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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The National Weather Service confirmed there was a tornado in Williamson County. A round of severe thunderstorms moved into Central Texas Monday night, bringing strong winds and some rain.
An earlier round of scattered showers Monday provided the area with rain for the second time in a little over a week.
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A fire station in Jarrell was damaged during the storm, according to a spokesperson with Williamson County.
The ESD 5 Fire Station, located at 155 County Road 313, had part of its roof blown off as well as doors. The spokesperson said no one at the station was hurt.
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People can report damage from the storms to the state with the Texas Department of Emergency Management’s iStat portal, a Williamson County spokesperson said.
Reports of damage to Williamson County ESD 5 Fire Station, located at 155 County Rd 313, Jarrell, Texas, during a possible tornado earlier Monday night. Part of the roof was blown off and the doors were as well, but no one was hurt, a Williamson County spokesperson said.
Parts of a roof were also ripped from two different homes.
8,740 Austin Energy customers without power.
Strong winds have turned over multiple vehicles and 18-wheelers on I-35, the Jarrell Office of Emergency Management posted on its Facebook. The interstate is shut down near the 11400 block.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for several Central Texas counties, including Austin area.
Reports of damage, vehicles in ditches, including 18-wheeler, along I-35 in Jarrell area.
Tornado Warning issued for Williamson County, potential for tornado on ground south of Jarrell. Take shelter if you’re in the area.
Trained weather spotter reports hail, tree limbs down, and power outages in Lampasas.
Tornado Watch issued for the following areas until midnight: Bastrop County, Burnet County, Caldwell County, Fayette County, Hays County, Lampasas County, Lee County, Milam County, Travis County, Williamson County.