Destructive Tornado Leaves Piles of Debris in Temple

Debris was scattered across parts of a central Texas city on Wednesday, May 22, after a destructive tornado struck the region, prompting an emergency declaration.

Video recorded by Christopher Wingert shows severe damage left by the tornado outside a restaurant in Temple on Wednesday evening.

On Wednesday night, the City of Temple said emergency services were prioritizing “life-saving” calls and that roads were “dangerous, closed, or impassible.”

By Thursday morning, assistance to residents and recovery efforts were ongoing, city officials said.

Further severe storms remained possible for the region through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Credit: Christopher Wingert via Storyful

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