Tornado count from Monday's storms rises again - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Tornado count from Monday's storms rises again

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -

The National Weather Service has now confirmed that 13 tornadoes touched down in East Texas on Monday.

The tornadoes touched down in the following locations:

- (NEW) Timpson along HWY 59 & CR 4916
- Seven miles southeast of Kilgore
- Nine miles east southeast of Kilgore
- Nine miles west of Tatum
- 11 miles east northeast of New Summerfield
- Six miles northwest of Mount Enterprise (EF1) 90 MPH
- Four miles north northeast of Beckville
- Four miles north northeast of Mount Enterprise
- Nine miles north of Carthage
- Five miles east northeast of Mount Enterprise
- 10 miles north northeast of Carthage
- Nine miles northeast of Carthage
- Seven miles north northwest of Garrison (EF1) 90 MPH

11 of these tornadoes were EF0s on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Winds in these tornadoes were between 70 and 75 MPH. The other 2 are indicated above.

"We saw several pictures on KLTV's website. None of the pictures we saw had the tornado on the ground, but due to some of the trees it could have been on the ground, but we just couldn't see it. Of course our radar were indicating that could definitely be the case," said Meteorologist Brandi Richardson with the National Weather Service.

So, Richardson and her co-worker packed their radar data and headed out early to survey the damage.

"It kind of helps us go back and do a little post-mortem analysis of what we saw and how we did and how we did on our warnings," Richardson explained.

They came to the conclusion that at least three tornadoes touched down. One of them in an East Texans' front yard near Beckville.

"This is the most severe that we've seen. Just a few limbs and trees snapped here and there. Very, very light damage. Looks like a very weak EF0. That's what we've seen so far. We're not to the end of the track yet, but that's what we've seen so far," Richardson said.

Richardson said when she saw this storm coming she had a few personal warnings to send out.

No injuries were reported and the damage surveyed from Monday's tornadoes did not leave any major damage.

The National Weather Service said the surveying they do will help East Texans when it comes to working with their insurance companies.

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