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(NEW YORK) – Injuries were reported and several homes and businesses were damaged after a tornado ripped through Round Rock, Texas on Monday night, according to local fire and police departments.

Police in Round Rock, about 20 miles north of Austin, are urging residents to stay off the roads.

The tornado tore through a mall in Round Rock, damaging a restaurant, bank and cars in a Home Depot parking lot.

A #tornado torn #RoundRock Monday, bringing damage to buildings and cars. Learn more: https://t.co/XmhR4D3OQq #txwx
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— KVUE News (@KVUE) March 22, 2022

At this point, there have been no reported deaths or serious injuries in the city, Round Rock officials said at a Monday night news conference. However, officials said there was “extensive damage to numerous structures and vehicles”.

At least 10 tornadoes were reported in Texas during severe storms Monday night. Wind gusts are expected to reach 75 mph and hail could be over 2 inches in diameter.

At 8:35 a.m. CDT, a tornado was confirmed over southwest Bryan, Texas moving at 40 mph. The destructive tornado produced quarter-sized hail.

Tornado watches were issued throughout Texas, including Dallas, Waco, Austin, San Antonio, and College Station, as well as Louisiana and Arkansas.

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