12 tornadoes in East Texas on Monday, weather service confirms

EAST TEXAS (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - The National Weather Service has confirmed there were12 tornadoes in East Texas on Monday, but the agency states none of the storms were serious.

All of the tornadoes were in the same parent storm that moved through Kilgore, Tatum and Carthage. The five additional tornadoes were confirmed in Rusk County.

According to the NWS, the tornadoes were mostly F0s on the Fujita Scale, which rates tornado from weakest at F0 to the most violent F5 that can pack wind speeds of more than 200 MPH.

The tornadoes Monday all had speeds of 70 to 75 MPH and uprooted trees and broke tree limbs. No injuries or damages to homes or other structures were reported in the storm.

Two of the newly confirmed tornadoes were F1s.


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