Tornadoes in Union County
Two tornadoes were confirmed by the National Weather Service to have hit Union County early Saturday morning. Below is the information from the National Weather Service damage survey of the area.
Tornado No. 1 Rating: EF-1 Estimated Peak Wind: 110 MPH
The tornado started at 1:51 a.m. about six miles south of El Dorado, touching down along Highway 167, just north of Wingfield Lake Road, and quickly intensified over the Faircrest community. The tornado reached its maximum intensity and width along Peace and Mount Union roads. It traveled northeast before crossing Bayou de Loutre and re-strengthened as it crossed Highway 82, uprooting and snapping trees along the way. It ended at 2 a.m.
Tornado No. 2 Rating: EF-1 Estimated Peak Wind: 110 MPH
The tornado started at 2:03 a.m. along Nick Springs Road, just east of Spencer Lane. It continued northeast and intersected Lawson Road, where it rapidly intensified to its strongest and widest point, doing considerable tree damage and damage to roofs of homes, trailers and barns. The tornado continued northeast along Rhodes Chapel Road before lifting at 2:09 a.m.