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Possible Tornado Destroys Historic Buildings in Central Texas


Springtime storms caused significant damage to buildings in a central Texas city, and more stormy weather is expected later in the week.

There were no immediate reports of injuries from Monday night's storms in Bertram, about 45 miles northwest of Austin.

KXAN-TV in Austin reports A.B. McGill & Co. General Store, which was built in 1905, and other buildings in the downtown area of the city collapsed in the storm.

The National Weather Service will determine whether the damage in the city was caused by powerful winds or a tornado.

Possible Tornado Destroys Historic Buildings in Central Texas

Meanwhile, more storms were predicted for Wednesday and Thursday in several Southern states. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says a potential outbreak of strong tornadoes is possible Thursday afternoon and evening in parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley and southeast U.S.

The storms are expected to begin Wednesday night in parts of Arkansas and Louisiana before moving into Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.

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