Several people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. The twister damaged at … Winds reached 140 mph in a deadly tornado that tore through the city of Onalaska on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. Debbie Burns, 55, said she felt her house lift. likes, dislikes, news of activities for Onalaskans, fun stuff, happy thoughts. Onalaska Tornado Update . NO COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING! Nita Bryan, who lives on a street north of Yaupon Cove, said her husband threw his body into her to keep her from being pulled into the wind. Mayra Jimenez’s trailer flattened entirely, moving off its base and scattering in pieces over the land behind it. The Robins family owns one of the 46 houses thought to be beyond repair. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. U.S. Texas Tornado Storm Weather A devestating twister struck eastern Texas on Wednesday evening, causing widespread damage across Onalaska, Polk County. Larry Rollins surveys the damage to his home in the aftermath of WednesdayÕs tornado, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Onalaska. POLK COUNTY, Texas — An EF-3 tornado ripped through Onalaska, Texas in Polk County Wednesday, killing three people and injuring 33 others. At least five people were rescued in Canyon Park and officials said at least two of the people were in critical condition. Pamela Davis, 69, stood in her kitchen on Thursday, visible through an empty door frame. (NWS Houston/Galveston WFO) Análisis de la atmósfera capturado por una radiosonda de la Universidad Texas A&M el 22 de abril de 2020. Samantha Ketterer is a reporter on the Houston Chronicle’s breaking news team. If you need help with the Public File, call (713) 778-4745. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. The twister left significant damage in its wake, downing trees and power poles and destroying multi-level homes. Onalaska is … Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Byron Lyons said a good amount of damage has been reported in the Onalaska area and Seven Oaks areas. Three people died and 20 to 30 people were injured in Onalaska, Texas, the Polk County Office of Emergency Management said in a statement. YouTube Tornado damage in Onalaska, Texas On Wednesday, a tornado hit eastern Texas, causing serious damage throughout Onalaska, in Polk County. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. It crossed the lake and struck the city of Onalaska and continued across much of Polk County. As of 7 a.m. Eastern time Thursday, there had been 24 tornadoes reported across Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Louisiana. Thursday morning, they assessed the wreckage as two poodles pawed over shingles and branches in the yard, and friends traversed the second story under an open sky. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. Polk County subdivisions hit hardest by tornado, (Polk County Emergency Management, Texas). Josh Valderez helps salvage items out of Julie Black's home after a tornado ripped through the area on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Onalaska, Texas. Box 880 Onalaska, Texas 77360. “When we got in the bathtub, the roof left. Down the winding streets of the Yaupon Cove neighborhood where they live, homes and trailers mirrored similar points of destruction. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. 2 of 100 Neighbors gather on the front lawn of a heavily damaged home on Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado ripped through the area in Onalaska, Texas. The Astrodome renovation plan, without funding or Hidalgo’s support, is all but dead, Internet roasts Sen. 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On April 22, a tornado touched down on the west coast of Lake Livingston in San Jacinto County. Preliminary info shows deadly, destructive Onalaska tornado hit EF-1 and EF-2 wind speeds Three people were killed in the hardest hit area of … Shelton said there were a lot of powerlines and trees that were downed by the twister. An elderly woman who narrowly escaped being flattened by her house’s collapse sat alongside a neighbor who happened to be a nurse as two others steered the boat. Michael LaPoint, left, and his friend J.R. Cantu salvage what they can out of LaPoint's destroyed home Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday in Onalaska, Texas. Later Thursday, search and rescue teams continued additional passes in neighborhoods, primarily to assess homes’ infrastructure. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. A woman received medical attention after an apparent tornado touched down Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Onalaska, Texas. Onalaska police say four subdivisions in the town were badly affected by the tornado including Canyon Park and Yaupon Cove where multiple people had to be rescued Wednesday night. They rescued their neighbors, they mourned the loss of their homes, they got ready to rebuild. “Last night, people were hugging each other because we were just happy to be alive.”. Robin Black walks past a doorway as she sifts through the rubble of her home Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday in Onalaska, Texas. Move over, tiny homes. More than 1,700 people live within the city of Onalaska. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. Damage from an apparent tornado in Onalaska, Texas, is seen from above Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Nita Bryan is reflected in a broken mirror as she surveys the damage Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado destroyed home Wednesday night in Onalaska, Texas. Our hearts are with our fellow Texans tonight and the state will continue to do everything it can to support those affected by this severe weather.”