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Heart-rending drone footage shows dozens of homes destroyed by Texas tornadoes – Daily Mail

Disturbing drone footage shows a Texas town in ruins after tornadoes tore through the American Southwest late Monday.

The clip shared by Reuters Tuesday morning gives a better idea of the mass destruction caused by cyclones in cities across Central Texas and Eastern Oklahoma, showing rows of houses literally ripped apart by the storm.

The system, which has already snuffed out the life of one Texas woman and has injured dozens of others, is now moving east across the Lone Star State toward Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center say, where it may possibly trigger ‘a regional severe weather outbreak.’   

The town in the footage, the small, usually sleepy suburb of Round Rock, saw several tornados rip through its framework Monday night, seeing dozens of homes, businesses, and properties destroyed.

On Tuesday, when the 2-minute clip was shot, power was still out in that area, and roads still closed.

No casualties have yet been reported from the small Texas town – located less than 20 minutes from Austin – as police and citizens continue to search through debris left by the rampaging cyclones and high-speed winds.

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Disturbing drone footage shows the small Central Texas town in ruins after tornadoes tore through the American Southwest late Monday, as officials warned that the storm system causing the twisters is far from over

Disturbing drone footage shows the small Central Texas town in ruins after tornadoes tore through the American Southwest late Monday, as officials warned that the storm system causing the twisters is far from over

Disturbing drone footage shows the small Central Texas town in ruins after tornadoes tore through the American Southwest late Monday, as officials warned that the storm system causing the twisters is far from over

The clip shared by Reuters Tuesday morning gives a better idea of the mass destruction caused by cyclones in cities across Central Texas and Eastern Oklahoma, showing rows of houses literally ripped apart by the storm

The clip shared by Reuters Tuesday morning gives a better idea of the mass destruction caused by cyclones in cities across Central Texas and Eastern Oklahoma, showing rows of houses literally ripped apart by the storm

The clip shared by Reuters Tuesday morning gives a better idea of the mass destruction caused by cyclones in cities across Central Texas and Eastern Oklahoma, showing rows of houses literally ripped apart by the storm

The system, which has already snuffed out the life of one Texas woman and has injured dozens of others, is now moving east across the Lone Star State toward Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center say, where it may possibly trigger 'a regional severe weather outbreak'

The system, which has already snuffed out the life of one Texas woman and has injured dozens of others, is now moving east across the Lone Star State toward Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center say, where it may possibly trigger 'a regional severe weather outbreak'

The system, which has already snuffed out the life of one Texas woman and has injured dozens of others, is now moving east across the Lone Star State toward Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center say, where it may possibly trigger ‘a regional severe weather outbreak’

The town in the footage, the small, usually sleepy suburb of Round Rock, saw several tornados rip through its framework Monday night, seeing dozens of homes, businesses, and properties destroyed

The town in the footage, the small, usually sleepy suburb of Round Rock, saw several tornados rip through its framework Monday night, seeing dozens of homes, businesses, and properties destroyed

The town in the footage, the small, usually sleepy suburb of Round Rock, saw several tornados rip through its framework Monday night, seeing dozens of homes, businesses, and properties destroyed

No casualties have yet been reported from the small Texas town - located less than 20 minutes from Austin - as police and citizens continue to search through debris left by the rampaging cyclones and high-speed winds

No casualties have yet been reported from the small Texas town - located less than 20 minutes from Austin - as police and citizens continue to search through debris left by the rampaging cyclones and high-speed winds

No casualties have yet been reported from the small Texas town – located less than 20 minutes from Austin – as police and citizens continue to search through debris left by the rampaging cyclones and high-speed winds

No casualties have yet been reported from the small Texas town - located less than 20 minutes from Austin - as police and citizens continue to search through debris left by the rampaging cyclones and high-speed winds

No casualties have yet been reported from the small Texas town - located less than 20 minutes from Austin - as police and citizens continue to search through debris left by the rampaging cyclones and high-speed winds

No casualties have yet been reported from the small Texas town – located less than 20 minutes from Austin – as police and citizens continue to search through debris left by the rampaging cyclones and high-speed winds

