Severe Weather Affects Brazos Valley and Beyond

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Severe weather made for a rude awakening for many Brazos Valley residents Saturday morning.

For the most part, areas reporting any damage at all say it was mostly limited to high winds, felled trees, and downed power lines.

But near Iola, it was a different story.

Grimes County officials confirm a tornado touched down near Yerby Lane just off FM 244 about 4 a.m.

More possible tornado damage was reported in Washington County.

Officials say a possible tornado touched down in the Bluebonnet Hills subdivision uprooting trees and damaging houses.

One Leon County town also reports some extensive damage caused by the storm.

Firefighters in Buffalo say aside from damaged roofs and downed trees, one of those limbs fell on and ruptured a gas line.

The gas caught fire and crews were on the scene for about four hours battling the fire.

Firefighters had to dig up the line and put out the fire before being able to shut off the valve.

A tornado near Waco early today killed two horses belonging to Baylor University's new equestrian program.

Six other horses suffered cuts and bruises. The tornado also destroyed the home of the team's coach and the barn where the horses were kept.

The tornado was part of powerful winds and thunderstorms that produced baseball-sized hail and knocked out power in northern parts of the state.

More damage was reported on the shores of Lake Livingston near Coldspring.

A tornado reportedly touched down in the Taylor Lake Estates subdivision, causing extensive damage to some homes in the area.

Of all the damage reports in the area, no serious injuries have been reported.