Junction residents begin the recovery process after tornado with two destruction paths hits


The 2019 Storm Season started with a bang on Wednesday morning around 3:00 a.m., when an unexpected EF1 tornado touched down in the small town of Junction. Residents say it all happended very quickly.

Thankfully, no lives were taken, but the severe weather did leave its mark. In one instance a door was torn off from its hinges at the Junction Volunteer Fire Department. 

As the town continues to assess the damages and move forward, the community will start repairing the damages.

The night of the dangerous storm, TxDOT immediately went out to ensure that roads were safe to travel. It wasn’t until the next morning that the real clean up could begin as community members gathered. 

For homeowners like Mr. Miller, the support poured in right away. He says, “That’s one thing that I love about a small community… Because we’re a close community and everybody comes to help the other people.”

The National Weather Service confirmed two paths of destruction. The first path earned an EF0 ranking and the other ranking an EF1, as it churned down Main St. with 100mph winds.

(Tornadoes are measured in intensity according to the The Enhanced Fujita Scale. For more information, click here)

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