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We knew there had been some extensive storm and tornado damage up in the Tarkington area last Sunday but we had no first hand information until Thursday. Liberty County Commissioner for Precinct # 2 Greg Arthur said his crews were out last Sunday to clear numerous roadways from major tree damage. Then those county workers returned Monday to finish the clean up.  Commissioner Arthur told us residents in the area said   there was a tornado that brought down numerous big pine trees and lots of smaller ones.  The worst of the Sunday damage, he said, was in the area of County Road 2285, FM 1008 and State Highway 321. There was lots of tree damage but little or no structural damage and thankfully, said Commissioner Arthur, no injuries. The damage there was not nearly as bad as what has been reported Wednesday on TSN news. That’s when major tornadoes slammed nearby Polk County and on into Jasper County with three fatalities. Again that was Wednesday of this week.  Those Wednesday tornadoes heavily damaged numerous buildings and there were three fatalities. We have no word on any  added injuries in that.  Again that was Wednesday in Polk County and Jasper County while in the Tarkington Prairie Area here in Liberty County there was mostly large and small tree damage on Sunday with no injuries.    

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