A tornado swept through towns near Houston, Texas leaving torn roofs, broken traffic lights and shattered windows.
RELATED: Southern states struck by tornadoes, severe storms
More than 200,000 homes and businesses were in the dark across Texas, Arkansas and Missouri on Wednesday and a tornado watch was in effect across much of Florida as a line of severe weather brought havoc to much of the South.
In Texas, at least one tornado late Tuesday tore off roofs east of Houston, downing utility poles and power lines and flipping cars, trucks and even a train. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries.
The weather threat was targeting the Atlantic Coast on Wednesday: The I-95 corridor from northern Florida to southern Virginia was most at risk. The most significant threat will be wind gusts that can reach hurricane force of 75 mph, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.
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