Rows of destroyed homes are seen in the aftermath of a tornado in Round Rock

Rows of destroyed homes are seen in the aftermath of a tornado in Round Rock

Rows of destroyed homes are seen in the aftermath of a tornado in Round Rock

Homes in the small Texas town saw their walls and roofs stripped clean off the houses' foundation by high-speed winds seen Monday night

Homes in the small Texas town saw their walls and roofs stripped clean off the houses' foundation by high-speed winds seen Monday night

Homes in the small Texas town saw their walls and roofs stripped clean off the houses’ foundation by high-speed winds seen Monday night

An aerial view of the destruction from the drone footage, which was shared by Reuters Tuesday, as the storm system rages on

An aerial view of the destruction from the drone footage, which was shared by Reuters Tuesday, as the storm system rages on

An aerial view of the destruction from the drone footage, which was shared by Reuters Tuesday, as the storm system rages on

Twenty miles away, the town of Elgin was similarly battered by the brewing storm – damage that was also captured by the Reuters drone.

Footage recorded by the aerial surveillance device Tuesday shows homes torn apart and trees snapped in half after tornadoes tore through the town Monday night.

The clip also shows mounds of debris lining the road or the rural farm town. 

No casualties have yet been reported by town officials.

A couple hundred miles north in Jacksboro, tornadoes also left their mark of destruction, with one of the cyclones leaving dozens of homes and other real estate in the town hopelessly destroyed.

Among the properties destroyed was Jacksboro Animal Shelter, which was completely leveled by the twister. 

Volunteers in the town worked relentlessly Tuesday to rescue and evacuate the animals from the wreckage, successfully saving all of the critters, including a blind cat rescuers recovered from the rubble.

Photos posted on social media show the visibly shaken cat – whom rescuers named Nado, as in ‘tornado’ – soaking wet and covered in filth.    

A blind cat - whom rescuers drolly named 'Nado' - is pictured after being pulled from an animal shelter in Jascksboro that was destroyed by a twister Monday night

A blind cat - whom rescuers drolly named 'Nado' - is pictured after being pulled from an animal shelter in Jascksboro that was destroyed by a twister Monday night

A blind cat – whom rescuers drolly named ‘Nado’ – is pictured after being pulled from an animal shelter in Jascksboro that was destroyed by a twister Monday night

Jacksboro Animal Shelter was completely leveled by the twister. Volunteers worked relentlessly Tuesday to rescue and evacuate the animals from the wreckage, including Nado. All of the animals were rescued

Jacksboro Animal Shelter was completely leveled by the twister. Volunteers worked relentlessly Tuesday to rescue and evacuate the animals from the wreckage, including Nado. All of the animals were rescued

Jacksboro Animal Shelter was completely leveled by the twister. Volunteers worked relentlessly Tuesday to rescue and evacuate the animals from the wreckage, including Nado. All of the animals were rescued

The woman who saved the cat told Fox 4 that she took the cat home to clean him up and allow him to recover.

She told the outlet that he may end up needing veterinary care, but will hopefully soon be put up for adoption.

Eight dogs were also safely rescued from the wreckage. She said they were extremely frightened by the undertaking, but uninjured 

The animals were moved to foster homes, while the shelter will need to be rebuilt.           

An aerial photo made with a drone shows a damaged Round Rock homes after a series of tornadoes passed through the town

An aerial photo made with a drone shows a damaged Round Rock homes after a series of tornadoes passed through the town

An aerial photo made with a drone shows a damaged Round Rock homes after a series of tornadoes passed through the town

A tornado-damaged home is seen Tuesday in Round Rock. Dozens of homes in the town were leveled by several tornadoes

A tornado-damaged home is seen Tuesday in Round Rock. Dozens of homes in the town were leveled by several tornadoes

A tornado-damaged home is seen Tuesday in Round Rock. Dozens of homes in the town were leveled by several tornadoes

A construction crew works to clean up debris in a tornado damaged neighborhood of the small town Tuesday

