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05/02/08 - Canton

Tornado Touches Down In Canton At Trade Days Causing Injuries, Damage

Damage at First Monday Trade Days - Canton Damage at First Monday Trade Days - Canton
Damage at First Monday Trade Days - Canton Damage at First Monday Trade Days - Canton
Damage at First Monday Trade Days - Canton Damage at First Monday Trade Days - Canton
Damage at First Monday Trade Days - Canton Damage at First Monday Trade Days - Canton
Damage at First Monday Trade Days - Canton Damage at First Monday Trade Days - Canton

A tornado touched down in Canton around 8:30 am Friday morning, causing injuries to at least two people, overturning cars and RVs, and ripping down power lines.

The storm tore through the popular First Monday Trade Days grounds. Vendors at the market, which is open-air, set up tents around the grounds and beside roadways throughout Canton. Friday mornings are an extremely busy time at the market normally, though attendence was apparently light this morning due to the threat of bad weather.

Damage to vendors' tents and tables was apparent in video, as were uprooted trees on top of cars and RVs.

Canton police reported that three cars and several trailers flipped over.

The injured are reportedly at hospitals in Tyler this afternoon.

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com

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