BY JEFF LOWE AND ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH
A National Weather Service damage survey determined that an EF-2 tornado struck Sunday three miles west-northwest of Copperas Cove, close to the Lampasas County line. Estimated peak winds reached 115 miles per hour, and the twister followed a path that was about 1.57 miles long and 500 yards wide. No fatalities or injuries were reported. Copperas Cove Deputy Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator Gary Young said 196 homes in the Big Divide area east of Kempner were damaged.