Strong storms hit Central Texas region

Posted: 10:21 AM, Oct 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-14 15:21:20Z
Strong storms hit Central Texas region

Folks in the Hillsboro area got the rough weather first Saturday afternoon, as fast-moving wind toppled trees. 

In Bynum and Malone, you could see the storm clouds coming for miles. Lots of people took cover to prepare for the coming storm. 

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touchdown in Bynum. 

In Waxahachie, the storm caused some serious damage at the high school, toppling light poles, metal fences and even trucks. 

Around 2 pm, powerful, tornado-warned storms developed around the south end of Lake Waco and headed east.

Some of the pictures showed what looked like a cloud-like wall.

As sirens went off around the Waco area, you could see the dark clouds heading in.

In Hewitt, folks could see the sky darken and the storm headed their way, fast.

Finger-like clouds descended from the skies, in a sign of danger.

Rain began to fall as tornado sirens sounded the alarm.

Strong storms raked over the Central Texas Marketplace and then headed to the north and northeast, skirting just to the east of I-35 and south of Bellmead. From there it moved east toward Hallsburg and Mart.

A tweet from the Waco Fire Department shows how the heavy rain filled the drainage basin near Franklin and New Roads where rescue crews had to pull two men out of the rushing water.

From there, the storm headed to Groesbeck, Mart, Fairfield, Mexia and Buffalo, where another tornado was believed to have touched down. 

The storm left scattered damage and a big cleanup for lots of central Texans.

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