A series of tornadoes that touched down north of Austin, Texas on Tuesday injured 23 people and left a trail of destruction in their wake.
A twister that sped through Bell Country around 6 p.m. covered a total of seven miles on the ground, tearing apart houses in the rural area with “not much left,” District Judge David Blackburn told KXAS-TV.
“Trees, big trees uprooted, fallen, stripped,” Blackburn told the outlet.
“In many places, buildings have really been reduced to rubble. Power lines, power poles scattered everywhere. It’s pretty devastating.”
Of the injured Texans, 12 people remained hospitalized — one in critical condition, and 11 were treated and discharged or denied medical attention, the station judge said.
No deaths were reported.
About 900 miles away, tornado warnings were in effect in Iowa Tuesday night.
Storm Chaser captured stunning shots of a massive cyclone heading towards Gilmore City at approximately 6:20 p.m
No injuries were immediately reported, according to The Des Moines Register.
A record number of tornadoes were reported in the United States last month, according to the National Weather Service. At least 219 hurricanes were reported in March, more than double the monthly average.
Federal officials have warned that warmer temperatures associated with climate change are leading to more intense and frequent gyres on the Great Plains and Southeast.
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