Tornadoes, Damage Reported as Severe Weather Strikes Southeast Texas, Including Houston

Chris Dolce
Published: February 14, 2017

A line of severe storms caused damage in southeastern Texas Tuesday morning, including near the Houston metro area.

Roof damage to homes and businesses was reported near Stafford, Texas, due to a possible tornado, the National Weather Service said. A brief tornado was also reported south of Rosenburg, Texas. Both of those locations are southwest of Houston.

It was not immediately known how many structures were damaged in the storms. Photos from the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office showed damage to the Bridlewood subdivision, located east of Rosenburg.

(MORE: Severe Weather Threat in the South)

CenterPoint energy reported that near 21,000 customers lost power in the Houston metro area as of 8:45 a.m. CST.

In Van Vleck, Texas, recreational vehicles were flipped and one home was damaged along a path approximately a mile long.

The severe weather threat has ended for Houston, but other parts of the Gulf Coast and Southeast could see more storm weather through Wednesday.

MORE: Tornadoes in New Orleans Area


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