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EF-1, EF-0 tornadoes touched down Wednesday in north Fort Worth, Saginaw

The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-1 tornado, packing 90 mph winds, touched down Wednesday in the Heritage neighborhood in far north Fort Worth.

An EF-0 also touched down briefly in Saginaw packing 80 mph winds and leaving damage across the north side of the city.

A survey team went to the Heritage neighborhood, where fences were knocked down, live oak trees were ripped apart and shingles were blown off rooftops. The Weather Service said the tornado was on the ground for about a half-mile.

The hardest-hit area was the two blocks around the 3700 block of Oliver Street. Damage was visible on nearby Pendleton Drive and Horace Avenue.

So far, the National Weather Service has determined at least six tornadoes touched down Wednesday with two other EF-0 tornadoes in Krum and Rockwall as well as a more serious EF-2 in the Kemp-Mabank area.

The Weather Service is still assessing damage in the Canton area, 75 miles east of Dallas, where at least one tornado touched down.

In all, the National Weather Service issued 10 tornado warnings on Wednesday. While there’s a chance of storms every day for the next week, it shouldn’t be a repeat of Wednesday.

“This is probably the last good springtime severe weather setup we’ll see,” Stalley said. “We can still see severe weather on a more limited basis, but nothing as widespread as this.”

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Bill Hanna is an award-winning reporter who has covered just about every beat at the Star-Telegram. He currently covers Arlington but also writes about a variety of subjects including weather, wildlife, traffic and health.