A construction crew works to clean up debris in a tornado damaged neighborhood of the small town Tuesday

A construction crew works to clean up debris in a tornado damaged neighborhood of the small town Tuesday

Debris is seen inside a damaged room after a tornado from the devastating storm system touched down in Round Rock. High speed winds ripped a hole out of one of the walls of the domicile

Debris is seen inside a damaged room after a tornado from the devastating storm system touched down in Round Rock. High speed winds ripped a hole out of one of the walls of the domicile

Debris is seen inside a damaged room after a tornado from the devastating storm system touched down in Round Rock. High speed winds ripped a hole out of one of the walls of the domicile

Another horrifying clip shot by a bystander from the parking lot of a Round Rock Walmart shows one of the twisters tearing through the car park, hurling a car several feet of the ground and dragging another onlooker several feet. 

‘Get inside, run, run, run!’ one person can be heard frantically screaming at a group of others as they attempt to make their way from the parking lot to the store entrance as the massive tornado approaches.

‘Oh my God, a car!’ the man yells as his camera briefly shows a vehicle being lifted and tossed off the road.

‘Stay away from the windows!’ he adds as he makes his way back into the store, situated in Round Rock.

One woman tweeted a photo of her legs, which were bruised and bloodied, saying she got ‘dragged across the Walmart parking lot by a tornado.’

The chaos and resulting destruction serves as just a small example of the damage left behind by the rampaging storm system that has stunned the American Southwest. 

The storm has seen a series of tornadoes overrun the region, and is expected to continue Tuesday, experts say, with 30million citizens in five states being told to take shelter in anticipation of more twisters. 

Officials issued a tornado watch to citizens of Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi Monday, as harsh weather including large tornadoes, electrical storms, 75mph winds, and soft ball-sized hail is expected to continue into Tuesday night, expert say.

Frightening footage shot Monday night shows bolts of lighting lighting up the sky over the small eastern Texas town of Groesbeck, where there were reports of heavy damage caused by the severe storm system that has spurred the harsh weather, which is currently headed East towards Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

Video of the looming electrical storm shows the dazzling – and dangerous – flashes, accompanied with deafening thunder, coming in horrifyingly rapid succession.

Another frightening clip of the storm filmed Monday by a motorist on a Texas highway shows a twister in the distance, causing high-speed winds and heavy rain that forced the driver to take shelter in his car.

A separate video filmed near Eastern Austin shows another funnel cloud ripping across the city, causing widespread damage.

Across Texas and Oklahoma, 20 tornadoes have so far been reported, according to the National Weather Service.

The twisters have seen countless trees in both states uprooted, homes damaged, and several roads and airports closed down.   

The cyclones also saw 54,000 customers had no power early Tuesday in Texas, largely in the Houston area, according to PowerOutage.us. 

At least one person was killed and seven others hospitalized in Sherwood Shores, Texas, which sits on the border with Oklahoma, local outlet KTEN reported.

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A tornado touches down at a Walmart store in Round Rock, Texas, causing severe damage

A tornado touches down at a Walmart store in Round Rock, Texas, causing severe damage

A tornado touches down at a Walmart store in Round Rock, Texas, causing severe damage

'Get inside, run, run, run!' one person can be heard frantically screaming at a group of others as they attempt to make their way from the parking lot to the Round Rock Walmart entrance

'Get inside, run, run, run!' one person can be heard frantically screaming at a group of others as they attempt to make their way from the parking lot to the Round Rock Walmart entrance

‘Get inside, run, run, run!’ one person can be heard frantically screaming at a group of others as they attempt to make their way from the parking lot to the Round Rock Walmart entrance

Pictured: the tornado tearing through a Walmart parking lot in Texas on Monday

Pictured: the tornado tearing through a Walmart parking lot in Texas on Monday

Pictured: the tornado tearing through a Walmart parking lot in Texas on Monday

'Oh my God, a car!' the man yells as his camera briefly shows a vehicle, pictured, being lifted and tossed off of the road.

