National Weather Service confirms 3 EF-1 tornadoes hit Northwest Louisiana

Updated: Mar. 9, 2019 at 10:52 PM CST
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The National Weather Service released a survey after severe weather moved through Saturday morning and caused damage in northern Caddo, Bossier and Webster parishes.

Three EF-1 tornadoes were confirmed with one in each parish.

The first tornado started two miles northwest of Vivian, LA, and traveled 8.49 miles before ending three miles east of Mira, LA.

About 40 people took shelter in the freezer at a gas station near Mira as the tornado passed just to the south, the Weather Service reports.

That tornado damaged a metal roof and snapped and/or uprooted multiple trees. Winds were estimated around 100 mph, giving the tornado an EF-1 rating.

The second tornado moved through Carterville, a small community five mile northeast of Plain Dealing in Bossier Parish. This tornado traveled 2.87 miles and had estimated winds of 105 mph. The Weather Service reported that the tornado destroyed metal outbuilding and snapped almost 200 trees near Mott Road.

Another tornado downed power lines, uprooted trees and damaged roofs and porches in Springhill, LA. It tornado traveled less than a mile and had estimated winds of 105 mph.

Deputies Survey Storm Damage in Bossier Parish The severe storm that quickly moved through Bossier Parish late Saturday...

Posted by Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office on Saturday, March 9, 2019

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