Clarksville, TX, Tornado of March 8, 2011

...STORM DAMAGE SURVEYS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED ACROSS NORTHEAST TEXAS NEAR CLARKSVILLE...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONDUCTED A STORM SURVEY IN RED RIVER
COUNTY TEXAS, AND CONCLUDED THAT STORM DAMAGE NEAR CLARKSVILLE
WHICH OCCURRED ON TUESDAY MARCH 8TH WAS THE RESULT OF AN EF1
TORNADO.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT AROUND 5:15 PM, APPROXIMATELY 8 MILES
WEST OF CLARKSVILLE ALONG US 82...WHERE IT KNOCKED DOWN SEVERAL
SMALL TREES. THE TORNADO TRACKED EAST-NORTHEAST CROSSING COUNTY
ROAD 2123 WHERE IT DAMAGED SEVERAL TREES. IT THEN CROSSED COUNTY
ROAD 2161 NORTHWEST OF CLARKSVILLE DAMAGING TREES ALONG THE ROAD.
THE DAMAGE UP TO CR 2161 WAS ALL EF0. ONCE THE TORNADO REACHED THE
NORTH SIDE OF CLARKSVILLE...IT INTENSIFIED AND WIDENED TO ITS WIDEST
POINT. THE TORNADO CROSSED THROUGH A NEIGHBORHOOD NORTH OF
CLARKSVILLE ON THE WEST SIDE OF HWY 37 WHERE APPROXIMATELY A DOZEN
HOMES SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE TO THEIR ROOFS...AWNINGS...OR
CARPORTS. NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED OR DAMAGED AS WELL.

JUST NORTH OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD AT A BUSINESS...A FEMA TRAILER WAS
COMPLETELY DESTROYED WITH INSULATION AND PIECES OF THE TRAILER
STREWN NORTHEAST AND EAST. ON THE EAST SIDE OF HWY 37...NUMEROUS
POWERPOLES WERE SNAPPED...A SEMI TRACTOR TRAILER WAS OVERTURNED
ONTO A SMALL PICKUP...AND A 2 HOMES SUSTAINED MODERATE DAMAGE TO
THEIR ROOFS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST-NORTHEAST CROSSING FM 1159
WHERE SEVERAL HOMES...A BARN...AND A SMALL WAREHOUSE SUSTAINED
MINOR TO MODERATE DAMAGE TO THE ROOF AND WALLS. ANOTHER HOME
SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF FM 1159 AND CR
1700. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST NORTH OF CR 1700 DAMAGING TREES
BEFORE LIFTING EAST OF COUNTY ROAD 3202.

THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR 11 MILES AND A TOTAL OF APPROXIMATELY
20 MINUTES. MAXIMUM WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 80-90 MPH. THE MAXIMUM WIDTH
OF THE TORNADO WAS 225 YARDS.



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