. Michael LaPoint, right, takes a drink of water a he and his friend J.R. Cantu, left, salvage what they can out of LaPoint's destroyed home Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado ripped through the area Wednesday night in Onalaska, Texas. At least three people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. Michael LaPoint carries clothes out of his damaged home Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday in Onalaska, Texas. The National Weather Service in Houston was sending experts to the site Thursday to confirm the tornado and assess the damage to determine how strong the winds were. 3 killed, at least 20 injured after tornado rips through Onalaska in Polk County Wednesday ONALASKA, Texas – At least 20 people were injured and three people were killed after a tornado … Maynard was inside his home when Wednesday's tornado devastated the area. Abbott also said that the Texas Division of Emergency Management field staff, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, Texas Department of State Health Services ambulance services and more medical resources are engaged with the community and more assistance is en route. Several people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. HEAR their story. The family hunkering down inside was unharmed! April 23, 2020, 1:00 PM Social media pictures and video show extensive damage in Onalaska, Texas, which is around 90 miles north of Houston. Just hours after the tornado ripped through the area, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement. Tab PetriÕs surveys what is left of his storage business in the aftermath of WednesdayÕs tornado, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Onalaska. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. He told KPRC 2 he saw at least a dozen homes with severe damage. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. Courtney Burton carries items as she helps her parents salvage what they can from their heavily damaged home Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado ripped through the area Wednesday night in Onalaska, Texas. The COVID-19 case count — at 17 and no deaths — isn’t as high as other areas, but residents remain vigilant and practice social distancing, Murphy said. Polk County Judge Sydney Murphy issued a disaster declaration Wednesday night after the tornado struck due to the “significant threats to life, health and property.”. She said the wind lifted the baby, but she clung tightly. The National Weather Service said the “confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado” touched down at about 6 p.m. It’s unclear how large the tornado was, but the county judge said it had a wide swath. Julie Black, who survived Wednesday night's tornado by sheltering herself in a bathtub, shielding her baby with her body, works to salvage items out of her home Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Onalaska, Texas. David Maynard sifts through the rubble searching for his wallet Thursday, April 23, 2020, after Wednesday night's tornado in Onalaska, Texas destroyed the home. 'Barndominiums' have arrived to the Houston area. THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER BOARDS FOR THAT. There are still tornado watches in effect until 2 p.m. for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The twister struck just as the community of about 1,800 residents was dealing with the novel coronavirus. James Bryan wipes his brow as he works to clean up damage Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado destroyed homes Wednesday night in Onalaska, Texas. “I’ve had hurricane damage, but not this,” the 72-year-old said. Among the dead was Taylor Holbert, the man on the makeshift stretcher. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. A dog walks past overturned trailers Thursday, April 23, 2020, where a tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday in Onalaska. “Everything started swirling,” she said. … Hi/Low, RealFeel®, precip, radar, & everything you need to be ready for the day, commute, and weekend! The Texas Department of Criminal Justice identified Holbert and his 27-year-old partner, Brooke Ivey, as prison employees and two of the victims. The group called 911 repeatedly, waiting hours for an ambulance, but didn’t get one on time to save the 29-year-old, said Debbie Robins, Kip’s wife and the neighbor who was on the boat. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. Nita Bryan walks through her heavily damaged bedroom Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday night in Onalaska, Texas. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. It’s the first deadly tornado in … NO POLITICS!! A tree is shown fallen through the roof of a house on Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado ripped through the area Wednesday night in Onalaska, Texas. Bruce Davis, left, and Courtney Burton work to salvage what they can from Davis' heavily damaged home Thursday, April 23, 2020, after Wednesday night's tornado in Onalaska, Texas. 'It was horrific': Tornado devastates small Texas town of Onalaska. He worked over three years as an Industrial Specialist. