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NWS Confirms Tornado Touched Down Sunday In San Antonio

May 25, 2020
National Weather Service

This post was updated on Monday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m.

A line of severe thunderstorms pushed across South Central Texas Sunday night, spawning high winds, flash flooding and hail. Now, the National Weather Service is able to confirm a tornado touched down at some point in the night.

San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg banned gatherings of more than 50 people, but the order doesn’t apply to restaurants and bars.
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San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said Saturday that COVID-19 protocols had nothing to do with partisan politics and were intended to protect public health.

He was responding to comments made by Bexar County Republican Party Chair Cynthia Brehm at a Friday news conference, who claimed Democrats were using the COVID-19 crisis to undermine President Donald Trump.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued the executive order regarding in-person visits on Friday.

The restriction does not apply to visits by an attorneys meeting with clients or visits by religious leaders.

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The Texas Workforce Commission released unemployment data for the state on Friday showing Bexar County and the City of San Antonio saw unemployment rates of about 13.7% for the month of April.

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Texas Public Radio está dando las últimas noticias sobre el COVID-19 en el Valle del Río Grande aquí. Puede encontrar las últimas noticias de TPR en San Antonio aquí. Otras estaciones de NPR que son parte de The Texas Newsroom también están publicando en vivo, incluyendo Houston Public MediaKERA en Dallas y KUT en Austin

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Texas Public Radio is updating information on COVID-19 in the Rio Grande Valley here. You can find the latest news from TPR in San Antonio here. Other NPR stations that are part of The Texas Newsroom are also live-blogging, including Houston Public MediaKERA in Dallas and KUT in Austin