While a mile-wide tornado with damaging winds was occurring in Texas, National Weather Service promised a more harsh weather on Monday. Local power companies claimed that the storm left more that 30 000 people without electricity.
A Tornado which is almost a mile in width hits Texas.
While a mile-wide tornado with damaging winds was occurring in Texas, National Weather Service promised a more harsh weather on Monday.
Local power companies claimed that the storm left more than 30 000 people without electricity; 7 600 are said to be the most affected, according to the Austin Energy.
Emergency Management Director, Jamie Moore, told the NBC News that the tornado moved to east into some parts of Johnson County right after it hit Rio Vista. When it was first noticed, the tornado is said to be about a mile wide.
The weather service said that the whirlwind was first seen about 10:44 p.m. between Covington and Cleburne State Park. This situation is said to be very dangerous.
The Weather Channel said that some semi-trailer trucks were upside-down, roofs were damaged and roads were covered with water. NBC Dallas-Fort Worth said that a great deal of damage was done in Rio Vista area. The scale of the damage will be assessed by a crew on Monday.
The Weather Channel reported that some Glen Rose and Dinosaur Valley State Park regions were hit by huge hail as well as some vehicles near Stephenville.
A lot of damage was done to the region of Rio Vista. Some roads were impossible to drive, roofs were missing. According to the County Sheriff Deputy Casey Torrey, the deputies were trying to make damage reports, but there is still no reports about injuries.