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Tornado lands off highway in Louisiana’s Lake Charles

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While tens of thousands lost power to a massive supercell thunderstorm that sparked “large and extremely dangerous” tornadoes in East Texas and Louisiana, a driver in Lake Charles shared the moment a twister hit a power line.

The Twitter user driving on I-10 and Highway 62 shared the jaw-dropping clip around 11:30 a.m., CDT. At about 1:30 p.m., the National Weather Service in the state issued a tornado watch for the Pitkin, Elizabeth, and Grant areas until 4:00 p.m.

Also in Lake Charles, at least one person was injured when winds of 64 mph blew from the windows of a house as social media photos showed lawns strewn with debris.

According to poweroutage.us, 18,710 homes and businesses across Louisiana will be without power at 2:15 p.m. In Cameron County, more than 60 percent of residents are without electricity.

More than 90,000 power outages were reported in Texas this morning; now, at 2:15 p.m., 54,868 are still without power.

A series of thunderstorms, which will hit the strongest in Central Texas, will produce winds of 40 mph with gusts up to 70 mph, pea-sized hail and frequent lightning. After that, the line will move to Paris, Athens, Mexia and Cameron

At about 1:30 p.m., the National Weather Service in the state issued a tornado watch for the Pitkin, Elizabeth, and Grant areas until 4 p.m.

At about 1:30 p.m., the National Weather Service in the state issued a tornado watch for the Pitkin, Elizabeth, and Grant areas until 4 p.m.

The Twitter user driving on I-10 and Highway 62 shared the breathtaking clip of a tornado hitting a power line around 11:30 a.m., CDT

The Twitter user driving on I-10 and Highway 62 shared the breathtaking clip of a tornado hitting a power line around 11:30 a.m., CDT

Meanwhile, the agency noted there were “several reports” of damage in Mauriceville, Texas, and at least three reports of tornadoes earlier today.

A Twitter user shared a video of an ATV being picked up by the storm in Orange, Texas and sent away

Another Snapshot of the Orange, Texas Tornado

Another Snapshot of the Orange, Texas Tornado

Another snapshot of the Orange, Texas tornado — this morning, the weather system left more than 90,000 without power across the state

In Houston, KHOU-TV captured video of a fallen tree collapsing into a house this morning as a tornado was reported in the northern town of Spring, about nine miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport. In Orange, Texas, KHOU-11 posted extreme footage of a wandering tornado ripping trees out of the ground.

In Houston, KHOU-TV captured video of a fallen tree collapsing into a house this morning as a tornado was reported in the northern town of Spring, about 14 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

In Houston, KHOU-TV captured video of a fallen tree collapsing into a house this morning as a tornado was reported in the northern town of Spring, about 14 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

A series of thunderstorms, which will hit the strongest in Central Texas, will produce winds of 40 mph with gusts up to 70 mph, pea-sized hail and frequent lightning.  After that, the line will move to Paris, Athens, Mexia and Cameron

A series of thunderstorms, which will hit the strongest in Central Texas, will produce winds of 40 mph with gusts up to 70 mph, pea-sized hail and frequent lightning. After that, the line will move to Paris, Athens, Mexia and Cameron

A series of thunderstorms, which will hit the strongest in Central Texas, will produce winds of 40 mph with gusts up to 70 mph, pea-sized hail and frequent lightning. After that, the line will move to Paris, Athens, Mexia and Cameron.

At least two tornadoes were produced by the Texas supercell thunderstorm, according to the Weather Channel.

Up to 30 centimeters of rain could fall, the agency predicted, with a risk of flash flooding and hail the size of a quarter turn.

In Orange, Texas, KHOU-11 posted extreme footage of a wandering tornado ripping trees out of the ground

In Orange, Texas, KHOU-11 posted extreme footage of a wandering tornado ripping trees out of the ground

According to Weather.com senior meteorologist Chris Dolce, storms are expected to move across Louisiana to Mississippi and then to the Florida Panhandle tonight.

“We’re really just going to see a line of storms moving east,” Dolce said. “There could be some supercells coming out.”

By Thursday, the serious threats will shift to the Southeast, looming over Central Florida and the Carolinas.

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