Governor Abbott Issued a Weather Storm Warning for Texas - What You Need to Know About Tornado Alley

Tom Handy
A West Texas tornado in 2015Photo byTwitter

Two weeks ago, Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a state disaster as cities suffered severe flooding and storms. This time of year from April to June, Texas sees the most severe weather along Tornado Alley.

Tornado Alley primarily includes four states - Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Kansas. This year there have been 28 tornadoes seen in Texas.

This time the affected areas included the north and west Texas counties of Bailey, Briscoe, Castro, Deaf Smith, Garza, Hale, Lamb, Lynn, Potter, Randall, Parmer, and Roberts.

Historically, most tornados form in the areas of Dallas, San Antonio, Fort Worth, and Austin.

Governor Abbott said on May 26:

“The State of Texas stands ready to help provide any and all support and assistance so all impacted Texans can begin to rebuild and recover from damage to their homes and businesses."
“All Texans who were affected by the storms in Northwest Texas are encouraged to report damages through the iSTAT damage survey so state and local officials can determine if the state meets the requirements for additional federal assistance. I thank all state and local emergency response personnel who continue to help these communities recover from severe storms.”

On June 2, a tornado was seen in Terrell County.

A tornado was seen in West Texas by Stockton on June 5 at 1:57 pm.

Areas in West and Central Texas generally see a lower occurrence of tornadoes. This includes the cities of El Paso, Fabens, Van Horn, College Station, and Laredo.

You could probably expect some more weather warnings from Governor Abbott with the upcoming summer as well as ERCOT.

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