Texas officials want people to report damage from Monday’s storms

16 people across Texas were injured as storms caused extensive damage in parts of the state

Powerful storms ripped across Texas on Monday, causing extensive damage in several parts of the state.

At least 16 people were injured during the severe weather, and lots of video shows tornadoes are likely to blame for much of the damage that happened.

The Texas Department of Emergency Management has an online survey where residents can report damage to their home or business. Officials said information gathered through the Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool will be used to help officials determine where there are immediate needs and if Texas is eligible for federal disaster assistance.


"By providing details through the iSTAT damage survey, Texans can notify emergency management officials about the extent of damage sustained during this severe weather event," said Texas Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd. "Texans are encouraged to assist the damage assessment process by uploading photos and including important details about any losses."

The form does not report damage to insurance companies, so that is still the responsibility of residents and business owners.

For more information go to damage.tdem.texas.gov and click on "March Severe Weather."