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Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:37

Tornado Hits Loving as Storms Move Across New Mexico

(TNS) — A tornado was confirmed in Loving Tuesday night, as heavy wind, rain and hail moved through Eddy County and southeast New Mexico into West Texas.

Eddy County Emergency Manager Jennifer Armendariz said video footage confirmed the tornado touched down at about 5 p.m. in Loving in southern Eddy County.

She said no damage was reported despite accounts of golf-ball-sized hail, and after about two hours the storm had mostly cleared.

Multiple shelters were set up throughout the county and Armendariz said staff was sent home by about 7 p.m.

A unit from the Eddy County Office of Emergency Management was sent out to Loving to perform "recon," Armendariz said, and assess the damage.

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http://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/Tornado-Touches-Down-in-Loving-as-Storms-Move-Through-Southeast-New-Mexico.html