'Oh my God, a car!' the man yells as his camera briefly shows a vehicle, pictured, being lifted and tossed off of the road.

‘Oh my God, a car!’ the man yells as his camera briefly shows a vehicle, pictured, being lifted and tossed off of the road.

 Rescuers are continuing to comb the rubble of wrecked homes and buildings to see if anyone was trapped by the destruction. 

The tornado watch, which effects 8.5 million Americans across the aforementioned states, is set to end at 9am ET. 

However, weather officials warn that as the storm system moves east Tuesday, about 20 million citizens in the Lower Mississippi Valley and central Gulf Coast region are at risk, as millions prepare for more harsh weather. 

Conditions those in its path can expect include electrical storms, softball-sized hail and winds in excess of 75 mph – a marked 15 mph than some of the winds seen Monday.

Storms beginning Monday night have so far left dozens of neighborhoods from eastern Texas to northwestern Louisiana devastated by an onslaught of twister and high speed winds of at least 60 mph, outlets reported. 

The severe weather, which has also so far affected parts of Oklahoma and Louisiana, is being spurred by a strong storm system that meteorologists said could press on for a few days. 

Cities in the storm’s path New Orleans and Baton Rouge in Louisiana, Jackson and Gulfport in Mississippi, Birmingham in Alabama, and Houston and Memphis. 

Officials at the Storm Prediction Center warned Tuesday of the possibility that the storm will worsen Tuesday night, despite the tornado warning officially ending in the morning.

Frightening footage shot Monday night shows bolts of lighting lighting up the sky over the small eastern Texas town of Groesbeck, where there were reports of heavy damage caused by the severe storm system that has spurred the harsh weather, which is currently headed East towards Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama

Frightening footage shot Monday night shows bolts of lighting lighting up the sky over the small eastern Texas town of Groesbeck, where there were reports of heavy damage caused by the severe storm system that has spurred the harsh weather, which is currently headed East towards Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama

Frightening footage shot Monday night shows bolts of lighting lighting up the sky over the small eastern Texas town of Groesbeck, where there were reports of heavy damage caused by the severe storm system that has spurred the harsh weather, which is currently headed East towards Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama

Video of the looming electrical storm shows the dazzling - and dangerous - flashes, accompanied with deafening thunder, coming in horrifyingly rapid succession

Video of the looming electrical storm shows the dazzling - and dangerous - flashes, accompanied with deafening thunder, coming in horrifyingly rapid succession

Video of the looming electrical storm shows the dazzling – and dangerous – flashes, accompanied with deafening thunder, coming in horrifyingly rapid succession

Another frightening clip of the storm filmed Monday by a motorist on a Texas highway shows a twister in the distance, causing high-speed winds and heavy rain that forced the driver to take shelter in his car

Another frightening clip of the storm filmed Monday by a motorist on a Texas highway shows a twister in the distance, causing high-speed winds and heavy rain that forced the driver to take shelter in his car

Another frightening clip of the storm filmed Monday by a motorist on a Texas highway shows a twister in the distance, causing high-speed winds and heavy rain that forced the driver to take shelter in his car

Another video filmed near Eastern Austin shows another funnel cloud ripping across the city, causing widespread damage

Another video filmed near Eastern Austin shows another funnel cloud ripping across the city, causing widespread damage

Another video filmed near Eastern Austin shows another funnel cloud ripping across the city, causing widespread damage

This map shows which areas remain under tornado and severe storm watches after twisters ripped through Texas on Monday

This map shows which areas remain under tornado and severe storm watches after twisters ripped through Texas on Monday

Another image shows the path of the severe storm which resulted in spectacular twisters ripping through Texas

Another image shows the path of the severe storm which resulted in spectacular twisters ripping through Texas

This map shows which areas remain under tornado and severe storm watches after twisters ripped through Texas on Monday

‘Tornadoes occurring at night are more than twice as likely to be deadly as those during the day.’   

The Lower Mississippi Valley and central Gulf Coast region will be under some threat of severe weather Tuesday, weather experts said. 

