Storms Pound Central and South Texas Overnight

 

It was a rough night of storms in the Austin-San Antonio corridor.  Power outages continue this morning as crews work to bring customers back on line.

Austin Energy is reporting roughly 4,000 customers without power wile PEC estimates 4,000, Oncor 3,500 and Bluebonnet Electric 2,275.

Heavy damage was reported near Burleson Road and Mustang Ridge areas. Hays and Williamson Counties also have reported storm damage including a 12 car train derailment near Thrall.

The American Red Cross is set up on Main Street in Thrall to assist those hit by the storms.

In San Antonio, the NWS has confirmed a tornado touched down  on Linda Drive near the Quarry area.

The NWS says as many as 150 homes were damaged or destroyed by the  storm, which brought gusty winds and drenching rains to the city.  

The  Bexar County Sheriff reports cars were 'being blown off roads' at the  height of the storm. 

Shortly after 4AM, CPS Energy reported more than 47,000 customers  without electric power.  Power is out all over the county, with the  heaviest concentration of outages, again, on the city's northeast side.

Donations to support those hit by the storms can be made to The American Red Cross Here


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