Weather

Tornado causes damage in Southeast Texas as line of severe storms moves across region

SOUTHEAST TEXAS — A line of severe storms moved across Southeast Texas, packing a tornado and torrential rains that caused damage and flooding across several parts of the region.

Mary Phan, Jacob Howell and Brad Oldbury took video of the tornado as it crossed I-10 near Highway 62 and other locations in Orange County.

You can see the tornado crossing near the Flying J Truckstop.

KFDM Chief Meteorologist Greg Bostwick says the twister dropped down at about 8:30 a.m. in Orange County and traveled about 30 miles in one hour before lifting back up into the sky in Newton County.

First responders say a woman was seriously hurt when her mobile home overturned in Orange County.

County Judges in Orange and Newton Counties have issued Disaster Declarations.

Thousands of Entergy customers are without electricity.

Written by KFDM/FOX4

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