Tornadoes confirmed in Fort Bend County, Crockett; This is what the National Weather Service is saying so far

6 confirmed tornadoes from the National Weather Service

HOUSTON – This is what the National Weather Service is saying so far about tornadic activity following last night’s widespread storms in Southeast Texas.

The National Weather Service for Houston/Galveston said Tuesday that preliminary information indicates that an EF-2 tornado with approximately 125 mph winds hit Crockett and an EF-1 tornado hit Fort Bend County near Burnett and Battle Road.

6 confirmed tornadoes from the National Weather Service

The tornado was spotted on the ground around 8:30 pm near Snook in Burleson County. This was the tornado that also produced some damage across parts of Bryan/College Station, before plowing into Madisonville and eventually Crockett by 10:30 pm. That supercell thunderstorm, in particular, may have spawned separate tornadoes over 200 miles from Seguin to Crockett.

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During a news briefing in Crockett on Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott said 10 people were injured during the tornado, including one person who was seriously injured.

Officials said initial estimates show 30 structures impacted by the tornado, 20 to 25 of those structures that were damaged are houses.

Power crews were scattered up and down highway 287 North working to restore electricity, but there’s no word on when the lights would be back on for residents.

Here's what we know

Storms also ripped across portions of North Texas with two confirmed large tornadoes west and north of Fort Worth. The local arm of the NWS said surveys are ongoing and more information will be coming soon.


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