Monday, October 10, 2011

Tornado hits San Antonio, Texas - 10th Oct 2011

A strong storm system that spawned a small tornado early Sunday near Lackland Air Force Base knocked out power for thousands of residents and dumped more than 2 inches of rain on San Antonio, San Antonio Express-News reported. No injuries were immediately reported, the paper said.

The tornado was about 1.5 miles long and 50 yards wide and touched down near Loop 410 and Medina Base Road about 1:20 a.m., the National Weather Service told the paper. The twister damaged several homes and a post office, where the storm tossed around postal trucks and bent lights in a parking lot, before dissipating at Allenhurst and Springdale drives, the weather service said.

The tornado's strength had not been determined, a forecaster said Sunday. The National Weather Service told the paper that the investigation would continue today. Source