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Round Rock reveals tornado caused $32M in damages

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Preliminary assessments from the city of Round Rock for the March 21 tornado shows there is an estimated $32 million in damages to 680 structures.


On March 21, four tornadoes touched ground in Central Texas, including in Round Rock, Jarrell, Granger and Seguin, where winds reached 135 mph. While no deaths were reported, three buildings were “destroyed” and 93 sustained “major damage."

The neighborhoods impacted include Kensington, Windy Terrace, Greenlawn Place, Windy Park, Turtle Creek, South Creek, Concord at Brushy Creek, Forest Grove and Forest Bluff.

Officials placed green, yellow or red placards on damaged structures to inform residents about the condition of their homes.

  • Green placards indicate that no apparent structural hazard was identified
  • Yellow placards indicate that the safety of the building is questionable or hazardous conditions may exist and warrant restrictions on occupancy
  • Red placards indicate that the buildings are unsafe for occupancy due to an extreme hazard or unsafe situation; it does not mean the property has been condemned or will require demolition.
Residents who have experienced damage are encouraged to report it at damage.tdem.texas.gov and select “March Severe Weather.”

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