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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 4:03pm

Tornado damages several homes in Houston suburb.

Residents in Kingwood, Texas began cleaning up Wednesday after a tornado touched down.

Trees and fences were knocked down when the tornado struck shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Shingles were ripped off roofs and garage doors were dented.

On Wednesday, contractors and trucks filled the streets.

Resident Cindy Mosey could not believe the damage the tornado left behind.

"There are just trees down everywhere. Windows are blown out. You don't think this could happen in Houston. It's like something you would see on the news in Kansas. You can't believe you're seeing this in your own neighborhood," Mosey said.

Blue tarps covered roofs until repairs could be made.

"We have quite a bit of roof damage. Trying to fix the leak," homeowner Dale Introligator said.

The National Weather Service said it was not going to send a crew out to survey the damage because it was certain that a tornado was to blame.

Weather officials said it was a EF-O tornado, which is the lowest category.

"It could have been a whole lot worse. We are very grateful," Mosey said.

No injuries were reported.
 

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