NWS confirms EF-0 tornadoes touched down in Van Zandt, Panola counties

NWS confirms EF-0 tornadoes touched down in Van Zandt, Panola counties
Storm damage reported in Wills Point after Sunday's storms. (Source: Brennon Gurley/KLTV)

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - The National Weather Service confirmed an EF0 tornado touched down in the Wills Point area during Sunday’s storms.

A team from the National Weather Service Fort Worth was sent out to the area on Monday to survey the damage. They determined the damage in the area of County Road 3849 was caused by an EF0 tornado with estimated winds of 80 mph.

An extensive amount of damage was reported in the Wills Point area of Van Zandt County. Trees were downed, sheds were destroyed and houses were damaged. One resident reported the storms tore off half her roof and dumped her travel trailer onto her front porch.

The National Weather Service Shreveport has sent a team to both Rusk County and Panola County where they determined Panola County experienced an EF-0 tornado/

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The counties were issued tornado warnings during a wave of storms that hit East Texas on Sunday night.

Storm damage has been reported in the area of Reklaw in Rusk County and in the area near DeBerry in Panola County. Following the storm, the Panola County Sheriff’s Office advised residents about downed trees and power lines blocking the roadways in the northeast and northwest portions of the county.

In Smith County, storm damage was also reported in the Bullard and Troup area.

KLTV will continue to update the story with the latest.

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