NE Texas twisters scatter outbuildings

March 9, 2011 4:34:12 AM PST
Severe storms unleashed damaging winds, including suspected tornadoes, across northeast Texas that damaged outbuildings and trailers but injured no one. The windstorms were part of a line of severe thunderstorms that formed along a cold front Tuesday afternoon.

Lamar County Sheriff B.J. McCoy says a brief tornado near Brookston, 85 miles northeast of Dallas, lifted a barn about 20 feet before smashing it and tossed a firefighter into a ditch without injuring him.

A storm spotter told the National Weather Service that a twister flipped trailers and damaged roofs just north of Clarksville, about 120 miles northeast of Dallas. A Red River County sheriff's dispatcher said there were no reports of injuries, though.