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Tornado leaves behind trail of damage in Corsicana

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Posted at 10:10 PM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 23:10:16-05

CORSICANA, TX — A tornado blew through Corsicana Wednesday morning, leaving behind a trail of damage.

According to the Navarro County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), calls came in around 10:55 a.m. indicating wind damage.

Several agencies responded to Cottonwood Circle and discovered 13 homes had sustained wind damage to roofs, siding, sheds and underpinning. Two nearby homes sustained damage from falling trees.

Officials say a preliminary survey indicated debris fields "consistent with a microburst or intense same direction winds in a fairly narrow path."

As crews were investigating, a resident posted a video of a defined tornado on the ground near Nature Park. Crews then traveled to the softball fields to assess the damage.

The OEM says the debris pattern found was consistent with that of tornado damage.

The softball field area was heavily damaged. Several of the 2x4s and larger branches were found "impaled in the ground in different directions." Heavy metal materials from the concession stand and bleacher area were thrown into the nearby creek to the south as well as parking areas to the north.

Navarro County officials have submitted the damage along with the resident's video to the National Weather Service to make a determination on the damage from today's storm.