PHOTOS, VIDEOS: Tornadoes rock East Texas Tuesday morning

Severe Weather

There were confirmed reports of tornadoes in Tyler and Reklaw Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service will survey the damage tomorrow, and then actual tornado ratings will come in.

The National Weather Service is requesting photos and videos of tornado damage in Reklaw. You can share photos and videos through our website.

Here are some of the videos and photos that viewers have shared of tornadoes moving through East Texas.

The video below is from the Tyler area near the Tyler Ford dealership from a KETK viewer.

KETK’s Kaci Koviak lives in the Flint area and she was documenting the rain and wind she was getting at her house.

A driver in Tyler captured a video of the tornado.

A tree fell down on a lumber truck on Highway 155 during the storm. No injuries were reported.


This picture is from the Reklaw area from a viewer Kailene Moore

Law enforcement officials have confirmed that they have seen a tornado on the ground near Reklaw, moving off to the northeast, near U.S. Highway 84.

Rusk County OEM is reporting the following:

SHV continues Tornado Warning [tornado: OBSERVED, hail: for Cherokee, Rusk [TX] CDT …AT 1020 AM CDT, A CONFIRMED TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR PONTA, OR 9 MILES NORTHEAST OF RUSK, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

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THE DIFFERENCES: WEATHER WATCH & WARNING:

On-air and online, KETK Meteorologists will advise you of watches and warnings. Let’s explain the difference between the two.

A watch means that conditions are favorable for severe weather to occur and that storm development is likely in a particular area. During a watch, you’ll want to stay weather aware with the East Texas Storm Team for rapidly changing weather conditions and storms that can develop and become severe.

When a warning is issued, there is radar confirmation or storm spotter reports of severe weather occurring in the area, and action needs to be taken to protect life and property. Depending on location, population center areas, & damage reports, KETK Meteorologists will break into programming to give you the latest information. Weather warnings and watches will always crawl at the bottom of your screen.

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