Multiple Tornadoes Wreak Havoc in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is reeling after at least four tornadoes struck the city on late Sunday evening and Monday morning.

City officials say that more than 100 homes were damaged. Thankfully, the San Antonio Fire Department reports there were only five minor injuries.

On Monday evening, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor issued a disaster declaration in San Antonio as the first step to getting state and federal aid to help recovery efforts.

Around midnight on Sunday, an EF-1 tornado with winds of 105 mph touched down in an area near the Quarry shopping center roughly five miles north of downtown. The tornado covered at least four and a half miles, damaging 43 homes and completely leveling three structures.

Another tornado, an EF-0 with a path of 1.6 miles and winds of 70 mph, touched down near Windcrest and Converse.

In the Northern Hills neighborhood, an EF-1 with winds of 110 mph, covered a path of 1.4 miles.

The fourth confirmed tornado, an EF-0 with winds of 85 mph, formed east of Schoenthal road in northeast San Antonio.

This video from YouTube user Gerardo Tovar shows the devastation in his neighborhood where one of the tornadoes struck.


As of Tuesday morning, thousands of residents were still without power.

Two EF-2 tornados also struck Thrall in Williamson County. CBS News reports at least 20 homes were damaged, and a dozen auto-carrier train cars were toppled.

A storm system that formed that formed in Southern California on Friday was the source of the storms that struck both Texas and Oklahoma over the weekend.

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Multiple Tornadoes Wreak Havoc in San Antonio, Texas