National Weather Service preliminary confirms EF-3 tornado touched down in Franklin

Posted at 10:18 AM, Apr 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-14 11:18:58-04

FRANKLIN, TX — The National Weather Service confirmed during their preliminary investigation that an tornado caused significant damage.

The preliminary rating of an EF-3 was assigned to the tornado that had moved across Milam and Robertson counties.

According to the NWS, the path began in Milam County at 10:45 a.m. and crossed into Robertson County, crossing Highway 6 between Hearne and Calvert.

Peak winds were estimated at 140 mph.

The tornado followed US Highway 79 and ended near the Navasota River.

The information is preliminary and a final report is expected to be released soon.

The Robertson County Sheriff's Office said there were no fatalities from the storm.