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Several homes and buildings sustained heavy damage after at least six tornadoes tore through southeast Texas, leaving tens of thousands of people without power.
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Photos: Tornadoes leave trail of damage in southeast Texas


Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 1:39 - Storms packing heavy rains, lashing winds and tornadoes hit the Houston metropolitan area on Tuesday, ripping roofs off homes, blowing windows out of frames, and leaving tens of thousands of people without power.

There were no initial reports of major injuries or deaths from the storm that led the Weather Service to temporarily issue a tornado warning for large parts of Houston, the nation's fourth most-populous city. 

Houston's Hobby Airport issued a temporary ground stop due to the storm, while the Houston Independent School District advised its more than 215,000 students and school staff to shelter in place while the storm passed. 

CenterPoint Energy Inc said more than 20,000 customers on Tuesday morning were without power after the storm passed through the region.


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BELOW: Photos, video of storm damage across Texas

 
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