Severe Storms Bring Tornadoes and Flooding to South Central U.S.
May 8, 2019
KHOU CBS 11 (400 Homes Reportedly Flooded in Kingwood)
Approximate locations containing tornado structural damage:
- Rocky (Washita County, 73661)
Approximate locations containing home flooding:
- Kingwood (Harris County, 77325, 77339, 77345, 77346)
NOTE: This is not currently a FEMA Declared Disaster.
Tornadoes, flooding rain, large hail and damaging winds are among the threats as a severe weather outbreak persists across the south-central United States on Wednesday. Potent thunderstorms unleashed baseball-sized hail, flooding rainfall and numerous tornadoes across western portions of Texas and Oklahoma on Tuesday and through the overnight hours as severe conditions jolted the region. Those same weather elements will remain a threat for a large swath of the country Wednesday through Thursday as the explosive atmospheric conditions continue marching across the country.
At least 14 preliminary tornadoes were reported on Tuesday. Law enforcement confirmed that a tornado moved from Howardwick to Alanreed, Texas, which is east of Amarillo.
A dangerous situation unfolded later Tuesday evening as a large tornado tracked from near Hobart to Rocky, Oklahoma. This was confirmed by footage from nearby storm chasers when illuminated by lightning. Damage has been reported in the town of Rocky.
National Weather Service (NWS) offices will conduct storm surveys over the coming days to confirm the number of tornadoes that touched down on Tuesday.
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