HOUSTON – Severe thunderstorms passed over the Houston area and along with heavy wind gusts and rain. See some of the stunning videos captured Friday night and early Saturday morning.
A Twitter user captured incredible video of a lightning strike in the Spring Meadows neighborhood in College Station. Twitter user, @dannytamucc posted the video at about 10:21 p.m.
KPRC 2′s sister station in College Station, KBTX is reporting a lot of damage across the area as a result of the severe thunderstorms.
In North Texas lightning caused a house fire.
RIGHT NOW: Multiple fire departments are on the scene of a massive house fire on the 100 block of Country Vista Circle in Burleson.— Lili Zheng (@LiliNBC5) January 11, 2020
Burleson FD says prelim reports indicate it was caused by a lightning strike, but it is still a working scene @NBCDFWhttps://t.co/kxPeOglNgQ pic.twitter.com/i4QmBpct7P
Hail was really coming down near Scenic Oaks.
This video shows the wind really blowing near San Antonio
The storms in Oklahoma created significant destruction.
#tornado damage in Park Hill, OK. I’ve seen a lot of really bad stuff after storms roll through, but this little girl calling for her missing dog is one of the most heartbreaking things I’ve ever seen😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/oz5WLDJ6Pq— Mike Scantlin (@StormChaseTV) January 10, 2020
Meanwhile, KPRC 2′s Vincent Crivelli was on his way to Austin for his work with the National Guard this evening. He wrote on Twitter that, “Visibility is nil. Rain is pouring. Winds are whipping our minivan.”
There were some reports of damage overnight in the Houston area. The awning of a Chevron gas station on West Orem Drive and Buffalo Speedway tipped over due to heavy winds. It was first reported at about 12:38 a.m. but the Houston Fire Department soon cleared the scene after there were no reports of a gas leak.
KPRC 2′s Sophia Beausoleil rode in the station’s storm tracker tonight and reached downtown Houston at about 12:46 a.m.
See what it looks like in Downtown: