A storm in Texas is coming. Imagine tornado sirens, flooding in the Texas Health Hugely Hospital, a lightning strike that started a fire and destroyed a 4,700 square foot home in Burleston, tornado warnings in Cooke, Kaufman, Ellis, Bosque, Henderson, Navarro, and Somerville counties, a funnel cloud in the Joshua area, and 1.5 inch hail in Everman, and you have Texas weather.
And it wasn’t just residents that were affected. Dallas Fort Worth airport cancelled 149 flights and delayed another 114. Schools dismissed children early and cancelled all after school activities. The First Storm Of 2020 it’s a Shocker For Texans.
Governor Greg Abbot asked that all residents heed warnings of the storm coming to Texas. Texans, should stay out of the storm’s path and pay attention to weather alerts.
Flash flooding had many residents on high alert and for residents new to Texas, it was a powerful reminder about knowing what to do when a tornado strikes.
As many as 75 counties in all were affected by the latest hailstorm – and the first of the 2020 – from Aquila and Arlington to McGregor, Reno and Walnut Springs. Most reports came in around 1 to 1.5 inch hail. Yet time will tell what the damage will amount to.
What to expect?
The National Weather Service also issued warnings that damage might affect many vehicles. Furthermore, if tornadoes were close for residents they should go the lowest area of their home and seek shelter.
Of course, there was also the wind – gusts were reported anywhere from 17 mph to 32 mph. In fact, they can cause severe damage to homes and vehicles.
Time will tell the extent of the damage, but for now, many Texans are simple hoping the worst is over.
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