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The unexpected tornadoes touched down Saturday afternoon in Lindale, with no warning 
  • At least 50 homes, around 90 miles southeast of Dallas, were damaged
  • The mayor declared a city-wide emergency and ‘declaration of disaster’ 
  • One witness said: ‘On the movie Twister where they had the two tunnels come through, they twirled around each other, that’s what it looked like’
  • No one has yet been reported to have been killed 

Residents of Lindale, Texas took cell phone video of a tornado touching down on Saturday afternoon - above, Ryan Alexander posted a video to Facebook of the freak winter storm 

Residents of Lindale, Texas took cell phone video of a tornado touching down on Saturday afternoon

Rare December tornadoes surprised East Texas on Saturday afternoon, damaging 50 homes, destroying a bridge and injuring two people.

At least one tornado, probably two, touched down around 4pm in Lindale, about 90 miles southeast of Dallas, according to KETK.

The mayor has issued a declaration of disaster for the city.

‘We saw these clouds and these little tornadoes that were shooting down and then one hit the ground. We saw it hit the ground, witness Melissa Malone told the outlet. ‘From there we called 911 and immediately alerted them and the sirens started going off.’

Residents in the area said that there were no storm warningsThe Red Springs fire department offered assistance to anyone affected by the tornado

Residents in the area said that there were no storm warnings and alerts were not sent out

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