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Storms pummel Wise County

Posted By Brian Knox On May 16, 2013 @ 12:17 am In Breaking News,Update | 1 Comment

Waves of strong thunderstorms swept through Wise County Wednesday evening, bring heavy rain, wind, hail and even reports of tornado touchdowns. Damage reports seemed to come mainly in the north end of the county, from near Crafton, north of Alvord over to Greenwood. According to police radio, several homes were damaged or destroyed. Trees and downed power lines littered roadways, and many residents, particularly in those areas that saw the most damage, lost power. Hail reports from across the county ranged from pea-sized to golf ball-sized. Storm spotters reported several tornado touchdowns, but it is unclear if any of the damage reported by residents was caused by those tornadoes. There were no reports of injuries.

A tornado was spotted around 6:25 p.m. on Farm Road 2265 about a mile from Texas 101. Photo submitted by Delia Hernandez.

A tornado was spotted around 6:25 p.m. on Farm Road 2265 about a mile from Texas 101. Photo submitted by Delia Hernandez.


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