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LIVE: Tornado threat sweeps across Gulf Coast states

The National Weather Service issued multiple tornado warnings for Texas and Louisiana Wednesday as a strong storm cell moved east across southeast across the Gulf Coast. Follow live updates.

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Severe storm threat shifts east

The threat of severe thunderstorms will shift to the coastal Carolinas and Florida on Thursday.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck
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Tornado Warning issued for Mobile County, AL

NWS meteorologists issued a Tornado Warning for Mobile County, AL. Areas that maybe impact include Theodore and Grand Bay. The warning is in effect until 9:45 PM CDT.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado Watch extended into AL, FL

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for portions of Alabama and Florida until 1 A.M. CDT. Meteorologists say damaging wind gusts to 65 mph and isolated tornadoes are possible as a line of storm moves eastward.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado Warning: Hancock County, Pearl River County in MS

A Tornado Warning has been issued for Hancock and Pearl River counties in Mississippi. The warning goes until 7:45 p.m. CDT. Meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado, moving northeast at 40 mph.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Storms to move in Alabama, Florida tonight

Areas near the Alabama-Florida line have a couple of hours before the rains start to move in. So far, no counties of either state are under any official watches or warnings.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado Warning issued for Lafourche, Jefferson parishes

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warming for Lafourche and Jefferson parishes in southeastern Louisiana. The warning is expected to continue until 7 p.m. CDT. Radar indicates the rotating storm is moving northeast at 30 mph.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Storms producing flooding near LA-MS line

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for: St. Tammany & Washington parishes in Louisiana and Pearl River & Walthall counties in southern Mississippi.

Radar indicated 2 - 4 inches of rain has already fallen and an additional 1 - 3 inches is on the way. Meteorologists remind drivers to never venture into flood waters.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Line of severe storms moving into New Orleans

A line of severe storms with damaging winds, hail, lightning and plenty of torrential rainfall is heading into New Orleans. Wind gusts to over 60 mph are possible in a few of the storms.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Thousands in the dark after severe storms

Around 40K customers remained in the dark on Wednesday evening, as power crews worked to assess the damage storms caused. According to Poweroutage.us, Texas had the most outages, with nearly 30K customers without power.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Tornado Watch remains in effect for portions of Gulf Coast

A Tornado Watch remains in effect for parts of Louisiana and Mississippi until 10 p.m. CDT. A watch means that conditions are conducive for tornadic development in and around the watch the box area.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

All Tornado Warnings have expired

For the first time in several hours, the FOX 3D Weather Radar is not tracking any Tornado Warnings along the Gulf Coast. But meteorologists say the threat of damaging thunderstorms remains. Several counties are under Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, where large hail and damaging winds are the main concerns.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

Weather expected to quickly clear out for clean-up

Once the severe weather threat diminishes, the weather looks tranquil for the next days for clean-up to begin in hard hit areas of Texas and Louisiana.

Posted by Andrew Wulfeck

'The house is just gone;' Louisiana survivor shows aftermath of possible tornado

A homeowner showed FOX Weather's Robert Ray the damages to his home and his neighborhood in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The storm broke all his windows and pulled off his doors, even with the deadbolt on, he said.

His neighbor suffered a cut to the leg and their home was destroyed.

"It's amazing that anybody even made it," he said. "The house is just gone."

Posted by Emilee Speck

'I was terrified': Woman describes close encounter with Texas tornado

Mary Phan was driving home from school at Lamar University Wednesday when a tornado passed right in front of her car. With nowhere to seek safety, she stopped in the middle of Interstate 10 while her cousin recorded the tornado from the passenger seat.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Video: Damages across Lake Charles, LA

Video shows several homes that have been damaged by possible tornadoes in Lake Charles, Louisiana Wednesday morning.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Tornado warning continues in southern Mississippi

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a tornado warning for western Wilkinson County in southern Mississippi until 3:30 p.m. CDT.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Tornado warning issued for Black Hawk, LA

The NWS in Jackson issued a tornado warning for south central Concordia Parish.

The warning was issued after a tornado was sighted near Fort Adams, or 13 miles east of Simmesport moving northeast at 40 mph.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Tornado warnings for New Orleans area expire

The National Weather Service has allowed the tornado warnings for the New Orleans area to expire. However, severe weather continues as the line of storm moves east.

