Bryan County tornado rated EF-3
The tornado that roared through Blue and Bokchito Tuesday night has received an EF-3 rating.
According to the National Weather Service, an EF-3 tornado has wind speeds of 136 to 165 miles per hour.
NWS officials says the damage path of the tornado was a half mile wide when it crossed Highway 70 east of Blue. They did not have complete details on the damage path as of Thursday morning.
Bryan County Emergency Manager James Dalton confirmed Wednesday morning one woman,
was killed in her home when the tornado came through. A second woman,
died Thursday from injuries sustained in the tornado.
Dalton also confirmed close to 70 homes in Bryan County reported damage.
"Prayers go out to everyone, you can see on both sides here, all the friends and family that showed up today," said Boyd's neighbor, Wesley Singleton.
Singleton said his family
just after nine Tuesday night.
He says his daughter got a weather alert on her phone, told him and his wife in the next room, and only had a minute to get to their storm cellar.
Singleton says the storm caused tens of thousands of dollars of damage to his business, truck, and house.