Tornado touches down off the freeway in Lake Charles in Louisiana

Tornado touches down off the freeway in Lake Charles in Louisiana
Tornado touches down off the freeway in Lake Charles in Louisiana

As tens of thousands have lost power to a huge supercell thunderstorm producing 'large and extremely dangerous' tornadoes in Eastern Texas and into Louisiana, a driver in Lake Charles shared the moment one twister struck a power line.  

The Twitter user driving on I-10 and Highway 62 shared the jaw-dropping clip around 11.30 am, CDT. Around 1.30 pm, the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch in the state for the areas of Pitkin, Elizabeth and Grant until 4 pm.

Also in Lake Charles, at least one person was injured when 64 mph winds blew out the windows of a home, as social media photos showed lawns littered with debris.

Throughout Louisiana, 18,710 homes and businesses are without power as of 2.15 pm, according to poweroutage.us. In Cameron County, more than 60 percent of residents have lost electricity. 

This morning, more than 90,000 power outages were reported in Texas; now, as of 2.15 pm, 54,868 are still without power.

A line of thunderstorms, which will hit the strongest in Central Texas, will produce 40 mph winds with gusts up to 70 mph, pea-sized hail and frequent lightning. Then, the line will move to Paris, Athens, Mexia and Cameron

A line of thunderstorms, which will hit the strongest in Central Texas, will produce 40 mph winds with gusts up to 70 mph, pea-sized hail and frequent lightning. Then, the line will move to Paris, Athens, Mexia and Cameron

Around 1.30 pm, the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch in the state for the areas of Pitkin, Elizabeth and Grant until 4 pm

 Around 1.30 pm, the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch in the state for the areas of Pitkin, Elizabeth and Grant until 4 pm

The Twitter user driving on I-10 and Highway 62 shared the jaw-dropping clip of a tornado hitting a power line around 11.30 am, CDT

The Twitter user driving on I-10 and Highway 62 shared the jaw-dropping clip of a tornado hitting a power line around 11.30 am, CDT

Meanwhile, the service noted there were 'multiple reports' of damage in Mauriceville, Texas earlier today and at least three reports of

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