4 rescued from homes in Bowie after two EF-1 tornadoes

Two EF-1 tornadoes flattened homes and destroyed several buildings near Bowie in Montague County on Monday, the National Weather Service confirmed.

The two tornadoes hit southeast of Bowie and east of Bowie with winds up to 100 mph.

Storm spotters saw a large wedge tornado cross Highway 287 southeast of Bowie around 5 p.m.

The city manager in Bowie said the worst of the damage was east of the city limits. 

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There were also reports of "houses flattened" on Salona Highway north of Bowie, collapsed structures along Highway 101 and structure damage to homes along Brushy Road, Bishop Road and Well Service Road.

The fire chief reported property damage at the gas plant off Highway 59 just south of Bowie. 

Four people were reportedly trapped in collapsed buildings, but no serious injuries were reported.

The Bowie community center was opened as an emergency shelter.

Another EF-1 tornado touched down near Nocona in Montague County with winds up to 110 mph.

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