Tornado warning in Texas where at least 23 people hurt and homes destroyed as twister rips through Austin & Salado

Tornado warning in Texas where at least 23 people hurt and homes destroyed as twister rips through Austin & Salado

AT least 23 people were hurt and homes were destroyed as a tornado ripped through parts of Texas Tuesday.

Tornado warnings were issued throughout parts of Austin and Salado as first responders assisted crews in rescue operations.

A tornado damaged between 15 to 20 homes in Texas, injuring at least 23 people
A tornado damaged between 15 to 20 homes in Texas, injuring at least 23 peopleCredit: Texas Division of Emergency Management/Facebook
According to the Bell County Sheriff, there have been no serious injuries or deaths
According to the Bell County Sheriff, there have been no serious injuries or deathsCredit: Fox 7 Austin

Sheriff Eddy Lange from Bell County stated that at least 15 to 20 homes were either damaged or destroyed west of Salado.

Despite the extensive damage, Lange said there were no serious injuries or deaths reported.

“We dodged a bullet,” said Lange.

Hail as big as 5.5 inches was also reported in Salado. One user on social media shared an image comparing the massive hail to her hand.

Other hailstones were reported in Arkansas and South Dakota, according to the National Weather Service.

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