Last Friday before noon, Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers in Liberty County spotted a large tornado moving north near Luce Bayou on SH 321, just north of Dayton. As a precaution, they closed SH 321 and began to track the tornado. Running east of SH 321, it passed behind Cannon’s Grocery and continued toward Tarkington. That is where troopers say it lifted into the clouds.
Moments later, a DPS K-9 Trooper spotted the tornado on the ground about 9 miles east of the Cleveland Municipal Airport moving slowly. He was able to photograph it.
The only damage found was along FM 787 where several small trees and larges limbs fell west of the FM 223 cut-off which goes to Shepherd.