Thursday's storms brought 4 tornadoes to ArkLaTex

5 Star Builders in Waskom heavily damaged -- again

CADDO-BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - The National Weather Service confirmed on Friday that the storm that swept through the ArkLaTex a day earlier spawned four tornadoes in the EF-1 category.

The first tornado touched down four miles west of Waskom, Texas, leaving 5 Star Builders heavily damaged in its wake, KSLA News 12's StormTracker Steve reports.

Tornado No. 2 also touched down in Waskom, this time on Magnolia Road. It damaged equipment at Red Diamond Oil Services. It then damaged a few homes as it continued on the ground.

A short time later the third tornado struck, touching down in Greenwood, Louisiana just north of I-20 near the old Kelly Truck Stop.

This tornado tracked toward the old General Motors plant on Bert Kouns Industrial Boulevard, where there was some structural damage. It also left fallen trees that damaged homes in the Blue Ridge Mobile Home Community, StormTracker Steve says.

The fourth tornado touched down briefly just one mile northeast of Stonewall, Louisiana in DeSoto Parish. The tornado was accompanied by straight line winds that produced winds at speeds reaching 105 miles per hour along Barren and Lake Roads, StormTracker Steve says.

AEP SWEPCO says the storm left nearly 22,000 of its customers without power. As of 11 p.m. Friday, 1,985 customers were without power in Caddo Parish.

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