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HOUSTON (AP) — As many as seven people were pulled from the wreckage of a Texas Gulf Coast home after tornadoes swept through areas of the state in a storm system that also brought days of rain.

National Weather Service meteorologist Tawnya Evans says the people were pulled from the heavily damaged home in Rockport early Thursday. The Aransas County sheriff’s office says there were no serious injuries.

Evans says a NWS survey team is working to determine if a tornado caused the damage or straight-line winds.

She says a tornado destroyed a mobile home to the north in Seadrift while flipping several others. Tornadoes were also confirmed in Brazoria and San Jacinto counties.

Meanwhile, flooding was occurring Thursday along the San Jacinto River north of Houston and other waterways in the region.