NWS: Tornadoes passed through Caddo Parish, Harrison County

NWS teams out surveying storm damage

ARKLATEX (KSLA) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in the ArkLaTex on during the late evening of Friday and early Saturday morning.

NWS has also confirmed that EF-1 damage has been found in Umpire, Arkansas in Howard County. However, a report has not been released at this time as crews are still surveying damages.

In Harrison County, NWS confirmed that at 11:50 p.m., EF-0 rated tornado touched down six miles south-southwest of Waskom and traveled ten miles, crossing the state line, ending before reaching Greenwood. The tornado had a path width of 100 yards

An EF-0 ranking on the Enhanced Fujita Scale is the lowest on the scale. NWS says that it reached a total of 80 mph.

Below is the survey summary provided by NWS:

A tornado touched down along FM 9 near FM 451 where it broke several large branches from a few trees here.

The second tornado was confirmed in Caddo and Bossier Parishes. It was ranked as an EF-1 with a peak speed of 110 mph.

The tornado traveled a total of 22 miles with a path width of 1100 yards.

NWS says that this is the storm that took the life of 2-year-old Carli Ortiz.

The storm began 7 miles southwest of Shreveport in Caddo Parish. The end point was one mile north of Princeton.

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