A tornado ripped through several neighborhoods in Onalaska in Polk County Wednesday evening, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The worst of the damage was along Lake Livingston and in the city of Onalaska… At least three people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. Here's what's to come from NASA, Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos. Josh Valderez helps salvage items out of Julie Black's home after a tornado ripped through the area on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Onalaska, Texas. She later interned for the Houston Chronicle's metro desk and Austin bureau and was a reporting fellow for the Dallas Morning News' state bureau. Several people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Byron Lyons said a good amount of damage has been reported in the Onalaska area and Seven Oaks areas. YouTube Tornado damage in Onalaska, Texas On Wednesday, a tornado hit eastern Texas, causing serious damage throughout Onalaska, in Polk County. Three people were killed, and at least 20 were hurt. The devastation caused by storms that tore through East Texas last month can be seen from satellite images shared by NASA. It crossed the lake and struck the city of Onalaska and continued across much of Polk County. A tree is shown fallen through the roof of a house on Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado ripped through the area in Onalaska, Texas. 2021 could be a huge year for space. Tornado rips through East Texas city of Onalaska, killing 3 and injuring dozens. Onalaska Tornado Update The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is saddened to announce the deaths of two employees as a result of the Polk County tornado. A damaged home is seen after a tornado touched down, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Onalaska. Murphy, the county judge, said that the tornado destroyed 46 homes and damaged another 291. Scott J. Engle / Montgomery County Police Reporter Show More Show Less 66 of 76 Donny Raley, the city’s emergency manager, said the storm hit around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and caused widespread damage. At least three people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. Polk County officials said that three people were killed when a tornado ripped through the Onalaska community Wednesday. POLK COUNTY, Texas — Polk County emergency management officials are continuing to assess the damage caused by Wednesday's deadly tornado that reached … Reports of damage … The community has no public siren. Several people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. Among the areas affected was Onalaska, a … Call the Polk County Mission Center at 936 327-7634 for more information. Times Square crowd? Here's what's to come from NASA,... Houston doc begs public to stay home as hospital reaches capacity, Report: Cruz wrangled $35M in COVID-19 aid for billionaire donors, John Cornyn's nightmare brisket will haunt me forever, No, H-E-B does not have the COVID-19 vaccine for everyone (yet). POLK COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - Extensive storm damage has been reported in Polk County following Wednesday’s storm, and many injuries have been confirmed, as well as fatalities. KHOU's Air 11 is over the damage in Onalaska after a tornado tore through Polk County. The report added that the Onalaska tornado was the eighth multiple-fatality tornado for the counties served by the NWS Houston-Galveston forecast area since 1950. Robin Black walks past a doorway as she sifts through the rubble of her home after a tornado ripped through the area on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Onalaska, Texas. ". A damaged home in the Yaupon Cove subdivision is seen the aftermath of Wednesday’s tornado, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Onalaska. A large tornado that ripped across the southeast Texas town of Onalaska in Polk County about 6 p.m. CDT Wednesday killed three people and impacted more … Jay R. Jordan covers breaking news in the Houston area. Several people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. This webpage will be updated with more information about the storm as we learn more, including the results of today's damage survey. A Polk County official says more than 40 homes were destroyed. Overview On April 22, a tornado touched down on the west coast of Lake Livingston in San Jacinto County. A home is heavily damaged after a tornado ripped through the area on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Onalaska, Texas. Onalaska, in Polk County, is … Michael LaPoint carries clothes out of his damaged home after a tornado ripped through the area on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Onalaska, Texas. A dangerous tornado is headed for the Texas city of Jasper, roughly 130 miles northeast of Houston, the NWS says. Several people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. About 1,800 people live in the community, which is near Lake Livingston. At least five people were killed as severe weather raged across Texas, Oklahoma and the Southeastern United States on Wednesday. An apparent tornado killed three people and injured at least 20 more in and around the southeast Texas town of Onalaska. The National Weather Service in Houston is sending experts to the site Thursday to confirm the tornado and assess the damage to determine how strong the winds were. … Move over, tiny homes. Just about an hour after the tornado in Madill touched down, the same storm system also deposited a deadly tornado near the town of Onalaska in southeast Texas, about 75 miles north of … A separate storm which appeared to have a tornado on the ground tore through the counties of Tyler and Jasper. Several people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. Later Thursday, search and rescue teams continued additional passes in neighborhoods, primarily to assess the  infrastructure,  Murphy said, adding that no one has been reported missing. Several people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. Scott J. Engle / Montgomery County Police Reporter A … You can check out some … POLK COUNTY, Texas — Polk County emergency management officials are continuing to assess the damage caused by Wednesday's deadly tornado that reached EF-1 and EF-2 wind speeds between 86-135 mph. Several people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. Johnny Michael helps cut down a tree that fell into his uncle’s home during Wednesday’s tornado, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Onalaska. Damage from an apparent tornado in Onalaska, Texas, is seen from above Wednesday, April 22, 2020. 