six miles northwest of Mount Enterprise
-Four miles northnortheast of Beckville
-Four miles northnortheast of Mount Enterprise
-Nine miles north of Carthage
-Five miles eastnortheast of Mount Enterprise
-10 miles northnortheast of Carthage
-Nine miles northeast of Carthage
-Seven miles northnorthwest of Garrison

The first Mount Enterprise and the Garrison tornadoes were rated as EF-1s.  The NWS says they had winds up to 90 MPH.  The rest of these tornadoes were EF0s on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with winds between 70 and 75 MPH.

"We saw several pictures on KLTV's website. None of the pictures we saw had the tornado on the ground, but due to some of the trees it could have been on the ground, but we just couldn't see it. Of course our radar were indicating that could definitely be the case," said Meteorologist Brandi Richardson with the National Weather Service.

So, Richardson and her co-worker packed their radar data and headed out early to survey the damage.
"It kind of helps us go back and do a little post-mortem analysis of what we saw and how we did and how we did on our warnings," Richardson explained.

They came to the conclusion that at least three tornadoes touched down. One of them in an East Texans' front yard near Beckville.

"This is the most severe that we've seen. Just a few limbs and trees snapped here and there. Very, very light damage. Looks like a very weak EF0. That's what we've seen so far. We're not to the end of the track yet, but that's what we've seen so far," Richardson said.

Richardson said when she saw this storm coming she had a few personal warnings to send out.
No injuries were reported and the damage surveyed from Monday's tornadoes did not leave any major damage.

The National Weather Service said the surveying they do will help East Texans when it comes to working with their insurance companies.

Copyright 2013 KLTV/KSLA. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow