Several injured, 150 homes damaged in record-setting central Texas storms (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
Battered power lines have left some 44,000 people without electricity, according to CPS Energy. Lightning also sparked a fire at Woodridge Elementary School, the San Antonio Fire Department said, according to the San Antonio Current.
The first tornado, an EF-1 with 105 mile per hour (mph) winds and a 4.5-mile path, cut through the north side of the city, while the second, and EF-0 tornado, hit 70mph with a path length of 1.6 miles, NWS confirmed Monday morning. The EF wind-speed rating scale goes from 0 (65-85mph) to 5 (200+mph).
Flooding remains a concern in the area, as dozens of San Antonio streets remain closed as of mid-day on Monday. Texas, especially in the centralized areas of the state, often leads the nation in yearly deaths related to flash flooding, NWS said.
Lucy Duncan, a homeowner in the region, told USA Today that stormy conditions ripped the roof from her home.
"We were acting on instinct," Duncan said. "The reality is setting in now like, 'Oh my goodness I can’t believe that happened,' but in the moment we were just trying to survive."
In addition to the rainfall we also had some heavy rainfal last night. Check out the map for rainfall totals. pic.twitter.com/7b8gvHS1rc— NWS San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) February 20, 2017
At one point late Sunday, about 46,000 customers were without power in the San Antonio area, USA Today reported.
Severe thunderstorms continue to move east, according to forecasts.