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What happens in a downburst?

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After strong to severe storms moved across ArkLaTex over the weekend, some of you may be wondering what exactly happened.

The area with the most damage was due to an isolated storm in East Texas tracking around 85 miles from Mount Pleasant to Waskom.

This impacted Bushy Creek Campground, where a woman was killed when a large tree fell on her tent. Seven other people, including the woman's husband, were hurt.

What happened in East Texas was not a tornado, but a downburst with damaging winds. 

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