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The Shreveport National Weather Service confirms that 19 tornadoes struck the area during the Beryl event.

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana (KSLA) – 67 warnings. 19 tornadoes.

These were the problems ArkLaTex faced when Beryl moved through the region on Monday, July 8, after making landfall on the Texas coast as a Category 1 hurricane.

In Benton, power lines were downed and trees were torn out of the ground, so many residents are now busy rebuilding.

The National Weather Service office in Shreveport confirmed the massive 19 tornadoes on Thursday, July 11. The bureau issued a record-breaking 67 warnings that day. The KSLA First Alert Weather Team was on the air for all of them, informing the public of the dangers for more than seven hours.

One of these 19 tornadoes killed a 30-year-old woman, and her two young children and mother were also injured when at least two trees fell on their property in Benton.

Below you will find information from the detailed investigations the NWS conducted on each tornado:

Here is a breakdown of the strength of the tornadoes described in the report:

No tornadoes with a strength greater than EF2 were reported in the report.

The EF scale (Enhanced Fujita Scale) classifies tornadoes into the following categories:

  • EF0: 65 to 85 miles per hour
  • EF1: 86 to 110 miles per hour
  • EF2: 178 to 217 km/h
  • EF3: 220 to 265 km/h
  • EF4: 166 to 200 miles per hour
  • EF5: >200 miles per hour

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