Valentine’s Day Storms in Houston Area

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Damage to electrical equipment–Photo courtesy of Center Point Energy

 

 

 

 

 

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At times the driving rain was horizontal at this location on Beechnut in southwest Houston around 9 a.m. today.

Updated 8:25 p.m., Feb. 14, 2017

The National Weather Service is continuing to assess the damage from tornadoes that touched down in Fort Bend County, Wharton County, Stafford and Van Vleck, Texas this Valentine’s Day morning.  As of 4:15 p.m. today, the NWS Houston confirmed an EF-2 tornado with microburst winds in Wharton  and tweeted an EF-1 tornado with peak winds of 100 miles per hour in Van Vleck.  There also was damage from a tornado in Stafford, Texas.  The NWS Houston rated that tornado near Greenbriar Drive as a high end rated EF-O.

A NWS Houston  preliminary report also indicates an EF-2 tornado touched down in Bridlewood Estates.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office also tweeted storm damage photos to buildings in their area.

As people clean up from the tornadoes, Center Point Energy reports tonight that most power has been restored to customers in the severe weather affected areas with some isolated outages.

The National Weather Service Houston also forecasts cooler temperatures tonight and Wednesday.

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