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Fierce Storm Kills East Texas Woman

February 22, 2013

By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, James West

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A Sabine County, Texas, woman, 74, died from head injuries late Thursday after a tree fell on her trailer house. The tree fell during a severe storm Thursday afternoon. One other person was injured.

The storm was part of a line of severe storms that rolled across eastern Texas and western Louisiana Thursday afternoon.

A WeatherBug`s Dangerous Thunderstorm Alert (DTA) was issued at 12:52 p.m. CST giving residents of Sabine County, Texas, more than a half hour warning to seek shelter. No other weather application provided a warning.

Local media reports residents believe the storm damage was caused by a tornado. The National Weather Service, along with local Emergency Managers, will survey the damage Friday to verify if the damage was caused by fierce wind gusts or a tornado.

With 2013 severe storm season underway, we urge customers to get WeatherBug so they can receive the earliest and fastest, and in some cases the only alerts to impending severe thunderstorms that can produce tornadoes, damaging winds and flash flooding. WeatherBug`s DTA is a proprietary alerting technology that utilizes data from its exclusive state-of-art total lightning network.

Minutes matter in severe weather, so be sure to have WeatherBug everywhere you go.

Our Exclusive WeatherBug DTA is available via our desktop, smartphone, including iPhone and Android, and tablet applications.

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WeatherBug partner KLTV has a full report about this storm here..

Image: The screen shot provided shows the DTA warning issued for the storm. The Yellow spots are the lightning detected by WeatherBug exclusive Total Lightning Network

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Contributing: KLTV-TV, Associated Press

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