National Weather Service: EF-2 tornado passed near Coushatta

National Weather Service: EF-2 tornado passed near Coushatta
(Source: Jeff Ferrell/KSLA News 12)

COUSHATTA, LA (KSLA) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a "strong" tornado passed through Red River and DeSoto Parishes on Friday evening.

In total, the tornado traveled 10.26 miles and had a width of 1,800 yards with an estimated speed of 125 mph.

The report also states that no fatalities or injuries were reported as a result.

The tornado is classified as an EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale rating system which has a speed of 111 to 135 miles per hour.

It touched down at 7:31 pm. eight miles west of Coushatta. Then traveled and reached its end location two miles east of Coushatta.

Below is the survey summary provided in full from the NWS:

A tornado touched down along Highway 510 in eastern DeSoto Parish near the Wemple community where it caused minor tree damage.

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