Tornado Strikes Cass County, Texarkana Firefighters Help With Cleanup
The storms that came through our area on Wednesday included high winds and a tornado in Cass County. The National Weather Service has confirmed it was an
EF-2 tornado that struck Cass County.
According to KSLA News, winds reached up to 120 mph. One man was injured and trapped inside his RV when a tree fell on it at Atlanta State Park. Luckily his injuries were not serious.
The tornado caused damage at Kopper Queen City Shop a two-story metal building located on U.S. Highway 59 north of Queen City. There were also vehicles that were blown off Highway 59 and large trees uprooted.
Texarkana Texas Fire Department helped with cleaning up the damage yesterday.
It seems our tornado season is late this year. We usually have this type of severe weather in March and April.
What Should You Do if There Is a Tornado Warning in Your Area?
The National Weather Service says to take these actions:
At Your House: take shelter in your basement, safe room, or an interior room away from windows. Don't forget your pets!
Outside: Find shelter inside a sturdy building. Sheds and storage buildings and mobile homes are not strong enough to withstand high winds.
In a Vehicle: It's best to find shelter. If you are stuck in your car and can't find shelter, get down in your car and cover your head. Better yet get out of your car and find a ditch or ravine.
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