Tornado Warning Issued for Houston, Several Tornadoes Seen

Tornadoes touched down Tuesday morning in several locations across southeast Texas.

A confirmed tornado was first reported about 8:20 a.m. near Rosenberg in Fort Bend County.

KPRC Channel 2 reporter Sophia Beausoleil reported seeing several homes damaged in the area. Several trees and fences were also knocked down.

Pictures sent in from a viewer in El Campo, southwest of Rosenberg, showed a trampoline wrapped around a power pole. Several trees and buildings also appeared to be damaged.

Another report of a tornado touchdown came about 8:30 a.m. near Greatwood in First Colony, also in Fort Bend County.

More reports of damage came in from Stafford and Missouri City. Viewers in those locations reported buildings were damaged.

KPRC Channel 2 reporter Sofia Ojeda reported that a business in Stafford sustained significant damage. Workers at the business reported hearing a roaring sound just before the power went out. The building was then hit by a massive wind.

KPRC Channel 2 reporter Ryan Korsgard talked to a Missouri City resident whose home had been damaged. Debris was also seen strewn about the area.

The Fort Bend Independent School District reported that students were ordered to shelter in place until the storm passed.

As the storm moved into Harris County, the Houston Independent School District ordered students to take shelter.

The thunderstorm moved through the heart of Houston, with reports of heavy rain. UT Health reported that a funnel cloud was seen near the Texas Medical Center.

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Source: Click2Houston