NWS: 6 tornadoes hit Canton area, including EF-4

Van Zandt County tornado (KETK Photo)
Van Zandt County tornado (KETK Photo)

CANTON, Texas (KETK) – According to a National Weather Service survey team, a preliminary report shows an EF-4 tornado hit the Canton area.

The area the NWS team was surveying is located southwest of Canton. Winds in the area were estimated to to have been up to 185 miles per hour.

The NWS has confirmed six tornadoes touched down during Saturday’s storms. The tornadoes were spotted in Caney City, Canton and Eustace.

At least four people were killed during the severe weather and about 50 people were injured.

National Weather Service storm survey update (NWS photo)
National Weather Service storm survey update (NWS photo)
EF SCALE
EF Rating 3 Second Gust (mph)
0 65-85
1 86-110
2 111-135
3 136-165
4 166-200
5 Over 200

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