Scary video captured the moment a tornado tore through a Walmart parking lot in Texas – as a man yells at terrified shoppers to run into the store to avoid the flying debris.
“Come inside! Come inside! Run! Run! Run!” the man screams at the entrance to Walmart in Round Rock, a town near Austin, while the twister barreled in Monday night. “Walk away from the windows.”
The heartbreaking footage was posted on Twitter by James Watson, a Walmart store employee.
A woman also posted pictures of her bleeding legs after the shaky experience.
“I JUST GOT THE SUIT ABOUT MF WALMART PARKING A TORNADO BIT !!!!!” she wrote.
The tornado was one of several sweeping through Texas and Oklahoma, leaving at least four people injured in the town of Elgin, east of Austin, USA Today reported.
A tornado landed in Luling, between Austin and San Antonio, and another massive hit an area east of Round Rock, near Taylor, according to the National Weather Service.
“I thought I was going to die,” said Michael Talamantez of Round Rock, whose house was destroyed on Stratford Drive after the tornado landed, USA Today reported.
Several vehicles appeared to be severely damaged at the Kalahari Resort in Round Rock, stationary KVUE cameras showed.
Meanwhile, two schools in Jacksboro, just outside Dallas, were badly damaged when a tornado tore through around 4pm on Monday, Fox 26 Houston reported.
Jacksboro High School principal Starla Sanders said the roof of her home had been torn off.
“It just got tears in my eyes. I’ve lived here for 15 years and I love this place. It’s hard,” she told the newspaper.
“Have not seen, but I hear that I do not have a roof on my own house. My children are safe and my husband is safe and all students are safe. That’s what’s important. “
In Oklahoma, a quarter-mile-wide tornado hit the southern city of Kingston around 6:30 p.m., creating a nearly 1,300-foot-long trail of destruction.
“This is a volatile weather pattern, and we’ve seen these types of storm systems in the past produce harmful, dangerous and very effective severe weather and floods,” said AccuWeather’s chief meteorologist Jonathan Porter.
The violent storm system drifted into Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Tuesday, triggering flood warnings.
With Post wires