At least one person was killed and seven others hospitalized in Sherwood Shores, Texas, which sits on the border with Oklahoma, which was also slammed by the storm system. 

The storms hit much of northern Texas on Monday and are expected to move into the Deep South as well as spreading east on Tuesday. A total of 30 million people are at risk of possible tornadoes on Tuesday, according to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC).

Residents in Dallas/Fort Worth; Austin, Texas; Houston; Shreveport, Louisiana; New Orleans; and Jackson, Mississippi have been warned to prepare for severe storms.     

The storms hit much of northern Texas on Monday and are expected to move into the Deep South as well as spreading east on Tuesday. A total of 30 million people are at risk of possible tornadoes on Tuesday, according to the Storm Prediction Center (SPC).

Residents in Dallas/Fort Worth; Austin, Texas; Houston; Shreveport, Louisiana; New Orleans; and Jackson, Mississippi have been warned to prepare for severe storms.  

One woman tweeted a photo of her legs, which were bruised and bloodied

One woman tweeted a photo of her legs, which were bruised and bloodied

The woman wrote that she got 'dragged across the Walmark parking lot by a tornado'

The woman wrote that she got 'dragged across the Walmark parking lot by a tornado'

One woman tweeted a photo of her legs, which were bruised and bloodied, saying she got ‘dragged across the Walmark parking lot by a tornado’

A drone takes an aerial photo near Hutto, Texas after heavy thunderstorms passed through central Texas prompting tornadoes in the area

A drone takes an aerial photo near Hutto, Texas after heavy thunderstorms passed through central Texas prompting tornadoes in the area

A drone takes an aerial photo near Hutto, Texas after heavy thunderstorms passed through central Texas prompting tornadoes in the area

A view of a damaged building after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock, Texas

A view of a damaged building after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock, Texas

A view of a damaged building after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock, Texas

The devastation from the multiple twisters across North Texas and into Oklahoma included:

  • The wall and roof being ripped off Jacksboro High School, about 60 miles northwest of Fort Worth
  • People were reportedly trapped in collapsed structures in Bowie, 30 miles northeast of Jacksboro
  • Dozens of homes were left in ruins after massive tornado touched down in in Round Rock, about 20 miles from Austin
  • At least four people were injured, including at least one hospitalization and a rescue was underway for two people in a collapsed structure in Elgin, east of Austin
  • A quarter-mile-wide twister struck the southern Oklahoma city of Kingston, leaving behind a roughly 1,300-foot swath of destruction
  • At least three people were injured and several homes destroyed between Cooper and Crockett, Texas 
  • More than 40,000 customers across Texas were reportedly without power 
  • Also, about 350 flights in and out of DFW International Airport were canceled Monday, according to flight-tracker Flightaware.com   

In Jacksboro, photographs posted on social media showed the leveled high school.

‘It brought tears to my eyes,’ school Principal Starla Sanders told WFAA-TV in Dallas.

Bowie City manager Bert Cunningham said the worst damage was east of the town, with as many as four entrapments reported. 

Four people suffered minor injuries, said Emergency Manager Kelly McNabb.

Michael Talamantez comforts his girlfriend Derry Schroer after Talamantez' house on Stratford Drive in Round Rock, Texas was destroyed by a severe storm, reported as a tornado, while they were inside on Monday

Michael Talamantez comforts his girlfriend Derry Schroer after Talamantez' house on Stratford Drive in Round Rock, Texas was destroyed by a severe storm, reported as a tornado, while they were inside on Monday

Michael Talamantez comforts his girlfriend Derry Schroer after Talamantez’ house on Stratford Drive in Round Rock, Texas was destroyed by a severe storm, reported as a tornado, while they were inside on Monday

People survey the damage to a shopping center after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock

People survey the damage to a shopping center after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock

People survey the damage to a shopping center after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock 

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center showed the worst of the storms were hitting the Austin area of northern Texas on Monday

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center showed the worst of the storms were hitting the Austin area of northern Texas on Monday

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center showed the worst of the storms were hitting the Austin area of northern Texas on Monday 

