Four Injures, No Casualties Reported After Tornadoes Rip Through Texas
At least four people were injured yesterday as multiple tornadoes touched down across Texas. The storms ripped down power lines, destroyed residential buildings and even brought golf ball sized hail to some areas. During a joint press conference, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Williamson County Judge Bill Gravels called it a ‘miracle’ that no casualties were reported. Around 6 pm, Austin Emergency Management warned residents to ‘get off the road and seek shelter immediately’, as numerous houses sustained damage about 20 miles north of Austin and at least one tornado touched down to the east of the city in Elgin. Around 8.5 million people from eastern Texas to northwestern Louisiana and southwestern Arkansas remained under tornado watches until 8 am. Around 20 million people in lower Mississippi valley and the central Gulf Coast region will be under some threat of severe weather as the storm moves east today.