Bryan hit with Severe Weather

Posted at 11:12 PM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 16:01:17-04

The Bryan, College Station area was hit with several serious weather events.

Tornado damage left several communities damaged and area schools on lockdown.

According to Police, the tornado touched down just before 1 p.m. on Boonville. The tornado traveled Northeast, hitting the communities of Wheeler Ridge, Green Valley, and Miramont.

Officers say there were no fatalities or serious injuries, but there was significant damage to property. Several trees were uprooted and causing additional damage to homes and cars.

Wheeler Ridge resident, Melvin Moore, was home when the tornado hit. He and his granddaughter took cover in the bathtub while the storm passed through.

“Hear stuff popping and blowing outside and it was rough,” Moore said.

In what he describes as thirty seconds, part of his roof was gone and front fence collapsed. Moore said it was the worst storm he had witnessed.

“I know that this goes on across the nation but when you're up close and personal---it's overwhelming,” Moore said.

After the tornado passed, the heavy rain continued, causing flooding in several areas of the city. Emergency shut down major roadways in the area including Highway 6 after creeks and rivers began to overflow.

Officials warned residents to stay home until the water let up. There were some reports of drivers stuck in the water along Highway 6, however,the roadway re-opened around 7 p.m.

The National Weather Service out of Houston is set to survey the area affected by the tornado giving it a rating tomorrow.

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