Millions of Americans living in the south of the country have been warned to stay alert as meteorologists predict severe weather and tornadoes

Millions of Americans living in the south of the country have been warned to stay alert as meteorologists predict severe weather and tornadoes

Millions of Americans living in the south of the country have been warned to stay alert as meteorologists predict severe weather and tornadoes 

In north Texas, people have been warned to expect tornadoes, hail and scattered gusts of up to 75mph until 8am CDT on Tuesday

In north Texas, people have been warned to expect tornadoes, hail and scattered gusts of up to 75mph until 8am CDT on Tuesday

In north Texas, people have been warned to expect tornadoes, hail and scattered gusts of up to 75mph until 8am CDT on Tuesday

Arturo Ortega and his son Kaysen Ortega, 2, survey the damage to a shopping center after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock

Arturo Ortega and his son Kaysen Ortega, 2, survey the damage to a shopping center after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock

Arturo Ortega and his son Kaysen Ortega, 2, survey the damage to a shopping center after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock

An aerial photo made with a drone shows damage done when a series of tornadoes passed through, near Hutto, Texas

An aerial photo made with a drone shows damage done when a series of tornadoes passed through, near Hutto, Texas

An aerial photo made with a drone shows damage done when a series of tornadoes passed through, near Hutto, Texas

Pictured: an extreme close-range intercept of a massive tornado outside of Crockett, Texas Monday

Pictured: an extreme close-range intercept of a massive tornado outside of Crockett, Texas Monday

Pictured: an extreme close-range intercept of a massive tornado outside of Crockett, Texas Monday

A tornado tears through Crockett, Texas on Monday, causing widespread damage to houses and buildings in the area

A tornado tears through Crockett, Texas on Monday, causing widespread damage to houses and buildings in the area

A tornado tears through Crockett, Texas on Monday, causing widespread damage to houses and buildings in the area

Pictured: large hail storm accompanies a tornado outside of Crockett, Texas on Monday

Pictured: large hail storm accompanies a tornado outside of Crockett, Texas on Monday

Pictured: large hail storm accompanies a tornado outside of Crockett, Texas on Monday

Pictured: damage at the Jacksboro High School gymnasium after the tornado Monday

Pictured: damage at the Jacksboro High School gymnasium after the tornado Monday

Pictured: damage at the Jacksboro High School gymnasium after the tornado Monday

A view of a damaged store after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock, Texas

A view of a damaged store after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock, Texas

A view of a damaged store after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock, Texas

A storm system had been predicted to bring strong tornadoes and large hail to parts of Texas on Monday, then move toward the Deep South, where forecasters warned a severe weather outbreak was possible Tuesday.

Parts of central and east Texas, especially the Austin and College Station areas, also saw severe storms reported as tornadoes, the National Weather Service said. 

Photographs posted on social media showed damage to buildings in the Austin suburbs of Round Rock and Elgin. No injuries were immediately reported.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said during a news conference Monday night in suburban Austin’s Williamson County that the ‘devastating’ storms caused significant damage but the state would stand ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with those affected, and he was thankful that there no reports of fatalities. 

‘We know there are many people whose lives have been completely disrupted and people who’ve lost their homes,’ Abbott said. 

‘At the very same time… it may be a miracle also, because even though there’s been some devastating physical damage, to my knowledge, as of right now, there is no report of loss of life, which is just stunning.’

Abbott credited local residents with taking shelter early, and local media who helped report approaching storms.

