NWS: EF-3 tornado touches down in ETX on Christmas Day
Pennington, Tx (Fox 51) — Preliminary weather reports from the National Weather Service show an EF-3 tornado touching down in parts of Houston County on Christmas Day.
An NWS survey team confirms at least one tornado landed near the the town of Pennington at around 9 a.m. The twister downed numerous trees and damaged or destroyed several buildings.
The tornado's path is believed to have run parallel to Highway 287 about 1 mile north of Pennington.
Officials are expected release more information on this and other possible twisters that touched down in the area following data collection.
An EF-3 tornado is defined as having winds that reach between 136-165 miles per hour.
No deaths have been reported.