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. City of Onalaska, Texas. As metal prices rise during COVID, theft of catalytic converters skyrockets, 3 Harris County defendants no longer to face death penalty prosecutions, Woman dies in accidental shooting at north Houston home, As Texas leaders claim COVID vaccines are sitting on shelves, hospitals and pharmacies beg for more. Few houses in the Yaupon Cove neighborhood emerged unscathed. But plenty live there full-time. She will likely have to demolish her home. David Maynard sifts through the rubble searching for his wallet Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado destroyed his home on Wednesday in Onalaska. ONALASKA, Texas – At least 20 people were injured and three people were killed after a tornado ripped through multiple neighborhoods in Onalaska in Polk County Wednesday evening, according to the Polk County Office of Emergency Management. ONALASKA — A crowd of seven traveled across Kickapoo Creek in a pontoon boat, rushing to a road where they could call an ambulance. The tornado was one of several storms that also struck Oklahoma and Louisiana, killing at least four more. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. A flag is placed in the roots of a fallen tree on Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado ripped through the area Wednesday in Onalaska, Texas. “I couldn’t do anything to help him,” Debbie Robins said. Men work on a damaged home in the Yaupon Cove subdivision after WednesdayÕs tornado, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Onalaska. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. “You’re at the Lord’s mercy.”. Samantha graduated from the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism, where she started her reporting career working for The Daily Texan. The apparent tornado that tore through the East Texas town Wednesday night injured three of the vessel’s passengers, and they needed aid quicker than they could find it. Not everyone made it. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. ONALASKA, Texas — The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has identified two employees killed during a tornado that swept through Polk … A damaged home in the Yaupon Cove subdivision is seen the aftermath of WednesdayÕs tornado, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Onalaska. Brett Coomer and Julian Gill contributed to this report. Onalaska, in Polk County, is … Johnny Michael helps cut down a tree that fell into his uncleÕs home during WednesdayÕs tornado, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Onalaska. Utility poles are knocked off their foundation, dropping power lines Thursday, April 23, 2020 after a tornado ripped a swath of destruction through the area Wednesday night in Onalaska, Texas. Three people died, and 33 were injured. Maynard was inside his home when the tornado devastated the area. A boy on the boat screamed in pain as his grandmother offered comfort. VIDEO: Residents describe terrifying moments they saw a tornado touch down in Polk County Wednesday. “It’s gone.”. She and her family tried recovering what they could on Thursday, but it was hard to get through the rubble. A pair of Wicked Witch of the East legs are perches on the back of a chair in a destroyed home Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado ripped through the area Wednesday night in Onalaska, Texas. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. A man gasped for breath, sprawled out on a door that had unhinged in the wind and served as his makeshift gurney. Residents were warned of the storm’s approach through a reverse 911 alert, Murphy said. Polk County Emergency Management said anyone who might need shelter is asked to go to Dunbar Gym in Livingston as the schools in Onalaska have lost power. When he got to Onalaska, the tornado had already ripped through the area. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. According to the ABC13 weather team, the last time a deadly tornado hit Southeast Texas was in Tomball in April 2016. In a stark reversal from the past several weeks, barely a mask was in sight after the storm. Otherwise, she knew there was little else she could do. The community has no public siren. The tornado caused major damage in … The third victim was identified only as a man in his 50s. Standing yards away from a spot where the kitchen wall flipped upside down and landed against a tree, Jimenez, 40, described shielding her 10-month-old granddaughter from the overpowering tornado. The tornado sliced the community horizontally, the once towering pine trees now crisscrossed over yards and cutting some houses down the middle. National Weather Service storm spotter Ian Shelton told KPRC 2 he started chasing the storm in the early afternoon. A separate storm which appeared to have a tornado on the ground tore through the counties of Tyler and Jasper. 2 of 43 Nita Bryan is reflected in a broken mirror as she surveys the damage Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado destroyed home Wednesday night in Onalaska, Texas. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city Wednesday night. A woman walks past a destroyed home Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday night in Onalaska, Texas. At least three people were killed and more than 30 people were injured when a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. Neighbors gather on the front lawn of a heavily damaged home on Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado ripped through the area Wednesday night in Onalaska, Texas. Robin Black walks through the rubble of her home as Rhonda Woods and Annie Woods sit on a couch Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado ripped through the area on Wednesday in Onalaska, Texas. She later interned for the Houston Chronicle’s metro desk and Austin bureau and was a reporting fellow for the Dallas Morning News’ state bureau. 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