A tornado ripped through Mineral Wells, Texas, a town just west of Dallas, on Tuesday night, tearing apart a building and causing widespread disruptions to electricity and travel.
The same system spawned dozens more tornadoes across Texas and Oklahoma on Tuesday.
The Mineral Wells police department and other nearby buildings were brushed by the tornado and sustained minor damage. However, one building was completely destroyed but no injuries were reported.
In addition to structural damage, power outages left much of the town in the dark during immediate recovery efforts.
Golf ball-sized hail fell near the town during the severe storm.
Attention: electricity is out in downtown Mineral Wells and there is extensive damage. Avoid this area because you can not drive through the area.Posted by Mineral Wells Police Officers Association on Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Mineral Wells Police Chief Dean Sullivan told NBC DFW the damage was concentrated in the downtown business area.
"It's a pretty impressive storm," Sullivan said. "We're thankful nobody was injured. We're a pretty tight-knit community, and hopefully we'll pull through this."
In Giddings, Texas, one minor injury was reported after an EF-0 tornado hit a local hotel. Damage was also reported along Highway 290.
"The area has just been inundated with bad weather, flooding rainfall and severe storms," AccuWeather Meteorologist Maggie Samuhel said.
"A warm front moving southward through southern Oklahoma and northern Texas was the focal point for severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon into the night," AccuWeather Meteorologist Ben Noll said.