1 of 8 A car is seen in a ditch in Onalaska, Texas, after a tornado touched down in the area Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Several people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. We … Residents sift through the rubble of a home after a tornado ripped through the area on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Onalaska, Texas. The report added that the Onalaska tornado was the eighth multiple-fatality tornado for the counties served by the NWS Houston-Galveston forecast area since 1950. At least three people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. At least three people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. Maynard was in the home when the tornado blew through. Damage is seen to a home in the aftermath of Wednesday’s tornado, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Onalaska. The storm also caused severe damage to homes and other structures in the community of Seven Oaks. 1 of 8 A car is seen in a ditch in Onalaska, Texas, after a tornado touched down in the area Wednesday, April 22, 2020. POLK COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - Extensive storm damage has been reported in Polk County following Wednesday’s storm, and many injuries have been confirmed, as well as fatalities. At least three people in Texas were killed near Onalaska … Several people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. No, you're not on acid. Onalaska Volunteer Fire Department rescue crews avoided further injury by cutting the floor beneath him — freeing his legs so they could safely extricate him from the home. 1 Most severe tornado damage; see Enhanced Fujita scale: During the afternoon and evening of April 22, 2020, an outbreak of discrete supercell thunderstorms across portions of Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana led to widespread severe weather, including multiple strong tornadoes. Read him on our breaking news site, Chron.com, and our subscriber site, HoustonChronicle.com | Follow him on Twitter at @JayRJordan | Email him at jay.jordan@chron.com, NEWS IN YOUR INBOX: Sign up for breaking news email alerts from HoustonChronicle.com here. It was rated as high as an EF-3 tornado, with winds at 140 miles per hour, at one point during its track through Onalaska. Several people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. Volunteers responded quickly to provide help, Murphy said, adding that at one point, about 70 people showed up with chain saws and trackhoes to  open the roads. Jay R. Jordan writes about life behind the wheel for Chron.com, among other topics like the weather and hot takes on complimentary bread. Several people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. One Onalaska resident, Charles Stephens, who lives on a branch of Lake Livingston, told the Houston Chronicle late Wednesday that a woman in his neighborhood was found dead in the water. Nita Bryan is reflected in a broken mirror as she surveys the damage left after a tornado ripped through the area on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Onalaska, Texas. And within minutes, I was shouting, take cover, take cover. Maria Jimenez looks through the rubble of her sister's home searching for family photos and other family heirlooms on Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado ripped through the area in Onalaska, Texas. Corey Click, left, and Chris Wheeler stand in the second story of a home that lost its roof on Thursday, April 23, 2020 after a tornado ripped through the area in Onalaska, Texas. EF-3 damage estimated winds at 140 mph were identified in the Paradise Acres subdivision in Onalaska in Polk County. MORE ON THE TORNADO: 'Extremely dangerous' tornado moves through southeast Texas counties north of Houston. 2021 could be a huge year for space. “This community is now facing two disaster declarations at the same time, because amidst the Covid pandemic, we are having to try to assist people who are in serious, serious distress,” Murphy said. Polk County, where Onalaska, Texas, is located, issued a declaration of disaster on Wednesday night after the tornado hit. People toss a mattress out of a house that lost its roof after a tornado ripped through the area on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Onalaska, Texas. Loretta Moehle takes a break on the steps of a friends house on Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado ripped through the area and destroyed several homes in Onalaska, Texas. TDCJ is a family. According to the Enhanced Fujita Scale used to classify tornadoes, an EF-3 tornado has wind speeds of 136 to 165 mph. Published on Apr 22, 2020 A tornado ripped through several neighborhoods in Onalaska in Polk County Wednesday evening, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. POLK COUNTY, Texas — Polk County emergency management officials are continuing to assess the damage caused by Wednesday's deadly tornado that reached … A car is seen in a ditch after a tornado touched down, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Onalaska. Not this year, Minneapolis police release officer video in fatal shooting, Former US Sen. Saxby Chambliss recovering from stroke, Nashville assessing building damage from Christmas bombing, Last of singing McGuire Sisters dies in Vegas; Phyllis, 89, Chicago mayor meets with victim of botched police raid, Wisconsin hospital worker arrested for spoiled vaccine doses, Court: Ohio county order violated Christian schools' rights. Secret Service to add former Biden agents to presidential detail, Astros free agent George Springer reportedly down to two teams, A new frontier is opening in the search for extraterrestrial life. Thusrday morning wreckage from the tornado that ripped through the small East Texas city of Onalaska, about 85 miles north of Houston. A flag is placed in the roots of a fallen tree on Thursday, April 23, 2020, after a tornado ripped through the area in Onalaska, Texas. “Slowly but surely, we will be moving into long-term recovery,” Murphy said. Several people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. The National Weather Service said the twister touched down at about six o'clock last night. Tornado's damage to Onalaska seen from a satellite. Visit the tornado tab for a rough area that survey teams planned to investigate today for the tornado's damage path. More on the disaster: 'It was horrific': Tornado devastates small Texas town of Onalaska. ONALASKA, Texas – At least 20 people were injured and three people were killed after a tornado ripped through multiple neighborhoods