On Wednesday morning, a cold front pushed over southeast Texas, bringing with it a series of severe storms that inflicted extensive damage.
In a tweet, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez reported that reports of a tornado touching down in the area of the 100 block of Airway.
Between Airline and W. Gulf Bank in north Harris County had been received. No one was hurt that anyone knew of.
When ABC13 arrived, they saw a big tree that had fallen on a car and damaged a nearby house. It also has a trampoline attached to one side.
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Damaging Wind Gusts Over 40 mph
It’s not known if a tornado actually touched down, but severe winds of over 40 miles per hour were forecasted along with the storms.
Brianna Johnson, the homeowner’s stepdaughter, was inside the house when a huge branch crashed through the roof, smashed the car in the driveway, and crashed through the attic and living room.
Johnson claimed, “I heard the wind and I simply heard the boom,” despite the deafening noise.
Johnson claimed that she had been watching the news and had received a tornado warning alert on her phone just before the tree crashed down.
When the tree limb crashed through the roof, Johnson said she jumped up from the couch and ran out the front door. Johnson described the emotional significance of some of the items that were destroyed.
Strong Storm Threat to Tornadoes
On Wednesday morning, Houston was slowed down by a powerful cold front and accompanying storms.
No injuries were recorded, but the forecasted cluster of storms created ahead of the front brought gusty winds and the possibility of tornadoes to sections of Greater Houston.
The storm appears to have been worst in the areas north of the Houston metropolitan area. According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, a tornado uprooted a tree on Airway Drive near Airline Drive in northern Harris County.
At around 9 a.m., as the worst of the heavy weather passed overhead, a tree fell onto a home, trapping a woman inside.
Gonzalez said the woman had to be pulled from the rubble by rescue workers. She was uninjured.
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The area is being cleaned up. A tree fell onto a Richmond, Virginia, home on Friday night due to high winds.
In either strong winds or saturated soil, a nearly half-century-old pecan tree fell over. An SUV parked in the driveway was probably also destroyed by the tree.
Homeowner Adam Carter said he and his family got back at around 8 o’clock. They were settling inside when his wife said she thought she heard lightning. Closer inspection revealed that the two-story tree had collapsed.