Tornado aftermath photo shows Houston shipping containers tossed around like legos

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Updated 12:07 pm, Friday, March 31, 2017

On Wednesday, thousands of Houstonians awoke to tornado warning notices.

Now, images by the U.S. National Weather Service for Houston-Galveston show some of the damage these storms caused to Southeast Houston.

Weather experts believe that one, possibly two tornados struck Morgan’s Point/Barbours cut in La Porte, causing damage to shipping containers.

VIDEO: Damage to Southeast Texas from severe weather


Dozens of shipping containers appear to be knocked down or tossed from their original, stacked positions. 

In other areas of Southeast Texas, the National Weather Service cited five tornadoes.

The judge for Newton County, Northeast of Beaumont, issued a disaster declaration as a result of the extreme weather, which destroyed trees and damaged homes, but caused no injuries. 

MORE DETAILS: Tornado touches down near Bellaire as severe storms rake Houston area

With April right around the corner, Texas is now entering “tornado season,” or one if its two yearly “peaks” in tornado activity. Between 1992 and 2015, April saw nearly twice as many tornadoes as March.

Click through above to see the damage caused by storms in Houston and Southeast Texas.


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