Tornado pushes through Humble, Montgomery, knocking down trees and power for several residents
HUMBLE, Texas - Residents of Humble and Montgomery, Texas were shaken by a tornado overnight Sunday, damaging several structures, trees, and power lines throughout the area.
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The National Weather Service (NWS) described the tornado in Humble as an EF-1, which involves high winds moving up to 110 miles per hour. No injuries were reported, but crews spent several hours clearing up and removing knocked-down trees and debris off the streets.
One home in the 7600 block of Pine Hollow, for example, had a tree come down in the front yard. Several other trees came down through the North Hollow neighborhood.
"The house just shook when it happened and this was like around 1:30 a.m., almost 1:40 a.m.," Priscilla Mara, a North Hollow resident said. "We were just watching movies, actually. So when that happened, it just, it gave us a big fright, like it scared us to death."
A second tornado touched down in Montgomery County, which the NWS classified as EF-0, meaning less severe than the one in Humble, as winds are much lighter, moving up to 65 miles per hour.
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It made headway around 10 p.m. where our cameras saw several locations with roof damages, perimeter fences and trees knocked down. Nearly 4,700 people were without power as a result.