Homes destroyed, 18-wheeler blown over, roads flooded by Big Spring tornado

Homes destroyed, 18-wheeler blown over, roads flooded by Big Spring tornado
Multiple power poles along Cauble Road were knocked down during the tornado. (Source: KWES)
Multiple power poles along Cauble Road were knocked down during the tornado. (Source: KWES)
A Cauble Road home lost a significant portion of its roof in the storm. (Source: KWES)
A Cauble Road home lost a significant portion of its roof in the storm. (Source: KWES)

BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) - National Weather Service teams began surveying extensive damage Monday morning in the Big Spring area following a Sunday evening storm that produced multiple tornadoes.

One tornado touched down around 6 p.m. in Big Spring, meteorologists said, and a second was reported approximately one mile south of Garden City.

Rural neighborhoods in the southwestern portion of Howard County were pummeled by hail and powerful winds that swept roofs off at least two homes, authorities said.

One man was rescued from a "badly damaged" residence on Cauble Road, according to officials, while emergency efforts to reach a family near Rock House and Litner Roads were delayed by flooded roadways.

Their conditions, as well as the total number of storm-related injuries reported, remained unconfirmed Monday morning.

No fatalities were reported.

Crews worked to repair more than 10 broken power poles and downed power lines along Cauble Road.

Classes remained in session Monday at Big Spring Independent School District and Forsan Independent School District campuses, administrators said, despite reports of widespread power outages and water supply issues.

Photos and videos shared on social media by Big Spring residents show an 18-wheeler truck with an H-E-B logo on its side.

The semi-truck was blown over Sunday night during the storm, Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker said, and caused traffic delays on I-20 west of Big Spring.

"This is crazy!" one man can be heard exclaiming in a storm video shared on Facebook. "We're watching the tornado touch down right in front of us."

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