80-mph winds from Texas storm topples trees, power lines
A National Weather Service team surveyed the damage Wednesday and determined it was likely caused by a microburst.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Damage to homes, businesses and vehicles were reported in Huntsville, Texas, on Tuesday as a storm brought powerful wind and rain to the town.
A National Weather Service team surveyed the damage Wednesday and determined it was likely caused by a microburst, a weather phenomenon in which a column of strong wind shoots down from a thunderstorm and then races out in all directions.
According to the NWS, the apparent microburst in Huntsville produced maximum wind gusts of 80 mph.
Huntsville's residents were left with signs of the storm, such as trees and power lines that were toppled.
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One image shows a snapped power pole hanging precariously over a blue car in front of a Subway.
Another image shows a tree that was split down its trunk, causing a large part of the trunk and branches to fall onto an apartment building.
Large potted plants in front of a store were also blown over.
Away from downtown Huntsville, storm damage was also apparent in a neighborhood.
Western parts of the state could see severe thunderstorms Wednesday evening into the overnight.