A small tornado touched down in West End Beaumont, TX today. No warning or notice whatsoever!!! I work on the South end. A few people were injured nothing serious. Macy's, Channel 4 News, Books-A-Million, Kohl's and Walmart all received damage. The most damage was done in the packed Walmart parking lot where cars were overturned, some on top of others.
One woman was in her car (not sure which parking lot) and the car was lifted into the air and spun around several times!!!!
People wer in their vehicles and other vehicles landed on top of theirs.
Many cars were not drivable and taken away by wreckers.
Tornados are not comon here except in conjunction with hurricanes. Hurricane Ike had several tornados along with it.
Here is a link to photos of the storm and parking lots on the news site: