following photos are just a few of the many taken of
the longest tornado (44 minutes on the ground) in
Texas history according to a FEMA investigator that
was in Westminster in May of 2006.
virtually no warning and it seemed that the storm
had actually already gone by as it had finished
raining and was very calm - about 10:15 PM. A few
moments before it hit, a friend called us to let us
know that channel 11 was reporting a tornado in our
vicinity – then the phone went dead and the lights
went out. We went into the most secure places we
knew of in the house.
hit, it was hard and fast.
left, the destruction was shocking
“Path of storm
can be seen. Slabs are neighbors homes on FM3133”
“Two walls of
the Master Bedroom protrude the debris. This house was built
one of the descendents of William B. Travis about fifty
years after the Alamo.”
“Our shop and
taken about two hours before
the tornado looking toward the South West.”
from police cam. Lightning provided the illumination.”
“Two five gallon
bottles of water never moved.”
“Suburban hit tree. Below, the
engine shot several hundred feet after impact."
Google ‘WESTMINSTER TORNADO MAY 9 2006’,
there are many sites showing additional images and