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Angelina County reacts to storm damage

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Winds blew a roof off this carport in Diboll. Winds blew a roof off this carport in Diboll.
Tree and power line down on County Road 864. Tree and power line down on County Road 864.

An overnight storm producing high winds has put thousands without power Thursday morning.

According to the Oncor website, more than 6,000 customers lost their electricity.

The National Weather Service reports trees and down around the counties of Angelina, Nacogdoches, Houston and San Augustine between 12:50 a.m. and 2 a.m.

Several schools delayed the start of classes, as they were without power.

Diboll resident Shawn Murphy said he woke up in a panic aroud 1:30 a.m. when he heard what sounded like a train coming through his living room window.

"I looked out the door and I seen a bunch of debris flying by so I went in to wake my wife up and get her away from the windows. I came out here and no more before I went to my back door...I see the roof go up there. It was something I had never seen before. It was like just there," Murphy said.

Angelina County Precinct 4 Commissioner Scott Cooper said clean-up crews have been on the scene for hours.

"This morning we're out running the roads, answering calls, trying to clear all the tree debris that is on the roads, and get them off to make the roads passable," Cooper said.

As of 5 p.m. around 8,500 people in Angelina County and Nacogdoches County are still without power.

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