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Tornado damage near Houston ‘catastrophic,’ official says as storm moves eastward

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Tornado damage near Houston ‘catastrophic,’ official says as storm moves eastward

Emergency response personnel in the Houston region say they respond to calls of damaged vehicles and stranded motorists following an alleged tornado swept through the area on Tuesday.

The structural damage caused by a tornado in Pasadena around 15 miles south of Houston and Houston, has been described as “catastrophic,” according to the police chief of the city.

Tornado damage near Houston

“In all my years of service here I think this is the most severe damage I’ve ever seen,” Chief Josh Bruegger reported to reporters from an animal shelter that was damaged in the city. two dogs suffered injuries.

One person was wounded so far in the city the mayor Jeff Wagner said, but “we’ve witnessed a lot of damage. There are buildings in ruins.”

When the tornado moved to the east, Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana posted on Facebook that the officers are “responding to the damage caused by tornadoes” to the southern part of the parish.

“There are numerous roads that are blocked as well as power lines and poles broken and badly damaged structures and homes with debris covering much of this region,” the office said.

In Pasadena The police chief in Pasadena said that cleanup would require a lot of work. “For the next few days, we’ll have a lot to do,” he said.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Department was “responding to a large number of motorists stranded” Tuesday afternoon Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted. The department was preparing their high-water rescue cars prior to the storm, Gonzalez said.

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