Logan Kipka (L), an employee, and Jone Latterell-Loganimoce, co-owner of an Uptown Cheapskate franchise location, sit outside the damaged store after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock

Logan Kipka (L), an employee, and Jone Latterell-Loganimoce, co-owner of an Uptown Cheapskate franchise location, sit outside the damaged store after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock

Logan Kipka (L), an employee, and Jone Latterell-Loganimoce, co-owner of an Uptown Cheapskate franchise location, sit outside the damaged store after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock

A crew from a towing company works to right a vehicle that was damaged after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock

A crew from a towing company works to right a vehicle that was damaged after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock

A crew from a towing company works to right a vehicle that was damaged after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock

Michael Talamantez looks at his house on Stratford Drive in Round Rock, Texas, after it was destroyed by a tornado while he was inside on Monday March 21, 2022

Michael Talamantez looks at his house on Stratford Drive in Round Rock, Texas, after it was destroyed by a tornado while he was inside on Monday March 21, 2022

Michael Talamantez looks at his house on Stratford Drive in Round Rock, Texas, after it was destroyed by a tornado while he was inside on Monday March 21, 2022

People look at the damage after a tornado hit a shopping center near I-35 and SH 45 in Round Rock, Texas, on Monday

People look at the damage after a tornado hit a shopping center near I-35 and SH 45 in Round Rock, Texas, on Monday

People look at the damage after a tornado hit a shopping center near I-35 and SH 45 in Round Rock, Texas, on Monday

Commuters stand near their damaged automobiles at the site of a vehicle accident after heavy rain in Bryan, Texas on Monday

Commuters stand near their damaged automobiles at the site of a vehicle accident after heavy rain in Bryan, Texas on Monday

Commuters stand near their damaged automobiles at the site of a vehicle accident after heavy rain in Bryan, Texas on Monday

Extreme structural damage shown in an aerial photo taken by drone on Monday near Hutto, Texas

Extreme structural damage shown in an aerial photo taken by drone on Monday near Hutto, Texas

Extreme structural damage shown in an aerial photo taken by drone on Monday near Hutto, Texas

Texas bad weather hits the Dallas and Fort Worth county area, issuing tornado watches around the area

Texas bad weather hits the Dallas and Fort Worth county area, issuing tornado watches around the area

Texas bad weather hits the Dallas and Fort Worth county area, issuing tornado watches around the area

The rain was expected to bring relief to some areas of Texas hit by wildfires, but windy weather was expected to follow.

On Tuesday, areas of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama could see ‘a regional severe weather outbreak,’ the Storm Prediction Center said. That area, including the cities of Baton Rouge and Jackson, Mississippi, could see strong tornadoes Tuesday, forecasters said.

Federal and state authorities in Louisiana reminded thousands of hurricane survivors living in government-provided mobile homes and recreational vehicle trailers to have an evacuation plan because the structures might not withstand the expected weather.

More than 8,000 households are living in such temporary quarters, Bob Howard, spokesman for a joint information center for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Louisiana Governor´s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said Monday.

In a joint statement, the agencies said floods may cause the most damage.

A view of a damaged vehicle after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock, Texas

A view of a damaged vehicle after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock, Texas

A view of a damaged vehicle after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock, Texas

People look at an overturned truck in a parking lot after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock, Texas

People look at an overturned truck in a parking lot after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock, Texas

People look at an overturned truck in a parking lot after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock, Texas

Arturo Ortega and his son Kaysen Ortega, 2, survey the damage to a shopping center after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock

Arturo Ortega and his son Kaysen Ortega, 2, survey the damage to a shopping center after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock

Arturo Ortega and his son Kaysen Ortega, 2, survey the damage to a shopping center after a tornado in a widespread storm system touched down in Round Rock

‘Repeated bouts of heavy rainfall can occur over the same areas, increasing the risk for flooding,’ the statement said. 

‘Move to higher ground if you hear of flood warnings.’

Nearly 1,800 households in trailers provided directly by FEMA are unable to return yet to homes damaged or destroyed by hurricanes Laura and Delta in 2020, according to a news release last week. 

Another 1,600 trailers were deployed for Hurricane Ida’s displaced households, Howard said, and Louisiana has set out more than 4,400 RV trailers for Ida´s victims under a test program paid for by FEMA.

Anyone living in state or FEMA temporary housing needs to keep cellphones on and fully charged, with the volume high and severe weather alerts enabled, the agencies said.

‘The danger is expected to be highest at night,’ they added.

And, the release noted, the mobile homes and RV trailers are government property that cannot be moved.