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A massive tornado touched down in New Boston, Texas on Friday. The National Weather Service (NWS) in its weather forecast revealed that the twister was headed towards Texarkana amid a tornado emergency in place. The weather agency’s office in Shreveport earlier issued a warning of twisters heading for East central Bowie County in northeastern Texas.

The tornado warning in parts of Texas is expected to remain active until 8:00 pm (CDT). The agency in its detailed weather statement alerted the residents of New Boston late in the evening. “At 7:24 PM CDT, a large and extremely dangerous tornado was located near Hooks, or near New Boston,” it said. The twister was moving through the region towards the east with a pace of 25 mph. More so, the NWS Shreveport categorised it as a “particularly dangerous situation.”

Another powerful storm capable of producing a tornado was spotted in Wake Village at around 7:55 pm (CDT). The severe thunderstorm would reach Texarkana, Wake Village, and Nash at around 8:00 pm (CDT) and at Genoa around 8:15 pm (CDT). The twister located over Wake Village was moving east at 25 mph, as per the NWS.

Emphasising the importance of taking cover, the weather agency further revealed stating, “You are in a life-threatening situation. Flying debris may be deadly to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be destroyed. Considerable damage to homes, businesses, and vehicles is likely, and complete destruction is possible,” amid severe weather conditions in New Boston and Texarkana.

Meteorologists at the NWS located the tornado near Hooks at around 7:30 pm (CDT) based on radar-indicated rotation. The twister was predicted to reach Red Lick around 7:40 pm (CDT). It further would land in Texarkana and Nash at around 7:45 pm (CDT).

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include Leary and Red Bank. “To protect your life, TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris,” the NWS concluded by flagging a considerable damage threat.

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