Our cameras were rolling as transformers began to explode near Hobby Airport, emitting a pulsing light that could be seen for miles.
A gas station is near Buffalo Speedway and West Orem saw severe damage.
More than 41,000 customers were left without power during the night, according to CenterPoint Energy.
As the storm entered The Woodlands, reporter Tom Abrahams saw winds topple a tree in his backyard, breaking one planter and leaving tree limbs in his pool.
In Stafford, some residents at the Murphy Road Mobile Home Park on Murphy Road near W. Airport also saw damage due to the wind.
One teen said she was sleeping when the storm started.
"All I heard was wind pounding on my window, and I could feel like my wall was going to come off my room where the windows were," said Gabby Espinal. "It also opened our glass door from the back, the wind just opened it. We had it locked."
Espinal told ABC 13 her family's home was fine, but another neighbor was not so fortunate.
"We came out here after to see what had happened to our house, and thankfully, nothing happened, but then we walked over here and we saw that this poor lady, her house was torn down," said Espinal.
In one Pearland neighborhood, a homeowner shared photos of his dock, which detached from its base. The dock is now resting up against his boat.
An entire dock detached from its base in this Pearland neighborhood! A resident contacted us and said the dock is now resting up against his boat. pic.twitter.com/qA8xeZbhWJ— Charly Edsitty (@CharlyABC13) January 11, 2020
Homeowners in northwest Harris County, specifically Augusta Pines, will have to clean up downed limbs, trees, fences and blown away lawn furniture.
A family in east Houston will have a lot to clean up as well after two trees crashed down. One tree fell on top of their car.
ABC 13 spoke with the mom and daughter who were home at the time, huddled inside a room. They said they heard the storm, followed by a loud pop and a crash. That's when they realized the tree had fallen on top of the car.
"When the tornado came, I was crying because it almost broke the window from our room," 8-year-old Samantha Garza said.
STORM DAMAGE: One family has a lot of cleanup this morning on the east side of town. Two trees came crashing down, terrifying the family inside. pic.twitter.com/d7QmQhuWFv— Charly Edsitty (@CharlyABC13) January 11, 2020
The family is renting the home and says they're now working with the homeowner to see if insurance will cover the damage.