Dangerous nighttime tornado spotted moving through East Texas

Authorities have not confirmed how many people were injured in the nighttime tornado

MADISONVILLE, Texas – Storm spotters tracked at least one dangerous nighttime tornado through several towns in East Texas on Monday evening, which knocked over power lines and left behind a path of damage.

Substantial damage was reported around the towns of Madisonville and Crockett, which are around 100 miles north of Houston.

The National Weather Service Office believes the tornado was at least an EF-2 with winds or around 125 mph.

The twister severely damaged several buildings and snapped trees.

Initial reports indicate at least three people were injured when the tornado destroyed mobile homes near Crockett.


Authorities said on Tuesday at least 30 structures were damaged during the severe weather.

The reported tornado is one of several that impacted the Lone Star State on Monday as a springtime storm system trekked across the South.

PowerOutage.US reported significant power outages in the impacted region.

On Tuesday, more than 60 percent of the customers in Houston County were without power.

Because of the threat of overnight tornadoes, meteorologists always warn residents to keep a way of staying connected to the weather situation even while sleeping.

A study found that the twisters are twice as likely to become deadly because many people go to bed without a way of properly-being alerted to severe weather.