Three tornadoes confirmed from Apr. 3 storms

Apr 7, 2014

Following the severe weather that the region experienced on  April 3, National Weather Service damage survey teams have determined that three tornadoes touched down from Collin to Hopkins county.

Three tornadoes touched down during a severe weather outbreak on Thursday, April 3.
Three tornadoes touched down during a severe weather outbreak on Thursday, April 3.
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Collin County experienced an EFo tornado on April 3.
Collin County experienced an EFo tornado on April 3.
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Collin County received the first confirmed tornado of the night near Princeton. It was on the ground for 1.2 miles, with a path width of 40 yards. the NWS has rated it as an EF0 tornado, with max winds of 85 miles per hour. No injuries were reported with this tornado.

Hunt County sustained significant damage to homes, business, and vehicles during the EF1 tornado on April 3.
Hunt County sustained significant damage to homes, business, and vehicles during the EF1 tornado on April 3.
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The second and strongest tornado of the night occurred just northwest of Greenville near Merit. This tornado had a track of 11.1 miles, and brought max wind speeds of 11o miles per hour. It has been rated EF1. There were four injuries with this tornado, but thankfully no fatalities were reported.

Hopkins county experienced an EF1 tornado on April 3.
Hopkins county experienced an EF1 tornado on April 3.
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The third, and final tornado occured in Hopkins County in the town of Birthright. It was on the ground for half of a mile, and had max wind speeds of 105 miles per hour and was rated EF1. No injuries or fatalities were reported, but damage to buildings and vehicles were evident across the town. KETR News Director Mark Haslett spent Friday in the town where three homes were lost and 67 others were damaged.

The National Weather Service is still surveying areas for damage, so the rating of tornadoes and the amount, may change.