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Storm Damage Near Houston From Confirmed Tornado

14 Feb 2017, 2:09 pm

Many residents in Eastern Texas had a rude awakening Tuesday morning.

A line of severe thunderstorms moved through the region producing damage and possibly a few tornadoes. The storms moved into the Houston, Texas area during the morning rush, causing traffic issues.

Several tornado warnings were issued throughout the morning.

The first around 6:25 a.m. The last warnings were issued near 9 a.m. as the line of storms moved into the Gulf of Mexico.

The National Weather Service in Houston is already surveying damage in the region.

As of the publishing of this article, three tornadoes have been confirmed with preliminary estimates. A touchdown near Van Vleck, Texas was rated with EF1 strength of 100 mph winds. Another tornado has been rated so far with EF2 strength of 130 mph in Bridlewood Estates. Additional survey crews are out in the Stafford/Rosenberg and Wharton/El Campo areas.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff began receiving reports of a possible tornado and damage not long after warnings were issued.

As the storms raced to the north and east, additional reports of damage and power outages were received.

Heavy downpours were also seen in the area.




For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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