Henderson Texas Tornado Damage
Topher Searcy, 12, of Good Springs, Texas, helps clear fallen tree branches from West Main Baptist Church Tuesday May 26, 2015 in Henderson, Texas. Searcy and his brother Tristen Searcy, 12, and grandmother Anna Searcy came to help clean up the church that they used to attend. A storm producing a tornado and high winds toppled many trees and damaged structures in Henderson Monday night. Henderson Independent School District cancelled classes Tuesday and Wednesday due to the Monday night storm with high winds that damaged as estimated 100 homes and left 20,000 people without power. The National Weather Service’s Shreveport, Louisiana office has confirmed that a tornado did touch down in Rusk county and the city of Henderson Monday evening. National Weather Service Mario Valverde of the Shreveport office confirmed that maximum storm damage was consistent with an EF2 tornado. They also found damage in nearby Cherokee county near Jacksonville, Texas.
(photo by Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)