Possible tornado ravages homes in west Richmond

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In Richmond, a possible tornado snatched the roof off a home as gusty winds blew into town. (KTRK)

Ripped roofs, pieces of wood through a ceiling and rows of mangled fencing are some of the damage left behind by an apparent tornado that may have spawned from Hurricane Harvey's landfall in a Richmond neighborhood.

ABC13's Jeff Ehling toured the Lost Creek subdivision in the western part of town late Saturday morning as residents began assessing the damage.

A resident reported hearing something "like a freight train" blow through outside at around 2 a.m. Whatever the sound was associated with caused the ceiling to one home to be stripped.

Another resident whose ceiling was pierced through by a piece of 2x4 wood said the sounds overnight were much like a loud gunshot.

The scene outdoors in that neighborhood was just as destructive, with rows of backyard fencing either down or missing pieces.

The neighborhood shared commonality with a different part of Fort Bend County where as many as 50 homes had their roofs torn off overnight due to a confirmed tornado.

Tornado tears roofs off 50 homes in Sienna Plantation
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A tornado damaged as many as 50 homes in Sienna Plantation, the National Weather Service has concerned.

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