Effects from Saturday’s severe storms still being felt across East Texas
EAST TEXAS (KLTV/KTRE) - Severe storms that moved through East Texas on Saturday left damage, power outages, and flooded roadways in their wake. The effects continue to be felt Sunday.
Storm damages and flooding
According to DriveTexas.org, FM 1857 and FM 23 southwest of Rusk is closed due to flooding with water over the roadway.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said US 69 between Rusk and Jacksonville has reopened after flooding closed the highway and prompted water rescues in the area.
TxDOT said FM 226 between SH 21 and Woden in Nacogdoches County is closed because of high water.
Other flooded roadways in Nacogdoches County include: SH 7 East of SL 224, FM 225 between Douglass and Cushing, and FM 343.
TxDOT said FM 227 east of Grapeland is closed due to flooding and debris in the road.
In Rusk County, multiple crews battled a tank battery fire overnight in the Laneville area in the 11700 block of FM 225.
Laneville Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene, along with Mount Enterprise VFD, Henderson FD, Rusk County Rescue, and Rusk County OEM.
The department posted video of the fire to social media.
Rusk County OEM said crews cleared the scene at about 2:30 a.m.
In Wood County, storms downed trees and destroyed several small structures in the city of Alba.
The National Weather Service confirmed they will be sending a damage survey team to an area near Chapel Hill in Smith County on Monday morning to investigate damage after a funnel cloud was sighted in the area.
TxDOT is reporting FM 1804 North of Lindale is closed due to flooding.
The National Weather Service confirmed they will be sending a damage survey team to an area in Harrison County between Hallsville and Marshall on Monday morning.
Anderson County: 664
Cherokee County: 90
Rusk County: 313
Smith County: 68
Van Zandt County: 131
Henderson County: 78
Rusk County: 120
Titus County: 5
Gregg County: 60
Upshur County: 13
Trinity Valley Electric
Anderson County: 39
Henderson County: 9
Van Zandt County: 2
Deep East Texas Electric Co-op
San Augustine County: 500
Shelby County: 390
Nacogdoches County: 250
Sabine County: 90
Newton County: 213
Jasper County: 5
- Wood County Electric Co-op
- Upshur Rural
- Rusk County Electric
- Trinity Valley Electric
- Houston County Electric Co-op
- Sam Houston Electric Co-op