Tornado rips through commercial area in Beaumont, Texas

A destructive tornado struck a commercial area in Beaumont, Texas this afternoon, tearing through a number of businesses.

The yet uncategorized Beaumont tornado struck at 2pm local time, touching down on top of a Kohl’s Department Store before continuing on to nereby Parkdale Mall.

The tornado caused the roof of the Department store to collapse, and flipped cars over in the parking lot. The tornado was unexpected, although fortunately at this stage there are no reports of any deaths, with about a dozen people believed to be injured.

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Beaumont is located 87 miles from Houston, and is a popular shopping center in Eastern Texas.