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Central Texas tornado damages nearly 200 homes

Posted: 8:12 AM, Jun 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-10 09:20:07-04
Central Texas tornado damages nearly 200 homes

Officials said a tornado touched down near Copperas Cove in Central Texas on Sunday and damaged nearly 200 homes in the area. No injuries were reported.

The confirmed tornado touched down at 5:28 p.m. local time Sunday, June 9 on the west side of town near Big Divide Road.

Officials said 196 homes are damaged. Of those, officials said three are uninhabitable.

The families displaced by the tornado have made arrangements to stay with family and friends, according to officials.

At this time, there is no estimate on the amount of damage.

Officials said that as soon as the National Weather Service issued warnings for the area, the city sent out notifications by CodeRed to residents.

"Bottom line, no one was hurt, some property was damaged and generally we are all okay," said Gary Young, Deputy Fire Chief.

Viewers have been sending in multiple photos and videos of the damage.