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Tornado warning issued for parts of Panola, Rusk counties until 7:45 p.m.

By Staff Reports
May 11, 2017 at 5:32 p.m.
Updated May 11, 2017 at 7:22 p.m.


UPDATE: AEP Southwestern Electric Power Co. is reporting hundreds of outages in East Texas.

At about 7:20 p.m., the following outages were reported:

  • 721 in Upshur County
  • 216 in Rusk County
  • 318 in Gregg County
  • 399 in Wood County
  • 29 in Harrison County

UPDATE: The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...

Western Panola County in northeastern Texas...

Central Rusk County in northeastern Texas...

* Until 745 PM CDT

* At 708 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado

was located over Minden, or 10 miles southeast of Henderson, moving

northeast at 15 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without

shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.

Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree

damage is likely.

* This dangerous storm will be near...

Pinehill around 735 PM CDT.

TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED

HAIL...1.00IN

UPDATE: A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Gregg, Upshur and Smith counties until 7 p.m.

* Tornado Warning for...

East central Smith County in northeastern Texas...

Southern Upshur County in northeastern Texas...

Northwestern Gregg County in northeastern Texas...

* Until 700 PM CDT

* At 610 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a

tornado was located about 5 miles southeast of Big Sandy, just

north of the Sabine River near the Upshur, Smith, and Gregg County

line, moving east at 30 mph.

HAZARD...Tornado and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation. A tornado was confirmed just

southwest of Hawkins with this storm.

IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without

shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.

Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree

damage is likely.

* This dangerous storm will be near...

Gladewater around 620 PM CDT.

White Oak, Clarksville City and West Mountain around 625 PM CDT.

East Mountain around 635 PM CDT.

Longview around 640 PM CDT.

Diana around 645 PM CDT.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Warren

City, Union Grove, Pritchett and Judson.

TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED

HAIL...1.00IN

PREVIOUS: A tornado warning has been issued for Upshur, Wood and Smith counties until 6:15 p.m.

Northern Smith County, southeastern Wood County and southwestern Upshur County are included in the area affected by the warning.

At 5:26 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Lindale, or 10 miles south of Mineola, moving east at 30 mph.

The storm is expected to be near Hawkins at about 5:55 p.m. and Big Sandy at about 6:05 p.m.

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