Thursday night’s storm knocks down trees and power lines

Severe thunderstorms carrying powerful wind gusts of up to sixty miles-per-hour, heavy rain and some quarter sized hail knocked down branches and uprooted some trees late Thursday and early Friday of last week. The Orange County Emergency Services District #1 reported that they responded to numerous calls about power and utility lines down early on Friday morning and scattered reports about tree branches down on driveways and lawns.

Entergy Texas reported that throughout their Texas service area from Bryan and Navasota to Conroe, the Woodlands, Cleveland, Liberty, Anahuac, Beaumont and Port Arthur and scattered locations throughout Orange County, the storms knock out power to some 47,000 customers on Thursday night and Friday morning.

According to an Entergy Texas news release issued at 9:30 a.m. on Friday morning, “High winds and a deluge of rainfall from overnight storms wreaked havoc across the Entergy Texas service area.

“As of 8:30 a.m. (on Friday, May 10, 2019) more than 47,000 Entergy Texas customers were without power. The number of outages steadily increased overnight, as excessive rainfall, continual lightning, heavy winds up to 60 miles per hour and large hail moved across Southeast Texas. More thunderstorms are forecast through Saturday, which could cause additional outages.

 

 

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