Tornado Warning Issued For Portions of Harris, Fort Bend and Waller Counties

The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for multiple counties as severe storms moved across the region Monday.

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The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for southeastern Waller County and west central Harris County and northwestern Fort Bend County as severe storms moved across the region Monday.

The warning was in effect until 9 a.m.

At 8:25 a.m. the NWS reported a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado over Simonton, or 8 miles south of Brookshire, moving northeast at 30 mph.

Katy, Brookshire, Fulshear, Simonton, Pattison, Orchard, Weston Lakes and Cinco Ranch were included in the warning areas.

Residents in the impacted areas should move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building and avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, you should move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris, the NWS says.

The NWS advises motorists to not take shelter under highway overpasses. If you are unable to safely drive away from the tornado, as a last resort, either park your vehicle and stay put, or abandon your vehicle and lie down in a low lying area and protect yourself from flying debris.