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Cleanup, damage surveys continue after Nov. 4 tornadoes

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

The EF3 tornado that roared through Lamar County was the first tornado recorded in the county in the month of November.

  • Cleanup efforts continue in Northeast Texas today after several tornadoes struck the region Friday afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF3 tornado hit Lamar County. The tornado destroyed homes along a 22-mile path from around north of Brookston, through Powderly and Arthur City and into Oklahoma. Injuries were reported, but no deaths. Officals say that tornado produced wind speeds of 160 MPH. Elsewhere, an EF1 tornado that first touched down in Rains County near Point traveled into Hopkins County and destroyed some homes southwest of Sulphur Springs.
  • The tornadoes were part of a region-wide weather event. An EF3 tornado that began in western Red River County traveled into McCurtain County, Okla., where one person was killed by the storm as it caused major damage around Idabel. An EF2 tornado in Morris County, Texas, resulted in one death. Elsewhere in Texas, Camp, Bowie, Cass and Henderson counties all recorded tornadoes. Surveys are also ongoing in Arkansas and Louisiana. The Paris News reports Friday’s tornado in Lamar County was the first tornado documented in Lamar County during the month of November.