Destructive tornado hits south, east of Elgin Posted in: News One of the many tornadoes spawned by a massive storm system over the Austin metro area early last week night carved a path south of Elgin, reaching an estimated peak wind of 130 miles per hour, causing damage to multiple homes and only three injuries.“To all our Elgin citizens, in town or in the surrounding area: thanks to the Lord, we had no lives lost during this F2 tornado that hit Elgin,” said Elgin Mayor Ron Ramirez. “Many of us lost homes, structures, vehicles and other property, but we're still alive to fight and rebuild. For that, we are surely ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!