BASTROP COUNTY, Texas - Several tornadoes touched down in Central Texas as strong storms ripped through the region Tuesday morning.
About 8:30 a.m. the storm clouds twisted into a funnel cloud near Luling.
“It was raining, it wasn’t thundering, it wasn’t lightning, it wasn’t windy, just rain,” said Raelynn Long, who was helping locate cows when she spotted the tornado.
“We left the driveway of the place we were at, came back in a little bit of brush, and we got on the other side of the brush, we looked up and we were like, ‘Hey, there’s a tornado right there,’” Long said.
Long said the tornado was on the ground for a couple of minutes before it retreated back into the sky.
Around 9:40 a.m., officials also reported a tornado near Cedar Creek, ten miles southwest of Bastrop.
The National Weather Service confirmed another tornado was located about one mile northwest of the Smithville Airport around 11 a.m. The twisters in Bastrop County split some trees in half and tore the roof off of a shed. So far, no injuries have been reported.
Luckily, Long said the tornado she spotted was in an open field with no homes or barns in its path.
“Not much damage. I mean, it was big, but it didn’t look real strong,” said Long.