Tor­na­does in Union County

El Dorado News-Times - - State Digest -

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.

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