At least 2 tornadoes strike San Antonio; dozens of homes damaged

More than 70 homes suffered damage after a strong line of storms -- including at least two tornadoes -- slammed the San Antonio area, officials confirmed Monday.


The tornadoes hit residential areas north and northeast of downtown, according to the National Weather Service. At least three homes collapsed, San Antonio Fire Dept. spokesman Woody Woodward said.

The storm ripped roofs off houses and knocked down trees and power lines, Fox 29 reported. It triggered the most damage Sunday night and early Monday, meteorologist Yvette Benavides said.

Photos showed one power line tower that apparently folded over in the storm.

At least five people were hurt, according to the San Antonio Fire Dept. There were no reports of any serious injuries.

As many as 43 reports of damage came from the residential neighborhood of Linda Drive, Fox 29 added.

Weather service meteorologist Eric Platt says survey teams would be inspecting the damage during the day Monday.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.