Download the free FOX Weather app to track the storm.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Estimated at least 10 homes damaged in Lake Charles

Dick Gremillion with Lake Charles Homeland Security gives an update on damage reports in town from an apparent tornado.

Posted by Scott Sistek

Severe thunderstorm warning for southern Mississippi

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Wilkinson County until 3:30 p.m. CDT.

A tornado watch also remain in effect for the area until 10 p.m.

Posted by Emilee Speck

WATCH: Tornado rips through I-10 in southern Texas

Mary Phan recorded this video earlier in the day of a tornado barreling through Interstate-10 in Orange County, Texas.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Rolling severe thunderstorm warnings through Louisiana

Severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for most of southeastern Louisiana. The storm line continues to more northeast at 45 mph, according to the NWS.

Wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible.

Posted by Emilee Speck

75,000 without power across Gulf Coast states

Dick Gremillion with Lake Charles Homeland Security estimates about 15% of parishes in Louisiana are without power.

He estimates 10 homes have severe damages but no injuries have been reported yet.

Across Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi more than 75,000 are without power.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Tornado watch for southeast continues until 10 p.m.

The National Weather Service has extended the tornado watch for parts of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi until 10 p.m. CDT as the threat of severe weather continues.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Tornado warnings for New Orleans area

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued tornado warnings for Feliciana, east Baton Rouge Parish, east Livingston and central Tangipahos parishes in southeastern Louisiana.

Posted by Emilee Speck
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Storm damage in Mauriceville, Texas

Significant storm damage has been found in Mauriceville, Texas, reports FOX Weather's Robert Ray.

Posted by Scott Sistek

Extra weather balloons launched in New Orleans

Weather balloons are being launched at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. CDT by National Weather Service meteorologists in New Orleans to get updated data of the atmosphere ahead of approaching severe weather.

Posted by Scott Sistek

Damage reports in Vidor, Texas

Vidor, Texas: A barbecue restaurant was damaged along Main Street and large trees were toppled along I-10, according to National Weather Service storm report.

Posted by Scott Sistek

Severe weather threat expands east into coastal Mississippi

NOAA's Storm Prediction Center now says severe storms are "very likely" into New Orleans, Covington, LA, and Gulfport, MS.

Posted by Scott Sistek
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Confirmed injury near Lake Charles, LA

A woman was injured when windows blew out during high winds about 3 miles outside of Lake Charles, Louisiana, according to the National Weather Service, sourcing a 911 call center.

Posted by Scott Sistek

Report: 70 mph gust in Lake Charles, LA

A storm chaser has reported a 70 mph gust near Lake Charles, Louisiana, according to a National Weather Service storm report.

Posted by Scott Sistek

Possible minor damage near Pasadena, Texas

Pasadena, Texas emergency manager Azell Carter gives update on reports of minor damage south of his town from severe storms.

Posted by Scott Sistek

3 tornado warnings near Lake Charles expire

UPDATE: These 3 Tornado Warnings have expired.

The NWS in Lake Charles issued a three tornado warnings based on a radar-confirmed tornado located over Lunita. The storm is moving east at 30 mph.

The tornado warning until 12:15 p.m. CDT includes: DeQuincy, Buhler and Perkins.

Another warning until 12:30 p.m. includes: Lake Charles, Prien and Carlyss.

The third warning for Hackberry continues until 12:30 p.m.

Posted by Emilee Speck

64 mph gust in Lake Charles, LA

National Weather Service reports a 64 mph gust at Lake Charles, LA airport.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Houston-area weather radio test postponed

The National Weather Service in Houston and Galveston postponed a planned weekly weather radio test Wednesday due to severe weather in the area.

The NWS will possibly try again Thursday between 11 a.m. and noon.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Severe thunderstorm warning near Shreveport

The NWS Shreveport issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Caddo and Bossier parishes, including Shreveport, Bossier City and Red Chute.

The warning extends to south central Miller County and Lafayette County in Arkansas.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Map: Tornado watch until 4 p.m.

A tornado watch remains until 4 p.m. CDT for 12 parishes in Louisiana and four counties in Texas.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Severe thunderstorm warning for southeast Texas, Caddo Parish, LA

A sever thunderstorm warning remains in effect until 11:30 a.m. CDT for Caddo Parish in Louisiana, eastern Marion, southeast Cass, eastern Harrison and northeast Panola counties in Texas.

