Originally assessed as an EF-3, the tornado that touched down in Red River County was preliminarily upgraded to an EF-4 with estimated maximum winds of 170 mph, according to the National Weather Service. National Weather Service’s Quick Response Team assessed the damage Tuesday afternoon, stating it tracked about 58 miles from Red River County into McCurtain County, Oklahoma.
The National Weather Service reported the tornado initially touched down near the Fulbright community southwest of Clarksville. An aerial survey confirmed that the tornado damage was to tin metal roof panels that were peeled off of a plant on CR-1200. As the tornado continued, near FM-411, a single family home had all of its walls removed with only the interior room left standing where a family of three sheltered where winds were estimated at 150 mph. This location is where the strongest confirmed winds are currently along the tornado’s path. After it crossed FM-411, it hit another single family home and collapsed all the walls, injuring a woman who left their vehicle to take shelter inside the home.