Four people have died according to Texas authorities after major winds along with stronger gusts of wind, and rain swept across the state Thursday night according to KPRC2.

The National Weather Service will be the agency to determine if there was a tornado. Louisiana had a difficult time in the storms as well. Click here for our coverage.

The Houston area struggled through the terror last night, and tens of thousands of people are still without power in Texas. The downtown area of Houston and the Central Business District has significant damage. Many roads are blocked in those areas.

Officials in Texas are working to try to get utilities restored, but face a daunting task.

The following is a video from showing a tornado in the Cypress, Texas area:

Damage assessment continues through the impact areas, but social media feeds are full of severe damage throughout several areas.

One of the four people reported to have perished due to the storms was a mother who was going to move her vehicle so that it would not get damaged. A tree fell on the vehicle killing the woman.

She was the mother of a newborn, and she feared the tree would fall on her car. She was in the vehicle when a tree fell on top of it killing her.

The following image of the same building during Hurricane Ike (2008) and Thursday's storms will give perspective on how damaging this storm was for the Houston area:

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