Nacogdoches residents report weather damage following Thursday night storm
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - Thursday night’s severe weather resulted in major damage to homes and residential areas in Nacogdoches County.
One home in particular was struck by a fallen tree on the 6500 block of Appleby Sand Road.
Many Nacogdoches County roads have re-opened after being closed due to downed trees and power lines from last night’s storms. Crews have been clearing 33 closed Nacogdoches County roads.
Road and Bridge administrator for the county, Doyle Williams, said his crews began getting calls last night about downed trees and power lines and have been working ever since.
“It’s been going all day to try and clean up some of the mess, and we still got a lot to clean up. We’ve had good luck, and everything is open that we know of at this point,” Williams said.
He said the majority of the downed trees were in the north-west region of the county.
“Out at 343 on the west side there were a couple of roads that got hit pretty hard. So that was probably the worst that we had.”
Williams said crews moved the debris and tagged it, they started the clean-up process this afternoon and they expect it to continue throughout this next week.
“We have not seen any damage to personal property that we have seen. Maybe some fenced roads and stuff like that,” Williams said.
Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Information Officer, Abby Scorsonelli said the National Weather Service is going to survey damage.
“So they send teams out in various areas where reports of damage have occurred to determine was there cyclone activity. So we’ll hear back from them. There may have been some activity around the Timpson area,” Scorsonelli said.
Williams said he’s thankful no one was hurt; “It could have happened really easy if people hadn’t stayed home and had been on the road at that time, we’re blessed.”
The Texas Department of Emergency Management is asking for people to fill out their voluntary form to report damage to their area. Click here to report damage in your area.
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