Hazards include 60 mph wind gusts.

The storm wall is moving east at 35 mph.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Severe weather by the numbers

As of noon more than 570,000 people are under warnings for severe weather across Texas and Louisiana.

The strong storm moving east into Louisiana has brought down more than 1,900 lightning strikes in a 15-minute period.

Posted by Emilee Speck

WATCH: Tornado near Bridge City, Texas

A storm spotter recorded this video of a tornado west of Bridge City, Texas.

Correction: The original tweet said the twister was in Louisiana. The location was in Bridge City, Texas.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Tornado threat for Houston subsides as storm line moves east

A majority of the Houston area is no longer under a tornado warning but the fast-moving storm will continue to move east bringing the potential for severe weather into Louisiana.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Tornado warnings for southwest Louisiana, southeast Texas

A tornado warning is in effect until 10:45 a.m. CDT for southwestern Beauregard Parish, northwestern Calcasieu Parish in Louisiana and south central Newton County in southeastern Texas.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Photo: Tree falls on home in Harris County

A suspected tornado knocked a tree onto a home on Airway Drive in Harris County.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said no one was injured.

Posted by Emilee Speck

NWS meteorologist describes active weather in Texas, Louisiana

Dan Reilly, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Houston, joins FOX Weather as a lot of active weather moves through the area.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Tornado warning for Harrison County, Texas

A tornado warning for for central Harrison County in northeast Texas is in effect until 10:30 a.m. CDT.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Twister spotted near Texas/Louisiana border

A confirmed tornado was observed at 9:54 a.m. CDT over Hartburg, near Deweyville, moving northeast 30 mph, according to the NWS.

Residents should take cover in Deweyville, Starks and Lunita.

Posted by Emilee Speck
Breaking News

Large tornado observed in Orange County, Texas

According to the NWS, a "large and extremely dangerous tornado" was observed near Forest Heights or Mauriceville morning northeast at 30 mph.

The NWS estimates the tornado will be in these areas soon: Hartburg, Deweyville Starks and Lunita.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Sheriff: Reports of twister in Harris County

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the sheriff's office is receiving multiple reports of a twister touch down. One home was damaged, according to the sheriff, and fire rescue are on the scene.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Live FOX Weather coverage from Texas

FOX Weather's Robert Ray is in southeast Texas covering the developing tornado threat.

Posted by Emilee Speck

56,000 without power in Texas

More than 56,000 people in Texas are without power after a severe thunderstorm brought tornado threats to the Houston area.

Posted by Emilee Speck
Developing Story

Tornado warning for Jefferson and Orange counties

A tornado warning for northeast Jefferson and southwest Orange counties remains in effect until 9:15 a.m. CDT.

According to the NWS, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was over the Southeast Texas Regional Airport at 9:02 a.m. moving at 30 mph.

The storm's rotation has weakened but it may organize again, warns the NWS.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Photo: Massive shelf cloud over Houston

A large shelf cloud moved over Houston Wednesday as a fast-moving storm front brought the threat of tornadoes to the area. (Image credit: Paul Medica)

Posted by Emilee Speck

New tornado warning issued for Houston area

Another tornado warning has been issued in the Houston area for Porter Heights, New Caney and Huffman until 9:15 a.m. CDT.

Posted by Emilee Speck

Know the difference between tornado watches and warnings

The NWS uses different language to alert residence depending on the severity of the tornado threat.

A tornado watch means the weather conditions could produce a twister. A warning means a tornado has been indicated by radar or someone has seen it on the ground. If a warning is issued near you, it's time to take action. Move to the lowest level of your home or building and away from windows.

Posted by Emilee Speck
Breaking News

Rolling tornado warnings for Houston area

The NWS issued multiple tornado warnings for Texas and southwest Louisana.

Here are the current warnings as of 8:30 a.m. CT:

Tornado warning for Harris County in Texas, including northern parts of Houston, until 8:45 a.m.

Tornado warning for Jefferson County in Texas until 8:45 a.m.

Tornado warning for Harris and Montgomery counties in Texas until 8:30 a.m.

Tornado watch for southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana until 4 p.m.

Posted by Emilee Speck

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