in Onalaska in … Pictured is Onalaska, Texas, as seen from a satellite on April 30, 2020. Residents were warned of the storm's approach through a reverse 911 alert, Murphy said. A significant portion of the community is under a boil water notice and 28 residents have sought shelter with the American Red Cross, the county judge said. People wait outside the Yaupon Cove subdivision after a tornado touched down, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Onalaska. Samantha graduated from the University of Texas at Austin's School of Journalism, where she started her reporting career working for The Daily Texan. An apparent tornado killed three people and injured at least 20 more in and around the southeast Texas town of Onalaska. Just about an hour after the tornado in Madill touched down, the same storm system also deposited a deadly tornado near the town of Onalaska in southeast Texas, about 75 miles north of … We’re no strangers to tornadoes in southeast Texas. Significant damage in Onalaska, Texas from the … Bruce Davis, left, and Courtney Burton work to salvage what they can from Davis' heavily damaged home after a tornado ripped through the area on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Onalaska, Texas. In East Texas, at least three people were dead and as many as 30 others were injured after a twister touched down in the town of Onalaska, according to Seth W. Christensen, spokesman for the Texas Division of Emergency Management. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this tragic act of nature," according to a statement from TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier. 1 Most severe tornado damage; see Enhanced Fujita scale: During the afternoon and evening of April 22, 2020, an outbreak of discrete supercell thunderstorms across portions of Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana led to widespread severe weather, including multiple strong tornadoes. A tree is removed from a road after a tornado touched down, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Onalaska. The town of Onalaska in Polk County was the worst hit. At least three people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. A confirmed large and damaging tornado touched down in Onalaska, Texas Wednesday evening. Elsewhere, at least three people were killed when an apparent tornado touched down in south-east Texas near Onalaska, about 75 miles (120km) north of … “This community is now facing two disaster declarations at the same time, because amidst the COVID pandemic, we are having to try to assist people who are in serious, serious distress,” Murphy said. Reports of … The report added that the Onalaska tornado was the eighth multiple-fatality tornado for the counties served by the NWS Houston-Galveston forecast area since 1950. Michael LaPoint, left, and his friend J.R. Cantu salvage what they can out of LaPoint's destroyed home after a tornado ripped through the area on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Onalaska, Texas. Breitbart Texas witnessed the rescue of one high school teen who became trapped in his home when a massive tree fell during the tornado. A separate storm which appeared to have a tornado on the ground tore through the counties of Tyler and Jasper. (April 23) Video Transcript. Several people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. A tornado on April 22 damaged more than 290 homes, Polk County Judge Sydney Murphy previously told the Chronicle. Scott J. Engle / Montgomery County Police Reporter. Three people died and at least 20 were injured when a tornado touched down in Onalaska, Texas, on Wednesday, emergency officials said. Onalaska is in Polk County, about 80 miles north-northeast of Houston, where officials declared a disaster after the storms Wednesday night. He worked more than three years as an industrial specialist. Damage from a tornado is seen in the Yaupon Cove subdivision in the aftermath of Wednesday’s tornado, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Onalaska. The devastation caused by storms that tore through East Texas last month can be seen from satellite images shared by NASA. The worst of the damage was along Lake Livingston and in the city of Onalaska… Damage to Tab Petri’s storage business is seen in the aftermath of Wednesday’s tornado, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Onalaska. And within minutes, I was shouting, take cover, take cover. The tree pinned the young man to the floor as it fell on his feet and lower legs. At least three people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. Seniors begin getting long-sought COVID-19 vaccinations in Houston, Internet roasts Sen. John Cornyn over Christmas brisket tweet, Bomb-sniffing dogs? There are 31 TDCJ staff members and five K-9’s now assisting with search and rescue efforts. A line of vechiles is seen along FM 3459 after a tornado touched down, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Onalaska. At least three people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. The three include a woman in her 20s, a man in his 50s and another man whose age authorities do not know, Polk County Judge Sydney Murphy said Thursday. At least three people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. David Maynard sifts through the rubble searching for his wallet after a tornado ripped through the area on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Onalaska, Texas. Greg Miller walks past a destroyed home after a tornado ripped through the area on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Onalaska, Texas. April 23, 2020, 1:00 PM Social media pictures and video show extensive damage in Onalaska, Texas, which is around 90 miles north of Houston. Ivey, 27, worked at TDCJ for more than six years, most recently as a contracts specialist in Contracts and Procurement Department. Several people were killed and up to 30 people were injured Wednesday as a tornado ripped through the small East Texas city, about 85 miles north of Houston. This image was taken a few days after a tornado tore through the city. This webpage will be updated with more information about the storm as we learn more, including the results of today's damage survey. Polk County, where Onalaska is located, issued a declaration of disaster on Wednesday night after the tornado hit. Damage from an apparent tornado in Onalaska, Texas, is seen from above Wednesday, April 22, 2020. ***NOT FOR BROADCAST*** Contact Brett Adair with Live Storms Media to license. This Facebook Live brought to you by Carabin Shaw, P.C. 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