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Multiple Tornadoes Touch Down in Texas, Oklahoma; Damage Reported


At least one person was injured as several tornadoes touched down across portions of Texas and southern Oklahoma on Tuesday, with the tornado threat continuing into the night.

A confirmed tornado at 12:25pm CDT in Giddings, Texas – east of Austin – injured a person staying at a Ramada hotel in the town along with causing roof damage to that building as well. The National Weather Service office in San Antonio confirmed an EF-0 tornado caused the damage, with the twister staying on the ground for about three minutes and traveling about two miles.

But the Giddings tornado was just the start. As of late Tuesday night, 28 tornado reports were submitted to the Storm Prediction Center, including one in downtown Mineral Wells, Texas, that caused considerable damage in the center of town (see picture).

Later on, a possible tornado reportedly caused damage to two apartment buildings in Runaway Bay, Texas, as a tornado-warned storm moved through just before 10pm CDT. The same possible tornado reportedly caused damage to homes and brought down trees and power lines in the nearby town of Boonesville, Texas, communities northwest of Fort Worth.

The storms are expected to move through Dallas-Fort Worth early on Wednesday morning, potentially leading to a slick morning commute there. Flooding continues to be a major concern across the region, after heavy rain over the last few weeks has left much the ground in the region extremely saturated. Flooding was reported on Tuesday night both in Altus, Oklahoma – where two cars were forced off the road – and Jacksboro, Texas.

WeatherNation and will have all the latest as the severe weather threat continues through the night and into parts of Texas again on Wednesday.

Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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