A strong winter squall ripped the roof off a Texas City store on Wednesday night, officials said.

The Little Chief Mini Mart, 2311 25th Ave N, was damaged by a strong storm that passed through Galveston County around 6:30 p.m., according to the Texas City Police Department.

No one was injured in the collapse, police said.

Officials could not confirm if the building was hit by a tornado or by straight-line wind.

The storm knocked out power for about 3,000 homes and businesses in Texas City, according to Texas New Mexico Power. The company estimated that it might take until 2:45 a.m. for power to be restored.

— John Wayne Ferguson

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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