FORT WORTH, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A tornado is to blame for damage in parts of rural North Texas, the National Weather Service confirmed Thursday.
A weather service survey team examined damage caused by the storm late Wednesday night south of Graham, about 80 miles northwest of Fort Worth.READ MORE: Anna Police Investigating Crash That Killed 22-Year-Old Man
Team members concluded the damage caused was consistent with a tornado with winds of 105 to 110 mph.
The EF-1 tornado moved northeastward toward Lake Bridgeport and on to the town of Alvord.
Our storm survey team has confirmed an EF-1 tornado near Lake Bridgeport in Wise County. This is the second confirmed tornado from last night's storms. Check back for updates and additional information! #txwx #dfwwx pic.twitter.com/93KURRZUdd
— NWS Fort Worth (@NWSFortWorth) March 19, 2020
The storm tore metal siding from industrial buildings, downed utility lines and caused widespread tree damage.READ MORE: Texas Joins Oklahoma's Effort To Overturn McGirt
To the west, in the Abilene area, the weather service confirmed at least 2 tornadoes, both rated at least EF-2 with winds of 111 to 135 mph.
The first was south of Merkel, 16 miles west of Abilene. where there was extensive tree damage and damage to several wind turbines. It moved on to Tye, where a small home was destroyed.
A second tornado was confirmed near Hamby, nine miles northeast of Abilene, where cars and trucks were tossed around the parking lot at the Robertson Unit and Middleton Unit state prisons.MORE NEWS: 2 Killed, 5 Injured After Drag Racer Slams Into Spectators An Texas Airport
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