TORNADOES TORMENT TEXANS
By Adele Beebe
On Tuesday the fourteenth, students were moved into classrooms due to an urgent tornado warning. Tornadoes swept across southern Texas bringing fear to everyone in its path, including students here at Pin Oak
Residents in the Houston area are picking up debris after the six tornadoes tore through town. At least six people were injured because of these tornadoes, and 30 to 40 homes were damaged including one that was flipped over while a mother shielded her kids. Many people were sent to nearby hospitals due to these tornados. An EF2 tornado with winds up to 135 miles per hour was recorded in subdivisions outside of Houston. The national weather service issued warnings to dozens of counties ranging all the way to San Antonio.
After tornadoes were spotted in Sugar Land and Stafford, a tornado watch was issued to the Bellaire area. Mrs. Graves was watching the weather updates closely and decided to move everyone into safe positions. HISD guidelines require all students to move away from windows and shelter in small rooms with a continuous ceiling. These rules are here to keep everyone at Pin Oak safe in case of an emergency. Luckily, all students were safe and returned to their regular schedules with no further issues.