UPDATE: The Ruston tornado was at least an EF-3 and the San Augustine twister was at least an EF-2 per the National Weather Service Office in Shreveport, Louisiana
Overnight, tornadoes caused significant damage in Texas and Louisiana. At least two storm-related fatalities were confirmed in Ruston, Louisiana.
Louisiana Tech University took a direct hit and will be closed on Thursday. Several university facilities on campus suffered significant damage.
Earlier on Friday night, storms began in Texas. Spawning large hail, swift winds, and at least two twisters. A number of homes in San Augustine, Texas were completely leveled.
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as the tornado threat will continue to shift east this afternoon and evening.