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At least 6 tornadoes sweep through Texas, US (VIDEO)

At least 6 tornadoes sweep through Texas, US (VIDEO)Residents of a coastal area south-west of Houston are cleaning up debris after severe storms, including at least six tornadoes, swept through the area Tuesday.

This is reported by Associated Press.

At least six people were injured in Van Vleck, about 70 miles south-west of Houston, by a weak tornado rated by a federal survey team as an EF1, with winds of 86 to 110 mph.

A preliminary review of the damage in Van Vleck indicates up to four homes were destroyed and several others damaged, said Doug Matthes, emergency management coordinator for Matagorda County. Seven people were transported by ambulance for medical care and it's not clear how many more may have been taken to hospitals by private vehicle, he said. The seven people taken by ambulance didn't appear to have serious injuries, he said.

An EF2 tornado with winds of 111 to 135 mph caused extensive damage to subdivisions 27 miles south-west of Houston. A weak tornado also was confirmed in Wharton, about 55 miles south-west of Houston.



The weather service had issued tornado warnings for dozens of counties extending from the San Antonio area to Southeast Texas.

Elsewhere, more than 3 inches of rain fell in some areas west of Austin, and rain was mixing with snow in the Texas Panhandle, resulting in slick roads and delays in school openings.
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