Shocking videos show havoc in Houston as multiple tornadoes rip apart roofs, overturn vehicles
HUSTON, TEXAS: The Gulf Coast was in the crosshairs of a major storm system on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. The storm caused major tornadoes that ripped off roofs of homes in east Houston, brought down utility poles, power lines, overturned automobiles, and caused other damage, with winds of up to 100 miles per hour.
The National Weather Service had issued a tornado emergency for the area, warning that a "large, extremely dangerous and potentially deadly tornado" was on the ground Tuesday afternoon and was headed toward Baytown, which is approximately 25 miles east of Houston. This warning was issued as the National Weather Service believed that the tornado could cause fatalities. As the storm system passed to the east, the warning was eventually lifted. Several videos and photos of the devasting storm went viral and people shared their experiences and the destruction it left in its way.
Insane Scene-as cars flipped over by Tornado in SE Houston WOW! @KHOU @pcavlin @spann @Jeff_Piotrowski @FeliciaCombsTWC @ReedTimmerAccu @Livestormchaser @Ch3na0 @weatherchannel @JeffLindner1 @NWSHouston @KPRC2justin @TxStormChasers @Mattlanza @kbtxshel #TXwx #Htx pic.twitter.com/RAGZJP4vXk— Storm Chaser Houston (@PastorJaimeG) January 24, 2023
The storm caused a lot of damage and destruction of property. A user wrote "This is video that I recorded off hwy 6 as the storm was over Fresno as it passed over my son’s school. I’m nerding out so excuse. This cell currently has a large destructive tornado on the ground now east of Houston."
This is video that I recorded off hwy 6 as the storm was over Fresno as it passed over my son’s school. I’m nerding out so excuse. This cell currently has a large destructive tornado on the ground now east of Houston. pic.twitter.com/o7AjBBmJ8Y— Brian Kennebrew (@Kennebrewdotcom) January 24, 2023
Friends and loved ones shared pictures of the storm with other members of the family as one user wrote, "From my friend in Deer Park, Tx during the storm today. Houston has some crazy weather y’all! #storm #HoustonWeather."
The storm passed through anything and everything that came its way, shattering many houses, roofs, cars, and businesses.
Tornado emergency issued near Houston, damage reported that the powerful storm system took aim at the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, spawning a tornado that caused damage east of Houston.#tornadoes #TornadoWatch #WeatherForecast #news— SANTINO (@MichaelSCollura) January 24, 2023
Now this is correct link👇https://t.co/ht4lUgnjxC pic.twitter.com/4ZDxvcHcRA
On Tuesday afternoon, the website PowerOutage.us, which gathers live data on power outages from utilities across the United States, reported that approximately 123,000 customers in Texas were without power. The majority of these customers were located in the Houston area and the counties that surround it.
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