Damage, Injuries Reported After Tornadoes Hit San Antonio, Texas
All Client Alert
February 21, 2017
Reported approximate areas sustaining home damage:
Austin (Travis, Williamson County)
San Antonio (Bexar County)
Linda Drive Neighborhood (San Antonio, 78216)
Putting Green Road (San Antonio, 78217)
Garden Ridge (Comal County, 78266)
Thrall (Williamson County, 76578)
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NOTE: This is not currently a FEMA Declared Disaster.
Severe storms rolled through Texas Sunday night into Monday morning, and six confirmed tornadoes left widespread damage in northern San Antonio.
More than 100 structures were damaged when a severe storm hit just south of San Antonio International Airport, ABC News reported. Most of the damaged buildings were homes, but an elementary school was also damaged, the report added.
KTRK-TV said there were five minor injuries reported following the storms.
"The same weather system that struck Southern California last Friday caused severe storms to develop in Texas and southern Oklahoma late Sunday," said weather.com meteorologist Chris Dolce.
Near Olmos, Lucy Duncan took shelter under a mattress with her husband and three children as the storm closed in on their home. She told KENS-TV that the roof of their home was torn off, but the family escaped unharmed.
"I couldn’t even describe it because I’ve never experienced it before," Duncan told KENS. "I knew immediately something was wrong."
At the height of the outages, CPS Energy reported nearly 40,000 customers without power due to the storms.
The National Weather Service gave the San Antonio tornado damage near Linda Drive a preliminary EF1 rating with maximum winds of 105 mph. It was on the ground for about four and a half miles, according to the initial damage survey results. A separate EF0 tornado was confirmed east of Interstate 35 in the San Antonio area between Windcrest and Converse. A third tornado was confirmed on Putting Green Road and was rated EF1. A fourth tornado packing 85 mph winds in the Garden Ridge area was rated an EF0.
Two confirmed tornadoes hit Williamson County near Thrall. Both received preliminary ratings of EF2.
Storms also caused problems in southeastern Austin Monday morning, where thousands lost power and at least 20 homes were damaged, according to KEYE-TV.
"We were sitting on the couch and watching the tornado warning on the TV," Sammye Mason, who was in a friend's home when it got damaged, told KEYE. "The next thing we know, the lights go out and then, 'whoosh,' the door came flying open and we were knocked off the couch."
Source: The Weather Channel
ABC 13 (6 TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN SAN ANTONIO AND AUSTIN AREA)
mySA (NWS confirms multiple tornadoes hit San Antonio area during overnight storms)