EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - A preliminary survey by a National Weather Service team has determined that an EF-1 tornado struck Longview during storms Sunday night.
"We have a definitive path," NWS Meteorologist Matthew Duplantis said. "We have trees on homes and trees on cars."
And with structure damage across Longview, the NWS was able to document a path that tracked northwest to southeast.
The NWS team also says in a preliminary report that a second tornado, and EF-1, touched down two miles west of Easton along Hwy 2906.
The statement by the NWS on the second tornado stated the following:
The storms left power lines and trees down across East Texas and hundreds of people in the dark.
Regarding the Longview tornado, the NWS said the tornado touched down along Pine Tree Road, just north of West Cheryl Street northwest of Longview. The rest of the statement was as follows:
"As long as it takes to find where there was tornado damage, that's how long we'll be here," Duplantis said.
The findings are preliminary and are subject to change as crews continue to survey the area.