Storms cause damage in Central Texas

Several warnings were issued overnight In Central Texas as storms caused damage throughout the area. Most of the damage was east and south of Austin.

The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes touched down in Williamson County near Thrall. 

Thrall Fire Chief Mike Moellenberg says most damage occurred to sheds and barns with damage reported to windows, roofs and cars. Thrall school campus also reportedly suffered some damage.

The main issue was a derailment of about a dozen train cars just east of Thrall off Highway 79. The train was carrying motor vehicles and no injuries have been reported.

In Mustang Ridge there was debris along some roads and several homes were damaged.

Austin Energy says the storms caused damage to some of it s more than 11,000 miles of power lines. Most of the damage was caused by wind bringing down poles or tree limbs falling onto power lines. 

As of 7:30 a.m. about 6,900 Austin Energy customers remain without power 

Full restoration is expected by mid-day Wednesday, Feb. 22; however, most customers’ power will be restored before then.

If you need help, you can call the Red Cross Office in Austin at 512-928-4271 or the national number 1-800-733-2767. 

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