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EF-1 tornado touches down near Vivian, La. Sunday

An EF-1 tornado with 90 mph winds touched down near Vivian, LA
An EF-1 tornado with 90 mph winds touched down near Vivian, LA(Source: KSLA)
Updated: Mar. 1, 2021 at 3:27 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Thunderstorms that tracked through the ArkLaTex Sunday, Feb. 28 produced at least one tornado, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Shreveport. An EF-1 tornado with maximum winds of 90 mph touched down just north of Vivian in northern Caddo Parish.

From the NWS damage survey:

“AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN A HEAVILY WOODED AREA WEST OF OLD ATLANTA ROAD JUST NORTHWEST OF VIVIAN, SNAPPING AND UPROOTING NUMEROUS TREES AS IT CROSSED OLD ATLANTA ROAD JUST SOUTH OF CROSS CREEK ROAD. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST NORTHEAST ACROSS A HEAVILY WOODED AREA, SNAPPING AND UPROOTING ADDITIONAL TREES BEFORE RIPPING THE METAL ROOFING OFF OF A METAL STORAGE BUILDING, FLIPPING A TRAMPOLINE OVER ONTO ITS SIDE, AND PUSHING THE SKIRTING INWARD ON A MOBILE HOME ON CANE ROAD. THE TORNADO THEN LIFTED SHORTLY BEFORE CROSSING PINE STREET/HIGHWAY 1 ON THE NORTH SIDE OF VIVIAN.”

An EF-1 tornado touched down near Old Atlanta Road Sunday
An EF-1 tornado touched down near Old Atlanta Road Sunday(Source: KSLA)

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