NWS confirms tornado in Panola County


SHREVEPORT, La (KTAL/KETK) – The National Weather Service in Shreveport has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Panola County Wednesday afternoon.

According to the NWS, the tornado was an EF-1 that traveled about 2.61 miles on the ground with a path of about 200 yards at its widest.

Winds reached as high as 100 mph at their peak.

The NWS said the tornado first touched down in the community of Bethany in the far northeastern section of Panola County, where it uprooted a tree and removed the roofing of a service station.

The tornado continued east-northeast where it paralleled Highway 79, uprooting and snapping several trees.

It moved east-northeast along Buncombe Road, where it uprooted and snapped multiple trees before lifting near the intersection of Buncombe Road and Cook Road. 

No fatalities or injuries were reported from the tornado.

The NWS has confirmed 10 tornadoes in Texas and Louisiana during the storms Wednesday.

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