A tornado that made landfall on the Texas coast Thursday evening left some residents homeless and destroyed dozens of homes, according to officials.
No injuries were reported, and officials said they are working to determine if there were any injuries to the storm’s victims.
The storm was centered around the city of Denton and was moving west at 10 mph at the time of its landfall, according the National Hurricane Center.
The National Weather Service said that by 5:00 p.m., the storm had moved west to the south and was forecast to move back to the east by 5 a.m.
A tornado watch was in effect in Texas for the greater Houston area.
A watch was also in effect for portions of the San Antonio area, Texas Gov.
Greg Abbott said in a statement.
In Houston, the National Weather Protection Agency said winds had moved eastward at about 4 mph at 5:30 p. m. and then increased to 12 mph at 7:30 a. m., causing damage to some homes and power outages in parts of the city.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said there were no reported injuries or damage to people.
The National Weather Center said the storm could cause power outage and flooding in parts if it made landfall.
The storm was moving slowly on the surface, and the storm surge could be high enough to inundate some homes in the city, the Weather Service wrote in its storm watch issued at 3:35 p. tm.
The tornado was moving at about 10 mph and was expected to be strong enough to create dangerous waves, according a statement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Officials in Texas have said that the storm caused a significant amount of damage and was a major threat to the state, but it did not pose a significant risk to people or property.
The area was under a mandatory evacuation order, but officials have said they had not seen any problems.