(KSLA) - After a series of storms tore through East Texas and Northwest Louisiana, a preliminary report from the National Weather Service has confirmed seven tornadoes that touched down.
The report says that a "long tracked supercell" developed in San Augustine County, Texas, and then crossed the Toledo Bend area into Louisiana.
The National Weather Service uses the Enhanced Fujita Scale to classify tornadoes. The scale ranks from EF1 to EF5, with EF5 being most destructive.
Six tornadoes are already confirmed in the Shreveport area and will continue on Friday. Another tornado was confirmed in Mooringsport and the damage of an eighth tornado will be surveyed in LaSalle Parish on Friday.
The first tornado surveyed was ranked as an EF2 with an estimated peak wind of 130 mph, a path length of 8 miles and a path with of 800 yards. It touched down at 11:13 p.m. three mile west-southwest of San Augustine and lasted ten minutes on the ground.
The second tornado surveyed was an EF1 tornado with a peak speed of 105 mph and left one person injured. It traveled from Shelby County, across the Toledo Bend area into DeSoto Parish totaling a distance of 31 miles with a width of 75 yards.
Below is the summary of its path:
Three EF1 tornadoes were surveyed in Mooringsport, Lucky and East of Bienville Parish. No one was injured in these tornadoes.
The sixth tornado was the Ruston tornado, which rated as an EF3, with an estimated peak wind of 145 mph. It traveled nearly 7 miles with a width of 1000 yards.
Below is the summary of its path from the NWS:
LaTech President Les Guice spoke with the media on Thursday morning.
A survey will continue on Friday on an EF1 tornado that took place in Union Parish.