Storms hit Texas – At least 10 people were injured and dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed in Texas on Friday as storms and possible tornadoes struck three states, officials said.
Two of the 10 people injured in Lamar County were in critical condition but were stable, the county sheriff’s office and office of emergency management said.
Approximately 50 homes were reported damaged or destroyed in the county where Paris, Texas, is located, officials said. No deaths have been reported.
The storm occurred after a tornado warning was issued around 4 p.m., and the county agencies said a tornado was confirmed on the ground.
Craig Holcomb, of Midcity in Lamar County, told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth that he could see the debris flying from a tornado. He and his wife took cover in a bathtub.
“You could hear — I make fun of people, always talking about the train noise, but it sounded just like it,” he told the station. “All you could hear was a loud whistle and I saw debris flying everywhere.”
There were 17 reports of tornadoes in northeastern Texas, southeastern Oklahoma, and Arkansas late Friday, according to the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center. Storm surveys are typically done to confirm whether tornadoes touched down.