Navarro County Tornado Near Rice, Texas
October 24, 2010

INFORMATION FROM THE DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM THAT EVALUATED THE TORNADO
DAMAGE NEAR RICE, TX IN NAVARRO COUNTY.

THE TORNADO IN NORTHERN NAVARRO COUNTY THAT PASSED NEAR THE TOWN
OF RICE HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO BE A STRONG EF-2 TORNADO WITH
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS OF 135 MPH. THE TORNADO TRAVELED
ALONG A 6 MILE PATH AND WAS APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS WIDE. FIVE
SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES WERE HEAVILY DAMAGED AND ESSENTIALLY
DESTROYED IN THE PATH OF THIS TORNADO. THREE SINGLE FAMILY
RESIDENCES ALSO SUSTAINED DAMAGE. THE RICE SCHOOL DISTRICT CAMPUS
SOUTH OF TOWN NEAR INTERSTATE 45 ALSO RECEIVED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE.

THE DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM WILL VISIT THE LONE OAK AREA THIS AFTERNOON
AND UPDATES WILL BE PROVIDED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.

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Radar reflectivity loop showing a supercell thunderstorm that produced a tornado near Rice, Texas in Navarro County.
Reflectivity Image Loop (KFWS Radar) from 5:19pm through 617pm CDT

Picture shows a tornado in its ending rope stage near Rice, Texas on October 24th. 2010.
Tornado Roping Out Near Rice, Texas - Copyright Loree Scott

 

Picture of tornado damage. Trees uprooted and houses destroyed.
Damage Just Outside of Rice

Radar storm relative velocity loop showing a supercell thunderstorm that produced a tornado near Rice, Texas in Navarro County
Storm Relative Velocity Loop (KFWS Radar) from 5:19pm through 6:02 pm CDT


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