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Weather-Related Updates From Hopkins County Emergency Management Officials

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Most of Hopkins County was reported to have weathered the tornado and early evening storm with minimal damages. Structural damages reported, thus far, have been contained to one area and no injuries reported at 7:30 p.m. Friday, according to reports from city and county emergency officials

The end of the main storm cell in evening sky from KSST Studio looking northeastward across I-30 at 5:52 p.m.

At 5:24 p.m., Sulphur Springs emergency management officials had received confirmation of a tornado on State Highway 19 at FM 1567, traveling from southwest Hopkins County to Northeast Hopkins County. The city’s emergency sirens had already been sounded to warn people to find shelter until it passed.

Although Sulphur Springs got very dark with the cell passing over, city officials at 5:45 p.m. Nov. 4, 2022, reported no injuries nor damages reported in the city.

At 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, Hopkins County officials had received reports of four houses in the area of FM 3389 that had sustained structural damage. The Salvation Army had deployed to assist those families. No one was reported to have been injured, however, authorities reported. County officials were still out assessing and checking for further damages

Hopkins County EOC and Sheriff’s Office ask anyone who has damage in their area is requested to email their location information and photos, if possible, to [email protected].

The tornado watch for Hopkins County remains in effect until 8 p.m. Friday for Central and North Central Texas including Hopkins, Delta, Lamar, Hunt and Rains Counties.

At least one fire truck was reported just before 8 p.m. to be headed to Lamar County to provide mutual aid, however.

Stay tuned to KSST Radio 1230 AM for live weather updates for Hopkins County. Or, click here to listen to KSST’s anytime and anywhere Internet is available.

Author: Faith Huffman

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