May 14, 1994 |
A tornado carved a wide path through this central Texas city Friday, ripping off roofs, uprooting trees and damaging buildings. Most of the city's 4,000 residents were without electricity after the tornado appeared about noon, sweeping off the roofs of a supermarket and other buildings and knocking over the wall of a manufacturing plant. The were no reports of major injuries, authorities said.
November 17, 1993 |
A tornado touched down Tuesday in the center of the city, injuring at least 26 people as it smashed windows at office towers and damaged an apartment complex and a restaurant, officials said. The headquarters building of Enron Corp, a natural gas company, was evacuated after three employees were hurt by flying glass from about 50 smashed windows on the 31st to 34th floors of the glass-fronted building, police said.
November 22, 1992 |
At least a dozen tornadoes roared through Houston and other parts of southeastern Texas on Saturday, ripping roofs off buildings, knocking down trees and cutting off electricity to 80,000 residents, authorities said. Authorities said at least a dozen people suffered injuries when tornadoes spawned by severe thunderstorms touched down in scattered areas of Houston and neighboring counties. Winds up to 50 m.p.h. were reported.
June 29, 1992 |
Authorities instituted a nighttime curfew for this tiny Texas Panhandle town Sunday, a day after a cluster of tornadoes flattened 200 homes, knocked down trees and injured seven people. Nobody was killed. The curfew was put into effect after reports of looting in the town of 2,335 residents. About 300 homes were damaged, along with the 200 destroyed, authorities said.
February 25, 2001 |
Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes downed power lines and damaged homes and buildings Saturday in Texas and Arkansas, where authorities said several people were injured. To the north, ice-covered roads resulted in dozens of wrecks. A truck that skidded off a highway in Rock County, Wis., overturned, killing the driver. Tornadoes touched down in several places in central Arkansas late in the afternoon, the National Weather Service said. Ira Akins, 75, a College Station, Ark.
November 17, 1987 |
Tornadoes struck Texas and Louisiana for a second day Monday, killing an oil rig workman, as residents in both states labored to clean up from an earlier swarm of twisters that had claimed 10 lives. Tornadoes and high winds were reported Sunday and Monday in 21 Texas counties, causing destruction in a 500-mile-wide area, said David Wells of the state Department of Public Safety. The storms destroyed or damaged scores of homes, schools and businesses and left tens of thousands without power.