Tuesday, May 30, 2017

EF1 Tornado Causes Landmark Dome to Collapse in Eastern Texas

Pam Wright
Published: May 30,2017

A dome collapsed after an EF1 tornado struck in Longview, Texas, Sunday.
A familiar sight to residents in Longview, Texas, is no more.
According to KLTV.com, an EF1 tornado led to the collapse of a dome at the Komatsu Mining Corp. plant late Saturday. The familiar twin domes were constructed in 1941 at the plant formerly owned by the LeTourneau Munitions Inc. on Estes Parkway, the report added. The company produced massive amounts of ammunition during World War II, KLTV also said.
No injuries were reported, officials told the television station.
Before and after an EF1 tornado hit twin domes in Longview, Texas.
The National Weather Service continues to assess the damage to determine if their preliminary EF1 assessment stands.
“That (confirmation) could change a little bit from what they find,” NWS hydrometeorologist Lisa May told the Longview News-Journal on Sunday.
The domes are now owned by Komatsu, which manufactures and services machinery used in mining.
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