Tornado Warning for Galveston County TX

HOUSTON/GALVESTON, TX (1122 PM CDT Thu May 9 2019) — The National Weather Service in League City has issued a Tornado Warning for Central Galveston County in southeastern Texas until 1145 PM CDT. At 1122 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Bayou Vista, or over La Marque, moving southeast at 25 mph. HAZARD: Tornado. SOURCE: Radar indicated rotation. Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. This dangerous storm will be near Bayou Vista around 1125 PM CDT. Tiki Island around 1135 PM CDT. Galveston Causeway and Offatts Bayou around 1140 PM CDT. Galveston Pier 21, Scholes Field, Schlitterbahn, Moody Gardens, Galveston Pleasure Pier, The Strand and Pelican Island around 1145 PM CDT. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. Heavy rainfall may hide this tornado. Do not wait to see or hear the tornado. TAKE COVER NOW! This cluster of thunderstorms is capable of producing tornadoes and widespread significant wind damage. Do not wait to see or hear the tornado. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

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