Officials from the National
Weather Service Field office in Fort Worth toured the area affected by the
storm that happened yesterday evening. During the two hour tour the
area where the storm struck was evaluated for evidence of windspeed and
direction and the impacts that it had on property, trees and the
like. At the end of the assessment Tom Bradshaw – Meteorologist in
Charge at the Fort Worth Office of the National Weather Service determined that
the storm that impacted Copperas Cove met the criteria to be classified as an
EF2 Tornado with peak wind speeds of approximately 115 Mph.
The path of the tornado
stretched almost one mile in length with damage noted to homes and property on
either side of the path. The damaged property count remains at 198
and NO INJURIES were reported as a result of this storm.
We have been inundated with
offers for assistance, donations and other support. Right now we do
not have any needs for volunteers or any donations. Please feel free to
pass along thoughts, prayers and positive words to all who have been involved.
Gary D. Young,
I.S.O. Class 2 Community"