It happened around 11 a.m. and touched down near Krenek Road, just east of Crosby High School.
Weather reports show there was a small rotation appearing on radar at the time. It appeared to look like an ordinary shower as it was pushing through.
1): Cleanup is underway at Courtyard at Crosby Apartments. ⬇️ A small tornado touched down this morning with no warning and ripped the bricks off Building B. 😳 A woman was thrown a short distance, but is okay. I’ll have a live report at 5 and 6. pic.twitter.com/7oSG7tTIs5— Erica Simon (@EricaOnABC13) May 20, 2021
Typically, funnel clouds in small showers like these are produced whenever tropical moisture is around. Though they rarely touch down, if they do, it's often short-lived.
Meanwhile, photos posted by a resident on Twitter showed heavy damage to a home.
Damage at 304 Krenek Road in Crosby, Texas. Report to come. Eye witness account from Shemerial Sewell confirms what I thought. Report to come later. A female was injured during this. She was thrown. This coming from two eye witness. @NWSHouston @BillyForney3 @itsVanessaS #txwx pic.twitter.com/PJfVGeb4AM— Justin Aaron (@JustinAaronUH91) May 20, 2021
Video from damage caused by a tornado (eye witness account) at 304 Krenek Road in Crosby, Texas. Structural damage. Insulation tossed around. Trees down. Trash dump moved. @NWSHouston @DReillyWx @landon1988 @TxStormChasers @itsVanessaS #txwx pic.twitter.com/peRoUXteBi— Justin Aaron (@JustinAaronUH91) May 20, 2021
No injuries were reported.
Meanwhile, ABC13 spoke with residents in Tarkington, a community located near Cleveland, Texas, after a storm caused damage to families' homes and vehicles.
Darren Wolf, a homeowner who had a tree land on his roof, says he was settling in from work when the tornado passed through on Tuesday. Another homeowner, J.W. Zlomke, said this Tuesday's storm had all the makings of a tornado.
"The way the trees were snapping off, you could see the tops of them just coming off. I knew it was a tornado," Zlomke said. "And then there's like four big trees in the backyard that fell all within 30 seconds. I didn't know which way to go, it was crazy."
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