A large tornado tore through Lockett, Texas on Wednesday causing destruction throughout the community.
Videos and images of property damage caused by the twister have started circulating on social media now.
Storm chaser and national news director for Severe Weather AU, Daniel Shaw, posted an image of a downed power line and said at that time no serious injuries had been reported.
“Just completed Search and Rescue in Lockett, TX assisting the Sheriff’s Department along with other first responders,” he wrote in a tweet.
“Pleased to report that there were no serious injuries and the damage was limited to the northeast side of the city.”
Storm chaser Josh Moore also posted video showing the damage caused by the tornado and reported that it flipped cars and damaged homes.
“A destructive tornado just passed through [Lockett] Texas. A vehicle was overturned. Extensive structural damage, it appears.”
In the video, a building with a collapsed roof can be seen next to a toppled tree. Lightning bolts can also be seen when it rains.
A video from the YouTube page, StormChasing Video, also showed drone footage of the aftermath of the tornado.
In the footage, a red truck can be seen significantly damaged and dented. Buildings are also seen with parts of their roofs missing. Emergency responders are also seen removing fallen trees that were uprooted during the tornado.
The National Weather Service also announced that a tornado watch would be in place until 4:00 a.m. CT for several counties in Oklahoma and Texas.
For Texas, counties included are Archer, Baylor, Clay, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Knox, Montague, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, and Young.
For Oklahoma counties include Adar, Atoka, Bryan, Caddo, Carter, Cherokee, Cleveland, Coal, Comanche, Cotton, Garvin, Grady, Haskell, Hughes, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnston, Kiowa, Latimer, Le Flore, Love , Marshall, McClain, McIntosh, Murray, Muskogee, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha, Seminole, Sequoyah, Stephens, Tillman and Wagoner.
The weather channel’s Twitter page also posted a video of Lockett resident Jason Streit recounting how he and his family saw their home destroyed.
“My phone alarm went off so I put my wife and kids in the basement, I went into the garden to see because I knew it was supposed to be six miles from the Lockett , which is about four miles south of me,” he said. mentioned.
“I could hear it but I couldn’t see it and finally I lost the power, when I lost the power the lightning struck, when the lightning struck I could see that there was just under a mile here.
“I ran inside, went to the basement, went down and the moment I came down we heard him knock.
“Once it hit you knew it was bad, but what made it worse was I could feel all the insulation in the basement which meant my roof was gone.”
Update 05/05/22, 03:21 ET: This article has been updated with additional information.