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Multiple tornadoes bring damage to Central Texas

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Neighboring cities to Austin saw tornados bring damage to homes, businesses and vehicles on Monday evening as a wave of storms passed through Central Texas.

Tornadoes were confirmed in multiple counties, including Round Rock, Elgin, Jarrell and Hutto. No injuries have been reported in these areas so far. Damages will be assessed on Tuesday.

Williamson County experienced two separate tornadoes, County Judge Bill Gravell confirmed. The first tornado hit the ground at I-35 and Texas 45 in Round Rock and passed through Kalahari Resort, damaging vehicles in the parking lot before heading to Granger.

The second tornado started northwest of Jarrell, damaging buildings. The tornadoes are confirmed to have touched down in Taylor, Elgin and Hutto. Down south, five tornadoes were also confirmed in Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe counties.

More than 9,500 Oncor customers in Williamson County were without power as of 11:25 p.m. Monday, down from 18,000 around 7 p.m.

Gov. Greg Abbott spoke from Georgetown on Monday night, saying reaffirmed that the county was already under a disaster declaration due to wildfires.

"We will do everything we need to, to make sure that the citizens of Round Rock that have been impacted by this, we get them the help that they need," Round Rock Mayor Craig Morgan said.


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